My favorite is my boy Flareon.
Despite all the hate he gets, he looks badass and has served me well in every play through I used him. Granted his Level up moves are terrible his attack is pretty damn nice which is my main thing. I mean looking at this fucking thing...
What about you Gaf?
Flareon sucks, sorry OP.
The fact that Sylveon is anybody's favorite (and in fact, many people's) is my healthy reminder that the world is full of very diverse tastes.
The original 3 designs are by far the weakest. I normally hate "pink" creatures, but Sylveon succeeds in actually being adorable.
Yeah, this is where I'm at. I'm still waiting for one to break into that crowd.
None of them quite reach my "favorite Pokemon" list though.
Espeon's my favorite, but I'll admit. a fair chunk of that was Gold nostalgia. If I just got into the series now, I'd probably be going with Leafeon, who does not get enough love. Design-wise, I can't deny it's my favorite. It's just too bad the only Eeveelution I can make work on my team is Sylveon.
I still pray for the day we get a pure-normal Eeveelution. And that it's just a larger Eevee camed "Eeeveee."
Why evolve perfection?
Not a big fan of the design (even on my mono-fairy team) but Choice Specs hyper voice landed so many surprise OHKOs.
252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Jolteon: 270-318 (99.6 - 117.3%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 204 HP / 56 SpD Vaporeon: 255-300 (56.4 - 66.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers
252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Umbreon: 308-366 (78.1 - 92.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Espeon: 270-318 (80.8 - 95.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
conveniently avoiding the Flareon calculator
I also have a Choice specs Jolteon on my normal team.
Specially for nuzlockes. Game saver.
Jolteon is cool too but the games got increasingly numbers of cool electric pokemon i'd rather use otherwise
Flareon is the worst for game purposes. Design wise never been a fan of leafeon and sylveon