Classification: The Radiant Pokémon
Description: Its tail suffuses the space around it in a warm glow. It is said that the light from a Radeon will cast aside evil spirits of the night.
Evolves from Eevee by training with a Light-Type move
Trivia: Radeon is the Light-Type Eeveelution. As Swift is the only Light-Type move that Eevee can learn naturally, it will usually be training with Swift that causes Eevee to evolve into Radeon. Radeon is an extremely loyal Pokémon, that will follow its trainer anywhere. This combined with its ability to create light makes it the perfect partner to have when traveling through dark areas.
It is worth noting that the first seven evolutions of Eevee all had types that were considered special types prior to Generation IV, meaning that attacks of those types dealt special damage, not physical. It is highly likely that if the Fairy-Type were introduced before Gen IV, that it too would be a special type, fitting Sylveon into the same category as the others. Similarly, the Light-Type would likely be a special type too.
I discussed this a little in my last review, but as I wrote the fight scenes between Brenda and Michelle, I realized that I was making the fighting much more intense than originally planed, and, as a result, was making Michelle seem like much more of an actual selfish jerk than I had originally planned. Because of this, I’m a little afraid the resolution at the end of the episode might have seem a little too forced or contrived for some people. It would have worked just fine the way I originally planned it, but the way it turned out, not as much. I still think it worked fine, but I wouldn’t blame someone for disagreeing. That being said, I considered, as a measure to fix this, holding off until a later to have Brenda and Michelle make up, and let some time pass, but I decided that if I did that, it would almost seem more forced, and the valuable context provided by this episode would be essentially lost by that point.
One other thing I wanted to talk about is the new Pokémon introduced in this episode, Radeon, the Light-Type Eeveelution. I’ve been holding off on revealing this Pokémon for quite some time now. I know that many would release their custom Eevee evolution as soon as possible, but that’s exactly the reason I wanted to wait. In the early stages of Cosmic Quest, I felt that would be too stereotypical to release a new evolution of Eevee, given how common they are when it comes to fan-made Pokémon. Now that I’m most of the way through Cosmic Quest and have more than established myself, I finally decided it was time to reveal this Pokémon. For those who didn’t realize, I actually foreshadowed this Pokémon way back when Michelle’s Eevee was first shown. In addition to emphasizing the fact that Michelle and Eevee seemed to be focusing on the now Light-Type move Swift, Brenda’s Pokédex stated that Eevee had nine evolutions instead of the actual eight. I don’t know if anyone caught this or not, but I didn’t get any reviews, comments, or messages suggesting that anyone did. But seeing how popular Eevee and its evolutions are, I hope that you like mine.