3 of my eeveeloutions I plan to use in Pokemon contests for the Pokemon-Coordinators club.
Udon (Vaporeon): A senior member of my party who has been traveling with me since Kanto region. When he was very young, just hitting an enemy was a struggle; his accuracy was so low Udon relied on the move Swift that was guaranteed to hit. I noticed this was a problem and took him in to see professor Oak who identified Udon as being chronically near-sighted. I was at a loss with how to proceed; I felt a very strong bond with Udon and his siblings, Raiko and Moegi (Jolteon and Flareon respectively). There was no way we could ever conquer the elite four with a Pokémon who could hardly see his own toes. There had to be an alternate solution. It took a lot of funds and a long, slow, rather sickening boat ride from Kanto to Hoenn, but I eventually came to the doorstep of the one man who could help us; a famed glassblower living just east of Fallarbor Town. With the help of this skilled craftsman, We were able to forge a pair of glasses that corrected Udon’s vision wonderfully. His siblings and I abandoned the prospect of battling the elite four, and it was then I found my calling to be the study and breeding of Eevee. I wanted to make sure that no other trainer would have to go through the same thing my party and I had. After several years, the glasses that had been made by the glassblower for Udon began to show signs that they would not be adequate. As I and my Vaporeon began training for Pokémon contests on the side, the glasses proved to be too great of a hindrance to be overlooked any longer; they were constantly falling off and fogging up, leaving Udon without his vision. Removing the glass from the specs, I worked tirelessly to create a new system, and with much tinkering, I finally created a set of goggles that fit Udon specifically. They would never slide around, they would keep the elements from his eyes, they would help him to see mid-attack with water and ice rushing past. He was finally ready for competition.
Hazumi (Leafeon): I was studying the effects of different genes and breeding Eevee for beauty not two years back. Hazumi was one of a rather small group of young Eevee, all of which I had selected to become Leafeon. With the litter on my hip, I took the lot of them to the moss rock where they all evolved into lovely grass types. There were many characteristics I found fascinating that showed themselves among the evolved Pokémon but not in their un-evolved forms. There was a particular gene isolated in one of my Eevee queens which led to a handsome roundness to the tips of the ears, and another led to a bright, golden hue to the eyes. One of the newly transformed Leafeon stuck out to me very much in particular, however. Hazumi, beautiful in her own right, but not the pick of the litter in the least bit, had developed a little pink lump on her head just in front of the left ear. At first I was frightened, thinking my young Pokémon to be injured or to have received an impure gene causing a deformity, but in my hours of contemplation I never did discover what the strange little knot was. It wasn’t until the snows of winter began their thaw (yes, I had made the mistake of breeding Leafeon in the off-season, not something I will be doing again) that the little lump showed it’s true self. One day I noticed that the deformity had altered in shape and taking a close look, found it to be twisted on itself. Not two days later, the little bud unfurled into a cute, light pink blossom. Though I have tried several more times to achieve the effect of a flowering Leafeon, there has been no success. Since, Hazumi has been adopted into my permanent party and lends her uncanny beauty to contests.
Lazuli (Umbreon): Like most other trainers, I covet the rare and beautiful things in nature, and for years I have been aiding in the research of Professors Rowan and Elm with my work in Eevee genetics. It was very surprising, however, when I received through the PC, a Pokémon as a gift from Professor Rowan. He told me that the enclosed specimen was of a very high pedigree and very rare and as such I should treat the contents with care. I didn’t know what to expect when I opened that Pokéball up, but I certainly wasn’t expecting a tiny, gray Eevee. Knowing my affinity for the species, the Prof. had bread his own Eevee with a Ditto from overseas. When the offspring had emerged from its egg as a “shiny” he had immediately thought to send the kit to me. Of course, like most traded Pokémon, this one was rather standoffish, he seemed to be aware of his pedigree breeding and would turn his nose up at economy-value foods. I’d thought “Little Gray” as I had started calling him, to be lazy in nature as he spent the vast majority of the days asleep when other Eevee of his same age group were out romping with their peers. It wasn’t until it was too late that I realized that “Little Gray” had been sneaking out at night to train himself. One day I simply noticed that “Little Gray” wasn’t anywhere to be found, in a panic, I nearly ransacked the ranch until I found “Little Gray,” no longer little and no longer gray. He was curled up underneath my porch having evolved in the dead of night into Umbreon without my knowing. After he evolved, Lazuli became much more friendly, his midnight training sessions dropping off and giving him energy to interact during the day. Fascinated by the beautiful blue rings on his body and the way his fur seemed to glisten like dew, I simply had to enter him into a contest if only to see what the judges would think of him. It was a foolish idea, as it would turn out to be; unused to receiving contest-commands, Lazuli floundered, the pair of us coming in last place. To make up for the more than humiliating defeat, however, I gave him the necklace I had become rather attached to, a beautiful stone of smooth lapis lazuli on a flat, silver chain. Since, the two of us have bonded immensely well, but Lazuli has never forgotten his pedigree.