First Appearance: Episode 8 ["Asuka Comes to Japan"/"Asuka Strikes!"]
Piloted by Sohryu Asuka Langley, this EVA unit is designed for full combat conditions. It was also manufactured in NERV's Germany branch.
Unlike Units 00 and 01, 02 has not gone berserk. EVA-02 first displays its combat skills against the 6th Angel Gaghiel within the former Ito Peninsula.