Eevee is one of the most unique Pokemon in Pokemon GO. It has the ability to evolve into 8 different Pokemons with different types and power, including Umbreon - one of the best evolutions of Pokemon Go Eevee. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Pokemon GO Umbreon, from its strengths, weaknesses, locations and best moveset.

Umbreon is a Dark-type Eevee Evolution in Pokemon GO.

Overview of Umbreon in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Umbreon base stats are:

  • Attack - 126
  • Defense - 240
  • Stamina - 216

Generally, Umbreon is a Dark-type evolution of Eevee. It has the highest attack among all Eevee evolutions. It has a Max CP of 2,137.

"Umbreon evolved as a result of exposure to the moon's waves. It hides silently in darkness and waits for its foes to make a move. The rings on its body glow when it leaps to attack."

What this Eeveelution lacks in strength is compensated by sheer bulk. It sports outstanding survivability and can help hold down a gym very well. However, it is only really useful in gym defense and shouldn't be used as an attacker.

Pokemon Umbreon
Umbreon is a Dark-type evolution of Eevee with amazing survivability in Pokemon GO.

How to get an Umbreon in Pokemon GO

You can get Umbreon in Pokemon GO by evolving it from Eevee. But if you just evolve your Eevee, it will turn into a random evolution.

There are 2 ways to 100% evolve Eevee into Umbreon in Pokemon GO. By using these methods, there is also a chance that you can get a shiny Umbreon, but the chance is really low.

Change name

Eevee will evolve into a specific evolution if you give it the right name. Pokemon GO Umbreon's name is TAMAO. After changing Eevee's name to TAMAO, use 25 candies to evolve it and it will evolve into Umbreon.

Umbreon Name
Eevee will evolve into Umbreon if you change its name to TAMAO in Pokemon GO.

Walk during the night

This is another way to make sure that your Eevee will turn into Umbreon. Set your Eevee as your buddy then walk with it for 10km and earn 2 candies. After that, evolve your Eevee at night in order to turn it into Umbreon. Note that you MUST evolve Eevee during the night to turn it into Umbreon, or else it will turn into Espeon.

In fact, some users resort to cheats to walk in Pokemon Go without walking in real life, but it often results in negative consequences. So, if you can't walk at night, refer back to the first method of changing name to get an Umbreon easily.

Eevee Pokemon
Walk 10km with your Eevee as your buddy and evolve it at night to turn it into Umbreon.

Pokemon GO Umbreon best moveset

The best moves for Umbreon are Snarl and Foul Play when attacking Pokémon in Gyms and PvP battles. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

  • Snarl is a Dark-type Quick move in Pokémon GO that deals 12 damage and generates 14 energy. It is strong against Ghost and Psychic Pokémon and weak against Fighting, Dark, and Fairy Pokémon.
  • Foul Play is a Dark-type Main move in Pokémon GO that deals 70 damage and costs 50 energy. It is strong against Ghost and Psychic Pokémon and weak against Fighting, Dark, and Fairy Pokémon.

Feint Attack is just a little bit worse than Snarl in every aspect so there is no point using it. Dark Pulse has a much longer cooldown than Foul Play and as a result, it deals less damage.

Umbreon Best Moves
The best moves for Umbreon in Pokemon GO are Snarl and Foul Play.

Umbreon Pokemon GO weakness and strength

Umbreon weakness

Umbreon is a Dark type Pokémon, which makes it weak against FightingBug, and Fairy moves. These moves will deal 160% damage on Umbreon. Here are the 5 strongest Pokemon and moves you can use to fight against Umbreon:

  • Lucario - Counter, Aura Sphere
  • Zacian (Crowned Sword) - Quick Attack, Play Rough
  • Urshifu (Single Strike) - Metal Claw, Play Rough
  • Conkeldurr (Rapid Strike) - Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom - Counter, Dynamic Punch

Umbreon is very weak as an attacker in PvE and in Master League. You can self check what types of Pokemon can beat Umbreon in updated Pokemon Go weakness chart 2021.

Umbreon strength

Umbreon is resistant Ghost, Dark, and Psychic moves. Ghost and Darks move only deal 63% damage while Psychic moves only deal 39% damage to Umbreon. Umbreon's Dark attack can deal extra damage to Ghost, and Psychic Pokemons.

Umbreon is strong against Psychic type Pokemon with its Dark attacks.

Here are the Pokemon that are the most vulnerable to Umbreon's Dark attack:

  • Girafarig
  • Meloetta (Aria)
  • Raichu (Alola Form)
  • Abra
  • Kadabra

Umbreon is a great choice in Ultra League and Great League because it is extraordinarily bulky. It can also fit in many different team compositions so it is easy to make use of Umbreon. Overall it is a great choice.

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