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Umbreon Pokemon GO – Evolution, Moveset, Counters, & More

Here is all you need to know about Umbreon in Pokemon GO from this guide.

Pokemon GO is an AR adaption of the main series of Pokemon games. There are a lot of Pokemon in the which stand stronger than most. Although that is true, some are caught for different reasons like cuteness, Inventory completion, etc. One Pokemon that falls under this is Eevee & its Evolutions. By no means is Eevee weak as it can deal with a lot of tough Pokemon and its Evolutions can deal with even tougher ones. One such Eeveelution is Umbreon. In this guide, I will show everything you need to know about Umbreon from its Evolution & Movesets to Counters & Best Use in Pokemon GO.

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Umbreon belongs to the Nine-Member Family of Eevee. It is the Dark Type Eeveelution. This Pokemon is a pure Dark Type that hails from the Johto region. Umbreon’s PokeDex entry states, “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.”.

How to Evolve an Eevee into an Umbreon


To get an Umbreon, you must first get your Eevee of choice. It could have the highest CP or not, depending on if you want a high CP Umbreon. Now make that Eevee your Buddy Pokemon and walk with it for a total of 10 KM. After that, feed it 25 Candies in the Night. This is important as if this is done in the Day, your Eevee will evolve into an Espeon. If you feed the Candy before walking then it will evolve into one of the other Eeveelutions. But if this is your first Eevee you are going to evolve then there is a neat trick to get an Umbreon without the prior conditions in Pokemon GO. Name the Eevee you have to Tamao and feed the 25 Candies. It will evolve into an Umbreon. This trick will work only for the first time.

All Possible Moves of Umbreon

  • Fast attacks
    • Feint Attack
    • Snarl
  • Charged attacks
    • Dark Pulse
    • Foul Play
    • Last Resort (Through Elite TM)
    • Psychic (Through Elite TM)


All Counters to Umbreon

As mentioned before, Umbreon is a pure Dark Type. As such, all Pokemon with a Type that counters Dark will counter Umbreon. This is the list of interactions with the Dark Type as well as Umbreon in Pokemon GO.

  • Umbreon takes 2x Damage from:
    • Bug
    • Fairy
    • Fighting
  • You can do 1x Damage to it using these types:
    • Dragon
    • Electric
    • Fire
    • Flying
    • Grass
    • Ground
    • Ice
    • Normal
    • Poison
    • Rock
    • Steel
    • Water
  • Umbreon takes 1/2x Damage from:
    • Ghost
    • Dark
  • And finally, it takes 0x Damage from:
    • Psychic


From the above list, we can see that Pokemon with the Types that can deal 2x Damage are effective Counters to it. Pokemon like Heracross is the best Counter to Umbreon in Pokemon GO. Below are some of the Best Counters for Umbreon in Pokemon GO.

  • Cobalion
  • Heracross
  • Lucario
  • Machamp
  • Mawile
  • Sylveon
  • Xerneas
  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

When to use Umbreon in Pokemon GO?

Umbreon is a pure Dark Type. As such it is best used to fight against Ghost & Psychic types. It takes half Damage from Ghost & zero from Psychic while dealing 2x Damage to them. So the next time you face a strong Ghost or Psychic Raid Boss or Pokemon, bring your Umbreon along. Pokemon that are hard countered by it are:

  • Alakazam
  • Hypno
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Espeon
  • Gengar
  • Reuniclus
  • Mismagius
  • Cofagrigus
  • Dusclops
  • Banette

This was all about Umbreon in Pokemon GO. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check our other guides like Pokemon GO Eevee Evolution: Evolve Into Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon.