Umbreon Prances into Pokémon UNITE to Celebrate the Eevee Festival
Channel your Inner Focus as Umbreon in Pokémon UNITE! Like Espeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon, the Moonlight Pokémon begins each match as Eevee before it evolves into Umbreon during battle. But unlike its fellow Eevee Evolutions, Umbreon is a Melee Defender with a bit of moxie to its name—prepare to unleash Mean Look, Snarl, and Foul Play as this Dark-type Pokémon. You can obtain Umbreon for 12,000 Aeos coins or 575 Aeos gems at the Unite Battle Committee Shop. Umbreon will only be obtainable with Aeos gems for the first seven days of its release.
Umbreon is joining the fray, but there’s even more on the horizon for fans who are over the moon for Eevee and its Evolutions. Enjoy Eevee everywhere during the Eevee Festival with Eevee Appeal-o-rama battles—special quick battles in which only Eevee can participate! Eevee will be scattered all over the map, and Gigantamax Eevee will make an appearance too. During this event, players will be able to earn fabulous prizes, including Unite license puzzle pieces for Espeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon. Players will also be able to style their favorite Eevee Evolutions with discounted Checkered Holowear. The Eevee festivities will take place until Thursday, June 22, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Read on to learn more about everything Umbreon has to offer and to pick up a few tips before basking in the moonlight on Aeos Island.
Ability: Anticipation (Eevee)
When Eevee would be shoved, thrown, or left unable to act, that effect is negated. This Ability goes on cooldown after it’s triggered.
Ability: Inner Focus (Umbreon)
When Umbreon would be shoved, thrown, or left unable to act, that effect is negated. For a short time, Umbreon also becomes immune to hindrances, and its Defense and Sp. Def are increased. This Ability goes on cooldown after it’s triggered.
Umbreon’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, lunging at an opposing Pokémon and dealing damage. This boosted attack also restores Umbreon’s HP. The lower Umbreon’s remaining HP, the more HP is restored.
Lv. 1 & 2 Moves
Eevee shoots star-shaped rays, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and applying a mark to them. Eevee’s movement speed is increased when it is near marked opposing Pokémon. When Eevee deals damage to marked opposing Pokémon, its next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
Eevee feigns crying, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon and decreasing their Defense and Sp. Def while granting Eevee a shield.
Lv. 4 Moves
Umbreon pins an opposing Pokémon with a dark, arresting look. For a short time, the opposing Pokémon becomes surrounded by a black zone, which it cannot leave. While Umbreon is in the black zone, its basic attacks become boosted attacks, and it deals increased damage. Mean Look can be upgraded to increase the black zone’s duration.
Umbreon charges, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed. If the charge hits an opposing Pokémon, Foul Play can be used again. If Foul Play is used again, Umbreon sweeps in front of itself with its tail, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits, decreasing their movement speed, and shoving them. The second stage of Foul Play deals increased damage based on the Attack of the opposing Pokémon hit in the first stage. The higher their Attack, the higher the damage. Foul Play can be upgraded to make Umbreon’s next basic attack after Foul Play become a boosted attack.
Lv. 6 Moves
Umbreon makes a wish for an ally Pokémon. For a set amount of time, that ally Pokémon receives reduced damage, then afterward, the wish comes true and restores HP to that Pokémon. If the targeted ally Pokémon is knocked out before the wish comes true, a different ally Pokémon near it takes the wish instead. Wish can be upgraded to further reduce the damage received by the targeted ally Pokémon—as well as increase the amount of HP restored when the wish comes true.
Umbreon yells as if ranting about something, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area around it and decreasing their Attack, Sp. Atk, and movement speed while also granting Umbreon a shield. Umbreon continues to yell for a set amount of time, then it lets loose a final shout, leaving opposing Pokémon in the area around it unable to act and further decreasing their Attack and Sp. Atk. The Attack and Sp. Atk decreases can stack. Snarl can be upgraded to increase the length of time the final shout leaves opposing Pokémon unable to act.
Umbreon’s Unite Move, Moonlight Prance
Umbreon continually recovers HP when it is not in combat. Umbreon also leaps up and absorbs the shields of opposing Pokémon in the area around it, taking them for itself. Then, Umbreon lands, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them unable to act. For a short time afterward, when an opposing Pokémon in the area of effect is granted a shield, Umbreon absorbs a portion of it and takes it for itself.
Melee Defenders need to stay in the action and make space for their less durable and less mobile teammates. Umbreon is a unique Melee Defender that focuses less on hindering opposing Pokémon and more on healing with its boosted attacks and with Wish—all while making its way through opposing Pokémon with Foul Play and Snarl. These moves allow Umbreon to focus on diving in and knocking out opposing Attackers while using self-healing to avoid being knocked out itself.
Strong Against: Blastoise
Umbreon should usually avoid attacking bulkier Pokémon like Blastoise, but Umbreon’s Unite Move, Moonlight Prance, can take great advantage of Pokémon with large shields. At higher levels, Blastoise’s Unite Move, Hydro Typhoon, grants Blastoise a huge shield that allows it to dive into the enemy backline without concern. When Umbreon uses Moonlight Prance, Umbreon can immediately steal away that shield, effectively stealing some of Blastoise’s HP for itself.
Weak Against: Mew
Foul Play allows Umbreon to chase down most Pokémon, but Mew’s high mobility makes it difficult for Umbreon to chase down the New Species Pokémon. Mew also has long-range moves, like Solar Beam and Electro Ball, that can take down Umbreon in a one-on-one fight. As Umbreon, it’s best to target Mew with additional backup and extra hindrances. Otherwise, it can be challenging to pressure the Ranged Attacker with Snarl, Foul Play, or Mean Look.