This is a strategy guide for using Umbreon in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Umbreon, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Synchronize||Passes a burn, poison, or paralysis to the foe.|
|Inner Focus (Hidden)||The Pokemon is protected from flinching.|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage|
|Takes 1/4x damage||
|Takes 0x damage|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Yawn||Inherit from Hippopotas (learns at Lv. 8) or Munna (learns at Lv. 32)|
|Wish||Inherit from Togedemaru or Pikachu
Togedemaru and Pikachu can inherit it from Swirlix
(learns at Lv. 30) or Togepi (learns at Lv. 52)
|Nature||Bold (+Def, -Atk)|
|EV Spread||Def. 252 / HP 244 / Sp.Def. 12|
|Final Stat Values||HP 201 / Def. 178 / Sp.Def. 152 / Spd. 85|
|Held Item||Rocky Helmet|
This moveset takes advantage of Umbreon's high defensive stats to allow it to serve as a wall. The Rocky Helmet deals damage to all opponents who come at it with Physical attacks, and Wish will recover its HP to allow it to continue whittling down the opponent's strength.
While containing the opponent's ability to setup and boost its stats with Yawn, Foul Play and Rocky Helmet ensure that it will be able to continue wearing down its opponent.
Umbreon serves mainly to wall and contain the power of Physical attackers. With Foul Play, it can use Physical attacker's high Attack stats against them to make them effectively hit themselves without having to invest any of its own stat points into an attacking stat. And with its Base 130 Special Defense, it can handle Special attackers with no problem as well.
By using Wish and Yawn, Umbreon can also set up for another Pokemon to switch in. As Wish is also able to heal another Pokemon who switches in, while Yawn will either force the opponent to switch out or put them to sleep, either of which should be an advantageous situation for Umbreon's teammate. Yawn also has high potential for forcing a Dynamaxed Pokemon to switch out.
As Umbreon's typical movesets are filled almost completely with Status moves, using Taunt to prevent Status moves can completely stop it in its tracks. Only able to use Foul Play, Umbreon will be helpless as you either set up against it with Status moves of your own, or switch in an ace attacker to take it down.
・Can foil Umbreon's plans with Taunt
・Can deal super effective damage with Body Press
・When holding Rocky Helmet, deals damage of its own
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・Can avoid the effects of Yawn when holding Lum Berry
・After Taunting, can set up itself with Swords Dance
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Sylveon is highly effective for using Special Fairy attacks to handle Umbreon. With its Ability Pixilate, it's able to use Hyper Voice as a Fairy-type move against Umbreon for a definitive one-hit KO. If you Dynamax it, Sylveon can use Max Starfall to nullify the effects of Yawn. As Special attackers don't have much to fear from Foul Play either, Sylveon can handle Umbreon from every angle.
・Guaranteed 1HKO when holding Choice Specs
・Can avoid Sleep with Max Starfall
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・Can avoid Sleep with Max Starfall
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