Umbreon is one of the many evolutions of Eevee. It was introduced in Generation II as one of the first Dark-types in the game. It also has an interesting means of obtaining much like Espeon but we’ll get into that later. That’s because this is a guide on how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon.
It can be a bit tricky to get an Umbreon. It can also only be traded until Gen 2 so you can’t get one for the Gen 1 games, which makes sense. We’ll also be including tips and information if you may want to get an Umbreon, so let’s dive right into it.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon
The method of how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon is a bit tricky or at least time-consuming. The way to evolve Eevee is that it needs to have the appropriate amount of Happiness. This link will show you how to improve your Pokemon’s Happiness. Just to give you a summary, just put your Eevee in your party all of the time, avoid getting it knocked out, and give it massages, and more.
When the Eevee has the right amount of happiness, you need to level it up at night. It the Eevee doesn’t evolve to Umbreon, then it means the Happiness isn’t at the right amount just yet. If you level it up during the day, then it evolves into Espeon. You can always save your game before it levels up and evolve just to make sure you get Umbreon.
Getting Umbreon in Sword, Shield, and Pokemon GO
You could get an Umbreon in Sword and Shield by trading with older games where you have an Umbreon. If you’re lucky enough you can find an Umbreon as a Max Raid in the Giant’s Mirror. It doesn’t happen all the time so you need to have a lot of patience if you don’t want to spend time raising its Happiness.
In Pokemon GO, getting an Umbreon can be done by giving an Eevee the name Tamao. Just give it the right amount of Eevee candies and it will evolve. However, this name trick only works for one Eevee at least when getting an Umbreon. Another way is by putting your Eevee as your Buddy, walk 10KM, gain 2 Eevee Candies, and it will evolve.
The statistics of an Umbreon
Now that you have an idea of how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon, you would want to know if this thing is worth getting in the first place. In terms of typing charts, Umbreon can be decent. It only has three weaknesses being Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-types. It is resistant to Ghost and Dark as well as being immune to Psychic. Umbreon is sort of like a defensive Pokemon due to its stats. It has high HP, Defense, and SP. Defense which makes it good for tanking some hits. It does have low Attack, Sp. Attack, and Speed.
Is it worth getting an Umbreon?
Depending on the game, Umbreon can be a decent addition. You can use it for setups and tanking hits from the enemies. The downside is that it really doesn’t have much in the way of offense. The typing advantage allows it to be effective against Psychic-types, which usually have high Sp. Attack. Psychic attacks won’t deal damage to it anyway, so you just need to have a good Dark-type attack since it will do a lot of damage either way.
Perhaps getting an Umbreon is a situational scenario. If you just need a Dark-type, then there may be other substitutes based on the game. You may even stumble on a Dark-type that can deal a lot of damage either Physical or Special. If you need a tanky Pokemon, then Umbreon can be more than enough for your needs.
Now that you know how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon as well as other vital information that goes with it, you may think twice before spending some time boosting its Happiness. Then again, it is Pokemon, so the grind isn’t that annoying to begin with.
If you want defense, then Umbreon is the way to go for your Eevee. If you want offense, perhaps you may want to go for Espeon instead. If you have other sources to get an Eevee that you can evolve, then why not just get the Umbreon as one of your top priorities?