Best moveset for Umbreon in Pokémon Go

A solid Ultra League fighter.

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There are several Eevee evolutions you can pick from in Pokémon Go. For those looking to choose the best one, we highly recommend you go with Umbreon. Of the choices, it has the best variety of stats and is great to use in the Ultra League competition. To ensure you yield the highest results from this pick, you need to teach it the best moveset.

Umbreon is a Dark-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type attacks but resistant to Dark, Ghost, and Psychic-type moves. In PvP, it has a maximum CP of 2,137, an attack of 111, a defense of 201, and a stamina of 182. For PvE, it has an attack of 126, a defense of 240, and a stamina of 216. If you want your Umbreon to excel in the Ultra League, you want to level it up using XL candy, increasing its stats even further. You can earn this after you’ve reached trainer level 40. An Umbreon at the maximum level has its stats increase to a maximum CP of 2,416, an attack of 118, a defense of 214, and a stamina of 194.

These are all of the moves Umbreon can learn.

Fast moves

  • Feint Attack (Dark-type) – 6 damage and 3 energy (3 damage per turn)
  • Snarl (Dark-type) – 5 damage and 4.3 energy (1.6 damage per turn)

Charged moves

  • Dark Pulse (Dark-type) – 80 damage and 50 energy
  • Foul Play (Dark-type) – 70 damage and 45 energy
  • Last Resort (Normal-type) – 90 damage and 55 energy

Umbreon doesn’t have a lot of choices in both categories. For the fast move, you want to go with snarl. Feint attack does offer more damage each turn, but the amount of energy snarl produces each time you use it is far more appealing. It allows Umbreon to use its more powerful charged moves, which inflict quite a bit more damage.

When it comes to Umbreon’s charged moves, you want to go with foul play and last resort. While last resort requires the most energy of the three choices, it also has the most damage to it. Being able to do a bit more damage for only five energy is a worthwhile choice. Foul play is the other choice you want to go with. While it does less damage than dark pulse, you can use it slightly more often given it only requires 45 energy.

Overall, Umbreon is an excellent choice in the Ultra League. When you level it up using XL candy, it never exceeds 2,500 CP, making it perfect for this category. It’ll never compete in the Master League, but you have other Pokémon that fit that choice far better. The best moveset for Umbreon to learn will be snarl for its fast move, and then foul play and last resort for its charged moves.