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How to catch umbreon in pokemon sword and shield

Umbreon is one of the many “Eeveelutions.” It features in most Pokémon games, along with the TV show and movies. Umbreon even appears in the Super Smash Brothers franchise! In early Generations of Pokémon, all the evolutions of Eevee were difficult to acquire, and often required breeding with a Ditto, along with a hunt for the required evolution method. However, it’s easy to catch all of the “Eeveelutions”, including Umbreon, in Pokémon Sword and Shield!

 

Who’s that Pokémon? Umbreon Facts


  1. Umbreon is a dark Pokémon with a feline appearance that evolves from Eevee.
  2. Umbreon’s Dark typing gives it good defense against Ghost and Dark type moves, and immunity to Psychic type moves. However, Umbreon is weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy type moves.
  3. Umbreon’s stats make it a strong defender, with high HP, Defense, and Special Defense stats. 
  4. Umbreon’s shiny form takes on a gray appearance with blue highlights.
  5. Umbreon’s National Pokédex number is 197.


Umbreon Facts


Can you catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


Umbreon is rather easy to find in both Pokémon Sword and Shield as long as you have the upgraded Rotom Bike! 


Where to catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


  1. The Wild Area
  2. Lake of Outrage
  3. Wild Area Max Raid Battles:
  4. Giant’s Mirror
  5. Crown Tundra
  6. Giant’s Bed
  7. Crown Tundra Max Raid Battles
  8. Ballimere Lake


Where to catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


What are the requirements to catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


In order to easily catch Umbreon, you must be able to travel across the surface of the many lakes and rivers in the Galar region. Since Pokémon Sword and Shield don’t allow you to Surf on the overworld, you must use the upgraded Rotom Bike to travel across water. You first receive the Rotom Bike on Route 5, and later, the man who gives you the bike will upgrade it for you once you reach Route 9, south of Circhester.


You first receive the Rotom Bike on Route 5, and later, the man who gives you the bike will upgrade it for you once you reach Route 9, south of Circhester.


How to catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield: Step-by-step guide


Read over the following guide to find the easiest way to catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


  1. Start out by traveling to Hammerlocke Hills.


Start out by traveling to Hammerlocke Hills


  1. Head southwest through Giant’s Cap.


Head southwest through Giant’s Cap


  1. Once you reach the bank of the Lake of Outrage, equip the upgraded Rotom Bike and prepare to cross the water.


Once you reach the bank of the Lake of Outrage, equip the upgraded Rotom Bike and prepare to cross the water


  1. Cross the Lake of Outrage on the upgraded Rotom Bike.


Cross the Lake of Outrage on the upgraded Rotom Bike


  1. Carefully search for Umbreon in the standing stone area at the top of the hill. Make sure to check that the area has a Sandstorm!


Carefully search for Umbreon in the standing stone area at the top of the hill. Make sure to check that the area has a Sandstorm!


  1. Once you see Umbreon, run up to it to start the encounter! Carefully battle Umbreon to bring it to low health (or just throw a quick ball). If you can, try giving it a status effect like Paralysis or Sleep to make it easier to catch.


If you can, try giving it a status effect like Paralysis or Sleep to make it easier to catch


  1. Once Umbreon is at low health, throw your PokéBall! If it manages to break free, just keep trying until you finally add Umbreon to your Pokédex!


Once Umbreon is at low health, throw your PokéBall! If it manages to break free, just keep trying until you finally add Umbreon to your Pokédex


Quick Version: How to catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


To easily catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, visit the Lake of Outrage near Hammerlocke during a Sandstorm and search the standing stone area at the top of the hill.


To easily catch Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, visit the Lake of Outrage near Hammerlocke during a Sandstorm and search the standing stone area at the top of the hill.



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Umbreon: Moveset by Level

LevelAttack NameTypeCategoryPower
0SnarlDarkSpecial55
--The user yells as if it's ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stats of opposing Pokémon.

0-NormalStatus0
--The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.

0SwiftNormalSpecial60
--Star-shaped rays are shot at opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.

0BiteDarkPhysical60
--The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.

0CopycatNormalStatus0
--The user mimics the move used immediately before it. The move fails if no other move has been used yet.

0Baton PassNormalStatus0
--The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.

0Take DownNormalPhysical90
--A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.

0CharmFairyStatus0
--The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers the target's Attack stat.

0Double-EdgeNormalPhysical120
--A reckless, life-risking tackle in which the user rushes the target. This also damages the user quite a lot.

0Helping HandNormalStatus0
--The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.

0TackleNormalPhysical40
--A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.

0GrowlNormalStatus0
--The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.

0Tail WhipNormalStatus0
--The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stats.

5Sand AttackGroundStatus0
--Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.

10Quick AttackNormalPhysical40
--The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.

15Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus0
--The user stares at the target with its baby-doll eyes, which lowers the target's Attack stat. This move always goes first.

20Confuse RayGhostStatus0
--The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.

25AssuranceDarkPhysical60
--If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.

30MoonlightFairyStatus0
--The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

35Guard SwapPsychicStatus0
--The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.

40Dark PulseDarkSpecial80
--The user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.

45ScreechNormalStatus0
--An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.

50Mean LookNormalStatus0
--The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.

55Last ResortNormalPhysical140
--This move can be used only after the user has used all the other moves it knows in the battle.


Umbreon: Pre-evolutions


Umbreon has one pre-evolution, Eevee.


  1. To acquire Umbreon’s pre-evolution, Eevee, breed Umbreon at the Pokémon Daycare, and then travel with the egg in your party until it hatches. You can also find Eevee on Route 4 and in a few other places on the overworld. Eevee sometimes appears in certain Max Raid Battles. To evolve Eevee into Espeon, level up Eevee while at max Friendship at night.


Additional Umbreon Facts


  1. Umbreon has the highest Special Defense stat of all dark Pokémon, equal to Mega Gyarados and Hoopa Unbound, making it an excellent supplement to certain competitive strategies.


  1. Umbreon was introduced in Gold/Silver in the first wave of new evolutions available for existing Pokémon. Umbreon was also one of the first Pokémon to evolve using the brand new time and Friendship mechanics. 


  1. Umbreon is one of the two Pokémon the player starts with in Pokémon Colosseum, alongside Espeon. Pokémon Colosseum is the only Pokémon title that allows the player to start with two Pokémon. 


Final Words


Umbreon is a long time favorite of Pokémon fans due to its history of elusivity and its status as one of the Eeveelutions! Lucky for us, it’s easy to find Umbreon in Pokémon Sword and Shield!


Let’s Go Umbreon!


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