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If you have a good competitive moveset for Umbreon, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Umbreon Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Umbreon (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Heal Bell
- Wish
- Curse
- Payback
So, my Umbreon can only learn curse by breeding? If I have a level 50 Umbreon that doesn't knows curse, I'm done?
Yes, Clecerebro Umbreon only Learns Curse from Breeding...
:P
the careful nature is flawless. although you should replace curse with toxic

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Gen 5

Umbreon (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Dark Pulse
- Psychic
- Moonlight
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

Dark Pulse for STAB, Psychic covers a few types including fighting type weakness, Moonlight for healing,
Hidden Power Fighting gives coverage against steel types as well as other dark types.

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Nice moveset analysis, Hex, never thought Umbreon could be an offensive Special Attacker.  Usually, a lot of times, people usually have Umbreon a typical bulky Dark-Type such as Impish, Bold, Calm, or even Careful natures, but Modest works too.  Hmm, wonder how an Adamant Umbreon would have its movesets?
Thanks
No problem, you would make a great Pokemon organizer in the Battle Factory for an Umbreon moveset. :)
3 votes

A slight variation on Umbreon, but a useful one nonetheless.

Item: Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 208 HP / 48 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Curse
  • Wish/Moonlight
  • Payback
  • Snatch

Normally Snatch isn't all that great, but this set makes good use of it, working with the fact that most people don't like Umbreon because it's very easy to set up on. Curse is there to pad up his defense and attack, while payback is his attacking move. His HP is much higher than the typical Umbreon, so this helps with wish when he wants to help out a teammate. Most people try to set up stat boosters or substitute on Umbreon and try to go for a clean kill, but snatch is there to mess all that up. If it manages to steal a substitute, more than likely, Umbreon is pretty healthy, because they would have finished you off if you were weak. Snatch can let it take substitutes for itself while still being able to set up uninterrupted. If you want, you could replace Curse with Baton pass to help teammates even more, and payback into heal bell if you weren't afraid of being taunted. He can steal Whirlwinds and roars to preventing pseudo phasing, and since he's not interrupted with cursing, even some fighting types have trouble getting through him without a lucky critical hit.

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I like your move set and I think it could work out well, but I noticed that the nature is Calm and lowers your Attack. Wouldn't having a Careful nature make more sense since you still get the Special Defense raise without having to sacrifice Attack?
Sure, go for it.
I think that this helps, my opinion is that Moonlight, Curse, and Payback are good. I just think that it would be better to have toxic instead o f snatch
2 votes

Gen V

Umbreon (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Inner Focus

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Curse
  • Payback
  • Toxic
  • Wish
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Lol, Trachy's opinion on umbreon hasn't changed..
2 votes

Gen V

Umbreon (M)
Item- Leftovers
Ability- Synchronize
EVs- 252 Def. 252 Sp.Def 4 HP
Nature- Relaxed (- Sp. + Def) or Sassy (- Sp. + .Sp.Def)

Moveset-
Curse
Payback
Wish
Baton Pass

Umbreon should have Synchronize because if you get frozen your opponent could get frozen too, which means that you both can't do any damage to each other ( unless the Pokemon switches out).
Also if you use Curse then Baton Pass it to a Dusknoir or something it will have some serious bulk.

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2 votes

Bulky pursuit predicting Umbreon
Umbreon
Cat of doom (Umbreon)@ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
Nature: Adamant (+Atk -Sp.Atk)
EVs: 252 HP/ 128 Def /128 Sp.Def
- Screech
- Confuse Ray
- Taunt
- Pursuit

You can do two things with this Umbreon: 1) Use Screech, which lowers your opponents defence by two stages. Then you use Pursuit. Now your opponent will switch, or stay, which means your opponent either faces an attack with lowered defences, or a doubled power attack with lowered defences. (I got this idea from the good move combinations page) 2) Use Confuse Ray, then Taunt, which is very annoying. Predict when they switch, and you can deliver a powerful Pursuit. And if they stay, just keep using Screech to make them hurt themselves more. And all the while, you're being healed by the Leftovers! You can have a lot of fun with this Umbreon set.

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Theory is good, but if you know what's coming then it's easily played around. Maybe like, surprise factor first time round. After that, it's useless against a smart player
Well confuse ray, taunt and screech will probably get you a long way even if they've seen you use it previously in the battle. But when using this set, and you think it needs something else, just play around with the evs to make them more in attack, and give it another move.
1 vote

Sun Umbreon
@leftovers
200hp 252def 56spdef
impish
.confuse ray- confuses the foe and can damage them as well as can damage and prevent attacks
.toxic-badly poisons foe
.moonlight-recovery but in sun recovers 3/4 max hp
.protect-i find this usefull online because a.gives you free heeling b.counters opponents with moves like stone edge to run out of pp c.revenge to outrage users-there moves wasted and confusion

so umbreon has great walling abilitys (great hp great def and extremely good spdef) but IMO
putting to many evs into spdef is a waste because most spmoves are usually psychic (no effect) and water and ghost which will both do 1/2 damge due to resistant and sun
this set is good when i use it online though it does have 2 problems taunt (not that common) and fighting

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Umbreon

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.252hp 252def 4atk
.impish

Protect -stalling and heeling
Sucker punch -Priority
Toxic -stalling
Confuse Ray -more stalling

Similar to my other set just with more style.
Sucker punch may seem a weird idea but payback is less reliable in my opinion.
Payback meens your going to want to go last but when your about to die to lets say alakazams focus blast you do want priority so thats why sucker punch is there.
Also for the reason that if your going to die you may as well do a bit more before they atk.

The rest is rather self explanitry I love using confuse ray its much better than swagger plus it adds to the stalling effect.
If they are confused they are likely poisoned as well which goes well with protect.

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1 vote

Baton pass set.
Evs. 252 Defence 252 hp. 4 sp. defence
Jolly nature
Baton pass
Double team
Work up
Wish

First turns use double team. Then when evasiveness is at max wish. Finish up by working up and doin the pass.

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Defiantly in my Top 10 best Pokemon!

Umbreon @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Heal Bell
- Wish
- Detect
- Payback

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Umbreon @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Wish
- Payback
- Last Resort
- Detect

Start with Wish, then Payback, then Detect stall (HP) then Last resort!

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1 vote

A favourite of mine.

Gen. IV

Trait: Synchronize
Careful Nature: (-Sp.Atk)(+Sp.Def)
EVs: 252 Def / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Atk

Payback - STAB, Accurate, Works with the fact that there's no EV investment in Spd.
Confuse Ray - Causes foe to damage themselves, prevents Umbreon from being hit.
Double Team - Reduces the chance that Umbreon will be hit. Even if he is hit he can shrug off even most super effective hits when at full HP.
Spite - PP reduction.

The combination of Confuse Ray and Double Team keep Umbreon pretty well protected. If a worrying move gets used, just reduce the PP using Spite so that it doesn't get used again. Payback can actually be quite powerful, most people expect to be battling a tank rather than an offensive Pokemon when they see Umbreon, and can cause the foe to to switch after taking a couple of powered up Paybacks as a result of low Spd. Synchronize ensures that paralysis is passed on to foes, which can be extremely annoying in combination with confusion or hightened evasiveness, or that poison at least has an upside. For items I find Sitrus Berry, Leftovers or BrightPowder to work the best, although Lum berry could be good to avoid sleep/poison which tend to mean KO for this set.

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Seems good, but spite is a bit strange
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Not sure if this is a great moveset, but this is what I use and it seems to work pretty well for me.

Item: Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)

  • Toxic (obvious reasons)
  • Substitute (gives it some extra protection)
  • Moonlight (recover from substitute)
  • Payback (STAB, works well with sassy nature)

Sassy nature probably isn't the best but it's what my Umbreon has so I decided to make the best of it by using Payback. I thought about using something like Double Team or Amnesia instead of Payback and just let Toxic do all the work, but I'm just too scared of the MeanLook + Taunt combo and also it would be forced to switch out against poison types and loose any stat buffs it has anyway.

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i'm about to get umbreon! i'm so exicited!!! he will make a great addition to my team so I plan on giving him this moveset

  • baton pass(great when in a pinch and great for passing stats)
  • work up(rasing attack and special attack it can pass them to any one which means I could pass stats to an aggron so if you teach him surf or thunderbolt it gives him an extra boost!)
  • psychic(protect against fighting)
  • dark pulse(STAB and can flinch giving him a bit of stalling)

I think this is a good mix of every thing down below so I kind of get the best of both worlds.

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My set up has:
4 hp/ 252 def. / 252 sp def
item: leftovers
Mean Look/moonlight- moonlight you want more of a tank, mean look to trap for attacking
confuse ray- annoyance
assurance- good STAB for this moveset
screech- helps boost assurance's power

this moveset is easy to get since I think egg moves can be somewhat of an annoyance to get, is effective and is just annoying if used correctly

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Umbreon @ Leftovers
Impish Nature
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpDef
~ Toxic
~ Payback
~ Moonlight / Protect / Wish / Baton Pass
~ Moonlight / Protect / Wish / Baton Pass

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I used this Umbreon in Pokemon online and got some dirty looks :)
Role: wall buff
Nature: Relaxed (+Def/-SpA)
EV: 252Def 252HP 4SpD
Ability: Inner Focus(DW)
Item: Leftovers
Moves:
Confuse ray (ensures you get some coverage from attacks)
Substitute (Your Wall)
Curse (Buff up)
Faint attack (STAB+ you know you will be slower than your opponent so bite is not a good choice)

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Umbreon
Generation VI

Ability: Synchronize
Nature: Careful (+SpDef, -SpAtk)
Role: Tank
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 172 HP/ 168 Defense/ 168 SpDef

Payback: STAB, Umbreon is slow so he will usually go second so it's base power will be 100. You will not be attacking much with Umbreon anyway, this is here just in case.

Toxic: Umbreon is a great Tank so use Toxic to slowly take down your opponent.

Moonlight: Umbreon will have a good amount of health so this works great for using back and forth with Protect and slowly gaining HP with Leftovers.

Protect: Go back and forth with Moonlight and Protect and your Umbreon will take forever to die.

Umbreon is my favorite Eevee evolution and Dark Type in the game.

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i don't thinks anyone has posted this set yet:

aromatherapaut:

[email protected] leftovers
trait: synchronize
calm nature

252 sp.def/252 hp/ 4 def
-wish
-toxic
-heal bell
-protect/foul play/confuse ray

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I'm surprised no one has posted a Yawn+Pursuit Moveset, so I will
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Set: You Shall Not Pass

Umbreon @ Dread Plate

Adamant Nature Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252HP, 132Atk, 126SpD

Moveset:

Yawn: Yawn is amazing for stopping a sweeper in their tracks. It forces a switch which sets up for a stinging pursuit

Pursuit: With STAB and a Dread Plate, Pursuit does more than double its normal damage, crippling the foe that switches

Wish/Moonlight: In order for this set to work, Umbreon has to be able to handle a hit (or maybe even two) from a sweeper. You're going to need to heal after taking that damage

Protect/Toxic: Depending on your healing choice

Yawn and Wish are egg moves, so be warned

I know this is so late, but I'm new to the site.... So, yea ._.

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Umbreon is a very bulky Pokemon, it is my 3d and last favorite bulky and dark type Pokemon, Umbreon is a great wall for a team so use one if you can, it has been many favorites to fans and is the most popular eeveelution so it shall deserve a perfect and bulky moveset.It isnt a offensive Pokemon at all but theres one move that is reliable

Umbreon
Item: (anything to raise dark type moves)
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Relaxed or Sassy
EVs: 252 Sp.Def, 252 Defense and 4 Attack
Moveset:
-Payback
-Toxic/ Screech/ Curse
-Confuse Ray
-Wish/Moonlight

With something to power up a dark type move...Payback will get more powerful and with a speed lowering nature since umbreon is very slow Pokemon and will become more powerful and with STAB and (if your useing curse setup) Payback is ultamate, Toxic is to poison the target and the poison is getting worse every turn but if its a steel or poison type Pokemon you are faceing then you are screwed but you could go with curse to raise attack and defense and lower its usless speed but if its speed has decreased enough then I guess toxic is trustful, Confuse ray will make the target confused for turns and may hurt the target its self, Wish is reliable all you have to do is be paitent for a turn and then you are healed, you could go with moonlight but if theres weather on then moonlight wont heal to much, inerfocus will protect umbreon from those horrible flinches so you can still use moves if the target does that and finnaly with a relaxed or sassy nature..you can be very defensive and help your pay back move by decreaseing speed.

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Umbreon (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 HP / 176 Def / 80 SDef
Bold Nature
- Attract
- Toxic
- Swagger
- Foul Play

Role: Annoyer

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