There are several evolutions of Eevee that you can choose from in Pokémon Go. For those who wish to choose the best, we highly recommend choosing Umbreon. Of the choices, it has the best variety of stats and is great to use in Great League and Ultra League competitions. However, to make sure you get the best results from this choice, you need to teach him the best moveset and there are two choices based on how you want to use it.
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. If you want your Umbreon to excel in the Ultra League, you want to level up using XL candies, further boosting his stats. You can earn this after reaching trainer level 40.
These are all the moves Umbreon can learn.
- Fake attack (Dark type) - 6 damage and 3 energy per turn (3 damage per turn) - 2 turns
- Growl (Dark type) - 5 damage and 4,3 energy per turn (1,6 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Dark Pulse (dark type) - 80 damage and 50 energy
- Incorrect play (dark type) - 70 damage and 45 energy
- Last Resort (normal type) - 90 damage and 55 energy
- Psychic (Psychic-type) - 90 damage and 55 energy (10% chance to lower opponent's defense by one degree)
Umbreon only has two choices for his quick move. Of the two options, we recommend that you choose Snarl. Of the two fast Dark-type moves, growl has a much more significant energy yield after each use. It also allows Umbreon to use his Charged Attacks much more often, despite the Fake Attack doing more damage and faster. Regardless, growl is the far superior choice.
When it comes to choosing charged moves, things get a little tricky. However, you always want to play bad on Umbreon. It's an attack that doesn't require too much energy and is a solid Dark-type move. So when it comes to the second choice, you will be torn between the last resort and the psychic. These attacks are exclusive Charged Moves, which means that you receive them at certain times in Pokémon Go or using an Elite Charged TM.
Both of these choices are solid for different reasons. Psychic is a good attack if Umbreon is going to fight Fighting-type Pokémon. But the last resort is the best all-round attack. Having two Umbreons is the best choice, with one knowing how to use the last resort and the other psychic.
The best move set to teach Umbreon is the quick move growl, and loaded moves are foul play and last resort or foul play and psychic.