Umbreon has entered the fray in Pokemon UNITE, and we have the best build for them right here! This brand-new Defender (that’s right, a Defender Eevee, finally!) is granting our Wishes with its Mean Look. With its high defensive and support capabilities, Umbreon is a unique blend that certainly shouldn’t be overlooked.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to play Umbreon in Pokemon UNITE, including the best build, movesets and items.
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Pokemon UNITE Umbreon Best Build: Moveset
Despite Umberon’s Defender role, I prefer to build it as a melee Attacker, capable of debuffing opponents and controlling the crowd with its ‘Foul Play and Snarl’ moveset. This is currently the meta choice for Umbreon in Pokemon UNITE.
Foul Play is a dash attack Umbreon can learn once evolved at level 4. Charge into battle and deal damage to any opponents in your way. You can double up on your dash if you hit an opponent, with your damage output determined by the Attack stat of the first Pokemon you hit. Always aim for glass cannons like Cinderace or Duraludon with your first Foul Play!
If you hit them a third time, Umbreon sweeps in front of it using its tail to damage multiple enemies, reduce their movement speed and shove them away. This can be particularly helpful for crowd control at goals or Rayquaza fights.
Snarl is a level 6 attack that decreases any opponent’s Attack, Special Attack and movement speed caught in its AoE. It will also give Umbreon a shield. Much like a Pokemon UNITE fan who disagrees with an update, Umbreon will “yell as if ranting about something” for a time, then lets loose a final shout, leaving opposing Pokemon in the area around it unable to act and further decreasing their Attack and Special Attack.
These two moves have fantastic synergy. Dash using Foul Play into a position where Snarl’s AoE effect can impact as many opponents as possible. This is particularly great for dispersing enemy crowds at the 2-minute mark.
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Pokemon UNITE Umbreon Best Build: Items
The best Umbreon build uses the following items:
- Muscle Band – increases Umbreon’s damage and speed
- Razor Claw – increases Umbreon’s Attack and critical hit rate
- Focus Band – improves durability and HP restoration.
Eject Button is the current meta pick for a Battle Item because of its manoeuvrability. X Speed can also substitute for this build.
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How to play as Umbreon in Pokemon UNITE?
If you’re sold on Umbreon and want to pick up its UNITE License, you can! Umbreon has made its way to Aeos Island and can be purchased for 575 Aeos Gems.
If you want to save your Gems and use Aeos Coins instead, you’ll have to wait until June 1, 2023.
Not fully convinced yet? You can try out Umbreon by getting Limited Licenses in the Umbreon Commemorative Log-In Bonus event, as part of the Eevee Festival event. Log in every day for 7 days, and you’ll receive a limited-time UNITE License for Umbreon on the 1st and 4th day
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