How to Get Umbreon – Pokemon Sun & Moon
There are a lot of Pokemon in Sun and Moon, with many of them being only acquirable via capturing them out in the wild, evolving them, or trading via the Festival Palace’s online component. If you want to grab an Umbreon, you’ll need to actually raise your Eevee’s happiness to max for it to evolve. However, doing this will take some time, especially if you don’t know what to look for.
You will need to first catch an Eevee, which can be found early on the second island you visit. The easiest places to find one is either late in Route 4 or in the grass along Route 6. After you have acquired one, you will want to begin training it up, making sure to groom it after every battle so your happiness raises. This is indicated by the number of hearts on her tab when in the menu. One of the easiest ways to do this is just to battle with your Eevee since it can be brushed or combed almost after every battle.
After you’ve raised the happiness of your Pokemon, you’ll want to make sure not to have it level up unless it’s night. This means that you should really only train with your Eevee at night, so you don’t run the risk of having it accidentally evolve into an Espeon. If you can, try to level your Eevee up to 33 so you can acquire moves like Baton Pass, which are quite useful when paired with Umbreon. Then, just wander around the grass at night, battling and grooming until your Pokemon finally evolves into a gorgeous looking Umbreon.
There is a way to catch one out in the wild, but it’s seriously up to chance rather than any actual plan. The new S.O.S. mechanic, which allows enemy Pokemon to call for help, can actually cause an Umbreon to appear in battle. In order to do this, lower the HP of the enemy Eevee so that it’s at least in the yellow then just stall with paralysis or non-damaging moves. If you are lucky, the Eevee will call for help, triggering the Umbreon to arrive.
This is not the easiest plan to pull off because the chances of it happening are incredibly random, which means you could go through 20+ encounters without them ever calling for help. It’s also important to note that you will need to do this at night, otherwise an Espeon will be called instead. However, it might be easier to just evolve the Eevee normally if you don’t want to spend a lot of time searching for one.
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