Umbreon looking ready for a fight.

Pokémon GO: How to Get Umbreon

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Key Takeaway

To get Umbreon, you must first catch an Eevee. If it’s your first Umbreon, you can rename this Eevee as “Tamao” and evolve it. Otherwise, you must set the Eevee as your Buddy, walk and earn Candies with it, and then evolve it at night.

The Eeveelutions are some of the most popular Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Each evolution of Eevee has a different set of instructions to follow to get it, so you’ll need to know all about Umbreon’s specific requirements.

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    Why Get Umbreon

    Aside from the obvious reason to get Umbreon—to fill your Pokédex—you may want to get Umbreon because it has the best stats out of all the Eeveelutions. Umbreon is a Dark-type Pokémon that can be great to use on the offensive. Snarl and Foul Play are considered its best moves.

    How to Catch an Eevee

    The very first step towards catching an Umbreon is to catch an Eevee. Luckily, Eevees are basically littered all over the map in Pokémon GO. If you go out and take a walk with the app open, your chances of coming across an Eevee are decent. There is no official method to up your chances of catching an Eevee specifically, but you can use Incense to make more Pokémon appear around you, thus upping the chance you will spot an Eevee.

    How to Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon

    Umbreon with Pokémon GO map background.

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    There are multiple methods you can use to evolve Eevee into Umbreon. If it’s your very first time evolving an Eevee into Umbreon, we recommend using the rename method. Otherwise, you’ll want to use the walking method.

    The Rename Method

    For your first Umbreon, simply rename your Eevee “Tamao.” After you do this, make sure you have your 25 Eevee Candies, and you can go ahead and evolve your Eevee. This method guarantees that Eevee will evolve into Umbreon.

    You cannot do this method more than one time, so if you attempt it again, Eevee will just evolve into another Eeveelution at random between Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon.

    The Walking Method

    The other way to get Umbreon requires just a tad more work. First, you’ll want to set the Eevee you wish to evolve as your Buddy. Walk 10km with this Buddy and earn at least two Eevee Candies with it. Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to evolve your Eevee.

    Note that you must evolve your Eevee at night to get Umbreon. Make sure the GPS signal on your phone is functioning at this time, as that is how the time of day is determined on your phone.