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All Umbreon Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Umbreon has a high Special Defense, making it a very tanky Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet. They have a lot of Status moves they can use and ways of recovering their HP. As a Pure Dark Type Pokémon, they have three weaknesses and can even withstand most super effective attacks. Fighting against other players is going to always be more difficult, but luckily, the method of defeating all Umbreons remains the same. These are all of Umbreon's weaknesses, strengths, and counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

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What is Umbreon weak to in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Umbreon is a Pure Dark Type with a very high Special Defense stat. This makes them vulnerable to Physical moves as their Defense is much lower. They are weak to:

  • Fighting - 2x
  • Fairy - 2x
  • Bug - 2x

Physical Fighting Type moves are easy to come by but there are a lot fewer Fairy moves that are Physical. Pokémon that can learn Play Rough are very valuable when fighting Umbreon.

What is Umbreon immune to in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

As a Dark Type, Umbreon are immune to Psychic moves and Status moves used by Pokémon with the Ability Prankster.

What is Umbreon strong against in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Umbreon can tank a lot of hits from Special Attacks, making it difficult to take out when fighting against Pokémon like Torkoal or even the best Psychic Types in Scarlet & Violet. Umbreon will receive reduced damage from:

  • Dark - 1/2
  • Ghost - 1/2

Umbreon's Tera Type can make themselves even tankier depending on the situation, trading its weaknesses. Their Nature can be changed to even increase their Special Defense to higher levels.

Related: Best Nature for Umbreon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

What are the best counters to Umbreon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

The best counters to opposing Umbreon are strong Fighting Type Pokémon who can deal a lot of Physical damage. Iron Hands, Hariyama, and Pawmot all have the potential to take out Umbreon without much of an issue. Strong Fairy Type Pokémon like Tinkaton and Azumarill also counter it and will take less damage from Foul Play, a very common move used by Umbreon that uses the target's Attack stat to deal damage. Dark, Fairy, and Fighting Type Pokémon all resist Dark Type attacks and can be used to defeat Umbreon without much issue.

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Adam Aguilar has been playing a variety of genres since childhood but gravitates towards story driven RPGs like the Final Fantasy series or horror games like the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series. He enjoys analyzing themes found within video games and has been writing about them for over 5 years now. As a Contributing Writer for PGG, Adam has been known to cover anything from Phasmophobia to Genshin Impact!

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