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Umbreon (the Moonlight Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Dark-type Pokémon found among grassy plains and forests within the Unova, Kalos and Alola regions as well as the Hoenn and Sinnoh regions on rare occasions. The direct result of Eevee mutating under the enchanting glow of moonlight, Umbreon are cautious hunters that wait silently in darkness before striking out at prey and opponents alike, in turn making them perfect partners for trainers looking to spring a little bit of a surprise on the opposition. Unless you're particularly fond of the moonlight or otherwise think you have the guts needed to take one of these beasts on at their strongest, you would best be wary of these creatures when the moon is out, for as long as they have the light of the moon on their side, there isn't a whole lot out there capable of beating them in a fair fight!

In this evolution, Eevee that possess incredibly strong bonds with their trainers are mutated by the elegant glow of moonlight, transforming them into shadowy beasts that utilize the moon as a direct source of power and granting them access to the Pursuit attack immediately after evolving; a similar effect is generated when in the presence of a Moon Shard, but due to the unbelievable rarity of these items, the use of real moonlight is generally preferred. Both Espeon and Umbreon are considered to be the strangest Eevee evolutions (with the striking exception of Sylveon) because of their unique circumstances; evolution via friendship has always been a relatively mysterious process, but these two creatures take it one step further with their bizarre day/night separation. In the case of Umbreon, a minor alteration in the sun's rays (as moonlight is simply the result of the sun's rays reflecting off the moon's surface) causes a major genetic alteration, reconfiguring their cellular structure in such as a way as to make their power completely dependent upon the time of day. Umbreon are far more hostile and aggressive than Espeon, but they still maintain a high degree of loyalty towards their trainers and other people; as such, they are generally docile in public, though wild ones are considered to be extremely dangerous. Moreover, they are a bit more difficult to train than Espeon as their range of attacks is fairly limited outside of a few weak physical attacks and a Last Resort attack. Even so, the ability to harness unique moves such as Moonlight and Guard Swap can make them troublesome under the right circumstances.

Umbreon prefer to stay hidden from sight during the night, silently lurking around within the darkness as they search for prey. These beasts will only strike when they have a clear view of the front of their prey, going straight for their throat in order to finish them off quickly before eating them. For reasons still not understood, the faint rings patterned on their fur and skin glow faintly but ominously in the darkness and only increase in intensity when they are attacking prey and/or opponents, are excited, or are exposed to direct moonlight. This striking appearance tends to have the effect of scaring anyone that suddenly gazes upon them, especially because Umbreon will never move until their onlooker decided to move first. What seems strikingly odd, however, is the bizarre power that Umbreon gain from exposure to direct moonlight; while the effects vary widely, such light generally increases their attack strength, physical durability and movement speed by as much as ten-fold, in turn heightening the threat they pose to astonishing levels. During the day, though, Umbreon are relatively limited in terms of sheer power and instead must rely on their superb defenses alone as protection. If agitated, however, Umbreon can and will spray a poisonous sweat from glands all over their body at the eyes of their opponent to distract them; while the poison itself is nowhere near lethal, it can still serve a useful defensive purpose as it is extremely painful and irritating when exposed to the sensitive tissue in most eyes.

Living and walking only by the light of the moon, Umbreon are powerful creatures that can weather many blows before being taken down and can thus be seen as nifty alternatives for defensive tacticians to turn to. With the highest base Special Defense stat out of all Dark-type Pokémon (tied with Hoopa Unbound) and a cautious nature only intensified by their inherent loyalty, it can definitely be said that Umbreon are far more durable than they initially appear and can easily prove to be a real nightmare if fought without preparation. If you do choose to battle with one of these strange creatures, though, try to only do so when the moon is at least somewhat bright outside, lest you find yourself backed into a corner with nowhere else to go on the night of a new moon!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Moonlight Pokemon, Umbreon. Enjoy.
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11073 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
Umbreon can be scary. I once encountered one on an alley at night, red eyes glowing, it's rings shining brightly, and fangs bared. Even my Breloom had trouble defeating it with Fighting type attacks.

Thank god we defeated it before we fell victim to it's bite...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional Writer
Yeah, they can be a bit vicious when they feel threatened...
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PhoenixAlaris Featured By Owner May 26, 2017   Artist
Mara: The only Eeveelution with obvious pupils. I wonder why?
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional Writer
Enhanced night vision.
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:iconphoenixalaris:
PhoenixAlaris Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017   Artist
Well, that certainly makes sense.  It'll certainly make getting around the house at night easier
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Professional Writer
Indeed it does, as it does in nature.
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eddfan1998 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Artist
Umbreon's coat is mostly short, yet the fur on its tail is long and bushy. Bathe your Umbreon by gong around its rings in a circular motion with a sponge, and brush its tail out thoroughly.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Writer
I'll keep that in mind in the future.
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
They can take a hit, I don't deny that, and they can be quite annoying to battle, but they can't really do much themselves in the way of damage, which is why everyone stalls and walls with them with things like Toxic and Moonlight.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Writer
Agreed, but at least it works for them.
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:iconlightarcindumati:
LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is quite true.
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Catlover2976 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Umbreon is one of my favorite pokemon
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional Writer
I see... :)
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Linkmaster333 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
My favorite of the eevee evolutions
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Writer
They certainly have their uses.
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Linkmaster333 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
yup
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
these things makee good guides in the moonlight :iconumbreonplz:
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
And are great battlers not because of power, but by the power of sheer annoyance that will make over 9000 people ragequit.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
How so?
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
What-

You don't know how to Umbreon? It's best asset is being a super annoying troll Pokemon that is too lazy to actually attack and use Swag-play with Thunder Wave and Moonlight.
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Catlover2976 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Their golden rings are like cool glowsticks!
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
true
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
especially since there fur glows in the dark...?
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Well, parts of their coat do.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
I see
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
i love umbreons,they are so cool^^

ps:i usually teach my umbreon moonlight crunch shadow ball and hyper beam among other attacks that suits him.
pps:my umbreon has a mysterious personality(me and espeon are the only ones that knows his true personality)he is one of the ninjas of the family and tends to turn invisible at night when not needed for something,hes quite the protective and fatherly look from afar kind of pokemon(if you know what i mean)
ppps:do you remember michaels eevee from pokemon xd and wes own pair of espeon and umbreon from pokemon colosseum?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Writer
I see...interesting...

And yes, I do remember.
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
they are cool :)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Agreed.
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
^^
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ShiningMoon15 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Writer
Very informative.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
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Solaris-Meadow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! My favorite pokemon! I love raising umbreons because they're so good defensively and with the right moveset they can be awful... for your opponent, that is X3
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Agreed.
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
UMBREE! UMBREON! BREE!
-i like it! i love it! i want some more of it!-

(ignore Luna. why i thought her to type i will never know.)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Writer
How adorable. :)
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Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this report because Umbreon is my most favorite of the eeveelutions(Espeon my second favorite) and you really did a great job on the report.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you; I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much. :)
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Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No problem.
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zayabird Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i taught my Umbreon psychic and let me tell ya he is a force to be reckoned with
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Writer
I can only imagine. :)
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timothyu Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
So, why do they have high Special defense?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Writer
It's just a natural power that they have; their bodies are designed to take punishment over dealing it out, a task they perform quite admirably.
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Out of all the Eeveelutions, Umbreon is the most popular. I don't really see anything special about this Pokémon aside of its cloaking ability.

"there isn't a whole lot out there capable of beating them in a fair fight!" <- My Throh wants to know if he is an exception to this :lol:
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Fighting and Bug-types generally fill the exception gap, but only if they are particularly strong...
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I've heard Umbreon have the ability to turn invisble...
Are they still visible to things like thermal cameras?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Absolutely.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
There is one, however, that is invisible even to infrared. You may know it as the Umbreon who serves the famous trainer Gary Oak. From what I've gathered, it appears a slight genetic mutation allows it to have a much stronger cloak, allowing it to mask itself from even infrared radiation.
It is still detectable by things like motion detectors, however.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Writer
That wouldn't surprise me. I don't pay much attention to the actions of individual trainers much, even if they are famous.
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