Originally Posted by Fat Yamborski
Umbreon sucks dick. Having defensive stats isn't enough to be useful, just look at Regirock and Cresselia. Umbreon has good support moves and might be decent in UU but in OU? Why not just slap a sign on Umbreon that says "Spike on me!" Not to mention its a free switch in for basically everything not named Gengar.
It's been my experience that Umbreon is a great niche Pokemon in UU. Access to Wish and Heal Bell makes it a great cleric, and Foul Play is an interesting addition to its movepool in this new BW2 era, as it's not been uncommon for me to see a physical setup sweeper come in and assume that Umbreon will be switching out to allow a free Swords/Dragon Dance.
Gimmicky? Sure. But it works...