Umbreon -------------------- [Overview] Umbreon gained very little in Black/White Umbreon has excellent defenses but very little attacking power. This can cause him to be set-up bait for opponents Game Freak sucks Set Comments: Taunt prevents foes from attempting to use Roar or Whirlwind. It can also be used to stop set-up attempts, such as Skarmory using Spikes Wish can be used to heal Umbreon or a teammate. Payback is very weak but it gives Umbreon something to do if he gets Taunted himself Additional Comments: The majority of opponents switching into Umbreon tend to be physical hitters and especially Fighting-types, but 252 SpD Careful is also very usable Speed investment is recommended if you plan to Baton Pass a Speed boost to Umbreon first. 128 Speed EVs allows Umbreon to outspeed the base 130 group with a +2 boost; important for Taunting Mewtwo and Aerodactyl before they Taunt you Cheer Up or Double Team could allow Umbreon to boost his stats before using Baton Pass, but Umbreon will likely not find time to use these moves. Yawn can put your trapped opponent to sleep, helping ensure a successful set-up [SET] name: Curse move 1: Curse move 2: Payback move 3: Rest / Wish move 4: Sleep Talk / Protect item: Leftovers evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD nature: Careful Set Comments: Umbreon has great HP and Special Defense, making Curse an obvious choice to boost Attack and Defense at the cost of his already terrible Speed No Pokemon are immune to Payback, making it a decent choice for a mono-attacker. His low Speed means Payback is likely to have 100 power Rest + Sleep Talk or Wish + Protect are both good choices for recovery. Sleep Talk can be slightly unreliable, but means Umbreon doesn't lose to Toxic Additional Comments: Tyranitar can run a similar set, but has far more weaknesses Is not effective in the early stages of a battle - is easily set up on by offensive Pokemon like Gyarados and Salamence. A Pokemon that can counter or revenge-kill common setup sweepers is recommended [Other Options] A simple Wish/Protect/Toxic/Payback set with maximum HP and SpD could be effective. The advantage of using this set over Blissey is that, unlike Blissey, Umbreon is not at all vulnerable to Psycho Shock, and as such, can be used as a counter to various Psychic-types like Mewtwo and Alakazam Moonlight can be used, but is has low PP and sandstorm greatly reduces its efficiency Heal Bell can be used to cure teammates of status, but is difficult to fit into any set [Team Options] If using a Baton Pass chain, Zapdos and Gliscor make good partners, as they resist Fighting Pokemon that resist Fighting and are adept at setting up will be preferred recipients on non-chain teams. Examples include Gyarados and Salamence Umbreon without Taunt is easily set up on by offensive Pokemon like Gyarados and Salamence. Deoxys-S is a good revenge-killer who can check these Pokemon Not generally suitable for an offensive team, as he can really slow the team down [Counters] Powerful Fighting- and Bug-types will be the most common counters. Heracross, Lucario, and Scizor pose a severe, immediate threat Any user of U-turn is a problem for the Mean Look set [Dream World] Inner Focus is generally not helpful, but may be of use against opponents like Jirachi. Synchronize is preferred.