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Gary's Umbreon

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Gary's Umbreon
シゲルのブラッキー Shigeru's Blacky
Poké Ball
Gary Umbreon.png
Gary's Umbreon
Debuts in The Rivalry Revival
Caught at Kanto
Evolves in Prior to Power Play!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Gary
Eevee Umbreon
This Pokémon spent between 1 and 55 episodes as Eevee.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Eevee Mika Kanai
As Umbreon Mika Kanai (EP171)
Satomi Kōrogi
Kayzie Rogers

Gary's Umbreon (Japanese: シゲルのブラッキー Shigeru's Blacky) is one of the Pokémon which is in Gary's Party in Sinnoh, obtained prior to Ash's return to Kanto from the Orange Archipelago.

History

Original series

Kanto

As an Eevee with Gary

Umbreon first appeared as an Eevee in The Rivalry Revival where it was used in a battle against Ash and his Pikachu. Brock commented that, by the looks of its shiny coat and bright eyes, that Gary trained it very well. In battle it backed up this observation with a Reflect the likes of which Tracey had never seen before. The Reflect absorbed Pikachu's Quick Attack and although Eevee was sent flying, it landed on its feet having sustained little to no damage. Eevee dodged Pikachu's Thunderbolt attack with Double Team, although its own Take Down was blocked by Pikachu using Agility. It finished the battle by hitting Pikachu with Skull Bash just as Pikachu attempted Thunder. Pikachu's attack shocked itself and, combined with the damage from Skull Bash, knocked it out of the battle having not landed any damage on Eevee.

Johto

Gary took Eevee with him when he left for the Johto region. It evolved sometime prior to the episode Power Play!, where it was shown to be battling Alex Davis's Alakazam. Gary noted that Alex Davis was the first new opponent it had had in a while. It proved itself to be a very agile battler, dodging Zap Cannon, Headbutt and DynamicPunch. When Alakazam used Double Team Umbreon sensed the real Alakazam and slammed it onto the ground. Alakazam used Teleport to avoid Umbreon's Quick Attack, but Gary and Umbreon detected the charging Hyper Beam and dodged it, then knocked Alakazam out with Hidden Power, winning the battle without having taken a single blow.

Umbreon dodging Alakazam's DynamicPunch

Ash enthusiastically challenged Gary, but Gary declined as Umbreon had defeated Pikachu before, along with that his remaining team did not impress him. Later, Gary and Umbreon helped Ash foil one of Team Rocket's plans as Umbreon severed a cable to their mecha with Tackle. It later illuminated a room with Flash so that Ash could find the lever to the dam mechanism. It then added its own strength to the effort to turn the lever, which ultimately succeeded.

It was not used in Gary's battle with Ash at the Silver Conference, although it did appear on his profile. Gary left Umbreon at Oak's when he left on adventures with just his Blastoise.

Advanced Generation series

In Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl! it was shown that he had recalled Umbreon to his team. It was seen with its Trainer when they were trying to convince Aerodactyl that they were its friends.

Diamond & Pearl series

Gary and Umbreon

It appeared again along with its Trainer in Ill-Will Hunting! where it repelled a Golbat from one of J's henchmen with Sand Attack. Gary's knowledge of the area combined with Umbreon's agility resulted in the Golbat accidentally disturbing a hive of Beedrill, which distracted the henchmen long enough for Gary, Ash, Brock and Dawn to escape with the Shieldon that J was hunting. It was called on again to sabotage J's ship, using Shadow Ball to cause explosions and then tackling J's henchmen with Electivire to allow Ash to retrieve Shieldon.

Gary used Umbreon to battle Ash's Gligar in a practice match in Fighting Fear With Fear!. Gligar fled from Umbreon's Shadow Ball, showing that it was unable to battle because of its phobia. Gary called off the battle and gave Ash a Razor Fang to evolve it.

Umbreon was used again in The Needs of the Three!. It was outside of its Poké Ball and spotted J's ship, before being called in to battle against Saturn's Toxicroak. It attempted to use Psychic, but was badly hurt early in combat by Toxicroak's X-Scissor before it could attack. Gary was helpless to do anything, as Toxicroak was too fast for his Pokémon. J was able to capture the Lake trio.

Personality and Characteristics

As an Eevee, it was pointed out by Tracey that it was well trained due to its bright eyes and glossy coat. Like its Trainer, it was shown to be confident and smart. Umbreon was also a very adept battler, not being hit by an attack on screen until its last appearance.

Moves used

Gary Umbreon Tackle.png
Using Tackle
Gary Eevee Take Down.png
Using Take Down
as an Eevee
Move First Used In
Reflect The Rivalry Revival
Double Team The Rivalry Revival
Take Down The Rivalry Revival
Skull Bash The Rivalry Revival
Tackle Power Play!
Quick Attack Power Play!
Hidden Power Power Play!
Flash Power Play!
Sand Attack Ill-Will Hunting!
Shadow Ball Ill-Will Hunting!
Psychic  The Needs of the Three!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • Prior to the first physical appearance of Gary's Blastoise, it was a common misconception among fans that Eevee was Gary's starter Pokémon, due to an Eevee being the rival's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow. However, the flashbacks of the Trainers shown Challenge of the Samurai, of which Gary was one of them, do not show Samurai battling an Eevee. However, as the Trainers themselves were not shown, this mistake is understandable.
  • Of all Pokémon used by rivals, Umbreon has used the most moves, a total of 11.
  • Despite debuting at the end of the Orange Archipelago saga, Umbreon was not shown to be damaged by an attack until the battle with Saturn's Toxicroak, its final appearance to date.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Eevee and Umbreon.


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