Gary's Umbreon

Gary's Umbreon
シゲルのブラッキー Shigeru's Blacky
Poké Ball
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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
This Pokémon spent between 1 and 55 episodes as Eevee.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Eevee Mika Kanai
As Umbreon Mika Kanai (EP171)
Satomi Koorogi (HS15-present)
Kayzie Rogers

Gary's Umbreon (Japanese: シゲルのブラッキー Shigeru's Blacky) was a Pokémon obtained by Gary during his journey in the Kanto region.


Original series


As an Eevee

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, Gary trained it very well. In battle, it backed up this observation with a Reflect attack the likes of which Tracey had never seen before. The Reflective barrier 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 with Double Team, although its own Take Down attack was thwarted by Pikachu using Agility. It finished the battle by hitting Pikachu with Skull Bash just as Pikachu attempted to use Thunder. This sent Pikachu flying through the air, causing him to fire the Thunder attack into the sky before landing on the ground, knocked out of the battle, all while having not dealt any meaningful damage to Eevee.


Umbreon and Gary

Gary took Eevee with him when he left for the Johto region. It evolved sometime prior to 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 Dynamic Punch. 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. 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 Professor Oak's lab when he left on adventures with just his Blastoise.

Pokémon Chronicles

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

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Umbreon and Electivire attacking J's henchmen

In Ill-Will Hunting!, Umbreon 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.

In Fighting Fear with Fear!, Gary used Umbreon to battle Ash's Gligar in a practice match. 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.

In The Needs of the Three!, Umbreon spotted J's ship before being used to battle 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, allowing J to capture the Lake trio.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In JN102, Gary used Umbreon as his second Pokémon in his Raid Battle against an Articuno. Despite managing to confuse Articuno, Umbreon was quickly defeated by a Sheer Cold attack.

Personality and characteristics

As an Eevee, it was pointed out by Brock that it was well trained due to its bright eyes and glossy coat, with Tracey adding that the Evolution Pokémon looked ready to evolve at any given moment. Like its Trainer, it was shown to be confident and smart.

Umbreon was also a very adept battler, being often used by Gary in several different strategies.

Moves used

Using Shadow Ball
Using Quick Attack
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!
Confuse Ray  JN102
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Of all the Pokémon used by rivals, Umbreon has used the most moves, a total of 12.
  • 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, 501 episodes later.
    • It was also never defeated in battle onscreen until JN102, 1,071 episodes after Umbreon’s debut.
  • Gary's Eevee and it being used to battle Pikachu during the first battle between Ash and Gary are references to Blue's Eevee and the first rival battle between it and the player's Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow.

Related articles

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

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