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Deerling (Pokémon)

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Baibanira #584: Baibanira
Pokémon
#586: Mebukijika Mebukijika
Deerling
シキジカ Shikijika
#585
585Deerling-Winter.png
Winter Deerling art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Normal Grass
Category
Season Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Sap Sipper Serene Grace
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#091
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
43 lbs.
Imperial
19.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F585.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 67 Battle Exp.: 671*

Deerling (Japanese: シキジカ Shikijika) is a dual-type Normal/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Mebukijika starting at level 34.

Biology

Physiology

Deerling is a deer or fawn-like Pokémon, most resembling a fallow deer, with facial similarities to Shaymin’s Sky Forme. The upper side of its body is colored pink, and is rimmed and dappled with yellow patterns, with the underside of its body being a lighter beige shade. It sports a yellowish-colored, floral tuft on its head, and similar yellow coloration on the ear insides of its tapering ears. The tips of its limbs are colored black and its pink tail is small.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Deerling changes in appearance with the changing of the seasons: in the spring it is pink, in the summer it is green, in the fall it is orange, and in the winter it is brown.

Behavior

Deerling hide in tall grass when they sense animosity. Deerling tend to move in herds due to their timidity towards humans.

Habitat

Can be found almost anywhere throughout the Unova region. It seems as if this Pokémon can adapt according to the season and temperature. This Pokémon dwells in sparsely populated areas, away from humans.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Shikijika anime.png
A herd of Springtime-form Deerling in the anime

A herd of Deerling appeared in BW001. Another herd appeared in BW002, where Ash attempted to catch one; however, as he had not weakened it, the Deerling was able to deflect the Poké Ball and fled with the rest of the herd.

Another Deerling appeared in a flashback in BW004, where it was seen to have defeated Tepig before it was caught by Ash.

It appeared in BW012 under the ownership of Yuri.

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Multiple Deerling made a brief cameo in BW003 with multiple Pidove and Patrat where they needed help from Ash and his friends.

A Trainer's Deerling made a brief appearance in BW010 on a computer screen in the Current Town Battle Club.

A wild Deerling made an appearance in BW018 when Ash's Sewaddle accidentally latched onto it with String Shot, startling the Season Pokemon and causing it to buck and thrash around wildly through the forest to get Sewaddle off.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Deerling (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black たいもうが のやまの くさと おなじ いろと かおりに かわる。てきいを かんじると くさむらに かくれる。
White きせつの かわりめに なると たいもうと においが へんかする。きせつを つげる ポケモン。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Unknown Routes 6 and 7, Dragon Spiral Tower
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 335   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Camouflage Normal Status 0000 —% 20
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1010 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2020 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2424 Jump Kick Fighting Physical 100100 09595% 10
2828 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
3232 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100100% 10
3636 Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4141 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5151 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Deerling obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deerling
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deerling
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Cheer Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deerling
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deerling

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidash
Farfetch'dJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
WeavileBuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzle
ZeburaikaZoruaZoroarkEmonga
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSentretFurretAipomAmbipom
GirafarigMawileBunearyLopunnyPatratMiruhog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZoruaZoroark Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
Leafeon GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
PhanpyDonphanPansageYanakkiePansearBaokkie
PanpourHiyakkie
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigChaobooEnbuohYorterryHaderiaMurando
WoobatKokoromoriKuitaran
Odor Sleuth Normal Status 100% 40
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
SeedotNuzleafShiftryLeafeon Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
SeedotNuzleafShiftry Worry Seed* Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Deerling in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Deerling in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deerling
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deerling

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Deerling can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Deerling cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deerling
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deerling

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Spring Deerling
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Spring Mebukijika
Mebukijika
First evolution
Mebukijika
 Normal  Grass 

Summer Deerling
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Summer Mebukijika
Mebukijika
First evolution
Mebukijika
 Normal  Grass 

Autumn Deerling
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Autumn Mebukijika
Mebukijika
First evolution
Mebukijika
 Normal  Grass 

Winter form

Winter Deerling
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Winter Mebukijika
Mebukijika
First evolution
Mebukijika
 Normal  Grass 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 585.png Spr 5b 585.png Spr b 5b 585.png
Spr 5b 585S.png Spr 5b 585S.png Spr b 5b 585S.png
Spr 5b 585A.png Spr 5b 585A.png Spr b 5b 585A.png
Spr 5b 585W.png Spr 5b 585W.png Spr b 5b 585W.png
Spr 5b 585 s.png Spr 5b 585 s.png Spr b 5b 585 s.png
Spr 5b 585S s.png Spr 5b 585S s.png Spr b 5b 585S s.png
Spr 5b 585A s.png Spr 5b 585A s.png Spr b 5b 585A s.png
Spr 5b 585W s.png Spr 5b 585W s.png Spr b 5b 585W s.png
DeerlingDeerlingDeerlingDeerling For other sprites and images, please see Deerling images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Shikijika is based on a Fallow Deer fawn, or perhaps a Sika Deer.

Name origin

Shikijika's name is a combination of 四季 shiki, four seasons, and 鹿 shika, deer.

In other languages

  • Chinese (Taiwan): 四季鹿 Sì Jì Lù - From the Japanese name. Literally "four season deer".
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