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Deerling (Pokémon)

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Vanilluxe #584: Vanilluxe
Pokémon
#586: Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Deerling
Season Pokémon
シキジカ
Shikijika
#585
Spring Form Deerling
Spring Form Deerling
Summer Form Deerling
Summer Form Deerling
Autumn Form Deerling
Autumn Form Deerling
Winter Form Deerling
Winter Form Deerling
Winter Form Deerling
Winter Form Deerling

Deerling

Deerling
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Grass
Unknown Unknown
Summer Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Winter Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Sap Sipper Cacophony
Summer Form
Cacophony
Autumn Form
Serene Grace
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Deerling Summer Form

Mega Deerling Autumn Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Spring Form
0'0" 0 m
Summer Form
0'0" 0 m
Autumn Form
0'0" 0 m
Winter Form
Weight
43.0 lbs. 19.5 kg
Spring Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Summer Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Autumn Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Winter Form
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#585
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#091/#159
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
67
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Spring Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Summer Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Autumn Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Winter Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Summer Form
Footprint
F585.png None.png
Summer Form
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Sawsbuck starting at level 34.

Deerling changes its appearance depending on the current season. However, this change in form does not occur after capture, unless it is present in the player's party at the time of a season change. This applies to Eggs as well.

  • When the month is January, May, or September, the season is Spring, and it becomes Spring Form.
  • When the month is February, June, or October, the season is Summer, and it becomes Summer Form.
  • When the month is March, July, or November, the season is Autumn, and it becomes Autumn Form.
  • When the month is April, August, or December, the season is Winter, and it becomes Winter Form.

In Generation VI, Deerling can be bred in any form at any time if the parent is of that form.

Biology

Deerling is a fawn-like Pokémon, most resembling a fallow deer. The upper side of its body is pink during the spring, green during the summer, orange during the fall, and brown during the winter. It has a yellow patterned rim, and its underside is light beige. It sports a yellow 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. It can change in appearance with the changing of the seasons. If it senses animosity, it hides in tall grass. It moves in herds as it is timid around humans. It dwells in sparsely populated areas, away from humans. It is herbivorous.

In the anime

Spring Form Deerling in the anime

Major appearances

A herd of Deerling (Spring Form) appeared in In The Shadow of Zekrom!. Another herd appeared in Enter Iris and Axew!, 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.

A Deerling (Spring Form) owned by Daniela appeared in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! where it was used to battle against Ash and his Pikachu.

A wild Deerling (Spring Form) made an appearance in Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest! when Ash's Sewaddle accidentally latched onto it with String Shot, startling the Deerling and causing it to buck and thrash around wildly through the forest to get Sewaddle off, putting Sewaddle in serious danger.

Ash saves two Deerling from falling off a cliff at the beginning of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Victini and Zekrom, the Deerling were in their Autumn Form while in Victini and Reshiram, they were in their Summer Form and Autumn Form.

Summer Deerling made their debut in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!. Ash and Robert followed one in order to find Sawsbuck.

A Deerling (Summer Form) owned by Katharine appeared in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!.

Two Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

Two Summer Form Deerling also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, helping to put a fire out at Pokémon Hills.

Minor appearances

Deerling have made brief cameos in many episodes such as A Sandile Gusher of Change!, Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!, and Lost at the Stamp Rally! as background Pokémon. Many Trainers have been known to own Deerling such as a Trainer in a flashback in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!, where it was seen to have defeated Tepig before it was caught by Ash.

Dino's Deerling (Spring Form) was used against Omega's Patrat in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! and won, allowing Dino to advance to the second round of the Club Battle tournament.

Deerling (Autumn Form) have a minor cameo at the beginning of Pokémon The Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Multiple Deerling appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1.

A Deerling briefly appeared in Search for the Clubultimate!.

A Deerling appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs!.

Multiple Deerling appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!.

A Deerling (Summer Form) briefly appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup! and Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!.

A Deerling (Spring Form) briefly appeared in the Elder's flashback in A Village Homecoming! and also in one of Iris's flashbacks in Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!.

A Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in Saving Braviary.

A Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!.

Multiple Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

A Trainer's Deerling appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!.

Multiple Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in The Island of Illusions!.

A Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

A Deerling (Spring Form) appeared in a fantasy/flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Deerling (Summer Form) appeared in Celebrating the Hero's Comet!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW002 Deerling Ash's Pokédex Deerling, the Season Pokémon. With the change of each season, Deerling's appearance changes as well.
BW054 Deerling Ash's Pokédex Deerling, the Season Pokémon. When sensing confrontation, Deerling hides in the grass. It also changes its appearance as the seasons change.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Summer Form Deerling in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Darling, a female Deerling, was captured by White during her preparation of the Battle Subway.

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 The color and scent of their fur changes to match the mountain grass. When they sense hostility, they hide in the grass.
White The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons.
Black 2 Their coloring changes according to the seasons and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.
White 2
Generation VI
X Their coloring changes according to the season and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.
Y The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 6 and 7, Dragonspiral Tower
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6 and 7
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Sawsbuck

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Echo Valley, Challenger's Ground (Spring Form)
Forest: Misty Edgewater (Summer Form)
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope, Firebreathing Mountain (Autumn Form)
Glacier: Frozen Tundra (Winter Form)

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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 Feint 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 09090 100100% 10
3636 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
4141 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5151 Solar Beam 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate 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 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuGrowlithePonytaRapidashFarfetch'dJolteon
AipomAmbipomGirafarigSneaselBuizelFloatzel
BunearyLopunnyBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoroark
EmolgaBunnelbyDiggersby
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
EeveeSentretFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarig
MawileBunearyLopunnyPatratWatchog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
Leafeon Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
PhanpyPansagePansearPanpour Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutland
WoobatSwoobatHeatmorBunnelbyDiggersbyFurfrou
Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
SeedotLeafeonSkiddoGogoat Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
SkiddoGogoat Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Deerling in Generation VI
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2585.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is Snivy's friend. She is cheerful, active, and very popular.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Spring Form

Spring Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Spring Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Summer Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Summer Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Autumn Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Autumn Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Winter Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Winter Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 585.png Spr b 5b 585.png Spr 5b 585.png Spr b 5b 585.png
Spr 5b 585S.png Spr b 5b 585S.png Spr 5b 585S.png Spr b 5b 585S.png
Spr 5b 585A.png Spr b 5b 585A.png Spr 5b 585A.png Spr b 5b 585A.png
Spr 5b 585W.png Spr b 5b 585W.png Spr 5b 585W.png Spr b 5b 585W.png
Spr 5b 585 s.png Spr b 5b 585 s.png Spr 5b 585 s.png Spr b 5b 585 s.png
Spr 5b 585S s.png Spr b 5b 585S s.png Spr 5b 585S s.png Spr b 5b 585S s.png
Spr 5b 585A s.png Spr b 5b 585A s.png Spr 5b 585A s.png Spr b 5b 585A s.png
Spr 5b 585W s.png Spr b 5b 585W s.png Spr 5b 585W s.png Spr b 5b 585W s.png
Front Back Front Back
585MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Deerling images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Deerling is based on a Sika Deer fawn.

Name origin

Deerling may be a combination of deer and yearling (referring to both its young age and its ties to the year's four seasons) or sapling (referring to its Grass-type and abilities). Alternatively, it may be a combination of dear and darling, both common terms of endearment.

Shikijika is a combination of 四季 shiki (four seasons) and 鹿 shika (deer).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シキジカ Shikijika From 四季 shiki and 鹿 shika
France Flag.png French Vivaldaim From Vivaldi, composer of "The Four Seasons", and daim
Spain Flag.png Spanish Deerling Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sesokitz From Saison and Rehkitz
Italy Flag.png Italian Deerling Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사철록 Sacheollok From 사철 sacheol and 록 (鹿)lok; literally "four seasons deer"


External links

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