Deerling (Pokémon)

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


Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Grass
Unknown Unknown
Summer Form
Unknown Unknown
Autumn Form
Unknown Unknown
Winter Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Sap Sipper Cacophony
Summer Form
Cacophony
Autumn Form
Serene Grace
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Summer Form
Cacophony
Autumn Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 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
[[|]] [[|]]
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
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Summer Form
Footprint
F585.png None.png
Summer Form
Pokédex color
Pink
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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.

From Generation VI onwards, seasons are no longer a mechanic in the game, and only the Spring Form has been obtainable in the wild. However, its other forms are retained upon transferring from Generation V and can be passed down via breeding.

Biology

Deerling is a fawn-like Pokémon, most resembling a fallow deer. The upper side of its body is pink in the spring, green in the summer, orange in the autumn, and brown in the winter. It has a yellow patterned rim, and its underside is peach. It sports a yellow floral tuft on its head, and similar yellow coloration on the 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
Summer Form Deerling in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Spring Form Deerling appeared in Enter Iris and Axew!. Ash attempted to catch one, but as he had not weakened it, it was able to deflect the Poké Ball and fled with the rest of the herd.

In Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, Daniela used a Spring Form Deerling to battle Ash and Pikachu.

In Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!, a Sewaddle accidentally latched onto a wild Spring Form Deerling with String Shot, startling it. This caused it to buck and thrash around wildly through the forest in an effort to get Sewaddle off, but this put Sewaddle in serious danger.

At the beginning of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, Ash saved two Spring Form Deerling from falling off a cliff with Victini's help.

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

In Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!, Katharine first offered to trade a Summer Form Deerling to Ash in exchange for his Scraggy. Deerling was later used to help calm down a wild Garbodor with Aromatherapy.

Minor appearances

Multiple Spring Form Deerling debuted in In The Shadow of Zekrom!.

In A Sandile Gusher of Change!, multiple Deerling, Patrat, and Pidove needed help from Ash and his friends.

A Deerling appeared in Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!.

In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, multiple Trainers' Deerling were at a Poké Mart near Castelia City.

In a flashback in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, a Deerling was one of Iris's Pokémon friends when she was little in the Village of Dragons.

Three Deerling appeared in Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!.

In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, Dino used a Spring Form Deerling against Omega's Patrat during the first round of the Club Battle tournament. It ultimately won, allowing Dino to advance to the second round.

Autumn Form Deerling debuted in the opening sequences of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, while multiple Summer Form Deerling debuted in both movies proper.

A Deerling appeared in Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!.

A Deerling appeared in Crisis from the Underground Up!.

In Lost at the Stamp Rally!, a Spring Form Deerling was seen performing in a Pokémon Musical show. Multiple other Deerling also appeared in the same episode.

Multiple Deerling appeared in Ash Versus the Champion!.

Multiple Deerling appeared in a flashback in A Maractus Musical!.

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

A Deerling briefly appeared in Search for the Clubultimate!.

In Clash of the Connoisseurs!, Burgundy, disguised as Fauxgundy, reviewed a Deerling as a possible Pokémon for Marigold.

A Deerling appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1.

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

A Deerling appeared in a flashback in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

Multiple Summer Form Deerling physically appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice. The Swords of Justice legend also featured their Spring, Summer, and Autumn Forms.

A Trainer's Summer Form Deerling appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!.

A Summer Form Deerling appeared in Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!.

In A Village Homecoming!, the elder's flashback featured a Spring Form Deerling.

In Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!, Iris's flashback featured a Spring Form Deerling.

A Trainer's Deerling appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

Two Deerling appeared in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, both under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Trainer's Deerling appeared in Strong Strategy Steals the Show!.

Five Deerling appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer, two being wild, and the other two appearing in a flashback.

A Summer Form Deerling appeared in Saving Braviary!.

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

In Secrets From Out of the Fog!, multiple Summer Form Deerling were living at N's hideout.

In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, a Trainer's Deerling was on the cruise ship.

In The Island of Illusions!, multiple Summer Form Deerling were living at Grand Spectrala Islet.

A Summer Form Deerling appeared in a flashback in The Path That Leads to Goodbye!.

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

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Summer Form Deerling were living at Pokémon Hills. Two of them later helped put a fire out there.

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

In Celebrating the Hero's Comet!, a Summer Form Deerling was living at an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

In a flashback in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Summer Form Deerling was living at the Nebel Plateau.

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.

In the manga

Summer Form Deerling in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

A Deerling appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Welcome to Striaton City!!, a Spring Form Deerling was seen under the ownership of a female shopkeeper in Striaton City.

A Spring Form Deerling appeared in Special Delivery as one of the Pokémon competing in Nimbasa's Pokémon Musical.

Darlene, a female Deerling, was captured by White during her preparation for the Battle Subway trial in Growing Pains. She was seen in her Summer, Autumn, and Winter Forms.

Two Deerling appeared in a fantasy in A Misunderstanding.

A Trainer's Deerling appeared in PS547.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Deerling appeared in RB01 and RB76.

In the TCG

Main article: Deerling (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #091
Unova
B2W2: #159
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby Their coloring changes according to the seasons and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.
Alpha Sapphire The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 117 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
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)
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Four Seasons in the Forest (all seasons)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 3
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 622 (Autumn Form)
Marron Trail: Stage 671 (Winter Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Eighth release; Spring Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (22nd release; Summer Form)
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 06 (Spring Form only)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Deerling's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Spring Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2585.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is Snivy's friend. She is cheerful, active, and very popular.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT585.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#501
Shuffle585.png

Eject
Removes one non-Support Pokémon icon without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO585.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge

Summer Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#501
Shuffle585S.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO585S.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge

Autumn Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#501
Shuffle585A.png

Cheer
Increases the chance that the next match's skill is triggered.


Pokémon GO
GO585A.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge

Winter Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#501
Shuffle585W.png

Calm Down
Delays your opponent's disruptions


Pokémon GO
GO585W.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge

Evolution

Spring Form

Spring Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Spring Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Summer Form

Summer Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Summer Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Autumn Form

Autumn Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Autumn Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Winter Form

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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 585.png Spr b 6x 585.png Spr 6x 585.png Spr b 6x 585.png
Spr 6x 585S.png Spr b 6x 585S.png Spr 6x 585S.png Spr b 6x 585S.png
Spr 6x 585A.png Spr b 6x 585A.png Spr 6x 585A.png Spr b 6x 585A.png
Spr 6x 585W.png Spr b 6x 585W.png Spr 6x 585W.png Spr b 6x 585W.png
Spr 6x 585 s.png Spr b 6x 585 s.png Spr 6x 585 s.png Spr b 6x 585 s.png
Spr 6x 585S s.png Spr b 6x 585S s.png Spr 6x 585S s.png Spr b 6x 585S s.png
Spr 6x 585A s.png Spr b 6x 585A s.png Spr 6x 585A s.png Spr b 6x 585A s.png
Spr 6x 585W s.png Spr b 6x 585W s.png Spr 6x 585W s.png Spr b 6x 585W s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 585.png Spr b 7s 585.png Spr 7s 585.png Spr b 7s 585.png
Spr 7s 585S.png Spr b 7s 585S.png Spr 7s 585S.png Spr b 7s 585S.png
Spr 7s 585A.png Spr b 7s 585A.png Spr 7s 585A.png Spr b 7s 585A.png
Spr 7s 585W.png Spr b 7s 585W.png Spr 7s 585W.png Spr b 7s 585W.png
Spr 7s 585 s.png Spr b 7s 585 s.png Spr 7s 585 s.png Spr b 7s 585 s.png
Spr 7s 585S s.png Spr b 7s 585S s.png Spr 7s 585S s.png Spr b 7s 585S s.png
Spr 7s 585A s.png Spr b 7s 585A s.png Spr 7s 585A s.png Spr b 7s 585A s.png
Spr 7s 585W s.png Spr b 7s 585W s.png Spr 7s 585W s.png Spr b 7s 585W s.png
Front Back Front Back
585MS6.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 Sacheolrok From 사철 sacheol and 록 (鹿)lok; literally "four seasons deer"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 四季鹿 Sìjìlù From its Japanese name. Literally "Four season deer".


Spring Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese はるのすがた Spring Form
Chinese Cantonese 春天的樣子 Chēuntīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 春天的樣子 / 春天的样子 Chūntiān-de Yàngzi
France Flag.png French Forme Printemps
Germany Flag.png German Frühlingsform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Primavera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 봄의 모습 Spring Form
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Wiosenna
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Primavera
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูใบไม้ผลิ

Summer Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese なつのすがた Summer Form
Chinese Cantonese 夏天的樣子 Hahtīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 夏天的樣子 / 夏天的样子 Xiàtiān-de Yàngzi
France Flag.png French Forme Été
Germany Flag.png German Sommerform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Estate
South Korea Flag.png Korean 여름의 모습 Summer Form
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Letnia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Verano
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูร้อน

Autumn Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese あきのすがた Autumn Form
Chinese Cantonese 秋天的樣子 Chāutīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 秋天的樣子 / 秋天的样子 Qiūtiān-de Yàngzi
France Flag.png French Forme Automne
Germany Flag.png German Herbstform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Autunno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가을의 모습 Autumn Form
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Jesienna
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Otoño
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูใบไม้ร่วง

Winter Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ふゆのすがた Winter Form
Chinese Cantonese 冬天的樣子 Dūngtīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 冬天的樣子 / 冬天的样子 Dōngtiān-de Yàngzi
France Flag.png French Forme Hiver
Germany Flag.png German Winterform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Inverno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겨울의 모습 Winter Form
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Zimowa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Invierno
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูหนาว


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