Deerling (Pokémon)

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0584MS.png #0584: Vanilluxe
Pokémon
#0586: Sawsbuck 0586MS.png
Deerling
Season Pokémon
シキジカ
Shikijika
#0585
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
20 cycles
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
Footprint
F0585.png F000.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 has four forms: Spring Form, Summer Form, Autumn Form, and Winter Form. Deerling changes forms depending on the location the game was loaded in. In Paldea, Spring Form corresponds to South Province, Summer Form to East Province, Autumn Form to West Province, and Winter Form to North Province.

When it debuted, Deerling's form changed based on the season. From Generation VI to VIII, its form could not be changed at all, and only the Spring Form could be found in the wild, with the other forms being obtainable exclusively via transfer from a Generation V game or from Pokémon GO.

(Refer to Game data→Form data for more details.)

Biology

Deerling is a Pokémon that resembles a deer fawn. The upper side of its body is pink in the spring, green in the summer, orange in the autumn, and brown in the winter. Deerling has a yellow-patterned rim, and its underside is peach. It sports a yellow floral tuft on its head with small antlers hidden underneath, 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.

If Deerling senses animosity, it will hide in tall grass. It moves in herds, as it is timid around humans. Despite this, Deerling does whatever it wants, even around humans. Deerling will take a liking towards anyone who feeds it. It will playfully headbutt anyone it likes, even if headbutts are a little painful. It dwells in sparsely populated areas, away from humans. It is herbivorous. Despite their innocent and adorable appearance, Deerling are considered pests by farmers, as they tend to eat all of their plant shoots. Because of this, and because Lycanroc is a natural enemy of Deerling, farmers often use Lycanroc to guard their fields from Deerling.

Forms

Deerling has four forms: Spring Form, Summer Form, Autumn Form, and Winter Form.

Aside from differing in coloration, Deerling also has different scents depending on the season. During spring, its scent is delicate, sweet, and calming. During summer, it has a distinct grassy scent. During autumn, it has a softly sweet scent. During winter, Deerling has no scent.

Spring Form Summer Form Autumn Form Winter Form
0585Deerling-Spring.png 0585Deerling-Summer.png 0585Deerling-Autumn.png 0585Deerling-Winter.png

Evolution

Deerling evolves into Sawsbuck.

Spring Form

0585Deerling-Spring.png
Unevolved
Deerling
Spring Form
 Normal  Grass 

0586Sawsbuck-Spring.png
First evolution
Sawsbuck
Spring Form
 Normal  Grass 

Summer Form

0585Deerling-Summer.png
Unevolved
Deerling
Summer Form
 Normal  Grass 

0586Sawsbuck-Summer.png
First evolution
Sawsbuck
Summer Form
 Normal  Grass 

Autumn Form

0585Deerling-Autumn.png
Unevolved
Deerling
Autumn Form
 Normal  Grass 

0586Sawsbuck-Autumn.png
First evolution
Sawsbuck
Autumn Form
 Normal  Grass 

Winter Form

0585Deerling-Winter.png
Unevolved
Deerling
Winter Form
 Normal  Grass 

0586Sawsbuck-Winter.png
First evolution
Sawsbuck
Winter Form
 Normal  Grass 

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 the Deerling 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

Movie adaptations

A Deerling appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom.

Pokémon Adventures

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 The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition.

Pokémon RéBURST

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#190
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#38
Spring Form
Scarlet Deerling have different scents depending on the season. In early spring, these Pokémon give off a delicate, sweet, and calming scent.
Violet Despite Deerling's adorable appearance, farmers consider it a nuisance since it loves plant shoots and will eat them all up.
Summer Form
Scarlet To prevent Deerling from entering their fields, many farmers will have several Lycanroc stand guard, as they are the natural enemy of Deerling.
Violet Deerling have different scents depending on the season. When a distinct grassy smell starts to waft from one, you know that summer has begun.
Autumn Form
Scarlet These Pokémon are not shy—they will behave as they please, even in front of people. If you feed one of them, it will quickly take a liking to you.
Violet Deerling have different scents depending on the season. In this form, Deerling have a softly sweet scent that lingers in the nose.
Winter Form
Scarlet Deerling’s scent changes with the seasons, but when the Pokémon is in its Winter Form, it has hardly any scent at all.
Violet This Pokémon will playfully headbutt those it gets along well with. It has antlers hidden under its flower, so the headbutts are a little painful.


Pokédex Image Deerling SV.png Pokédex Image Deerling SV Blueberry.png
Spring Form Deerling in the Paldea Pokédex Summer Form Deerling in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Received from a Scientist on Route 6*
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Sawsbuck (Spring Form)
Pokémon Bank (Summer/Autumn/Winter Forms)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 117 (hidden Pokémon*) (Spring Form)
Pokémon Bank (Summer/Autumn/Winter Forms)
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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area One, Area Two, Area Three, Area Four, Area Five (Spring Form)
East Province: Area One, Area Two (Summer Form)
West Province: Area Two, Area Three (Autumn Form)
North Province: Dalizapa Passage, Glaseado Mountain (Winter Form)
Tera Raid Battles (1★) (Spring Form)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Savanna Biome (Spring Form)
Coastal Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth (Summer Form)
Canyon Biome, Chargestone Cavern (Autumn Form)
Polar Biome (Winter Form)


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 Forms)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 3
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (All Areas; All Forms)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 06 (Spring Form)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole SeaFinal (Spring Form)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere Forest
Cross-Generation
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)


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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
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 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
2020 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2424 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2828 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4242 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deerling
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Deerling
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuRaichuSandshrewGrowlitheArcanineArcanineJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigFarigirafSneaselSneaselWeavileSneaslerBuizelFloatzelBlitzleZebstrikaZoruaZoruaZoroarkZoroarkScorbunnyRabootCinderaceMorpekoPawmiPawmoPawmot
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonSentretFurretAipomAmbipomGirafarigFarigirafFidoughDachsbun
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
UrsaringUrsalunaZoruaZoroark
Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
SeelDewgongTaurosTaurosTaurosSnubbullGranbullSeedotSlakothScraggyScraftyLitleoPyroarScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSilicobraSandacondaEiscueLechonkOinkologneMaschiffMabosstiffGreavardHoundstone
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
TM Normal*
Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
SeedotNuzleafShiftryLeafeonSkiddoGogoat
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
SkiddoGogoatSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscarada
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Deerling
  • 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

Side game data

Spring Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush585Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
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 Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.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 HP: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Deerling Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge, Trailblaze*
New Pokémon Snap
NPS585.png
Photodex entry #065
Deerling have different appearances depending on the season. They usually stick close to Sawsbuck, but because they’re so curious, they sometimes wander off on their own and get lost.

Summer Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush585SBody.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.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 HP: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Deerling Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge, Trailblaze*
New Pokémon Snap
NPS585S.png
Photodex entry #065
Deerling have different appearances depending on the season. They usually stick close to Sawsbuck, but because they’re so curious, they sometimes wander off on their own and get lost.

Autumn Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush585ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.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 HP: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Deerling Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge, Trailblaze*
New Pokémon Snap
NPS585A.png
Photodex entry #065
Deerling have different appearances depending on the season. They usually stick close to Sawsbuck, but because they’re so curious, they sometimes wander off on their own and get lost.

Winter Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush585WBody.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.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 HP: 155 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Deerling Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge, Trailblaze*
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Deerling have different appearances depending on the season. They usually stick close to Sawsbuck, but because they’re so curious, they sometimes wander off on their own and get lost.

Form data

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Deerling has four different forms based on the four seasons. These forms are interchangeable in Generation V and Generation IX but not in other games. They are purely cosmetic.

Generation V

In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Deerling will change its form to match the current seasons if it is in the party when the season changes. All wild, bred, and NPC Trainer-owned Deerling will match the current season, with the exception of those owned by NPC Trainers in the Battle Subway and the Pokémon World Tournament, which are all Spring Form.

  • 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.
Generations VI to VIII

From Generation VI to VIII, with the abandonment of seasons as a mechanic, Deerling is unable to change forms. All wild and NPC Trainer-owned Deerling are Spring Form, while bred Deerling are in the same form as their mother, or the same form as the Deerling or Sawsbuck parent if bred with Ditto. The Summer, Autumn, and Winter forms are only obtainable via transfer from a Generation V game or from Pokémon GO.

Generation IX

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Deerling is once again able to change forms, but the form it will become is now based on the location that the game was loaded in rather than the season. Wild Deerling vary in form based on location. In Paldea, Spring Form corresponds to South Province, Summer Form to East Province, Autumn Form to West Province, and Winter Form to North Province.

In general, Spring Form Deerling can be found in South Province (Areas One, Two, Three, Four, and Five) and in 1★ Tera Raid Battles, Summer Form in East Province (Areas One and Two), Autumn Form in West Province (Areas Two and Three), and Winter Form in North Province (Dalizapa Passage and Glaseado Mountain).

Evolution data

Spring Form

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Unevolved
Deerling
Spring Form
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Sawsbuck
Spring Form
 Normal  Grass 


Summer Form

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Unevolved
Deerling
Summer Form
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Sawsbuck
Summer Form
 Normal  Grass 


Autumn Form

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Unevolved
Deerling
Autumn Form
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Sawsbuck
Autumn Form
 Normal  Grass 


Winter Form

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Unevolved
Deerling
Winter Form
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Sawsbuck
Winter Form
 Normal  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
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Trivia

  • Deerling's Autumn Form has, to date, only ever been released as a Pokémon card once; because this card was never released outside of Japan, Autumn Form Deerling has never appeared in the International Pokémon Trading Card Game.
  • Deerling's Winter Form is its only form that has not appeared in the anime yet.

Origin

Deerling may be based on a sika deer fawn with a yellow flower on top of its head.

The colors of its four different seasonal forms may be visual references to the colors of trees and bushes during the four seasons: with pink representing blossoms in the spring, green representing fully grown leaves in the summer, orange representing the changing leaves in the autumn, and brown representing the bare, leafless tree and bush branches in the winter. Deerling's design was worked backwards from Sawsbuck's design.[1]

Name origin

Deerling may be a combination of deer and darling or yearling (young animal between the age of one to two years old), with -ling being a common suffix to denote something that is small or immature; it may also reference the 1938 novel The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn.

Shikijika may be 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) rok
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 四季鹿 Sìjìlù From 四季 sìjì and 鹿
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 四季鹿 Seigwailúk From 四季 seigwai and 鹿 lúk


Spring Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese はるのすがた Haru no Sugata
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
India Flag.png Hindi स्प्रिंग फ़ॉर्म Spring Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Musim Semi*
Bentuk Musim Semi*
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Primavera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 봄의 모습 Bom-ui Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Musim Bunga
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Wiosenna
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Primavera
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Primavera
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูใบไม้ผลิ Rang Ridubaimaiphli
Turkey Flag.png Turkish İlkbahar Formu

Summer Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese なつのすがた Natsu no Sugata
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
India Flag.png Hindi समर फ़ॉर्म Summer Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Musim Panas*
Bentuk Musim Panas*
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Estate
South Korea Flag.png Korean 여름의 모습 Yeoreum-ui Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Musim Panas
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Letnia
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Verão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Verano
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูร้อน Rang Riduron
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Yaz Formu

Autumn Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese あきのすがた Aki no Sugata
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
India Flag.png Hindi ऑटम फ़ॉर्म Autumn Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Musim Gugur*
Bentuk Musim Gugur*
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Autunno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가을의 모습 Ga-eur-ui Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Musim Luruh
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Jesienna
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Outono
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Otoño
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูใบไม้ร่วง Rang Ridubaimairuang
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sonbahar Formu

Winter Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ふゆのすがた Fuyu no Sugata
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
India Flag.png Hindi विंटर फ़ॉर्म Winter Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Musim Dingin*
Bentuk Musim Dingin*
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Inverno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겨울의 모습 Gyeo-ur-ui Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Musim Sejuk
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Zimowa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Inverno
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Invierno
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างฤดูหนาว Rang Ridunao
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kış Formu


Related articles

References

  1. Nintendo Dream Vol. 204, April 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

External links


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