Moon's Decidueye

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Moon's Decidueye
ムーンのジュナイパー Moon's Junaiper
Poké Ball
Moon Decidueye Adventures.png
Moon's Decidueye
Debuts in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl
Caught in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island
Caught at Outskirts of Melemele Island
Evolves in Prior to PASM26
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
Gender Male
Ability Overgrow
Nature Relaxed
Current location With Moon
Rowlet Dartrix Decidueye
This Pokémon spent at least 25 rounds as Rowlet and an unknown number of rounds as Dartrix.

Moon's Decidueye (Japanese: ムーンのジュナイパー Moon's Junaiper) is a Pokémon that Moon owns in the Pokémon Adventures manga and her fifth overall. Moon received him from Professor Kukui.

History

As a Rowlet

Decidueye first appeared as a Rowlet in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl. Professor Kukui was seen testing Rowlet and Popplio's moves in his lab, causing a ruckus that sent all three flying through the roof and onto the beach, where they met Moon and Sun. While Sun introduced Moon to Kukui, Popplio sneezed, trapping Rowlet and Kukui in its water balloons. Though Moon immediately freed Kukui with one of her arrows, Popplio had to remind her to also rescue Rowlet. Due to spending so much time in the bubble, Rowlet developed a cold and had to be healed with Moon's medicine. Afterward, Rowlet took a liking to the girl, the two forming a bond because of their mutual preference of nighttime.

As a Dartrix

In The Decision and the Tournament of Six, Rowlet traveled with Moon to Iki Town, where a festival was being held. Later, he helped rescue Nebby from being attacked by a group of wild Spearow at Mahalo Trail. Due to the battle being three-on-one, Rowlet was unable to win, but managed to distract the Spearow long enough for Moon to get to Nebby.

In Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island, Rowlet was attacked by a pair of Team Skull Grunts as he was seeing Moon, Sun, and Kukui head off to Akala Island. By feeding him a Salac Berry she fired with her bow, Moon raised Rowlet's Speed enough to escape the Grunts and fly into Moon's arms. Afterward, Kukui noticed Rowlet liked Moon and suggested she keep him, which she accepted.

In Defeat and the Commander of the School of Fish, Rowlet was used to battle a Xurkitree that attacked Tapu Lele at Lush Jungle. Rowlet kept Xurkitree distracted long enough for Moon to shoot a Poké Ball-tipped arrow at it. Though Xurkitree escaped being captured, Tapu Lele was freed from its grasp, after which it angrily flew off. Afterward, Rowlet, the rest of Moon's team, and Mallow's Steenee helped find a Mirage Berry for Sun to give to Tapu Lele. By asking the local Pokémon of the area, Moon was able to quickly gather a large group of Berries and successfully find the one she was looking for.

Dartrix and Moon

In PASM19, Rowlet transported Moon to Po Town, where they clashed against the Ultra Beasts Guzma summoned to Alola. Rowlet was later used to try and stop a Nihilego from kidnapping Guzma. Their attempt was stopped by Xurkitree, which grabbed Moon, allowing Nihilego to drag Guzma into an Ultra Wormhole with it. Moon and Rowlet were rescued by Sun.

In PASM23, Rowlet was sent out alongside the rest of Moon's team to fight a group of Aether Foundation Employees at Vast Poni Canyon. They were later switched out for Anabel's team.

Sometime after arriving in Ultra Space, Rowlet evolved into a Dartrix. At the Ultra Megalopolis, Dartrix was used to help rescue Sun from an attacking Stakataka. By carrying her into the air, Dartrix allowed Moon to get close enough for Moon to shoot the Zygarde Cube in Sun's bag, releasing several Zygarde Cells everywhere. In PASM29, he was used alongside the rest of Moon and Sun's teams to assist Lunala against Necrozma, but was stopped by Lusamine's Naganadel.

After Moon exited Ultra Space, Dartrix and the rest of Moon's team were stolen by Faba and stored at Aether Paradise in Secret Lab B. After Moon escaped Faba, she headed to Secret Lab B and found Dartrix and the others safe. While trying to prepare medicine for Gladion, Moon was ambushed by Aether Foundation Employees and had her team hold them off while she finished her work. While battling against a Huntail, Dartrix evolved into Decidueye.

Personality and characteristics

Decidueye is normally laid-back and easygoing, but takes on a more serious personality when battling. He is quite strong, and when first introduced, was shown destroying a part of Professor Kukui's house alongside Popplio. Despite this, he is weaker during the day due to being nocturnal, needing to store up his energy to become active at night. Decidueye has a close bond with Moon, formed on the day they met when she helped him recover from Popplio's Bubble Balloon. The two grew so close in such a short time that Rowlet refused to leave Moon and chased after her when she left for Akala Island.

Moves used

Moon Rowlet Razor Leaf.png
Using Razor Leaf as a Rowlet
Move First Used In
Leafage The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl*
Razor Leaf Defeat and the Commander of the School of Fish
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Rowlet, Dartrix, and Decidueye.



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