Rowlet (Pokémon)

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Rowlet
Grass Quill Pokémon
モクロー
Mokuroh
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Rowlet



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Long Reach
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Rowlet
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
3.3 lbs. 1.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Rowlet
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Rowlet (Japanese: モクロー Mokuroh) is a dual-type Grass/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Dartrix starting at level 17, which evolves into Decidueye starting at level 34.

In Hisui, it evolves into Dartrix starting at level 17, which evolves into Hisuian Decidueye starting at level 36.

Along with Litten and Popplio, Rowlet is one of the three first partner Pokémon of Alola available at the beginning of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. They were also the second Generation VII Pokémon to be revealed to the public on May 10, 2016.

Rowlet is also one of the three first partner Pokémon of Hisui in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, alongside Cyndaquil and Oshawott.

Biology

Rowlet's quirky physiology and abilities

Rowlet is a small, avian Pokémon resembling a young owl with a round body and short legs. Its plumage is primarily beige with a white underside and facial disc. The facial disc itself is in the shape of two overlapping circles. It has large black eyes and a stubby beak. The top part of its beak is white, while the lower half is orange-brown. Its feet have two forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe; they are the same color as the lower half of its beak. Two leaves sprout from its chest arranged to resemble a bowtie. Additional leaves form its tail and line the undersides of its wings.

A nocturnal Pokémon, it will store energy during the day through photosynthesis. It approaches opponents by silently gliding, before unleashing a volley of kicks. This Pokémon can rotate its head almost 180 degrees and has excellent night vision.[1] Its feathers are as sharp as blades, which it launches at foes from the air. Rowlet feels most relaxed in tight, dark spaces. Rowlet is known to even nestle into its Trainer’s bag or the front of their jacket. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Rowlet and its evolved forms are the only known Pokémon that can have the Ability Long Reach.

Evolution

Rowlet evolves into Dartrix, which evolves into Decidueye.

In Hisui, it evolves into Dartrix, which evolves into Hisuian Decidueye.

Rowlet
Unevolved
Rowlet
 Grass  Flying 

Dartrix
First evolution
Dartrix
 Grass  Flying 

Decidueye
Second evolution
Decidueye
 Grass  Ghost 

Decidueye
Second evolution
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 Grass  Fighting 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#001
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun This wary Pokémon uses photosynthesis to store up energy during the day, while becoming active at night.
Moon Silently it glides, drawing near its targets. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks.
Ultra Sun It sends its feathers, which are as sharp as blades, flying in attack. Its legs are strong, so its kicks are also formidable.
Ultra Moon It feels relaxed in tight, dark places and has been known to use its Trainer's pocket or bag as a nest.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#001
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Sword At a distance, it launches its sharp feathers while flying about. If the enemy gets too close, Rowlet switches tactics and delivers vicious kicks.*
Shield During the day, it builds up energy via photosynthesis. At night, it flies silently through the sky, on the prowl for prey.*
Legends: Arceus Flies noiselessly on delicate wings. It has mastered the art of deftly launching dagger-sharp feathers from those same wings.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#218
Scarlet Silently it glides, streaking toward its targets to get close to them. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks.
Violet It feels relaxed in tight, dark places and has been known to nestle into its Trainer’s bag or the front of their jacket.


Pokédex Image Rowlet SM.png Pokédex Image Rowlet SV Blueberry.png
Rowlet in the Alolan Pokédex Rowlet in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
First partner Pokémon from Hala in Iki Town
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
First partner Pokémon from Professor Kukui in Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Reward for finding at least 100 Alolan Diglett (if the player chose Grookey)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Jubilife Village: First partner Pokémon from Professor Laventon, Received from Professor Laventon (after completing Mission 18, if the player did not choose Rowlet)
Coronet Highlands: Space-time distortions (after completing Mission 18), massive mass outbreaks (after completing Request 102)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Savanna Biome (after boosting biodiversity in the Savanna Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal (Festive Hat)
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Rowlet Appears
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Selene & Rowlet
Café ReMix
Complete Eevee Latte recipe
October & November Goals 2021: Level 15 (Grass quill cap)
December Goals premium pass 2021: Level 30 (Dapper attire)


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Max EV Rowlet Worldwide hide 5 May 18, 2022 onwards
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 October 1 to 3, 2021

Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Oran Berry Oran Berry (35%)
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
68
128 - 175 246 - 340
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Total:
320
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
066 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
099 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1212 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1818 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
2121 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
2424 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
2727 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3030 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
3333 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
3636 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rowlet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 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
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
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
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 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
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM146Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM164Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
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
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM197Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM216Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Rowlet
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM Ghost*
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
HoothootNoctowlDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryBraviary*
Defog Flying Status —% 15
StarlyStaraviaStaraptorNoibatNoivern
Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bombirdier
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
HoothootNoctowlWingullPelipperDucklettSwannaFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameHawluchaNoibatNoivernPikipekTrumbeakToucannonOricorioSquawkabillyWattrelKilowattrelFlamigo
Roost Flying Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rowlet
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rowlet

Side game data

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

#707
Shuffle722.png

Rock Shot
Erases two breakable-rock disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Unity Power


Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Meadow Plate.png Friendship Item: Meadow Plate (450Magikarp Jump Diamond.png) ★✰✰✰✰: +0%
★★✰✰✰: +50% (7Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★✰✰: +140% (10Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★✰: +300% (19Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★★: +500% (24Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
Skill: Grants lots of Coins
Recovery time: 4 hours
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush722Body.png Walking Speed: 2 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO722.png Base HP: 169 Base Attack: 102 Base Defense: 99
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Rowlet Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Razor Leaf, Leafage*, Magical Leaf*
Charged Attacks: Seed Bomb, Energy Ball

Evolution data

Rowlet
Unevolved
Rowlet
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 17
Dartrix
First evolution
Dartrix
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 34
outside of Hisui
Decidueye
Second evolution
Decidueye
 Grass  Ghost 
Rare Candy + Hisui Ribbon IX.png
Level 36
in Hisui
Decidueye
Second evolution
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 Grass  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Legends: Arceus
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Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0722.png HOME0722 s.png
722MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rowlet images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Rowlet in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Rowlet

Ash caught a Rowlet in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, which also marked the species' debut. It has a naive and relaxed personality and is rather inexperienced.

Other

In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1), Ash temporarily caught a Rowlet while visiting a Sinnoh Fest in Canalave City.

Minor appearances

A Rowlet briefly appeared alongside a Litten and Popplio in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Rowlet appeared in From Z to Shining Z!, where it watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

A Rowlet appeared in a fantasy alongside the other first partner Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Three Rowlet appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), under the ownership of students of Indigo Academy. Another appeared during a flashback.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM004 Rowlet Rotom Pokédex Rowlet, the Grass Quill Pokémon. A Grass and Flying type. It stores energy during the day from photosynthesis. It swoops down without making a sound and unleashes a powerful kick without being noticed.

GOTCHA!

A Rowlet briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

POKÉTOON

A Rowlet appeared in The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero.

A Rowlet appeared in Wait for Me, Magikarp!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Rowlet briefly appeared playing with some children in The Eclipse.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Moon's Rowlet

Moon once owned a Rowlet that first appeared in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl. Professor Kukui allowed Moon to keep Rowlet after seeing how close the two had become after their first encounter. Prior to Adventure in the Dark Dimension, he evolved into Dartrix and later evolved into a Decidueye in Regeneration!! The Power of the Sun and the Moon!.

Pokémon Horizon

A Rowlet appeared in Journey to a New Horizon, under the ownership of Mana. It later fully-evolved into a Decidueye.

A Rowlet appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Rowlet

Ash's Rowlet appeared in a fantasy in Legend? Check! Friends? Check!.

In the TCG

Main article: Rowlet (TCG)

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rowlet appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

  • Including those that gain a new type upon their first evolution, Rowlet is the only first partner Pokémon whose secondary typing does not remain the same throughout its evolutionary family, with both Alolan and Hisuian Decidueye losing the Flying-type and gaining Ghost and Fighting, respectively.
  • Rowlet's Japanese name and its romanization were revealed in a tweet of their trademark on April 17, 2016.[2]
  • Rowlet and its evolved forms have several distinctions:
    • They are the only Grass-type Pokémon in the Flying Egg Group.
    • They are the only Pokémon introduced in Generation VII to be in the Hisuian Pokédex.
    • They are the only Grass-type first partner Pokémon family whose Pokédex color is not green. Instead, their Pokédex color is brown.

Origin

Rowlet is based on an owl, sharing the most similarities with members of the Tytonidae family — species collectively known as "barn owls" that have heart-shaped faces and dark eyes. In particular, it closely resembles the common barn owl, which was introduced to Hawaii, the region which Alola was based on. Alternatively, it may be inspired by the Eastern grass owl or the African grass owl, along with the local pueo owl, a subspecies of the short-eared owl that is known for flying over grassy areas on the Hawaiian Islands, hence its Grass typing. Its round body without ear tuft may also draw inspiration from tawny owls or boreal owls. The leaves under its beak make the shape of a bow tie.

Name origin

Rowlet may be a combination of root, round, or arrow, and owlet (a young owl).

Mokuroh may be a combination of 木 moku (wood) and 梟 fukurō (owl).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モクロー Mokuroh From moku and fukurō
France Flag.png French Brindibou From brindille and hibou
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rowlet Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bauz From Baum and Kauz
Italy Flag.png Italian Rowlet Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나몰빼미 Namolppaemi From 나무 namu and 올빼미 olppaemi
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 木木梟 / 木木枭 Mùmùxiāo From and 梟 / 枭 xiāo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 木木梟 Muhkmuhkhīu From muhk and hīu


See also

References

External links


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