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Dartrix (フクスロー Fukusuroo) is a Grass/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Sun and Moon. It is the middle-evolved form of Rowlet. It evolves into Decidueye.

Biology

Physiology

Dartrix is an owl-like Pokémon. Its plumage is white, but it has brown feathers on his head, shoulders and back. Its heart-shaped, facial disc is also white, and it has black eyes with dim irises that normally seem shut, a squat beak that has a white upper jaw and orange-dark colored lower jaw, and two short tufts of quills on the back of its head. Two green leaves bend around its face, looking like an asymmetric haircut; the leaf on its right is longer than the one on the left. Under its chin are two smaller leaves that resemble a bow tie, and there are two pointed ones on its rear that form its tail. Its wings have two tan spots on the upper side and leafy plumage near the body on the underside. Inside the leaves under its wings are two orange-dark colored items like seeds. Dartrix has orange-dark colored claws with two toes confronting forward and one confronting in reverse.

Behavior

Dartrix is extremely sensitive to other presences in the area and can detect opponents behind it and throw feathers to strike them without even seeing them. This Pokémon conceals sharp-bladed feathers inside its wings, showing astounding precision as it sends them flying in attack. And it goes beyond propelling its blade quills in simple straight lines—it can even bend these feathers to change their trajectories!

Revealing a certain snobbishness in its personality, Dartrix cares a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers in every spare moment. In truth, it’s also a bit of a birdbrain, with a tendency to bungle things up. Once it makes a mistake, it sometimes gets into a desperate struggle to gloss over the situation and ends up making a bigger mess than ever.

At times, this Pokémon feels so bothered by its dirty or ruffled feathers that it can’t focus on battle. When it loses its focus, it sometimes even retires from the battle on the spot! It’s up to each Trainer to help Dartrix overcome this troublesome stage. If this Pokémon is with a Trainer who helps it through, its strength will grow hugely!

Natural abilities

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Evolution

Dartrix is the evolved form of Rowlet as of level 17. It evolves into Decidueye at level 34.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Evolve Rowlet None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Evolve Rowlet None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Sun
A bit of a dandy, it spends its free time preening its wings. Its preoccupation with any dirt on its plumage can leave it unable to battle.
Moon
It throws sharp feathers called blade quills at enemies or prey. It seldom misses.
Ultra Sun
Supremely sensitive to the presence of others, it can detect opponents standing behind it, flinging its sharp feathers to take them out.
Ultra Moon
This narcissistic Pokémon is a clean freak. If you don’t groom it diligently, it will stop listening to you.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword
Shield


Stats

Base Stats
HP
78
Attack
75
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
70
Speed
52
Total
420

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leafage 40 100% 40 Grass Physical
1 Growl -- --% 40 Normal Status
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
4 Growl -- --% 40 Normal Status
8 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
11 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
15 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
19 Foresight -- --% 40 Normal Status
24 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
28 Synthesis -- --% 5 Grass Status
33 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
37 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
42 Leaf Blade 90 100% 15 Grass Physical
46 Feather Dance -- 100% 15 Flying Status
51 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
55 Nasty Plot -- --% 20 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Dartrix can learn, refer to Rowlet.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Grass Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Grass Special
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Dartrix SM
Dartrix Shiny SM
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Hau Dartrix

Hau's Dartrix

Main article: Hau's Dartrix

Trivia

  • While Dartrix's eyes are often closed, it sometimes opens them in Pokémon Refresh and mostly anime to express facial expression. In anime, Dartrix opened eyes can be as sharp as eagle/hawk, much like its final evolved form Decidueye.
  • Dartrix's in-game battle animation has is constantly pushing its bangs out of its face.
  • It bears some similarity to the Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who, due to the bangs and leaves resembling coiffed hair and a bow tie.

Origin

Dartrix is based off of the barn owl, as it has a similar appearance. Its floppy bangs resemble those of the stereotypical snobbish metro image.

Etymology

"Dartrix" comes from "dart", referring to the sharp leaves that it throw like darts and Strix, a genus of owls. It may also incorporate "tricks", akin to its trick shot abilities.

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