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Decidueye (ジュナイパー Junaipaa) is a Grass/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Sun and Moon. It is the third and final evolved form of Rowlet.



Decidueye is a tall, avian Pokémon that resembles an owl. The upper segment of its face is black with a thin, orange cover like a mask circling its eyes. It has orange pupils and a green hooked beak. The feathers covering its wings and back are light brown, while its body is fundamentally white with the appearance of a six-pack. The three plumes at the tip of each wing are organized like fingers and have lighter tips. It has long legs, feet with two toes confronting forward and two in reverse, and short dim green claws. Its tail comprises three long, green leaves. On the front of its wings is a line of orange upside-down triangles pointing downward. It has a green leafy hood that covers its head and shoulders. Around the head, the hood shapes many pointed projections that stretch out over its face. It has a white plume with a red base that reaches out from the highest point of its hood. On its chest is an orange X shaped marking made out of dead leaves with two vines. Pulling on the vines shuts the hood over Decidueye's face similar to a hoodie.


Decidueye is normally calm and collected but panics easily. It will tug at its "Hoodie" if missing is very important to get a more accurate shot.

Natural abilities

By creating an elastic band from its wings, Decidueye can fire its feathers like arrows in a tenth of a second. Unfortunately, its body is so large that it can't fly very easily. It is capable of striking a target that is more than a half a mile away.


Decidueye is the evolved form of Dartrix as of level 34. It is also the final evolution of Rowlet.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Evolve Dartrix None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Dartrix None
Sword and Shield Evolve Dartrix None

Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    It fires arrow quills from its wings with such precision, they can pierce a pebble at distances over a hundred yards.

  • Moon

    Although basically cool and cautious, when it’s caught by surprise, it’s seized by panic.

  • Ultra Sun

    It nocks its arrow quills and shoots them at opponents. When it simply can’t afford to miss, it tugs the vine on its head to improve its focus.

  • Ultra Moon

    Decidueye can nock and fire an arrow at an enemy in a tenth of a second, so its battles are decided in the blink of an eye.

  • Sword

    As if wielding a bow, it launches the arrow quills hidden among the feathers of its wings. Decidueye’s shots never miss.

  • Shield

    In a tenth of a second, it can nock and fire an arrow quill, piercing an opponent’s weak point before they notice what’s happening.


Decidueye's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Spirit Shackle 80 100% 10 Ghost Physical
1 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
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
38 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
44 Leaf Blade 90 100% 15 Grass Physical
49 Feather Dance 100% 15 Flying Status
55 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
60 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.


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
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
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
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal 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
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
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.

Egg Moves

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


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Frenzy Plant SMUSUM 150 90% 5 Grass Special
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Grass Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Grass Special
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying 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.



Hau's Decidueye.





  • Decidueye is the only fully evolved Starter Pokémon to have its pre-evolution's secondary type changed.
  • Decidueye has the same base HP and Defense stats as its pre-evolution. This makes Decidueye the only fully evolved Starter Pokémon to have one or more stats unchanged from its middle stage.
    • This makes Rowlet's evolutionary line the starter Pokémon line with the smallest gap between the base HP stat of the pre-evolved stage and the fully evolved stage, at only 10 points (78 compared to 68).
  • Decidueye is the only starter to have two immunities.
  • Despite official media stating its "surprising speed" Decidueye actually has one of the lowest Speed stats of fully-evolved starters.
    • At 70, Decidueye's Speed also happens to be its lowest stat.
  • Being based on the extinct Stilt-Owl Decidueye continues the trend of final evolved Grass-type starters being based on extinct animals.
  • Decidueye is the only Grass/Ghost Pokémon not to have the Ghost type as the primary type. It is also the only Ghost type Pokémon that is related to a Starter Pokémon.
  • Decidueye is the lightest Grass type full-evolved Starter Pokémon.
  • On June 4, 2016, Decidueye, along with its fellow final Starter evolutions and Mallow had their artwork leaked.
  • Decidueye is the only Pokémon in the Flying egg group that is not part Flying type.


Decidueye is based on the Stilt-Owl, a Hawaiian owl genus that is now completely extinct, which its Ghost typing possibly references. It may also take inspiration from the folklore character Robin Hood, known as a legendary outlaw who was known for his skill in archery, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.


Decidueye may come from deciduous, referring to a type of forest and trees/plants whose leaves fall off seasonally, and deadeye, hawk-eye, or bullseye, marksmanship terms meaning someone/something is very accurate.

Its Japanese name, Junaipā, is derived from 樹 (ju, tree), juniper (a type of tree) and sniper (someone who fights with firearms or bows over long ranges or from concealed areas).