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

It has a Grass/Fighting Hisuian form introduced in Generation VIII.




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.


Hisuian Decidueye has a smaller wing area and thicker legs. The plumes around its ankles are longer, and its feet are black with white talons. Its tail feathers are red, as are its head and neck covering, with orange and white accents, and together they resemble an ayaigasa. Its wings appear to have more layers, allowing the rachises of its feathers to insulate it from the harsh conditions of the Hisui region.



Decidueye are normally calm and collected but panic easily when taken by surprise. One will tug at its "hoodie" if missing a very important or accurate shot. When a Decidueye decides upon a target, it will seemingly disappear from view as it begins to stalk it from afar. Once its victim completely loses track of it, it will strike with a single arrow quill, plucking it from within its wing and stringing it on its vine-like tassels. Many trainers still admire Decidueye for their spectacular precision and stealth, making them one of the most popular starters in Alola.


While Hisuian Decidueye still maintain the ability to fire off their arrow-like feathers from a distance, they generally prefer physical fighting. In Sinnohan mythology, they are fierce and stalwart fighters, who are heavily associated with honorable combat. Hisuian Decidueye are solitary wanderers that never sleep in the same place two nights in a row, and never have a set of territory. They are said to follow their own personal codes of honor, defending those who they see are in need before leaving as quickly as they appeared. Local village legends commonly tell the tales of individual Hisuian Decidueye who helped the locals in some way. Even today, novels and films that depict these Pokémon are quite popular in Sinnoh and other regions.

Although mostly deliberately engaging in close-range combat to overpower opponents, they can still tolerate ones that display no hostility towards them.

Natural abilities

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

Aside from being able to shoot their arrow-feathers, Hisuian Decidueye can use air inside their rachises to insulate them from the cold climate of Hisui. Their bodies are light enough to fly above water. They are also known for their mighty legs that are capable to delivering powerful blows aimed at their enemies, before further assailing the enemies with a flurry of their arrow quills.


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.

  • Legends: Arceus

    The air stored inside the rachises of Decidueye's feathers insulates the Pokémon against Hisui's extreme cold. This is firm proof that evolution can be influenced by environment.


Decidueye's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def

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, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR 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 the first Generation VII Pokémon to get a regional variant.
    • Its shiny Hisuian form has its Alolan form's color scheme.
  • Both Hisuian Decidueye and Chesnaught have the most weaknesses of all full-evolved Starter Pokémon, these being flying, poison, psychic, fire, ice, and fairy.


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

Its Hisuian form takes inspiration from rōnin ("drifters" or "wanderers"), the mostly master-less samurai, but many also take up duties voluntarily to protect proletarians from the tyranny of actively powerful and corrupted samurai.

Hisuian Decidueye's earthy coloring and comparatively shorter wings seem to draw inspiration from primarily ground-dwelling burrowing owls and possibly from the color change deciduous tree leaves experience during autumn, signifying its growth. It also shows some similarities with secretary birds. Its hat-like crown of feathers resembles a kasa(a traditional Japanese brimmed hat), perhaps the ayaigasa specifically worn by samurai archers for hunting or ceremonial purposes.

It may also be inspired by Cikap-kamuy, the Ainu god of owls and the land.


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).



Alolan Form

Hisuian Form