Deerling (Japanese: シキジカ Shikijika) is a Normal/Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It changes appearance in accordance to the seasons currently present in the games.

Biology

Physiology

Deerling is a quadrupedal mammalian Pokémon that resembles a deer fawn. Its pelt changes color during the four seasons, matching the color of foliage. It varies from a flowery pink (in spring), a lush green (in summer), a brilliant orange (in autumn), and a dull brown (in winter). In the spring it matches the pink flowers, in the summer it matches the green leaves, in fall it matches the orange leaves littering the ground, and in winter it matches the bare brown branches and dead leaves of trees. Deerling has a yellow flower-like feature atop its head that does not change with the seasons. It has large long deer-like ears with yellow insides, brown eyes and a pointed snout with a round shiny black nose. Its face and underside are always cream-colored.

Evolution

Deerling evolves into Sawsbuck at level 34.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Route 6, 7, Dragonspiral Tower Common
X and Y Transfer None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    The color and scent of their fur changes to match the mountain grass. When they sense hostility, they hide in the grass.

  • White

    The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons.

  • Black 2

    Their coloring changes according to the seasons and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.

  • White 2

    Their coloring changes according to the seasons and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.

  • X

    Their coloring changes according to the seasons and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.

  • Y

    The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons.

  • Omega Ruby

    Their coloring changes according to the seasons and can be slightly affected by the temperature and humidity as well.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons.


Stats

Deerling's Stats
HP
60
Attack
60
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
50
Speed
75
Total
335

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
16 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
24 Jump Kick 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical
28 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
32 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
36 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
41 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
46 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
51 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
10 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
13 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
16 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
24 Jump Kick 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
28 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
32 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
36 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status Cute 2 1 ♥
41 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
46 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
51 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
10 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
16 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
24 Jump Kick 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical
28 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
32 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
36 Charm 100% 20 Normal Status
41 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
46 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
51 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
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/HM

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
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water 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
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric 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
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
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 V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water 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
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Jolteon, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby —% 30 Psychic Status
Baton Pass Eevee, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mawile, Buneary, Lopunny, Patrat, Watchog —% 40 Normal Status
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status
Grass Whistle Leafeon 55% 15 Grass Status
HeadbuttUSUM Seel, Dewgong, Snubbull, Granbull, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Bidoof, Bibarel, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Furfrou 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
Natural Gift Phanpy, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour 100% 15 Normal Physical
Odor Sleuth Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Houndour, Houndoom, Phanpy, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Electrike, Manectric, Spoink, Grumpig, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Woobat, Swoobat, Heatmor, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Furfrou, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc —% 40 Normal Status
Sleep Talk Whismur, Loudred, Exploud —% 10 Normal Status
Synthesis Seedot, Leafeon, Skiddo, Gogoat —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed Skiddo, Gogoat 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Jolteon, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Baton Pass Eevee, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mawile, Buneary, Lopunny, Patrat, Watchog —% 40 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status Cute 4 0 ♥
Grass Whistle Leafeon 55% 15 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Natural Gift Phanpy, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Odor Sleuth Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Houndour, Houndoom, Phanpy, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Electrike, Manectric, Spoink, Grumpig, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Woobat, Swoobat, Heatmor, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Furfrou —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Sleep Talk Whismur, Loudred, Exploud —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Synthesis Seedot, Leafeon, Skiddo, Gogoat —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Worry Seed Skiddo, Gogoat 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Agility Pikachu, Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Jolteon, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Sneasel, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga —% 30 Psychic Status
Baton Pass Eevee, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mawile, Buneary, Lopunny, Patrat, Watchog —% 40 Normal Status
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status
GrassWhistle Leafeon 55% 15 Grass Status
Natural Gift Phanpy, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour 100% 15 Normal Physical
Odor Sleuth Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Houndour, Houndoom, Phanpy, Donphan, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Electrike, Manectric, Spoink, Grumpig, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Woobat, Swoobat, Heatmor —% 40 Normal Status
Sleep Talk Whismur, Loudred, Exploud —% 10 Normal Status
Synthesis Seedot, Leafeon —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed * Seedot 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis B2W2 —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed B2W2 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

Form Gallery

Front Back
Deerling-Spring BW.gif
Spring Form (BW/BW2)
Deerling-Summer BW.gif
Summer Form (BW/BW2)
Deerling-Autumn BW.gif
Autumn Form (BW/BW2)
Deerling-Winter BW.gif
Winter Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSpringBackBW.gif
Spring Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSummerBackBW.gif
Summer Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingAutumnBackBW.gif
Autumn Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingWinterBackBW.gif
Winter Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSpringShinyBW.gif
Spring Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSummerShinyBW.gif
Summer Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingAutumnShinyBW.gif
Autumn Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingWinterShinyBW.gif
Winter Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSpringBackShinyBW.gif
Spring Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSummerBackShinyBW.gif
Summer Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingAutumnBackShinyBW.gif
Autumn Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingWinterBackShinyBW.gif
Winter Form (BW/BW2)
DeerlingSpringXY.gif
Spring Form (XY)
DeerlingSummerXY.gif
Summer Form (XY)
DeerlingAutumnXY.gif
Autumn Form (XY)
DeerlingWinterXY.gif
Winter Form (XY)
DeerlingSpringBackXY.gif
Spring Form (XY)
DeerlingSummerBackXY.gif
Summer Form (XY)
DeerlingAutumnBackXY.gif
Autumn Form (XY)
DeerlingWinterBackXY.gif
Winter Form (XY)
DeerlingSpringShinyXY.gif
Spring Form (XY)
DeerlingSummerShinyXY.gif
Summer Form (XY)
DeerlingAutumnShinyXY.gif
Autumn Form (XY)
DeerlingWinterShinyXY.gif
Winter Form (XY)
DeerlingSpringBackShinyXY.gif
Spring Form (XY)
DeerlingSummerBackShinyXY.gif
Summer Form (XY)
DeerlingAutumnBackShinyXY.gif
Autumn Form (XY)
DeerlingWinterBackShinyXY.gif
Winter Form (XY)

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • It was revealed in a video on July 30, 2010 along with the Pokémon Musical, Watchog, and Swanna. It was officially revealed on the September issue of CoroCoro on August 8, 2010.
  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Deerling and Sawsbuck.
  • Out of all the dual Normal type Pokémon, Deerling has the most weaknesses. This is shared with its evolution, Sawsbuck.
  • Deerling's Japanese name is a combination of 四季 shiki, four seasons, and 鹿 shika, deer. The English name was formed with "deer" (since it resembles one) and "ling" since some baby animals carry that suffix, as in the words: duckling, fledgling (a bird who has just learned how to fly), and gosling.
  • Deerling and Sawsbuck are the only Pokémon that have seasonal forms.
  • Since the season system works only in Generation V, Deerling obtained in later games are always in their Spring form. The only way to acquire other forms of Deerling is to transport them from Generation V games via Poké Transporter.

Origin

Deerling is based on a fawn (a young deer).

Etymology

Deerling's name is derived from the words "deer" and "yearling".


Gallery

See also

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