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Indeedee (イエッサン Yessan) is a psychic/normal-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Indeedee is a bipedal, mammalian, vaguely sheep or goat-like Pokémon. Its body is predominantly dark purple with white markings. They have brown eyes and white hands with three fingers. The male has horns pointing upwards while the female has horns pointing downwards. Both have fat, wide-hipped torsos, but the male's torso is tapered, more slender, and purple while the female's is rounded, plumper, and white. The male has blue marks between its eyes while the female has red marks above its eyes. Their feet are white and have three toes, but the male has more white than the female.

The male is shown to have a grumpy facial expression while the female is shown to have a happy facial expression.

Behavior

Both genders do share the same trait: providing their masters with their most faithful service.

Natural abilities

They can sense emotion with their horns, like Kirlia and Ralts. The male has higher attack and speed while the female has higher HP and defense.

Game info

Game locations

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Male: It uses the horns on its head to sense the emotions of others. Males will act as valets for those they serve, looking after their every need.
    Female: These intelligent Pokémon touch horns with each other to share information between them.

  • Shield

    Male: Through its horns, it can pick up on the emotions of creatures around it. Positive emotions are the source of its strength.
    Female: They diligently serve people and Pokémon so they can gather feelings of gratitude. The females are particularly good at babysitting.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Atk
65
Def
55
Sp. Atk
105
Sp. Def
95
Speed
95
Total
475

Base Stats
HP
70
Atk
55
Def
65
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
105
Speed
85
Total
475

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Stored Power Type Psychic Special 20 100% 10
1 Play Nice Type Normal Status 100% 20
5 Encore Type Normal Status 100% 5
10 Disarming Voice Type Fairy Special 40 100% 15
15 Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 20
20 Helping Hand Type Normal Status 100% 20
25 After You Type Normal Status 100% 15
30 Aromatherapy Type Grass Status 100% 5
35 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
40 Calm Mind Type Psychic Status 100% 20
45 Power Split Type Psychic Status 100% 10
50 Psychic Terrain Type Psychic Status 100% 10
55 Last Resort Type Normal Physical 140 100% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Stored Power Type Psychic Special 20 100% 10
1 Play Nice Type Normal Status 100% 20
5 Baton Pass Type Normal Status 100% 40
10 Disarming Voice Type Fairy Special 40 100% 15
15 Psybeam Type Psychic Special 65 100% 20
20 Helping Hand Type Normal Status 100% 20
25 Follow Me Type Normal Status 100% 20
30 Aromatherapy Type Grass Status 100% 5
35 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
40 Calm Mind Type Psychic Status 100% 20
45 Guard Split Type Psychic Status 100% 10
50 Psychic Terrain Type Psychic Status 100% 10
55 Healing Wish Type Psychic Status 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM02 Pay Day Type Normal Physical 40 100% 20
TM10 Magical Leaf Type Grass Special 60 100% 20
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic Status 100% 20
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal Status 100% 25
TM21 Rest Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal Special 60 100% 20
TM41 Helping Hand Type Normal Status 100% 20
TM44 Imprison Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM60 Power Swap Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM61 Guard Swap Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM63 Drain Punch Type Fighting Physical 75 100% 10
TM70 Trick Room Type Psychic Status 100% 5
TM71 Wonder Room Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM72 Magic Room Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM87 Draining Kiss Type Fairy Special 50 100% 10
TM91 Psychic Terrain Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM92 Mystical Fire Type Fire Special 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR11 Psychic Type Psychic Special 90 100% 10
TR14 Metronome Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR19 Tri Attack Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR25 Psyshock Type Psychic Special 80 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal Status 100% 40
TR30 Encore Type Normal Status 100% 5
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TR34 Future Sight Type Psychic Special 120 100% 10
TR38 Trick Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TR42 Hyper Voice Type Normal Special 90 100% 10
TR49 Calm Mind Type Psychic Status 100% 20
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TR69 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
TR82 Stored Power Type Psychic Special 20 100% 10
TR83 Ally Switch Type Psychic Status 100% 15
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
TR92 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Male
Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Psych Up Type Normal Status —% 10
Parent Candidates: Aromatisse
Fake Out Type Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Parent Candidates: Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl
Extrasensory Type Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Togetic, Togekiss, Roselia, Roserade
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that 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 TM.


Female
Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Psych Up Type Normal Status —% 10
Parent Candidates: Aromatisse
Fake Out Type Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Parent Candidates: Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl
Psycho Shift Type Psychic Status 100% 10
Parent Candidates: Togetic, Togekiss
Heal Pulse Type Psychic Status —% 10
Parent Candidates: Aromatisse, Hatenna, Hattrem, Hatterene
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that 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 TM.


By tutoring

Indeedee learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Indeedee is the first Pokémon to have its gender-exclusive between versions. Indeedee only appears as male in Pokémon Sword and only as female in Pokémon Shield. However, this is limited to wild encounters as both genders can be bred.
  • Indeedee shares some similarities with Meowstic;
    • Both have gender-specific forms
    • Both are Psychic-types
    • Their battle styles are divided based on gender; the female Meowstic and male Indeedee focus on attack, whilst the male Meowstic and the female Indeedee focus on support and defence.

Origin

The Male Indeedee are based on butlers, while the female ones are based on maids. They also share some traits with sheep or goats. Both of them are based on Lares, ancient deities in the Roman religion that did house duties in exchange for praise. They are often depicted in pairs (similarly to how male and female Indeedee are usually together). They are also often seen holding rhyta, containers shaped like goats. They may also take inspiration from Brownies, spirits in British folklore that snuck into houses at night to do farming and household work. As both genders of Indeedee are sheep-like and have plump lower torsos, they may also be based on fat-rumped/fat-tailed sheep.

Etymology

"Indeedee" is from a joking way of saying "indeed", which is "indeedie".

Iessan is a portmanteau of "yes" and "-san," a Japanese honorific roughly equivalent to "Mr." or "Mrs." It may also come from "yes-man."

The names might reflect the stiff and stereotypical representations of butlers and maids in comedies.

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