Revision as of 15:33, 25 September 2017 by Pumpkinking0192(talk | contribs)(This trivium is a stretch; Tri Attack doesn't actually hit three times, so saying "number of hits" is wrong, and Tackle is no more special than any of the massive number of moves that hit once, so "matching number of heads" is questionable on Deino's end.)
Deino is a small blue quadrupedal Pokémon with black fur covering its head and neck, concealing everything but its mouth from view. The fur around its neck also has six purple spots encircling it, which resemble bruises. The hair on the top of its head takes the shape of a single small horn. It also has a short tail that appears to be bitten off. As it is blind, it will bite at and eat anything that moves, and it has the vigor and energy to bite constantly and without stopping. It never stops biting, making it dangerous to approach without taking precautions. It will also ram anything, ensuring that it always has bruises all over it. As seen in The Lonely Deino, it may rear up on its hind legs when happy. Deino primarily lives in caves with abundant water sources.
Three Deino made their debut in The Lonely Deino! under the care of a Day Care owner named Bobby who was looking after them for their Trainers. Two of the Deino were very rambunctious while one of them was shy and refused to eat. Iris tried to use her experience with Dragon-types to help it feel more comfortable around strangers.
A Team Plasma Grunt used a Deino in Unforgettable Memories, where it fought against Hugh's Purrloin and Trapinch after Hugh refused to listen to them when they convinced him that he was causing pain to his Pokémon. Deino was able to weaken Purrloin in which Hugh's sister was forced to recall it in its Poké Ball which was taken by the two grunts afterwards.
According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Deino and its evolutionary family were originally intended to be cyborg dragons with aspects of tanks. The Pokémon were scrapped until late in development, when they were revived and remade to be based on Yamata no Orochi.
Deino may be a combination of dino (short for dinosaur) and ein (German for a, and part of the German for one, eins). It may also derive from δεινός deinos (Ancient Greek for terrible). It may also refer to dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals such as Deinosuchus and Deinonychus. Deino is also the name of one of the Graeae, the three sisters in Greek mythology who shared one interchangeable eye, leaving two blind while one could see.
Monozu may be a combination of mono (prefix meaning one) and 頭 zu (head). Its full name literally means "one head".