Decidueye (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Decidueye (disambiguation).
Decidueye
Arrow Quill Pokémon
ジュナイパー
Junaiper
#724
Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Decidueye
Hisuian Decidueye



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Grass Ghost
Decidueye
Grass Fighting
Hisuian Decidueye
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Hisuian Decidueye
Cacophony
Long Reach
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Decidueye
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Decidueye
0'0" 0 m
Hisuian Decidueye
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
80.7 lbs. 36.6 kg
Decidueye
81.6 lbs. 37.0 kg
Hisuian Decidueye
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Decidueye
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hisuian Decidueye
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Hisuian Decidueye
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Decidueye (Japanese: ジュナイパー Junaiper) is a dual-type Grass/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Dartrix starting at level 34. It is the final form of Rowlet.

In Hisui, Decidueye has a dual-type Grass/Fighting regional form. It evolves from Dartrix starting at level 36. It is the final form of Rowlet in the Hisui region.

Biology

Decidueye is a tall, avian Pokémon that resembles an owl. The upper portion of its face is dark green with a thin, orange mask-like marking encircling its eyes. Its eyes are reddish-orange and it has a hooked dark green beak. The feathers covering its wings and back are brown, while the rest of its body is primarily white. The three feathers at the tip of each wing are structured similar to fingers and have lighter tips. The backs of its wings and torso are dotted with many white spots, there are six on each wing. The inside of each wing has a line of upside-down, reddish-orange triangles across the top. It has long legs, feet with two toes facing forward and two backward, and short dark green talons. Its tail consists of three long, green leaves.

A leafy hood covers its head and shoulders, and partially covers its face. The hood is smoothly draped across the shoulders and back, but has uneven edges. Around the head, the hood forms many pointed projections that extend over its face. A single white feather with a reddish-orange base extends from the top of its hood. In the center of its chest is a reddish-orange X shape formed by dead leaves with two thin green vines extending from it. Pulling on the vines closes the hood further over Decidueye's face and improves its focus.

While this Pokémon is cool and cautious by nature, it begins to panic if surprised. It can hide from opponents by masking its presence, allowing it to attack unaware foes.[1] It takes only a tenth of a second for it to pluck, aim, and fire an arrow quill from its wings. It is not only quick but also accurate, capable of striking targets over half a mile away. Decidueye is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Spirit Shackle and the corresponding Z-Move Sinister Arrow Raid.

Compared to Alolan Decidueye, Hisuian Decidueye has a smaller wing area and thicker legs. The plumes around its ankles are longer, its feet are black with white talons, and its tail feathers are red. Its head and neck covering are also red, with orange and white accents, and together they resemble an ayaigasa.[2] Its wings appear to have more layers, and the rachises of its feathers are capable of storing air, allowing it to withstand the extreme cold of the Hisui region.

Hisuian Decidueye is said to have a stalwart, fierce personality, although it will tolerate those who do not act hostile towards it. Unlike its Alolan counterpart, it prefers to fight at close-range in order to overwhelm enemies. It tends to have a nomadic lifestyle, wandering the region in search of food. Its legs can deliver powerful kicks that can knock down trees and destroy boulders. Hisuian Decidueye's signature strategy for attacking its foes is to fly forward to unleash kicks, then use its hidden arrow quills in order to deliver multiple attacks in a row.[3] This can be seen in its signature move, Triple Arrows.

In the anime

 
Decidueye in the anime

Major appearances

A Decidueye appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!, under the ownership of Hau. It evolved from his Dartrix sometime prior to the events of the episode. Decidueye has since made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Minor appearances

Decidueye debuted in Pushing the Fiery Envelope!, under the ownership of a Trainer participating in a Battle Royal. It was eventually defeated by the Masked Royal's Incineroar. It reappeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, taking part in another Battle Royal.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM128 Decidueye Rotom Pokédex Decidueye, the Arrow Quill Pokémon. A Grass and Ghost type. Decidueye's aim is so good that when it fires its arrow quills, it can hit a pebble over a hundred yards away.

In the manga

 
Decidueye in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Moon's Decidueye

Moon's Dartrix evolved into a Decidueye in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter.

Pokémon Horizon

Mana's Rowlet eventually evolved into a Decidueye prior to The Legend Revelead.

In the TCG

Main article: Decidueye (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Decidueye in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament DX

Decidueye is a playable character in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokkén Tournament.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#003
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#003
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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.*
Hisuian Decidueye
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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Dartrix
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Dartrix
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Evolve Dartrix
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable Alolan Form
Evolve Dartrix Hisuian Form
Space-time distortions - Coronet Highlands (after beating the main story) Hisuian Form


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Masters EX
Evolve Selene's Dartrix


In-game events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SMUSUM Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Decidueye Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean hide 50 March 8 to October 31, 2018

Held items

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Stats

Base stats

Decidueye

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
78
138 - 185 266 - 360
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Hisuian Decidueye

Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Decidueye

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Hisuian Decidueye

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

Decidueye is available in Sword and Shield, while Hisuian Decidueye is available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

Decidueye

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Spirit Shackle Ghost Physical 08080 100100% 10
011 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
011 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
011 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Spirit Shackle Ghost Physical 08080 100100% 10
099 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1212 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
2020 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
2525 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
3030 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
3737 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
4444 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
5151 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
5858 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye
Hisuian Decidueye

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Gust Flying Special 40 50 30 100% 100% 25
Evo. 15 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
6 15 Leafage Grass Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 25
11 20 Roost Flying Status —% —% 10
18 28 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
21 31 Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
25 35 Air Slash Flying Special 75 90 60 95% 100% 10
30 41 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 80 100 60 —% —% 10
34 45 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 85 105 65 100% 100% 10
34 45 Triple Arrows Fighting Physical 50 60 40 100% 100% 15
40 51 Brave Bird Flying Physical 100 120 80 100% 100% 5
43 54 Leaf Storm Grass Special 110 130 90 90% 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM86  TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR50  TR50 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR66  TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR71  TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
     Defog Flying Status —% 15
   Double Team Normal Status —% 15
    Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Decidueye in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Decidueye in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye

By tutoring

Decidueye

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Hisuian Decidueye

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA False Swipe Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Spikes Ground Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Swift Normal Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Focus Energy Normal Status —% —% 20
LA Bulk Up Fighting Status —% —% 10
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
LA Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
LA Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Foresight × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
VII Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
VII Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100}}100% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Decidueye
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Decidueye
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#709
 

Super Arrow
Rarely deals a ton of damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.4 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 186 Base Attack: 210 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Shadow Sneak, Energy Ball, Brave Bird

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Rowlet
 Grass  Flying 
 
Level 17


 
First evolution
Dartrix
 Grass  Flying 
 
Level 34
(Outside of Hisui)


 
Second evolution
Decidueye
 Grass  Ghost 
 
Level 36
(In Hisui)


Hisuian Form
 
Second evolution
Decidueye
 Grass  Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Decidueye images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Official confidential art featuring Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina, and Mallow was leaked on the Internet on June 4, 2016. This leak happened 145 days before these Pokémon were officially revealed on October 27, 2016.[4] From the leaked material it is known that Decidueye's code name was "フクロウ 3", or "Owl 3" during development.
  • Decidueye was originally considered for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but director Masahiro Sakurai decided to go with Incineroar instead.[5]
  • Decidueye is the only non-Mega-Evolved starter Pokémon that has its secondary type changed.
  • Decidueye and its pre-evolutions:
  • Decidueye is the only Pokémon introduced in Generation VII to have a regional form.
  • Of all Pokémon that have received a regional form, Decidueye's regional form was introduced in the shortest time after the species's introduction, being introduced just one generation later.

Origin

Decidueye is based on an owl.[4] It is most similar to the pueo owl in particular, which is a common physical form of the aumakua, ancestral spirits in Hawaiian culture. This may account for its Ghost typing. Additionally, it has some traits similar to the common barn owl – which in some territories is also known as the "ghost owl" – and the extinct stilt-owl. In general, an association between the supernatural and owls was once a very common motif, as they were seen as both bearers of death and disturbed spirits throughout history. Decidueye also shares elements with an archer and common depictions of the English folk hero Robin Hood.

Hisuian Decidueye's earthy coloring and comparatively shorter wings seem to draw inspiration from the color change deciduous tree leaves experience during autumn, signifying its growth. Its hat-like crown of feathers resembles a kasa, or traditional Japanese brimmed hats, perhaps the ayaigasa specifically worn by samurai archers for hunting or ceremonial purposes.[2] Additionally, the motif of autumn leaves is commonly associated with Rōnin, samurai members who have fallen from grace and usually have been ousted. This is also suggested by its wandering lifestyle. It may also be inspired by Cikap-kamuy, the Ainu god of owls and the land; and hence inspired by Blakiston's fish owl. It also shares similarities with primarily ground-dwelling burrowing owls and secretarybirds. Hisuian Decidueye's Shiny coloration is similar to Alolan Decidueye's normal coloration.

Name origin

Decidueye may be a combination of deciduous, duel, and deadeye or bullseye.

Junaiper may be a combination of 樹 ju (tree), juniper, and sniper.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ジュナイパー Junaiper From ju, juniper, and sniper
  French Archéduc From archer, duc, and archiduc
  Spanish Decidueye Same as English name
  German Silvarro From silva and arrow
  Italian Decidueye Same as English name
  Korean 모크나이퍼 Mokniper From 목 (木) mok, juniper, and sniper
  Mandarin Chinese 狙射樹梟 / 狙射树枭 Jūshèshùxiāo From 狙射 jūshè, 樹 / 树 shù, 梟 / 枭 xiāo
  Cantonese Chinese 狙射樹梟 Jēuiyehsyuhhīu From 狙射 jēuiyeh, syuh, hīu


Related articles

Notes

External links

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