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#725: Litten Litten
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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Long Reach
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
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
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Weight
80.7 lbs. 36.6 kg
Decidueye
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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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
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0
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0
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0
Atk
0
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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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.

Contents

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 red 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.

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Moon's Decidueye

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

In the Pokémon Horizon manga

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
#—
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.

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
Trade
Expansion Pass
Evolve Dartrix

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea

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

Stats

Base stats

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.

Type effectiveness

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:

Learnset

By leveling up

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

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR50Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR50 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR71Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png 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 
NatuXatu Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Farfetch'dRuffletBraviarySirfetch'd Defog Flying Status —% 15
NoibatNoivern Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dSirfetch'd 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh IoA Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh IoA 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

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

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#709
Shuffle724.png

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


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush724Body.png Walking Speed: 1.4 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60

Evolution

722Rowlet.png
Unevolved
Rowlet
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 17
723Dartrix.png
First evolution
Dartrix
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 34
724Decidueye.png
Second evolution
Decidueye
 Grass  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 724.png Spr b 7s 724.png Spr 7s 724.png Spr b 7s 724.png
Spr 7s 724 s.png Spr b 7s 724 s.png Spr 7s 724 s.png Spr b 7s 724 s.png
Front Back Front Back
724MS8.png 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.[2] 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.[3]
  • Decidueye is the only non-Mega-Evolved starter Pokémon that has its secondary type changed.

Origin

Decidueye is based on an owl.[2] 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.

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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジュナイパー Junaiper From ju, juniper, and sniper
France Flag.png French Archéduc From archer, duc, and archiduc
Spain Flag.png Spanish Decidueye Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Silvarro From silva and arrow
Italy Flag.png Italian Decidueye Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모크나이퍼 Mokeunaipeo From 목 (木) mok, juniper, and sniper
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 狙射樹梟 Jēuiyehsyuhhīu From 狙射 jēuiyeh, syuh, hīu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 狙射樹梟 / 狙射树枭 Jūshèshùxiāo From 狙射 jūshè, 樹 / 树 shù, 梟 / 枭 xiāo


Related articles

Notes

External links

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