Rowlet (Pokémon)

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Rowlet
Grass Quill Pokémon
モクロー
Mokuroh
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Rowlet



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Flying
Unknown Unknown
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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
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
3.3 lbs. 1.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Rowlet (Japanese: モクロー Mokuroh) is a dual-type Grass/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Dartrix starting at level 17, which evolves into Decidueye starting at level 34.

Along with Litten and Popplio, Rowlet is one of three starter Pokémon of Alola available at the beginning of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. It also acts as one of the three starters for the Hisui region in Legends: Arceus alongside Cyndaquil and Oshawott.

Along with Litten and Popplio, it was the second Generation VII Pokémon to be revealed to the public on May 10, 2016.

Biology

Rowlet is a small, avian Pokémon resembling a young owl with a round body and short legs. Its plumage is primarily beige with a white underside and facial disc. The facial disc itself is in the shape of two overlapping circles. It has large black eyes and a stubby beak. The top part of its beak is white, while the lower half is orange-brown. Its feet have two forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe; they are the same color as the lower half of its beak. Two leaves sprout from its chest arranged to resemble a bowtie. Additional leaves form its tail and line the undersides of its wings.

A nocturnal Pokémon, it stores energy during the day through photosynthesis. It approaches opponents by silently gliding, before unleashing a volley of kicks. This Pokémon is able to rotate its head almost 180 degrees and has excellent night vision.[1] Its feathers are as sharp as blades, which it launches at foes from the air. Rowlet feel most relaxed in tight, dark spaces.

In the anime

Main series

 
Rowlet in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Rowlet

Ash caught a Rowlet in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, which also marked the species' debut. It has a naive and relaxed personality and is rather inexperienced.

Minor appearances

A Rowlet briefly appeared alongside a Litten and Popplio in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Rowlet appeared in From Z to Shining Z!, where it watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

A Rowlet appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM004 Rowlet Rotom Pokédex Rowlet, the Grass Quill Pokémon. A Grass and Flying type. It stores energy during the day from photosynthesis. It swoops down without making a sound and unleashes a powerful kick without being noticed.

GOTCHA!

A Rowlet briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Rowlet

Ash's Rowlet appeared in a fantasy in JNM01.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Moon's Rowlet

Moon once owned a Rowlet that first appeared in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl. Professor Kukui allowed Moon to keep Rowlet after seeing how close the two had become after their first encounter. Prior to Adventure in the Dark Dimension he evolved into Dartrix and then later evolved into a Decidueye.

Pokémon Horizon

A Rowlet appeared in Journey to a New Horizon, under the ownership of Mana.

A Rowlet appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

In the TCG

Main article: Rowlet (TCG)

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rowlet appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#001
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun This wary Pokémon uses photosynthesis to store up energy during the day, while becoming active at night.
Moon Silently it glides, drawing near its targets. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks.
Ultra Sun It sends its feathers, which are as sharp as blades, flying in attack. Its legs are strong, so its kicks are also formidable.
Ultra Moon It feels relaxed in tight, dark places and has been known to use its Trainer's pocket or bag as a nest.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword At a distance, it launches its sharp feathers while flying about. If the enemy gets too close, Rowlet switches tactics and delivers vicious kicks.
Shield During the day, it builds up energy via photosynthesis. At night, it flies silently through the sky, on the prowl for prey.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Starter Pokémon from Hala in Iki Town
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Starter Pokémon from Professor Kukui in Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade
Expansion Pass
Reward for finding 100 Alolan Diglett (if the player chose Grookey)


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal (Festive Hat)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Rowlet Appears
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Selene's)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
68
128 - 175 246 - 340
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Total:
320
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 ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
066 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
099 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1212 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1818 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
2121 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
2424 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
2727 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3030 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
3333 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
3636 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rowlet

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 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
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
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
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
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rowlet

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 Rowlet 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 Rowlet in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rowlet

By tutoring

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

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 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 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 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 Rowlet
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rowlet
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#707
 

Rock Shot
Erases two breakable-rock disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Unity Power
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
  Friendship Item: Meadow Plate (450 ) ★✰✰✰✰: +0%
★★✰✰✰: +50% (7 )
★★★✰✰: +140% (10 )
★★★★✰: +300% (19 )
★★★★★: +500% (24 )
Skill: Grants lots of Coins
Recovery time: 4 hours
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Rowlet
 Grass  Flying 
 
Level 17
 
First evolution
Dartrix
 Grass  Flying 
 
Level 34
 
Second evolution
Decidueye
 Grass  Ghost 


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 Rowlet images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Rowlet is the only starter Pokémon that is a member of the Flying Egg Group.
  • Rowlet is the only Grass-type starter Pokémon to not be listed as green.
  • Including those that gain a type upon the first evolution, Rowlet is the only starter Pokémon whose secondary typing does not remain the same throughout their evolutionary family, Decidueye being part Ghost instead of part Flying.
  • Rowlet is the only starter Pokémon to be weak to its own type, as it is weak to Flying.
  • Rowlet has the highest base HP of all unevolved starter Pokémon.
  • Rowlet's Japanese name and its romanization were revealed in a tweet of their trademark on April 17, 2016.

Origin

Rowlet is based on an owl, sharing the most similarities with members of the Tytonidae family — species collectively known as "barn owls" that have heart-shaped faces and dark eyes. In particular, it closely resembles the common barn owl, which was introduced to Hawaii. Alternatively, it may be inspired by the Eastern grass owl or the African grass owl, along with the local pueo owl that is known for flying over grassy areas on the Hawaiian Islands, hence its Grass typing.

Name origin

Rowlet may be a combination of root, round, or arrow, and owlet, a young owl.

Mokuroh may be a combination of 木 moku (wood) and 梟 fukurō (owl).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モクロー Mokuroh From moku and fukurō
  French Brindibou From brindille and hibou
  Spanish Rowlet Same as English name
  German Bauz From Baum and Kauz
  Italian Rowlet Same as English name
  Korean 나몰빼미 Namolppaemi From 나무 namu and 올빼미 olppaemi
  Cantonese Chinese 木木梟 Muhkmuhkhīu From muhk and hīu
  Mandarin Chinese 木木梟 / 木木枭 Mùmùxiāo From and 梟 / 枭 xiāo


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