Deerling is a dual-type Normal/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves into Sawsbuck starting at level 34. Deerling changes its appearance depending on the current season. However, this change in form does not occur after capture, unless it is present in the player’s party at the time of a season change. This applies to Eggs as well.
When the month is January, May, or September, the season is Spring, and it becomes Spring Form. When the month is February, June, or October, the season is Summer, and it becomes Summer Form. When the month is March, July, or November, the season is Autumn, and it becomes Autumn Form. When the month is April, August, or December, the season is Winter, and it becomes Winter Form. From Generation VI onwards, Deerling can be bred in any form at any time if the parent is of that form.
Take a look below for 26 fun and interesting facts about Deerling.
1. Deerling is a fawn like Pokemon, most resembling a fallow deer.
2. The upper side of its body is pink in the spring, green in the summer, orange in the autumn, and brown in the winter.
3. It has a yellow patterned rim, and its underside is peach.
4. It sports a yellow floral tuft on its head, and similar yellow coloration on the insides of its tapering ears.
5. The tips of its limbs are colored black and its pink tail is small.
6. It can change in appearance with the changing of the seasons.
7. If it senses animosity, it hides in tall grass.
8. It moves in herds as it is timid around humans.
9. It dwells in sparsely populated areas, away from humans.
10. It is herbivorous.
11. No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Deerling and its evolved form.
12. Deerling is based on a sika deer fawn.
13. Deerling may be a combination of deer and yearling (referring to both its young age and its ties to the year’s four seasons) or sapling (referring to its Grass-type and abilities). Alternatively, it may be a combination of dear and darling, both common terms of endearment.
14. A herd of Spring Form Deerling appeared in Enter Iris and Axew!, where Ash attempted to catch one. However, as he had not weakened it, the Deerling was able to deflect the Poké Ball and fled with the rest of the herd.
15. A Spring Form Deerling appeared in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, under the ownership of Daniela. It was used to battle against Ash and his Pikachu.
16. A wild Spring Form Deerling appeared in Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!. A Sewaddle accidentally latched onto it with String Shot, startling the Deerling. This caused it to buck and thrash around wildly through the forest in an effort to get Sewaddle off, but this put Sewaddle in serious danger.
17. Two Spring Form Deerling appeared at the beginning of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, where Ash saved them from falling off a cliff with Victini’s help.
18. Multiple Summer Form Deerling made their main series debut in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!. Ash and Robert followed one in order to find Sawsbuck.
19. A Summer Form Deerling appeared in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!, under the ownership of Katharine. She first offered to trade it to Ash in exchange for his Scraggy. Deerling was later used to help calm down a wild Garbodor with Aromatherapy.
20. A herd of Spring Form Deerling debuted in In The Shadow of Zekrom!.
22. A Deerling appeared in Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!.
23. Multiple Trainers’ Deerling appeared in A Connoisseur’s Revenge!, where they were some of the Pokémon at a Poké Mart near Castelia City.
24. A Deerling appeared in Iris’s flashback in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!. It was one of her many Pokémon friends as a little girl back in the Village of Dragons.
25. Three Deerling made a brief cameo appearance in Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!.
26. A Spring Form Deerling appeared in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, under the ownership of Dino. It was used against Omega’s Patrat during the first round of the Club Battle tournament. It ultimately won, allowing Dino to advance to the second round.