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Summer Deerling Pokemon GO: How to Catch

Summer Deerling in the Pokemon anime
Summer Deerling in the Pokemon anime / Photo courtesy of The Pokemon Company

With summer rapidly approaching and June right around the corner, Pokemon GO trainers should be prepared for one thing - the arrival of Summer Deerling.

Deerling is a Normal- and Grass-type Pokemon that debuted in Pokemon GO in October 2020. It comes in four seasonal forms - spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In Pokemon GO, which follows a real-world seasonal system, each form of Deerling can be caught in the corresponding season in your area. This means that with the arrival of June, Summer Deerling will be available to players in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time.

Summer Deerling will be available in the Northern Hemisphere throughout the months of June, July, and August. You can recognize it from its green body.

Pokemon summer deerling sprite
Photo courtesy of The Pokemon Company

Summer Deerling Pokemon GO: How to Catch

To catch a Summer Deerling, you'll have to look for it in the wild. Deerling does not currently hatch from eggs or appear in raid battles, so grab your phone, head outside, and hope you can find some Deerling on your way. As a Grass-type Pokemon, Deerling gets a Weather Boost from Sunny weather, meaning it might spawn more frequently if you look for it on a sunny day.

Deerling's moves include Tackle, Take Down, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge, and Energy Ball. Once you've got your Summer Deerling, you can evolve it into Summer Sawsbuck, a form of Sawsbuck with long leafy antlers.

Deerling's Pokedex entry reads: "The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. People use it to mark the seasons." Be sure to catch a Summer Deerling to celebrate summer and commemorate the change of season!