Shaymin (Japanese: シェイミ Sheimi) is a Grass-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Shaymin, unlike most Pokémon, is able to change back and forth between two forms, a land and a sky form, both of which have their own unique appearance and abilities. Shaymin's Land form looks similar to a hedgehog. Its body is pure white and on its back it has green grass, along with a pink Gracidea flower growing on either side of its head. It is also relatively small, being only 00'08" in height and 04.6 pounds according to the Pokédex, which means Shaymin's Land Forme is one of the smallest Pokémon.

Shaymin's Sky Form is almost completely different from its Land Form. In this form, Shaymin has a reindeer-like appearance,(mixed with a bit of dog and cat like features) and it is also larger. Its legs are much longer and are now a green color. The green grass-like fur is now confined to its head and fashioned similar to a Mohawk. Its ears are now very long, appearing almost like wings. On the back of its neck are two red petals, resembling a scarf. Flowers grow on Shaymin's back when it is relaxed, but rapidly go back in when its relaxation is disturbed. This means when it is surprised or frightened, the flowers rapidly go back in.

Natural abilities

Both forms of Shaymin have their own ability. Shaymin's Land Form has the ability Natural Cure, which will heal any status effects when it is switched out of battle. Its Sky Form has the ability Serene Grace, which will double the chance of an attack having an additional effect. 

In order to go unnoticed by intruders or attackers, it utilizes its own form of camouflage; rolling up into a ball resembling a flower in a patch of grass. By doing so, it blends in with the surrounding flowers, going undetected even if the attacker is beside it. It also has the power to decompose the toxins in the air and turn the land into flower fields in an instant. It is believed that Shaymin turned the desolate area of Floaroma Town into a fertile field. Its unique move, Seed Flare, is a powerful Grass-type move that has a chance of lowering the opponent's Special Defense. Depending on the toxicity of the substance that Shaymin inhales using Seed Flare, the end result of using it can range from being relatively harmless to destructive and potentially dangerous— as mentioned by Nurse Joy in Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior, a Shaymin made the mistake of inhaling toxic air using Seed Flare, and because of the severely high toxicity of the toxic air it inhaled, the blast from the Seed Flare destroyed at least half of an entire forest. And depending how much of the pollutant remains in it's body and how fast it expels the remaining toxins, inhaling pollutants can make the Shaymin feel kinda sick and not feeling so-great afterwards.

Vanilla Yamazaki lent both their voices in the movie. Its Land Forme end its sentences with "deshu" (to emphasize its cuteness) and that of its Sky Forme is "desu".

Behavior

In its Sky Form Shaymin is brave and bold, but very friendly and sweet. In its Land Form Shaymin is very shy, and sweet, and may follow the people it likes.

Game info

Shaymin debuted in the games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. However, it has only been obtainable through events such as the 11th movie event in Japan and the Toys "R" Us giveaway. It is also soon to be given away in the UK and Denmark through some GAME stores to celebrate the release of Pokémon Platinum.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Shaymin is obtainable at the Flower Paradise location. The only way to access this area is to receive the item Oak's Letter from an event in Japan. Receiving this item and speaking with Oak at the specified location will cause a long path to appear, which leads to the Flower Paradise. Some have bypassed the issue of obtaining the letter by using a cheat device to either cause the event to happen or use a "walk through anything" cheat to walk across the water into the Flower Paradise.

Also, it helps to know that at one point, there was a Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Wi-Fi Special Mission that has since been taken down. In Pokémon Platinum, Shaymin are able to change into an alternate form known as its "Sky Forme". In order to change into its Sky Forme, the Gracidea must be used on Shaymin, but this can only be used during the day. Also, Shaymin will revert to Land Forme when it is put back into the PC or when it is frozen. In order to obtain the flower, a player must take their Shaymin with them on their first visit to Floaroma Town. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Gracidea can be obtained when the player walks in the Goldenrod Flower Shop with a fateful encounter Shaymin in front of the party.

In Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Shaymin can be obtained by the Pokémon 20th Anniversary event during July 2016.

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter) One
Platinum Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter) One
HeartGold and SoulSilver Trade None
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Pokémon 20th Anniversary Event (July 2016) and Trade One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Pokémon 20th Anniversary Event (July 2016) and Trade One
Sun and Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trade None


Pokédex entries

  • Diamond

    It lives in flower patches and avoids detection by curling up to look like a flowering plant.

  • Pearl

    It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.

  • Platinum

    The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.

  • HeartGold

    The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it.Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.

  • SoulSilver

    The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it.Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.

  • Black

    The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.

  • White

    The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.

  • Black 2

    The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.

  • White 2

    The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.

  • X

    It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.

  • Y

    The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.

  • Omega Ruby

    It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.


Stats

Shaymin's Stats
HP
100
Attack
100
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
100
Speed
100
Total
600

Shaymin's Stats
HP
100
Attack
103
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
75
Speed
127
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
10 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special
19 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
28 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
37 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
46 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
55 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status
64 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
73 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
82 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Fairy Status
91 Healing Wish —% 10 Psychic Status
100 Seed Flare 120 85% 5 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Growth —% 40 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
10 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
19 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
28 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
37 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
46 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
55 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
64 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
73 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
82 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Fairy Status Cute 2 0 ♥
91 Healing Wish —% 10 Psychic Status Beautiful 8 0 ♥
100 Seed Flare 120 85% 5 Grass Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Growth —% 40 Normal Status
10 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special
19 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
28 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
37 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
46 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
55 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status
64 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
73 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
82 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal Status
91 Healing Wish —% 10 Psychic Status
100 Seed Flare 120 85% 5 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DP
N/AHGSSPt
Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
N/ADP
1HGSSPt
Growth —% 40 Normal Status Beauty 1
10DP
10HGSSPt
Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special Beauty 2
19DP
19HGSSPt
Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Smart 0
28DP
28HGSSPt
Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
37DP
37HGSSPt
Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
46DP
46HGSSPt
Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
55DP
55HGSSPt
Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status Beauty 2
64DP
64HGSSPt
Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
73DP
73HGSSPt
Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
82DP
N/AHGSSPt
GrassWhistle 55% 15 Grass Status Smart 2
N/ADP
82HGSSPt
Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
91DP
N/AHGSSPt
Lucky Chant —% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
N/ADP
91HGSSPt
Healing Wish —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
100DP
100HGSSPt
Seed Flare 120 85% 5 Grass Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Shaymin learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Land Forme

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet SMUSUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Earth Power SMUSUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor SMUSUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain SMUSUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Laser Focus SMUSUM —% 30 Normal Status
Last Resort SMUSUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb SMUSUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore SMUSUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis SMUSUM —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed SMUSUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Zen Headbutt SMUSUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet XYORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Earth Power XYORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Endeavor XYORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain XYORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Last Resort XYORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb XYORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore XYORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Synthesis XYORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Worry Seed XYORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt XYORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet  60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Earth Power  90 100% 10 Ground Special
Endeavor  100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain  75 100% 10 Grass Special
Last Resort  140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb  80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk  —% 10 Normal Status
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis  —% 5 Grass Status
Worry Seed  100% 10 Grass Status
Zen Headbutt  80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Earth Power  90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Endeavor  100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
Headbutt  70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Last Resort  130 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 0
Mud-Slap  20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Seed Bomb  80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift  60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Synthesis  —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
Worry Seed  100% 10 Grass Status Beauty 2
Zen Headbutt  80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sky Forme

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet SMUSUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Giga Drain SMUSUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Laser Focus SMUSUM —% 30 Normal Status
Last Resort SMUSUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb SMUSUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore SMUSUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis SMUSUM —% 5 Grass Status
Tailwind SMUSUM —% 15 Flying Status
Worry Seed SMUSUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Zen Headbutt SMUSUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet XYORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Giga Drain XYORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Last Resort XYORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb XYORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore XYORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 1 0 ♥
Synthesis XYORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Tailwind XYORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Worry Seed XYORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt XYORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet  60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Giga Drain  75 100% 10 Grass Special
Last Resort  140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb  80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk  —% 10 Normal Status
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis  —% 5 Grass Status
Tailwind  —% 15 Flying Status
Worry Seed  100% 10 Grass Status
Zen Headbutt  80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter  55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
Headbutt  70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Last Resort  130 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 0
Mud-Slap  20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind  60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Seed Bomb  80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift  60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Synthesis  —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
Tailwind  —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Worry Seed  100% 10 Grass Status Beauty 2
Zen Headbutt  80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Main article: Shaymin (MS011)

It was featured in the 11th Pokémon Movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, with Shaymin given a starring role.

Another Shaymin appeared in a Sinnoh League Victors episode "Keeping in Top Forme" where a girl named Marley helps a it get to the Gracidea flower garden so it can be in sky form and migrate with its friends. Before that, it made a small cameo in the ending for Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with Darkrai.

A different Shaymin, first appeared in Memories in the Mist! of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Legends, where it was found by Mallow and her Tsareena, after the two latter’s brief reunion with the ghost of Mallow's mother before the fog fades away, just as her spirit began to fade as well to return to the afterlife. Mallow is later watching over it until it awaken its Sky Forme. Upon awaken its Sky Forme at the finale, thanks to Ulu for bringing Gracideas, this form has eyelashes akin to females, unlike other Shaymin.

Trivia

  • Shaymin is believed to have beautified the once desolate Floaroma Town, which explains why the town and Flower Paradise share the same music.
  • Shaymin's cry changes when it changes forme.
  • The red "wings" on Shaymin's sides somewhat resemble strawberries.
  • Shaymin Land Forme is tied with Meltan as the smallest of all Mythical Pokémon. Conditionally, both appear in the Sun & Moon TV series anime.
  • In 'Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs' in the 'Rescue the Lost Shaymin!' special mission, the Shaymin changes formes but it's cry stays the same.
  • Shaymin's forms appear to be based on a tenrec and a poodle respectively.
  • Shaymin is the only Pokémon to change type while changing form by holding an item. It changes from Grass to Grass/Flying.

Origin

Land Forme Shaymin is a visual pun on the word "hedgehog." Sky Forme Shaymin resembles a small dog or fox with elements of reindeer, fairies, and angels.

Etymology

Shaymin and Sheimi come from "shaman" (a mystical healer who often uses plants), 謝謝 (xièxie (pronounced "shieh-shieh," Chinese for "thank you"), 美 (mi, beauty), Shamayim (Hebrew for "heaven"), "stamen" (part of a plant), and "miniature."

Gallery

See also

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