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

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter) One
Platinum Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Pokémon 20th Anniversary Event (July 2016) and Trade One
OR/AS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Event (July 2016) and Trade One


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

Base Stats
HP
100
Attack
100
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
100
Speed
100
Total
600

Base 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 Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
10 Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
19 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
28 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
37 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
46 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
55 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
64 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
73 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
82 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Fairy Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
91 Healing Wish —% 10 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 8 0 ♥
100 Seed Flare 120 85% 5 Grass Special Type 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 Type Cute 2
N/ADP
1HGSSPt
Growth —% 40 Normal Status Type Beauty 1
10DP
10HGSSPt
Magical Leaf 60 —% 20 Grass Special Type Beauty 2
19DP
19HGSSPt
Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Type Smart 0
28DP
28HGSSPt
Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Smart 0
37DP
37HGSSPt
Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 2
46DP
46HGSSPt
Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
55DP
55HGSSPt
Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status Type Beauty 2
64DP
64HGSSPt
Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status Type Smart 0
73DP
73HGSSPt
Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty 2
82DP
N/AHGSSPt
GrassWhistle 55% 15 Grass Status Type Smart 2
N/ADP
82HGSSPt
Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2
91DP
N/AHGSSPt
Lucky Chant —% 30 Normal Status Type Cute 2
N/ADP
91HGSSPt
Healing Wish —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
100DP
100HGSSPt
Seed Flare 120 85% 5 Grass Special Type 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 Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type 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 SolarBeam 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 Type Smart 2
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 1
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type 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
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
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Sky Forme

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
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Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 492 front Pt 492 front Pt 492 front Shaymin Land Forme Back IV
Pt 492sky front Pt 492sky front Shaymin Sky Forme Back IV
DP Shaymin Land Forme Shiny Pt Shaymin Land Forme Shiny Pt Shaymin Land Forme Shiny Shaymin Land Forme Shiny Back IV
Pt Shaymin Sky Forme Shiny Pt Shaymin Sky Forme Shiny Shaymin Sky Forme Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Shaymin-Land-Forme BW Shaymin-Land-Forme BW
Shaymin-Sky-Forme BW Shaymin-Sky-Forme BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Shaymin XY Shaymin XY Shaymin XYBack
Shaymin Sky XY Shaymin Sky XY Shaymin S XYBack
ShinyShayminXY ShinyShayminXY
ShinyShayminSkyXY ShinyShayminSkyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

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

The name Shaymin comes from the Japanese word, Sha meaning gratitude, thus its nickname "the Gratitude Pokémon" or "Spirit of Gratitude" the Stamen which is a part of flowers, and miniature meaning small or miniature. It might also come from Shamayim (heavenly sky), referencing its Sky Forme.

Gallery

See also

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