Shinx (Japanese: コリンク Korinku) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

It is based on a lion cub or lynx kitten. Its fur is mostly blue, yet there is black fur under its torso. It has a long black tail with a gold four-pointed star on the end. Its forelegs each have a gold ring around them; these are electricity glands, similar to Pikachu's cheeks. It has large, oval ears with gold, star-like symbols on them. It has gold eyes, and a pink-red nose. It has tufts of hair which will eventually grow into a mane. Whenever its mouth is open, small fangs can be seen developing.

Gender differences

A female's mane doesn't stick up as much as a male's. Also, all four paws of a female Shinx are blue while the hind-paws of a male are black.

Behavior

Although Shinx is a tenderhearted Pokémon, they detest being betrayed.

In the wild, if a Shinx's claw is damaged, it loses the ability to communicate with the others and will be isolated from its pack.

When its tail tip shines brightly, it can send signals to its kind through shaking its tail.

Natural Abilities

Shinx can generate electricity through contracting its muscles, which can make its fur glow.

Habitat

Most Shinx live in the forests of Sinnoh, although there're also a minority of them living in Lumiose City, the sewers and power stations of Kalos.

Evolution

Shinx evolves into Luxio once it reaches level 15, and evolves into Luxray once it reaches level 30.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Routes 202, 203, and Route 204|204 Common
Platinum Routes 202, 203, 204, and Valley Windworks Common
HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 48, National Park (Sinnoh Sound) Rare
Black and White White Forest (White only) Uncommon
X and Y Breed Luxio None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Breed Luxio None
Sun and Moon Breed Luxio None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Amp Plains (4F-10F)
Far Amp Plains (1F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace


Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    All of its fur dazzles if danger is sensed. It flees while the foe is momentarily blinded.

  • Pearl

    Its forelegs have a muscle-based system of generating electricity. Its body shines if endangered.

  • Platinum

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when endangered.

  • HeartGold

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. Its fur glows when it's endangered.

  • SoulSilver

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. Its fur glows when it's endangered.

  • Black

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when endangered.

  • White

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when endangered.

  • Black 2

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.

  • White 2

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.

  • X

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.

  • Y

    All of its fur dazzles if danger is sensed. It flees while the foe is momentarily blinded.

  • Omega Ruby

    The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    All of its fur dazzles if danger is sensed. It flees while the foe is momentarily blinded.

  • Sword

    This Pokémon generates electricity by contracting its muscles. Excited trembling is a sign that Shinx is generating a tremendous amount of electricity.

  • Shield

    Electricity makes this Pokémon's fur glow. Shinx sends signals to others of its kind by shaking the tip of its tail while the tail tip is shining brightly.


Stats

Shinx's Stats
HP
45
Attack
65
Defense
34
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
34
Speed
45
Total
263

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
9 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
11 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
13 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
17 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
21 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
25 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
29 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
33 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
37 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
41 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
45 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
5 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
9 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Clever 1 0 ♥
11 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status Cute 3 0 ♥
13 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
17 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
21 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
29 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
37 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
41 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
45 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 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 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
9 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
13 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
17 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
21 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
29 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
33 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
37 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
41 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
45 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DP
1HGSSPt
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
5DP
5HGSSPt
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
9DP
9HGSSPt
Charge —% 20 Electric Status Smart 0
13DP
17HGSSPt
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
17DP
13HGSSPt
Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Cool 2
21DP
21HGSSPt
Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
25DP
25HGSSPt
Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
29DP
33HGSSPt
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 2
33DP
29HGSSPt
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Smart 3
37DP
37HGSSPt
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
41DP
41HGSSPt
Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric 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.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark 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
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 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 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
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 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special 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
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Mudbray, Mudsdale 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Eerie Impulse * Mareep 100% 15 Electric Status
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Mightyena, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Litleo, Pyroar, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Helping Hand Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Growlithe, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Sentret, Furret, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Minccino, Cinccino, Meowstic —% 20 Normal Status
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc —% 40 Normal Status
Ice Fang Arbok, Snubbull, Granbull, Piloswine, Mightyena, Exploud, Walrein, Floatzel, Hippowdon, Glaceon, Mamoswine, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
Night Slash Dugtrio, Dugtrio, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Quick Attack Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Raichu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Lycanroc 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
Shock Wave Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam Dewgong, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Swift Sandshrew, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Persian, Persian, Eevee, Espeon, Sylveon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Aipom, Ambipom, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Minccino, Mienfoo, Mienshao 60 —% 20 Normal Special
Take Down Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Stantler, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litleo, Pyroar, Skiddo, Gogoat, Furfrou, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Mightyena, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Eerie Impulse * Mareep 100% 15 Electric Status Clever 1 3 ♥
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status Cute 4 0 ♥
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Litleo, Pyroar 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Helping Hand Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Growlithe, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Sentret, Furret, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Minccino, Cinccino, Meowstic —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox —% 40 Normal Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Ice Fang Arbok, Snubbull, Granbull, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Exploud, Walrein, Floatzel, Hippowdon, Glaceon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Quick Attack Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga, Bunnelby, Diggersby 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Shock Wave Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam Dewgong, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Swift Sandshrew, Sandslash, Persian, Eevee, Espeon, Sylveon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Aipom, Ambipom, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Minccino, Cinccino, Mienfoo, Mienshao 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Take Down Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Stantler, Poochyena, Mightyena, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litleo, Pyroar, Skiddo, Gogoat, Furfrou 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon, Stoutland, Darumaka, Darmanitan 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
Helping Hand Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Growlithe, Arcanine, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sentret, Furret, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Minccino, Cinccino —% 20 Normal Status
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status
Ice Fang Arbok, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Snubbull, Granbull, Exploud, Walrein, Floatzel, Hippowdon, Glaceon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Quick Attack Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
Shock Wave Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam Dewgong, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Swift Sandshrew, Sandslash, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Aipom, Ambipom, Espeon, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Minccino, Mienfoo, Mienshao 60 —% 20 Normal Special
Take Down Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Stantler, Poochyena, Mightyena, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Deerling, Sawsbuck 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Hippowdon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Electric 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fire Fang Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Flareon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Manectric, Hippowdon 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status Cool 0
Ice Fang Arbok, Snubbull, Granbull, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Exploud, Manectric, Walrein, Floatzel, Hippowdon, Glaceon 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 3
Night SlashHGSS Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
Quick Attack Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Vulpix, Ninetales, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sentret, Furret, Sneasel, Weavile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Electrike, Manectric, Zangoose, Absol, Pachirisu, Buizel, Floatzel, Buneary, Lopunny, Lucario 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
Take Down Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Tauros, Eevee, Dunsparce, Snubbull, Granbull, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Stantler, Poochyena, Mightyena, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Hippowdon 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Smart 3

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 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
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal 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.

Sprites

Battle Animation Sprites

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Appearances

In the anime

Clemont's Shinx.

Shinx appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, as Landis's Pokémon.

Shinx also appeared in the movie The Rise of Darkrai.

Shinx was also seen under Reggie's care in Lost Leader Strategy!.

Angie owns a Shinx which appeared along with her in Camping It Up!.

A Shinx appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness asking Team Poképals to retrieve a Gabite scale to help his sick sister. His sister also makes an appearance at the end of the episode.

In the episode There's a New Gym Leader in Town!, Cheren helps to rescue a lost Shinx.

Clemont revealed that he befriended a Shinx during his childhood memories until it evolved during his absence.

Trivia

  • The black collar around Shinx's neck is somewhat similar to the one around Pichu's neck.
  • Shinx is the only Generation IV Pokémon with an evolutionary line with 3 Pokémon in it that Ash or Dawn never attempt to catch.

Origin

Due to it's slightly human-like features on its head (face, ears), name, and resemblance to a lion cub, Sphinx maybe based on the Egyptian sphinx, which are Egyptian statues that had a head of a man, and a body of a lion, with additional traits of lynx kittens and lion cubs. The star at the end of its tail is a reference to the constellation Leo.

Etymology

Shinx's name may come from sphinx and the word shine, as it shines in general.

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See also

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