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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.

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/Pearl Routes 202, 203, and Route 204|204 Common
Platinum Routes 202, 203, 204, and Valley Windworks Common
HeartGold/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/White White Forest (White only) Uncommon
X/Y Breed Luxio None
OR/AS Breed Luxio None
Sun/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.


Stats

Base 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 Type Tough 4 0 ♥
5 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
9 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
11 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
13 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
17 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 3 ♥
21 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
25 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
29 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
37 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
41 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
45 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type 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 Type Tough 3
5DP
5HGSSPt
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2
9DP
9HGSSPt
Charge —% 20 Electric Status Type Smart 0
13DP
17HGSSPt
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 3
17DP
13HGSSPt
Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool 2
21DP
21HGSSPt
Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 2
25DP
25HGSSPt
Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
29DP
33HGSSPt
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 2
33DP
29HGSSPt
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type Smart 3
37DP
37HGSSPt
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
41DP
41HGSSPt
Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric 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.
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 Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 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 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
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 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type 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 Type Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special 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
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type 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 Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Eerie Impulse * Mareep 100% 15 Electric Status Type Clever 1 3 ♥
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status Type 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 Type 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 Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox —% 40 Normal Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Ice Fang Arbok, Snubbull, Granbull, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Exploud, Walrein, Floatzel, Hippowdon, Glaceon, Stoutland 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type 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 Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Shock Wave Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam Dewgong, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type 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 Type 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 Type 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 Type 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 Type Beauty 3
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status Type Cool 0
Ice Fang Arbok, Snubbull, Granbull, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Exploud, Manectric, Walrein, Floatzel, Hippowdon, Glaceon 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Type Cool 3
Night SlashHGSS Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type 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 Type 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 Type Tough 3
Thunder Fang Arbok, Arcanine, Jolteon, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndoom, Donphan, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Hippowdon 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type 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 Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type 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 Type Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Type Cute 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal 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.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 403 front Pt 403 front Pt 403 front Shinx Back DPPHGSS
DP 403f front Pt 403f front Pt 403f front Female Shinx Back DPPHGSS
Shinx Shiny DP Shinx Shiny PHGSS Shinx Shiny PHGSS Shinx Shiny Back DPPHGSS
Female Shinx Shiny DP Female Shinx Shiny PHGSS Female Shinx Shiny PHGSS Female Shinx Shiny Back DPPHGSS
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Shinx BW Shinx BW Shinx Back BW
Female Shinx BW Female Shinx BW Female Shinx Back BW
Shinx Shiny BW Shinx Shiny BW Shinx Back Shiny BW
Female Shinx Shiny BW Female Shinx Shiny BW Female Shinx Shiny Back BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Shinx XY Shinx XY Shinx Back XY
Female Shinx XY Female Shinx XY
Shinx Shiny XY Shinx Shiny XY Shinx Shiny Back XY
Female Shinx Shiny Back XY Female Shinx Shiny Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Battle Animation Sprites

Shinx-AttackAnimation-XY-1 Shinx-AttackAnimation-XY-2

Appearances

In the anime

Shinx and Aoi

Shinx and Angie from the anime

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 it's 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. The star at the end of it's 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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