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Darkrai #491: Darkrai
Pokémon
#493: Arceus Arceus
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shaymin (disambiguation).


Shaymin
シェイミ Shaymin
#492
492Shaymin-Sky.png
Sky Forme art by Ken Sugimori from Platinum
Type
Grass Unknown
Category
Gratitude Pokémon
Abilities
Natural Cure
Land Forme
Serene Grace
Sky Forme
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
SP
Oblivia
S-002
Height
0'08"/0.2 m
Land Forme
1'04"/0.4 m
Sky Forme
Weight
4.6 lbs./2.1 kg
Land Forme
11.5 lbs./5.2 kg
Sky Forme
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F492.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
3
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Shaymin (Japanese: シェイミ Shaymin) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

It was not officially revealed until February of 2008, when it was listed as a star of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In early June of the same year, its Sky Forme was revealed, which takes on the Template:Type2 as a secondary type.

It is not known to evolve into or from another Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Shaymin and Gracideas

Shaymin is a small, hedgehog-like creature. Its body is pure white. Its back is covered with green fur and has a pink flower with two leaves on each side of its head, which resembles the Gracidea flower, several Gracidea-like flowers also appear on its back whenever it feels comfortable, but when it senses an impending danger, it rapidly hides it back. Its legs are short and its underside is plump. Shaymin is the smallest legendary Pokémon to date. According to the Pokédex height of 0'08", it is also among the smallest Pokémon in existence, with its comrades being Diglett, Natu, Azurill, Budew, Burmy, and Chingling.

Shaymin reverting back at night and in the cold

As first revealed by Japan's CoroCoro Magazine, Shaymin has two forms. The first (Land Forme) is the original form seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The second is the Sky Forme which debuted in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. Shaymin will change into Sky Forme and back if it touches a Gracidea. Shaymin can't be in this form at night or if it has contact with ice. Shaymin's Sky Forme has a canid-like appearance that also bears some resemblance to a small reindeer. It has a small, slender body. The fur on its back appears to have shifted into a mohawk; it has a red flower petal on the right side of its neck, looking like a scarf or cape, and flat, white ears that look like wings or antlers. It has a small ruff on the front of its neck and a stumpy tail.

Gender differences

Shaymin is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Shaymin have the ability to instantly purify any polluted area of all unclean things in the air and transform it into a lush field of flowers. They take in the polluted air, purify it inside their bodies, break it down into water and light, and release the purified substance in a violent, explosive burst. This ability is known as Seed Flare, their signature move. Its power varies on the type of pollution absorbed. Shaymin can also communicate with telepathy and sense the gratitude of others, hence its species classification, the Gratitude Pokémon.

Behavior

Shaymin curled up

Shaymin have a habitual trait called "Flower Bearing." Each season, Shaymin gather in a flower field somewhere and migrate from there. This behavior is called Flower Carrying because a new field of flowers grow where they land. Shaymin are also attracted to areas where there is a lot of gratitude. Their personalities are almost opposite with each form — Land Forme is shy and easily scared, while Sky Forme is courageous and playful.

Habitat

Shaymin live in fields of flowers. Since a Shaymin camouflages by curling itself up, it can easily escape people's notice, similar to Geodude on rocky terrain.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Shaymin is seen liking sweet food such as Poffins and pancakes. In Platinum, when caught at the Flower Paradise, Shaymin have been observed to hold the Lum Berry.

In the anime

Shaymin in the anime

Shaymin made its debut in the 11th Pokémon movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where it was fleeing from Giratina, after enraging it in the Reverse World. Shaymin thought that Giratina wanted to eat it. It premiered both of its forms in the movie. Shaymin also makes a minor appearance in Arceus and the Jewel of Life's credits where it stands gazing upon the land on a tree.

Shaymin made its debut anime appearance in Keeping In Top Forme!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP168 Shaymin Dawn's Pokédex Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon. When the Gracidea flower is in bloom, it's pollen allows Shaymin to change into its Sky Forme from its Land Forme. Shaymin also have a tendency to migrate.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond and Pearl series.

In the manga

Shaymin made its debut in the manga adaption of the 11th Pokémon movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In the TCG

Main article: Shaymin (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
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
Generation V
Black ひとに やさしく だきしめられ  ありがとうの きもちを かんじると ぜんしんの はなが ひらきだす。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter)
Platinum
One Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Shaymin Village
random Spinda's Café (project P) mission
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Pueltown (during an Extra Mission)
Pokémon Rumble Ticket for releasing Arbok, Charizard, Kangaskhan, Bastiodon and Arcanine

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
Movie Shaymin Movie Japan 2008 50 Never
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2009#Toys "R" Us Shaymin Toys "R" Us United States 2009 50 Never
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2009#UK GAME Shaymin GAME United Kingdom 2009 50 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)
Platinum
Events* Micle Berry Micle Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Sky Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 103
97 - 170 189 - 335
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 127
118 - 196 233 - 388
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Sky Forme
Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
18/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Sky Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1010 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 —% 20
1919 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
2828 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4646 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
5555 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
6464 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
7373 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100100% 10
8282 Sweet Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10
9191 Healing Wish Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
100100 Seed Flare Grass Special 120120 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shaymin obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shaymin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shaymin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Sky Forme
Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1010 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 —% 20
1919 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
2828 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
3737 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4646 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
5555 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
6464 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
7373 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100100% 10
8282 Sweet Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10
9191 Leaf Storm Grass Special 140140 09090% 5
100100 Seed Flare Grass Special 120120 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shaymin obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shaymin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shaymin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shaymin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shaymin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shaymin can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shaymin cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shaymin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shaymin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Sky Forme
Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Shaymin can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shaymin cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shaymin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shaymin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Generation IV
Other generations:
V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
11th movie and Toys "R" Us eventsLv.50 Seed Flare Grass Special 120 85% 5 Cool 2 ♥♥
11th movie and Toys "R" Us eventsLv.50 Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5 Smart 0  
  • A superscript level indicates that Shaymin can learn this move normally in Generation IV at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shaymin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shaymin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
MDP492.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It protects itself by launching leaves. It shoots exploding seeds to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Land Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Sky Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Land Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Sky Forme
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW492.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Shaymin will be your Guide to the Sky Pavilion, which is reached from the Flower Zone. Shaymin's very skilled at Absol's Hurdle Bounce--and proud of it!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Nighttime and when frozen
Shaymin
Land Forme
Shaymin
 Grass 




Gracidea
Shaymin
Sky Forme
Shaymin
 Grass  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 492.png Spr 4p 492.png Spr 4p 492.png Spr b 4d 492.png
Spr 4p 492S.png Spr 4p 492S.png Spr b 4p 492S.png
Spr 4d 492 s.png Spr 4p 492 s.png Spr 4p 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png
Spr 4p 492S s.png Spr 4p 492S s.png Spr b 4p 492S s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 492.png Spr 5b 492.png Spr b 5b 492.png
Spr 5b 492S.png Spr 5b 492S.png Spr b 5b 492S.png
Spr 5b 492 s.png Spr 5b 492 s.png Spr b 5b 492 s.png
Spr 5b 492S s.png Spr 5b 492S s.png Spr b 5b 492S s.png
ShayminShaymin For other sprites and images, please see Shaymin images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Shaymin ties with Mew and Celebi for the highest catch rate among all legendary Pokémon.
  • Like Darkrai, despite being an event-exclusive legendary Pokémon, both the Surf glitch and tweaking are able to allow the player to access the Flower Paradise without the event having been activated.
    • This has been rectified in Pokémon Platinum, as neither Pokémon will appear without the event, even if the player manages to access their area.
  • Land Forme Shaymin is the first and, as of Generation V, the only pure Grass-type legendary Pokémon.
  • Although Shaymin is a legendary Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it. It shares this trait with Cresselia, Latias, and Latios.
    • Out of the four Pokémon listed above, Shaymin is also the only one who is genderless.
  • Shaymin is implied to be behind the creation of Floaroma Town, as one person notes it was a barren wasteland until one day flowers mysteriously covered it all after someone gave thanks for life's blessings. Additionally, the woman who gives the player a Gracidea flower can be found in Floaroma Town.
  • Marley makes brief references to Shaymin in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum if spoken with during the player's travel with her in Victory Road. She wants to reach the smooth rock on Route 224. Additionally, If a Shaymin is in the player's party, she will take notice.
  • Shaymin seems to appear only when someone gives thanks for a significant blessing in their life. A girl in Floaroma Town states that the flowers the town is famous for appeared after someone gave thanks for nature's blessings. With Oak's Letter, Shaymin will lead the player to Flower Paradise after they give thanks for their Pokémon journey at the white rock on Route 224.
  • Unlike most legendary Pokémon, Shaymin needs only 1,059,860 Experience to get to level 100, whereas others need 1,250,000. It shares this trait with Mew and Celebi.
  • Shaymin's Sky Forme has a different cry than its Land Forme, making Shaymin the first Pokémon to have different cries for different forms, and the first Pokémon to change its cry since the player character's Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow.
    • Despite this, the only cry used in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is the one of its Land Forme.
    • Due to the Pokédex only registering the first forme's cry, it is impossible to listen to the Sky Forme's cry on it. This is because Shaymin traded in their Sky Forme revert to Land Forme, and wild Shaymin are always in their Land Forme. Also, Pokémon battled between players are not registered in the Pokédex, meaning that it is impossible to register a Sky Forme Shaymin before the Land Forme. It shares this trait with the starter Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow.
  • Shaymin is one of two legendary Pokémon capable of using the F.E.A.R. strategy (the other is Mew).
  • In Sky Forme, Shaymin is the only legendary Flying-type Pokémon weak to Flying-type attacks.
  • Shaymin is one of two Pokémon whose ability changes depending on its form, the other being Giratina.
  • Shaymin is tied with Celebi for highest base stat total of all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • A Shaymin caught at the Flower Paradise in Pokémon Platinum will be a fateful encounter Pokémon, making it the only Pokémon able to be caught from the wild that has this status. This is to allow it to transform into Sky Forme, as non-fateful Shaymin cannot transform.
    • This may be part of the reason why Oak's Letter was never released for distribution to Diamond and Pearl, as the Shaymin in those games, even if it is caught legitimately, will not be a fateful encounter Shaymin and thus not be able to transform. The reasoning behind disallowing this, of course, was to disallow those who had cheated to get Shaymin and those who used the Surf glitch and tweaking to do so from obtaining the otherwise-special Sky Forme Shaymin.
  • Sky Forme Shaymin has the highest base Speed of all Grass-types.
  • Fans have nicknamed Shaymin's Sky Forme 'Skymin'.
  • Land Forme Shaymin is the shortest legendary Pokémon.

Origin

Shaymin is based on a hedgehog. However, its white body and the grass-like fur on its back makes it somewhat resemble a Chia Pet as well. Moreover, when Shaymin (Land Forme) blooms with flowers, as seen in the anime, Shaymin appears as a bouquet of flowers, which serves to emphasize Shaymin's role as the Gratitude Pokémon. On the other hand, Shaymin's Sky Forme shares most of its traits with a small, young terrier-type dog, but its sprightly behavior, its affinity for flowers, and its ability to fly bring to mind faeries. Shaymin's Sky Forme has a few aspects that resemble that of a reindeer as well.

Name origin

Its name is possibly a combination of the Chinese 謝 xiè (thanks/gratitude) or ジェイド jeido (jade), which is one of Shaymin's most dominant colors, and 蝟 harinezumi (hedgehog). Its name could also be a combination of shay and vitamin. Also, shaman can be pronounced like Shaymin, so it may be like a mythical shaman. In addition, the name Shaymin may be a corruption of the Hebrew word Shamayim, which means "sky" and is the name of the first heaven in Jewish mysticism. This correlates directly with Shaymin's Sky Forme.

In other languages

  • German: Shaymin
  • French: Shaymin
  • Korean: 쉐이미 Sheimi
  • Chinese: 潔咪 Jié Mī - Transliteration of its Japanese name. 潔 also means clean, referring to Shaymin's ability to purify the surrounding.

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