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* Shaymin is the smallest legendary Pokémon, and one of the shortest Pokémon overall, tying with {{p|Diglett}}, {{p|Natu}}, {{p|Azurill}}, {{p|Budew}}, {{p|Burmy}} and {{p|Chingling}}.
 
* Shaymin is the smallest legendary Pokémon, and one of the shortest Pokémon overall, tying with {{p|Diglett}}, {{p|Natu}}, {{p|Azurill}}, {{p|Budew}}, {{p|Burmy}} and {{p|Chingling}}.
 
* This is the second event legendary Pokémon which was thought only to be received at a [[Nintendo event]]. However, in the Japanese version of Diamond/Pearl, it can be caught through [[Surf glitch|a glitch]] involving {{m|Surf}} in the room of the first Elite Four member. Likewise, in other language versions, [[Tweaking|another glitch]] is said to get the player to reach [[Seabreak Path]] and [[Flower Paradise]] as well.
 
* This is the second event legendary Pokémon which was thought only to be received at a [[Nintendo event]]. However, in the Japanese version of Diamond/Pearl, it can be caught through [[Surf glitch|a glitch]] involving {{m|Surf}} in the room of the first Elite Four member. Likewise, in other language versions, [[Tweaking|another glitch]] is said to get the player to reach [[Seabreak Path]] and [[Flower Paradise]] as well.
* Shaymin is the first pure Grass-type legendary Pokémon.
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* Shaymin Land Forme is the first pure Grass-type legendary Pokémon.
 
* Although Shaymin is a legendary Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it.
 
* Although Shaymin is a legendary Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.

Revision as of 10:29, 5 September 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Darkrai
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Arceus 000
Shaymin
シェイミ Shaymin
#492
200px
Artwork of Land Forme (left) from Diamond and Pearl and Sky Forme from Platinum (right)
Type
Grass Flying
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
Height
0′08″/0.2 m
Land Forme
1′03″/0.4 m
Sky Forme
Weight
4.6 lbs./2.1 kg
Land Forme
11.9 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 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*
[[Category:{{{type3}}}-type Pokémon|492]]

Shaymin (Japanese: シェイミ Shaymin) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon of Generation IV. Like Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Manaphy and Darkrai before it, it is an event-exclusive Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

File:Shayminpanstickers.PNG
Official anime artwork of Shaymin's Land Forme
Shaymin is a small, hedgehog-like creature. Pure white fur covers its body, and instead of quills, there is soft, fluffy fur on its back that looks just like grass. A pink flower grows on each side of its head, somewhat resembling Glacidea Flowers. Shaymin has a plump underbelly and stubby paws. Shaymin is the shortest legendary Pokémon to date. According to the Pokédex figure of 0'08", it is also among the smallest Pokémon in existence, with its comrades being Diglett, Natu, Azurill, Budew, Burmy and Chingling.
File:Skyshayminpanstickers.PNG
Official anime artwork of Shaymin's Sky Forme

As first revealed Japan's CoroCoro Magazine, Shaymin has two forms. The first (Land Forme) is the original form seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. The second is a new Sky Forme which debuted in Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin. Shaymin will automatically change into this form if it comes in contact with a Glacidea Flower, but has been seen changing form at will in its movie. If night falls and a Shaymin is in its Sky Forme, it will immediately change back into its original Land Forme. This is because in Pokémon Platinum, Shaymin cannot be in its Sky Forme at night or if it's Frozen. Shaymin's Sky Forme has a canine-like appearance. It has a fluffy neck collar and tail. The fur that was originally on its back has shifted into what looks like a mohawk. Its now longer legs have green fur covering them making them look as if Shaymin were wearing stockings. 2 large red flower petals grow on one side of its neck. Big wing-like ears are on its head. It seems to always have a brave expression.


Gender differences

Shaymin is genderless.

Special abilities

Shaymin have the ability to instantly purify the area they are in of all pollutants and transform it into a flowery field. According to the movie it debuted in, any dirty air that Shaymin breathe in is exhaled as pure, clean air, a trait that is similar to Meganium's ability to revive plants with its breath. In addition, like several Legendary Pokémon, Shaymin were revealed to be able to communicate telepathically.

Shaymin is the only known Pokémon that learns Seed Flare.

Behavior

Land Forme

Shaymin have timid and curious natures. They curl up into a ball if they sense a threat is near, or if something scares them. Like most dogs that have a lot of fur, Shaymin will usually shake themselves dry. If Shaymin are content, they may sprout a few extra flowers, making them look like tiny bouquets.

Sky Forme

Shaymin have courageous, yet playful natures. If they come across an enemy, they won't be afraid to fight back. They like to zip and zoom around happily when they fly.

Habitat

Shaymin lives in flowery fields. However, since Shaymin can camouflage itself by curling itself up, Shaymin can easily escape people's notice-- the reason being that the fur on Shaymin's back resembles the grass and the flowers on its head resemble the flowers usually surrounding it.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Like lots of wild Pokémon, Shaymin may eat things native to their environment like wild grasses and berries. In the anime the Shaymin that Ash and his friends took care of was seen eating various things like Poffins and pancakes.

In the anime

File:Shaymin drinking.PNG
Shaymin in the anime

Shaymin made its anime debut in the 11th Pokémon movie.

In the manga

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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
None Trade
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 Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pueru City (during mission)

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.


Type effectiveness

Land Forme

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

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Evolution

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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 and Jirachi seem to both have something to do with special rocks and need to be wished upon to appear.
  • Shaymin ties with Mew and Celebi for the highest catch rate among all legendary Pokémon; Jirachi and Manaphy are distinct from the aforementioned three in tying with many other legendary Pokémon for the lowest catch rate among all Pokémon.
  • Shaymin is the smallest legendary Pokémon, and one of the shortest Pokémon overall, tying with Diglett, Natu, Azurill, Budew, Burmy and Chingling.
  • This is the second event legendary Pokémon which was thought only to be received at a Nintendo event. However, in the Japanese version of Diamond/Pearl, it can be caught through a glitch involving Surf in the room of the first Elite Four member. Likewise, in other language versions, another glitch is said to get the player to reach Seabreak Path and Flower Paradise as well.
  • Shaymin Land Forme is the first pure Grass-type legendary Pokémon.
  • Although Shaymin is a legendary Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it.
  • 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.
  • Marley makes brief references to Shaymin if spoken with during an excursion in Victory Road. She wants to reach the smooth rock on Route 224.
  • 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.
  • When Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin premiered in Japan, an event Shaymin is available at theaters from July 19 to September 30, 2008. Shaymin is at level 50 and is holding a Micle. It is contained in a Cherish Ball, with the OT of えいがかん Movie Theatre and an ID No. of 07198. It has its signature move, Seed Flare, at an earlier level, namely 50, the level at which it is received.
  • Unlike most legendaries, Shaymin needs only 1,059,860 Exp. to get to level 100, whereas others need 1,250,000. It shares this trait with Mew and Celebi.
  • Both of Shaymin's Formes have the same abilities as Happiny and its evolutions.
  • According to a Pokémon Sunday clip showing how to change forms with the Glacidea Flower, Shaymin's Sky Forme is revealed to have 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 Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow.
  • The way Sky Forme Shaymin fly in a group, their reindeer-like appearance, and the way they prance in the air may be similar to that of Santa's reindeer. This would be slightly ironic, seeing as it has a double weakness to Ice.

Hoax

A hoax perpetrated by PurpleKecleon, an artist on deviantART, brought a version of Shaymin's Sky Forme, with a more feminine appearance than its real Sky Forme, to the fandom. This fake Sky Forme was passed around several Pokémon websites and assumed real until PokéBeach confirmed that it was fake.

Leaking

Before Shaymin's Sky Forme was officialy revealed, a photo of a drink tumbler decorated with several Pokémon, including Sky Forme, was shown on a Pokémon Festa page. The page was taken down moments after the webmasters realized that Sky Forme was accidentally shown to the public. Several people had already known about the tumbler already, however. It was assumed and later proven that it was Shaymin's Sky Forme.

Origin

Shaymin is based on a hedgehog. Its pure-white body and the grasslike fur on its back makes it somewhat resemble a chia pet. Its Sky Forme shares traits of a dog and a reindeer. For instance, its ears resemble a reindeer's antlers; while its brave, cheerful and energetic appearance and personality are somewhat like that of the domestic dog.

Name origin

Its name may come from the word shame, as it is a very shy and elusive Pokémon. It may also be derived from shaman. The English name also is a slight alteration of its Japanese name. Its katakana name contains 実mi, which means seed in Japanese. Furthermore, its name may be a combination of 感謝 kansha, thanks or gratitude, and 針鼠 harinezumi, hedgehog.

In other languages

External links


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VI
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Global Link
Gen VGen VI
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