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Shaymin (Pokémon)

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Shaymin
シェイミ Shaymin
#492
492Shaymin-Land.png
Artwork of Land Forme from Platinum
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
1'04"/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
3
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.

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. It has now been in a wifi event: start 28/9/09 end ??/?/??

Biology

Physiology

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. 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 ruined land of all pollutants in the air and transform it into a lush field of flowers. They can take in 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 is absorbed. Shaymin can also communicate with telepathy and sense the gratitude of others.

File:Shaymin camouflage.png
Shaymin curled up

Behavior

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.

File:Shaymin anime.png
Shaymin in the anime

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Shaymin is seen liking sweet food such as Poffins and pancakes

In the anime

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

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 {{{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
Event Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter)
Platinum
Event 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 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
TRU 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

Base stats

Land Forme

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.


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.


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
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

Land Forme
grass  grass  Status 4

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grass  flying  Status 4

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

Land Forme

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Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.

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Sky Forme

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |} |}

By events

Land Forme

Template:Movelistspecial Template:Mlentry4special Template:Mlentry4special Template:Movelist/note

There have been no events where a Sky Forme Shaymin has been distributed.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0formes2

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 pure Grass-type legendary Pokémon.
  • Although Shaymin is a legendary Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it. It shares this with Cresselia, Latias, and Latios.
  • 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. 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 Exp. 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.
  • Shaymin is one of two legendary Pokémon capable of using the F.E.A.R. strategy (the other is Mew).
  • With the exception of Arceus, Shaymin is the last Template:Type2 in National Pokédex order. In its Sky Forme, it is the last Template:Type2 and the last dual-type Pokémon.
  • In Sky Forme, Shaymin is the only legendary Flying-type Pokémon weak to Flying-type attacks.
  • Shaymin is tied with Celebi for highest base stat total of all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • A Shaymin obtained in Pokémon Platinum via a Wi-Fi event is the only Pokémon that, when caught, shows the text "Fateful encounter" used for distribution Pokémon instead of the regular "Met at Lv. 30" text.
  • Only Shaymin that show the text "Fateful encounter" can change form. This means Shaymin caught in Diamond and Pearl and traded into Platinum can not change their form.

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 謝 sha (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

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External links

Notes


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
Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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