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Shiftry (Pokémon)

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Nuzleaf #274: Nuzleaf
Pokémon
#276: Taillow Taillow
Shiftry
ダーテング Dirteng
#275
275Shiftry.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Grass Dark
Category
Wicked Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Early Bird Bad Habit
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#024
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-182
Almia
R-035
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
131.4 lbs.
Imperial
59.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F275.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground and
Plant groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 181 Battle Exp.: 1811*

Shiftry (Japanese: ダーテング Dirteng) is a dual-type Grass/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves from Nuzleaf when exposed to a Leaf Stone. It is the final form of Seedot.

Biology

Physiology

Shiftry is a large brown Pokémon with menacing features. It has long shaggy white hair which covers most of its face, the hair bearing strong resemblence to a spider web. It has long ears, a very long pointed nose and teeth that are usually gritted. Its hands consist of three broad leaves with brown 'spokes', which it can use to create powerful winds. Its feet are unusual in that they resemble Japanese tengu-geta, footwear with only a single central "tooth" (ha) strongly associated to the mythical figure of tengu. Its eyes are yellow.

Gender differences

A female's leaves are smaller than a male's.

Special abilities

Shiftry can create powerful winds of close to 100 feet per second with their fan-shaped hands. They are also capable of reading their foe's mind.

Behavior

Shiftry are said to be cruel creatures that enjoy nothing but deliberately injuring passers-by for no reason whatsoever, however, this view has little basis. They do however lead large groups of Seedot, Nuzleaf and even lower-ranking Shiftry and are quite loyal to their own kind.

Habitat

Shiftry are said to live in deep forests, specifically in very large and very old trees.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Shiftry in the anime

Major appearances

Ash and co. first encounter Shiftry in Jump for Joy. This Pokémon kidnapped Nurse Joy and took her to its lair to aid a wounded Nuzleaf.

Tyson used a Shiftry during the Hoenn League that first appeared in Choose It or Lose It!. It was used in a battle against Ash's Torkoal in At the End of the Fray.

Shiftry was the first Pokémon that Spenser used to battle against Ash in Ka Boom with a View. The Wicked Pokémon was defeated by Ash's Sceptile.

Minor appearances

Shiftry also had a cameo in Jirachi: Wish Maker. Brendan was using it in a double battle alongside an Aggron.

A Shiftry was owned by Angela, an instructor of a Ninja-Training School, in From Cradle to Save.

In Leave it to Brocko!, a Shiftry was the leader of a colony of Seedot and Nuzleaf.

A Shiftry is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Shiftry appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True! belonging to O. It participated in the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG037 Shiftry Ash's Pokédex Shiftry, the Wicked Pokémon. Shiftry is a mysterious creature that lives deep within the forest. They are said to live in the tops of trees that are over 1,000 years old.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP014 Shiftry Dawn's Pokédex Shiftry, the Wicked Pokémon. Its large fan can cause winds in excess of one-hundred feet per second and can blow anything away.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Shiftry first made its appearance in VS. Shiftry as a wild Pokémon that attacked Norman. It was swiftly defeated by his Slaking.

A while later, a group of wild Pokémon fought with Sapphire, whose Blaziken was used to pummel them to unleash her rage.

In the TCG

Main article: Shiftry (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Shiftry is a mysterious Pokémon that is said to live atop towering trees dating back over a thousand years. It creates terrific windstorms with the fans it holds.
Sapphire Shiftry's large fans generate awesome gusts of wind at a speed close to 100 feet per second. The whipped-up wind blows anything away. This Pokémon chooses to live quietly deep in forests.
Emerald It is said to arrive on chilly, wintry winds. Feared from long ago as the guardian of forests, this Pokémon lives in a deep forest where people do not venture.
FireRed A Pokémon that was feared as a forest guardian. It can read the foe's mind and take preemptive action.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lives quietly in the deep forest. It is said to create chilly winter winds with the fans it holds.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black はっぱの うちわを あおぐと ふうそく30メートルの とっぷうが まきおこり みんかを ふきとばす。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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 Evolve Nuzleaf
Emerald
None Evolve Nuzleaf
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Nuzleaf
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Nuzleaf
Platinum
None Evolve Nuzleaf
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Nuzleaf (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Nuzleaf
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 7
Forever Level 56
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Western Cave (12F-20F)
Buried Relic (68F-74F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lost Wilderness (B1-B17)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest

Capture Arena

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 480   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
00Start Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1919 Grass Mixer Grass Special 06565 09090% 10
4949 Leaf Storm Grass Special 140140 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shiftry obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - 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 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 Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 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 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Ankle Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
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 Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Bark Out Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSentretFurretWooperQuagsire
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineSlakothVigorothSlaking
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalBidoof
BibarelBaoppuBaokkieKoromoriKokoromoriKuitaran
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SneaselWeavileHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
ExeggcuteExeggutorHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunflora
Chillaccino
Bullet Seed Grass Physical 25 100% 30
SeedotNuzleafShiftry Defog* Flying Status —% 15
HoundourHoundoomMegurocoWaruvileWaruvialZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotle
TorterraCherubiCherrimSnivyJanovyJalorda
YanappuYanakkieMonmenErufuun
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
PikachuRaichuNinetalesMeowthPersianAipom
AmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharMonferno
InfernapeLucarioWeavileChoronekoLepardasZorua
Zoroark
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
EspeonGirafarig Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
RattataRaticatePikachuRaichuVulpixNinetales
RapidashEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
SentretFurretSneaselWeavileTorchicCombusken
BlazikenElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsolPachirisu
BuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyLucarioShimama
ZeburaikaEmonga
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
NuzleafShiftryAbsolBuizelFloatzel Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
RapidashSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonDunsparceSnubbullGranbull
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanStantler
PoochyenaMightyenaNumelCameruptBidoofBibarel
CherubiCherrimHippopotasHippowdonTepigChaoboo
EnbuohYorterryHaderiaMurandoShikijikaMebukijika
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shiftry in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Shiftry in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - 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 Shiftry can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Shiftry cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS275.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani275.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP275.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -30%%
Friend Area: Mushroom Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Fufufu... I can see through your thoughts.
26%-50% HP I'm concerned... My health should be down to half so soon?
1%-25% HP It disappoints me... But this might be it for me...
Level up Fufufu... Be happy that my level went 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 Fufufu... Be happy that my level went up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP275.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Gust fm.pngGust fm.png
(Gust ×2)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 116 Max. exp.: 136
Browser entry  
When Shiftry spreads its palms and spins, it creates powerful whirlwinds.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry  
It whips up winds with its arms, then sends out twisters to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

Seedot
Unevolved
Seedot
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 14


Nuzleaf
First evolution
Nuzleaf
 Grass  Dark 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone


Shiftry
Second evolution
Shiftry
 Grass  Dark 

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
Spr 3r 275.png Spr 3e 275.png Spr 3r 275.png Spr b 3r 275.png
Spr 3r 275 s.png Spr 3e 275 s.png Spr 3r 275 s.png Spr b 3r 275 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 275 m.png Spr 4d 275 m.png Spr 4d 275 m.png Spr b 4d 275 m.png
Spr 4d 275 f.png Spr 4d 275 f.png Spr 4d 275 f.png Spr b 4d 275 f.png
Spr 4d 275 m s.png Spr 4d 275 m s.png Spr 4d 275 m s.png Spr b 4d 275 m s.png
Spr 4d 275 f s.png Spr 4d 275 f s.png Spr 4d 275 f s.png Spr b 4d 275 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 275 m.png Spr 5b 275 m.png Spr b 5b 275 m.png
Spr 5b 275 f.png Spr 5b 275 f.png Spr b 5b 275 f.png
Spr 5b 275 m s.png Spr 5b 275 m s.png Spr b 5b 275 m s.png
Spr 5b 275 f s.png Spr 5b 275 f s.png Spr b 5b 275 f s.png
Shiftry For other sprites and images, please see Shiftry images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Shiftry are based on Tengu, who are known for their long noses, cruel tricks, and ability to read minds. Shiftry also bears resemblance to a nutcracker.

Name origin

Shiftry's name is probably a combination of the words shifty and tree.

Dirteng's probably a combination of dark or dirty and 天狗 tengu, tricky Japanese goblins.

In other languages

  • German: Tengulist - From tengu and List (deceit or cunning).
  • French: Tengalice - From tengu and malice.
  • Korean: 다탱구 Dartenggu
  • Chinese: 狡猾天狗 Jiǎo Huá Tiān Gǒu - Literally "Crafty tengu".

External links

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