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Shaymin (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#493: Arceus Arceus
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shaymin (disambiguation).
Shaymin
Gratitude Pokémon
シェイミ
Shaymin
#492
Land Forme Shaymin
Land Forme Shaymin
Sky Forme Shaymin
Sky Forme Shaymin

Shaymin

Shaymin

Shaymin
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Grass Unknown
Land Forme
Grass Flying
Sky Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Natural Cure
Land Forme
Serene Grace
Sky Forme
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Shaymin Sky Forme

Mega Shaymin Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Land Forme
1'04" 0.4 m
Sky Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
4.6 lbs. 2.1 kg
Land Forme
11.5 lbs. 5.2 kg
Sky Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#492
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
SP
Almia
S-002
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
64
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Land Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Sky Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Sky Forme
Footprint
F492.png None.png
Sky Forme
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
100
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Shaymin (Japanese: シェイミ Shaymin) is a Grass-type Legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from another Pokémon, it has a second Forme activated by using a Gracidea flower in the daytime. Its original Forme, Land Forme, will then become Sky Forme.

Shaymin was officially revealed in February 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 Flying type as a secondary type.

Biology

Shaymin's petals after absorbing toxins

Shaymin is a small, white hedgehog-like Pokémon. In Land Forme, it has green grass-like fur on its back and 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. In Sky Forme, it has a slender, canine appearance with resemblance of a small reindeer. The fur on its back becomes a mohawk, and it has a red flower petal on the right side of its neck, resembling a scarf or cape. It has flat, white ears resembling wings, a small ruff on the front of its neck, and a stumpy tail. Shaymin will change into Sky Forme and back if it touches a Gracidea. It reverts to Land Forme at night or if it is frozen. Shaymin can instantly purify any polluted area of all impurities in the air and transform it into a lush field of flowers. It takes in the polluted air, purifies it inside its body, breaks it down into water and light, and releases the purified substance in a violent, explosive burst. Its power varies on the type of pollution absorbed. Shaymin can also communicate with telepathy and sense the gratitude of others.

Each season, Shaymin gathers with others in a flower field somewhere and migrates from there. This behavior is called Flower Carrying because a new field of flowers grow where it lands. Shaymin is also attracted to areas where there is a lot of gratitude. Its personality is almost opposite with each form: in Land Forme, it is shy and easily scared, while in Sky Forme, it is courageous and playful. If wet, it shakes itself to dry itself off, and exhibits the behavior of scratching itself with a hind leg. Shaymin lives in fields of flowers. Since it camouflages by curling itself up, it can easily escape people's notice. It has been seen liking sweet food. Shaymin is the only known Pokémon to know Seed Flare.

In the anime

Sky Forme Shaymin in the anime

Major appearances

Shaymin (M11)

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, when the Renegade Pokémon wanted to use Shaymin to utilize its Seed Flare to open a portal to the real world. 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. This Shaymin had the ability to talk via telepathy.

Other

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

Minor appearances

A Shaymin (Land Forme) made a cameo appearance in the ending credits in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP168 Shaymin Dawn's Pokédex Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon. When the Gracidea flower is in bloom, its 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shaymin appeared only in the Platinum chapter of Pokémon Adventures. Marley was introduced to it by a letter from Professor Oak. In the Distortion World, Shaymin tried its best not to get involved in a big clash that broke out between the rest of the legendary Pokémon. Cyrus then caught Shaymin in his hands and showed the gratitude towards Shaymin that allowed it to transform into its Sky Forme. After Charon was arrested, Shaymin chose to stay with Marley.

Sky Forme Shaymin in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure!

In the Giratina and the Sky Warrior manga

Main article: Shaymin (M11)

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

In the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta befriended a Shaymin at his home on Route 201.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Yū Shirogane traded the movie Shaymin to his Platinum game.

In the TCG

Main article: Shaymin (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Shaymin appears in both Formes as a trophy in the 3DS version of the game.

Trophy information

NA: When in its Land Forme, this Pokémon sports a fetching pink flower. In Sky Forme, it can take to the air with ease. This Legendary Pokémon is hard to find, but it can sense anyone with a grateful heart. This ability is where the name "Gratitude Pokémon" comes from.

PAL: No wonder this Mythical Pokémon is so hard to find! In its Land Forme, it looks just like a flowery patch of grass. Good luck spotting that in a field! Shaymin has two different forms, though, and in Sky Forme, it can fly. In both forms, Shaymin reacts to gratitude, hene its nickname: the Gratitude Pokémon.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.
White
Black 2 The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.
White 2
Generation VI
X It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.
Y The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.
Omega Ruby It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.
Alpha Sapphire The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter)
Platinum
Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade, Event
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: World Axle - B1F*
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone *

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DP Movie Shaymin Japanese Japan 50 July 6 to September 30, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Shaymin English United States 50 February 8 to 14, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin English Europe 50 April 4 to June 20, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin Spanish Spain 50 April 15 to May 15, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin German Germany 50 April 25 to May 17, 2009;
May 22, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin French Europe 50 May 12 to July 11, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin Italian Italy 50 May 16 to June 27, 2009
DPPt Character Fair Shaymin Korean South Korea 50 July 24 to 26, 2009
DPPtHGSS Time Square Shaymin Korean South Korea 30 May 1 to 2, 2010
BW Pokémon Center Shaymin Japanese Japan 50 December 19, 2011 to January 5, 2012
ORAS Pokéscrap Shaymin Japanese region Japan 15 December 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin Japanese hide 30 March 18, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin English hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin French hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin German hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin Italian hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin Spanish hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)
Platinum
Events* Micle Berry Micle Berry (100%) Soothe Bell Soothe Bell (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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Sky Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 09090 100100% 10
8282 Sweet Kiss Fairy 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
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% 15
7373 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
8282 Sweet Kiss Fairy 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 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 —}}—% 20
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shaymin in Generation VI
  • 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 Shaymin 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 Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Synthesis Grass Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Synthesis Grass Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Tailwind Flying Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white 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

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  
It attacks by launching leaves and causing explosions.
Land Forme
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Sky Forme
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Land Forme
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Sky Forme
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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
Gracidea



Gracidea
Shaymin
Sky Forme
Shaymin
 Grass  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 492.png Spr b 4d 492.png Spr 4p 492.png Spr b 4p 492.png Spr 4p 492.png Spr b 4p 492.png
Front Back Spr 4p 492S.png Spr b 4p 492S.png Spr 4p 492S.png Spr b 4h 492S.png
Spr 4d 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png Spr 4p 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png Spr 4p 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png
Front Back Spr 4p 492S s.png Spr b 4p 492S s.png Spr 4p 492S s.png Spr b 4p 492S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 492.png Spr b 5b 492.png Spr 5b 492.png Spr b 5b 492.png
Spr 5b 492S.png Spr b 5b 492S.png Spr 5b 492S.png Spr b 5b 492S.png
Spr 5b 492 s.png Spr b 5b 492 s.png Spr 5b 492 s.png Spr b 5b 492 s.png
Spr 5b 492S s.png Spr b 5b 492S s.png Spr 5b 492S s.png Spr b 5b 492S s.png
Front Back Front Back
492MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Shaymin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • 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 the only (not counting Arceus with the Meadow Plate) 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 these, Shaymin is the only one that doesn't roam around.
  • 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.
  • Shaymin's Sky Forme has a different cry than its Land Forme.
    • 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. In Generation V, the Pokédex allows switching between which form is the primary one displayed, therefore allowing Sky Forme's cry to be listened to.
  • Shaymin is tied with Celebi for highest base stat total of all Grass-type 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 reason behind disallowing this was probably 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.
  • 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 fairies. Shaymin's Sky Forme has a few aspects that resemble that of a reindeer as well.

Name origin

Shaymin may be a combination of 謝 xiè (Chinese for thanks/gratitude) or ジェイド jeido (jade, one of Shaymin's most dominant colors) and 蝟 harinezumi (hedgehog). It may also involve shaman (a mystic) or stamen (a plant part). Alternatively, it may be a corruption of ם‎שמי‎ Shamayim (Hebrew for heaven/sky), correlating directly with Shaymin's Sky Forme.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シェイミ Shaymin From 謝/谢 xiè or ジェイド jade, and harinezumi. It may be derived from shaman, stamen, or ם‎שמי‎ Shamayim.
France Flag.png French Shaymin Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shaymin Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Shaymin Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Shaymin Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쉐이미 Sheimi Transliteration of Japanese name


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