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Shiftry (Pokémon)

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Nuzleaf #274: Nuzleaf
Pokémon
#276: Taillow Taillow
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shiftry (disambiguation).
Shiftry
Wicked Pokémon
ダーテング
Dirteng
#275
Shiftry

Shiftry

Shiftry

Shiftry
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dark
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Early Bird Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Shiftry

Mega Shiftry Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Grass
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
131.4 lbs. 59.6 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#275
Kanto
#000
Johto
#024
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-182
Fiore
R-035
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
181
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
216
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
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
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
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F275.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Shiftry is a large, brown bipedal Pokémon. It has a long, shaggy, white mane that covers most of its face. It has long ears, a long pointed nose, and a large mouth with teeth that are usually gritted. Its eyes are opaque yellow with black sclera and pupils. It has three broad leaves with brown spokes on its hands, which it uses to create powerful winds. These winds can move close to 100 feet per second in speed. A female will have smaller leaves than a male. Its feet resemble Japanese tengu-geta.

Shiftry can read an opponent’s mind, and then take preemptive action. It is a wicked and mysterious Pokémon that lives in deep forests. It arrives in chilly, wintry winds. People fear it and consider it the guardian of the forest. In the anime, it was shown to lead large groups of Seedot and Nuzleaf.

In the anime

Shiftry in the anime

Major appearances

Ash and his friends 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.

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

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.

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

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

Multiple Shiftry are set to appear in Mystery on a Deserted Island!.

Minor appearances

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

A Shiftry appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

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!.

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 in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

In the Pokémon Adventures 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 Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Red is shown to have caught a Shiftry in Clefairy Has Been Abandoned?!.

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 By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
White
Black 2 By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
White 2
Generation VI
X A Pokémon that was feared as a forest guardian. It can read the foe's mind and take preemptive action.
Y By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.

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 (Ruby only)
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 Evolve Nuzleaf
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Nuzleaf (White only)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Nature Preserve (rustling grass)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Evolve Nuzleaf


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 Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest

Capture Arena

Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain

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 VI, 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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
00Start Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1919 Leaf Tornado Grass Special 06565 09090% 10
4949 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Shiftry obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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
 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 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round 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 Retaliate 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 Snarl 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SneaselHoundourHoundoom Beat Up Dark Physical 100% 10
Farfetch'dDelibirdShiftryTropiusPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonSkuntank Defog Flying Status —% 15
OddishGloomTangelaRoseradeTangrowth Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shiftry 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 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
273 Bide Normal Physical —% 10
273 SynthesisBW Grass Status —% 5
273274 Harden Normal Status —% 30
273274 Growth Normal Status —% 40
273274 Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
274 Pound Normal Physical 40 100% 35
274 Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
274 Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
  • 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 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
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

273Seedot.png
Unevolved
Seedot
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 14
274Nuzleaf.png
First evolution
Nuzleaf
 Grass  Dark 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
275Shiftry.png
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.gif Spr 3r 275.png Spr b 3r 275.png
Spr 3r 275 s.png Spr 3e 275 s.gif 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, ability to read minds, and for wielding a magical fan called a 羽団扇 hauchiwa, known to have the power to stir great winds. The fact that they are known to live in ancient forests and trees hint that they are likely based on 木葉天狗 konoha-tengu of ko-tengu. Shiftry also bears resemblance to a nutcracker.

Name origin

Shiftry may be a combination of shifty (deceitful) and tree.

Dirteng may be a combination of dark or dirty and 天狗 tengu (tricky Japanese goblins).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ダーテング Dirteng From dark, dirty and 天狗 tengu
France Flag.png French Tengalice From tengu and malice
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shiftry Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tengulist From Tengu and List
Italy Flag.png Italian Shiftry Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다탱구 Dataeng'gu Variation of its Japanese name


External links

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Pokémon
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