Gracidea

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Gracidea
グラシデアのはな
Gracidea Flower
Gracidea
Gracidea
Gracidea
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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The Gracidea (Japanese: グラシデアのはな Gracidea Flower) is a Key Item introduced in Pokémon Platinum. It is a type of flower that resembles the flowers on Shaymin's head. In some places, people give bouquets of these flowers that resemble Shaymin to thank someone, relating to Shaymin being the Gratitude Pokémon.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
PtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
N/A N/A

Effect

Obtain sprite from the Generation V games

Passive effect

The Gracidea changes a chosen Land Forme Shaymin in the party into Sky Forme. It cannot be used at night or on a frozen Shaymin. Shaymin will change back to Land Forme during the night, if it is frozen, or if it is deposited in the PC.

Description

Games Description
PtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A flower sometimes bundled in bouquets to convey gratitude on special occasions like birthdays.

Acquisition

Games Method
Pt Floaroma Town (show fateful encounter Shaymin)
HGSS Goldenrod Flower Shop (show fateful encounter Shaymin)
BW Lacunosa Town Pokémon Center (show fateful encounter Shaymin)
B2W2 Striaton City Pokémon Center (show fateful encounter Shaymin)
B2W2 Striaton City Pokémon Center (show fateful encounter Shaymin)
XY Snowbelle City Pokémon Center (show Shaymin)
ORAS Route 123 (show Shaymin)
SM Hau'oli City Mall's Gracidea store

In the side series games

The Gracidea appears as a toy in the Japanese version of My Pokémon Ranch, after receiving the Platinum update. As in the handhelds, it is used to change Shaymin between its Land and Sky Formes. It only appears if the player has the Gracidea on their Platinum cartridge.

As this update is unavailable outside of Japan, the Gracidea cannot be obtained by international players of My Pokémon Ranch.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Gracidea appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDS 8000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png

Effect

Upon being used in a dungeon, the Gracidea is consumed and changes Shaymin to its Sky Forme. Upon leaving the dungeon, Shaymin reverts to its Land Forme.

Description

Games Description
MDS A beautiful flower that blooms on Sky Peak and in the Shaymin Village. Using it on Shaymin causes a Forme change from Land Forme to Sky Forme.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDS Shaymin Village (From a Shaymin once per day in-game), Sky Gifts

Appearance

MDBag Gracidea Sprite.png
Sprite from
Explorers of Sky

In the Pokémon Ranger series

A field of Gracideas is found in Latolato Trail in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. In a Special Mission involving Shaymin, the flowers in the field is used by Shaymin to transform.

In the PokéPark series

In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Gracideas appear in the Flower Zone. It is necessary to water these Gracideas in order to make them bloom. Shaymin will then change form and guide the player to the Sky Pavilion.

In the anime

Gracidea in the anime

Gracideas first appeared in the second Diamond & Pearl series movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, in which Ash, Dawn, and Brock met Layla and her husband Moose. The couple was on the way to Layla's great-grandmother's hundredth birthday party, and they wanted to give her a bouquet of Gracideas as a way to express their gratitude. As the group was traveling with Shaymin, Layla bonded with the Gratitude Pokémon, and when Shaymin touched the bouquet, it immediately changed into its Sky Forme. Later on, Shaymin reunited with several members of its species in a field full of Gracideas. In the ending credits, Delia, Johanna, and Lola were seen receiving Gracidea gift baskets sent by their children. The same field of Gracideas was later seen in a flashback in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, when Sheena and Kevin visited the area.

Gracideas reappeared in Keeping in Top Forme!, where a Gracidea garden is featured. All of the Gracidea in the garden have died except for a few. The Shaymin befriended by Marley used it to change into Sky Forme, along with two other Shaymin, and then migrated in order to find another garden.

In Strategy Begins at Home!, flowers that look similar to Gracideas are seen in Johanna's garden.

In the manga

A Gracidea in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Gracidea first appeared in The Final Dimensional Duel IV, having being picked up by Marley from the Floaroma Meadow before arriving at Route 224 to meet up with Shaymin and ask its assistance for the final battle against Team Galactic, following the instructions in Oak's Letter. In The Final Dimensional Duel X, Shaymin used the same Gracidea to turn into its Sky Forme to fight Giratina, which was being controlled by Charon.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 葛拉西蒂亞花 Gotlāaisāidaia Fā
Mandarin 葛拉西蒂亞花 / 葛拉西蒂亚花 Gélāxīdìyǎ Huā / Gélāxīdìyà Huā
Finland Flag.png Finnish Gracidea
France Flag.png European French Gracidée
Germany Flag.png German Gracidea
Italy Flag.png Italian Gracidea
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그라시데아꽃 Gracidea Kkot
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Gracídea



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