Talk:Shiftry (Pokémon)

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Umm... Can someone help me with Learnset list thing? I used Treecko's page as a reference, but something went wrong.--Pokencyclopedia 02:03, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

For future reference, the best reference articles are Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle - they're kept most up to date as Project Pokédex's example articles. (Speaking of which, have you considered becoming a part of the Project? You contribute a lot to the species articles, after all.) --Pie 02:14, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Name Origin

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

I can't see any parts of 'deceitful' in there. Is this accurate? Inker 23:00, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

I can't either. --DarkfireTaimatsu 03:37, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I just think it's just shifty and tree. --ケンジガール 04:01, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
No wait! I think it was just giving a definition of the word for those who don't know what "shifty" means. If you noticed the word "deceitful" was not in italics like the other two words were. --ケンジガール 04:03, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
Thats obviously what he meant. anyway does any on else thinks Shiftry looks like "Jariya the Toad Sage" from Naruto? I mean their both ninjas, have sandal feet, and have long white hair.
Technically, Shiftry is a Tengu, not a Ninja... while they're both known for being tricky and hard to find, they're quite different. Long white hair like that is based on something, I forget what...
...Anyway, I'm inclined to think Jariya is based off a Tengu (lives/lived by himself in the mountains, that's very Tengu-like). Any similarities would probably stem from that. -- Jioruji Derako.> 22:20, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

i see the hair, nothing elseWhatswithalltheextraspace 17:30, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Tengu sandals

Nothing important, but the "one-toothed sandals" are, in fact, tengu-geta, a type of sandals that are associated with "tengu", the japanese spirits in which shiftry is heavily based. Zak Undersn 17:13, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Edit Request

Small edit, in the Anime Pokedex entries, can you change 'They are said to live atop trees that are over 1,000 years old' to 'They are said to live in the tops of trees that are over 1,000 years old.' Please and thank you. Littlmiget123 18:07, 11 November 2009 (UTC)


I noticed that Shiftry's shiny Emerald sprite is screwed up. I would fix it, but I don't know how :/ Mesuxelf 11:26, 24 January 2013 (UTC) Can I ask, how is it messed up? Prinben (talk) 13:16, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Sprite Problem

Can someone fix the Shiny Backsprite for Emerald? TrainerSplash (talk) 01:47, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Looks like it was supposed to redirect to the Ruby backsprite, but was typoed to Metang's instead (375, as opposed to 275). Fixed. Tiddlywinks (talk) 01:55, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Oak tree

Given that its first form seedot is based on an acorn, one would expect shiftry to have some sort of relation to oak trees. However, my edit was reverted. The evolution of seedot seems to make no sense. RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talk) 22:28, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Lots of evolutions are tenuous. If a remora can evolve into an octopus, then an acorn can evolve into a tengu. It doesn't have to be an oak tree just because its pre-evolution is an acorn. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 05:58, 4 April 2017 (UTC)