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Shaymin in its Land Forme
Shaymin in its Sky Forme
Mallow's Shaymin (Japanese: マオのシェイミ Mao's Shaymin) is a recurring Pokémon character that Mallow befriended in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. It served unofficially as her second Pokémon throughout said series, though was never caught proper.
Shaymin first appeared in Memories in the Mist!, where it encountered Mallow after being drawn to her strong feelings of gratitude towards her late mother. Mallow then decided to take it in until the time came for it to turn into its Sky Forme and fly away.
In Drawn with the Wind!, Shaymin traveled with Mallow and the others to Malie City. When Mallow's hair ornament was blown away by a gust, Shaymin became lost trying to retrieve it for her, leading Sandy and Meltan to pursue it. Team Rocket tried to capture them, but were ultimately unsuccessful. Shaymin was ultimately able to retrieve Mallow's hair ornament and return it to her.
In Battle Royal 151!, Shaymin was used by Mallow in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference, despite officially being a wild Pokémon. It defeated a Staryu, Herdier, and Corsola with Sandy's help. Shaymin was later among the 16 Pokémon still standing at the end, allowing Mallow to progress to the next round.
In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Mallow's brother Ulu returned home and brought with him some Gracidea flowers. Shaymin touched them and turned into its Sky Forme. Heading outside, Shaymin saw other Shaymin and shared a heartfelt goodbye with Mallow before flying away with them.
Personality and characteristics
During its time with Mallow and Tsareena, Shaymin grew close to them. This was seen in Drawn with the Wind!, when her headband was blown away in the wind, Shaymin chased after it to retrieve it. Shaymin is a compassionate Pokémon, being naturally drawn to feelings of thankfulness. It appears to be meek and adverse to fighting, as seen in Drawn with the Wind!, where it cowered behind Sandy and Ash's Meltan when confronted by Team Rocket. At the same time, its compassion leads it to risk itself in order to help others, as seen in the beginning of the episode, where it shoved Sandy out of the way of oncoming traffic, and later, when it cured Sandy of poison. Mallow surmises this might be in part due to Tsareena's influence.
Despite still being a wild Pokémon, Shaymin quickly became loyal to Mallow and often took the role of her unofficial second Pokémon, helping out with her restaurant work and following her commands in Tsareena's absence, such as in Keeping Your Eyes On The Ball!, where it helped Mallow in her round of Pokémon Golf; and in This Magik Moment!, where it portrayed her assistant Pokémon when she had a starring role in Thirst Three. It will also use moves at Mallow's command, even posing as her battler Pokémon in the Manalo Conference.
It has a playful personality; in A Grand Debut!, it and Snowy ran to the sea and then back whenever waves would come in. Due to its playfulness, despite only meeting Mallow the previous day, Shaymin seems to be a fairly outgoing and extroverted Pokémon.
In its Land Forme, Shaymin is not very agile, often needing assistance from Sandy to climb objects such as barrels or boxes.
The shape of Shaymin's eyes in its Sky Forme is somewhat different from others of the same species, being more reminiscent of the eyes of Mallow's mother.
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For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Shaymin.
|Recurring wild Pokémon characters in the anime|
|Recurring wild Pokémon that have since been caught|
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