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This article is about the item. For the location in the anime, see Gracidea (Sinnoh).
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. It allows Land Forme Shaymin to change into Sky Forme.
In some places, people give bouquets of these flowers that resemble Shaymin to thank someone to express their gratitude, relating to Shaymin being the Gratitude Pokémon.
When used from the Bag on a Land Forme Shaymin, the Gracidea changes it into Sky Forme. It cannot be used at night or on a frozen Shaymin.
Shaymin changes back to Land Forme during the night, if it is frozen, when deposited into the PC (prior to Generation VII), when withdrawn from the PC (Generation VII), when deposited into Pokémon Bank, or when deposited in Pokémon Day Care or the Pokémon Nursery.
Note that in Generation IV and V, any legitimately-obtained Shaymin will have the fateful encounter flag. Only in Pokémon Legends: Arceus can the Gracidea be problematic to obtain, as even if the player possesses a Shaymin, the Gracidea cannot be obtained without the save data bonus from Pokémon Sword and Shield.
In the side series games
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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 Keeping in Top Forme!, 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 Memories in the Mist!, Gracidea flowers were shown in a world between life and death, created by Tapu Fini's mist. They were blooming as Mallow and her mother both displayed gratitude towards each other during their reunion, after the same mist also temporarily brought Mallow's mother's spirit back from the dead. A single Gracidea was shown at the Ancient Poni Path, as Mallow noticed a nearby Shaymin walking towards her.