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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.

Gracidea Flower
Bag Gracidea Sprite.png
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (PtHGSS)
Generation V Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VIII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (BDSPLA)
Generation IX Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items

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.

In the core series games


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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back to Land Forme during the night, if it is frozen, when deposited into the PC (prior to Generation VII), when withdrawn from the PC (Generation VII), when deposited into Pokémon Bank, or when deposited in Pokémon Day Care or the Pokémon Nursery.


Games Description
A flower sometimes bundled in bouquets to convey gratitude on special occasions like birthdays.
BDSP A flower sometimes bundled in bouquets to convey gratitude on special occasions, such as birthdays.
LA A flower sometimes bundled in bouquets to convey gratitude on special occasions, such as birthdays or anniversaries.
SV A flower sometimes bundled into a bouquet to be given as an expression of gratitude on special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries.


Games Method
Pt Floaroma Town (show a fateful encounter Shaymin)
HGSS Goldenrod Flower Shop (show a fateful encounter Shaymin)
BW Lacunosa Town Pokémon Center (show a fateful encounter Shaymin)
B2W2 Striaton City Pokémon Center (show a fateful encounter Shaymin)
XY Snowbelle City Pokémon Center (show a Shaymin)
ORAS Route 123 (show a Shaymin)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City Mall (Gracidea store)
BDSP Floaroma Town (show a Shaymin)
LA Fieldlands Camp (from Medi during Request 92: "A Token of Gratitude")
SV Porto Marinada auction (if the player owns a Shaymin)

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.



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In the side series games

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Reason: Image from My Pokémon Ranch

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.


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


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.


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


Sprite from
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Pokémon Ranger series

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Reason: Image from Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs

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.

PokéPark series

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Reason: Image from PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

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

A Gracidea in the anime

Gracideas first appeared in 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.

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

In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Ulu brought Mallow some Gracideas he had found on his way home. Shaymin promptly touched the flowers and turned into its Sky Forme. Some Gracideas were also seen blooming near Aina's Kitchen while Mallow watched Shaymin flying away with others of its kind.

In the manga

A Gracidea in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum arc

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.


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
  Finnish Gracidea
  French Gracidée
  German Gracidea
  Indonesian Bunga Gracidea
  Italian Gracidea
  Korean 그라시데아꽃 Gracidea Kkot
  Malaysian Bunga Gracidea
  Polish Gracidea
  Brazilian Portuguese Gracídea
  Spanish Gracídea
  Thai ดอกกราชิเทีย Dok Gracidea
  Vietnamese Hoa Gracidea

See also

Consumables: FoodGummisSeedsBerriesHealth drinks
Held items: GlassesScarvesRecruitment-affecting items
Miracle and Wonder ChestsSeven Treasures
Space GlobeIQ BoosterFlagsLooplets
Objects: Wonder OrbsThrowing itemsHMsUsed TMsTMsKeys
Link BoxGabite ScaleGracideaFriend GiftsDevices
EmerasProgress DevicesWandsDjinn's Bottle
Special: Rescue Team Starter SetToolboxExploration Team Kit
Treasure BagTreasure CollectionMystery Dungeon evolutionary items
Teleport GemColored WingsWishing StoneMusic BoxVortex Stone
Treasure BoxesMystery PartSecret SlabExclusive items
Relic FragmentWonder EggLost LootSky Gift
Lookalike ItemsPrize TicketsGates to Infinity exclusive items
ManualsEntercardsLucha TokenConnection Orb

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