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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shaymin (disambiguation).
Shaymin
Gratitude Pokémon
シェイミ
Shaymin
#492
Land Forme
Land Forme
Sky Forme
Sky Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Grass Unknown
Land Forme
Grass Flying
Sky Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Natural Cure
Land Forme
Serene Grace
Sky Forme
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Sky Forme
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Land Forme
1'04" 0.4 m
Sky Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
4.6 lbs. 2.1 kg
Land Forme
11.5 lbs. 5.2 kg
Sky Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
64
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Land Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Sky Forme
0*
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3*
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Sky Forme
Footprint
F492.png None.png
Sky Forme
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
100
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Shaymin (Japanese: シェイミ Shaymin) is a Grass-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

While it is not known to evolve into or from another Pokémon, Shaymin has a second Forme activated by using a Gracidea flower in the daytime. Its original Forme, Land Forme, will then become the Grass/Flying-type Sky Forme. Shaymin's Sky Forme will revert into and remain in its Land Forme during the night or when frozen. Other circumstances may also cause it to revert.

Shaymin was officially revealed in February 2008, when it was listed as a star of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In early June of the same year, its Sky Forme was revealed.

Contents

Biology

Land Forme Shaymin's petals after absorbing toxins
Sky Forme Shaymin's petals after absorbing toxins

Shaymin is a small, white hedgehog-like Pokémon. In Land Forme, it has green grass-like fur on its back and a pink flower with two leaves on each side of its head, which resembles the Gracidea flower. Several Gracidea-like flowers also appear on its back whenever it feels comfortable, but when it senses an impending danger, it rapidly hides it back. Its legs are short and its underside is plump. Shaymin is the smallest Mythical Pokémon to date.

In Sky Forme, it has a slender, canine appearance like that of a small reindeer. The fur on its back becomes a mohawk, and it has a red flower petal on the left side of its neck, resembling a scarf or cape. It has flat, white ears resembling wings, a small tuft of fur on the front of its neck, and a stumpy tail. Shaymin will change into Sky Forme and back if it touches a Gracidea. It reverts to Land Forme at night or if it is frozen. Shaymin can instantly purify any polluted area of all impurities in the air and transform it into a lush field of flowers. It takes in the polluted air, purifies it inside its body, breaks it down into water and light, and releases the purified substance in a violent, explosive burst. Its power varies based on the type of pollution absorbed. Shaymin can also communicate with telepathy and sense the gratitude of others.

Each season, Shaymin gathers with others in a flower field somewhere and migrates from there. This behavior is called Flower Carrying because a new field of flowers grow where it lands. Shaymin is also attracted to areas where there is a lot of gratitude. Its personality is almost opposite with each form: in Land Forme, it is shy and easily scared, while in Sky Forme, it is courageous and playful. If wet, it shakes itself to dry itself off, and exhibits the behavior of scratching itself with a hind leg. Shaymin lives in fields of flowers. Since it camouflages by curling itself up, it can easily escape people's notice. It has been seen liking sweet food. Shaymin is the only known Pokémon to know Seed Flare.

In the anime

Land Forme Shaymin in the anime
Sky Forme Shaymin in the anime

Major appearances

Shaymin (M11)

Shaymin debuted in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where it was fleeing from Giratina. It thought that Giratina wanted to eat it, but in reality, the Renegade Pokémon wanted to use Shaymin's Seed Flare to open a portal from the Reverse World to the real world. It appeared in both of its Formes in the movie. This Shaymin had the ability to talk via telepathy.

Mallow's Shaymin

In Memories in the Mist!, a Shaymin encountered Mallow after being drawn to her strong feelings of gratitude towards her late mother. Mallow took care of it until Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, where Shaymin was exposed to some Gracideas, transforming into its Sky Forme, and then flew away.

Other

Shaymin made its main series debut in Keeping In Top Forme!, where Marley was protecting it from Team Rocket. She, along with Ash and his friends, then spent the majority of the episode trying to take Shaymin to a flower field so it could reunite with its friends.

Minor appearances

A Shaymin appeared in its Land Forme during the ending credits in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Three Shaymin appeared in their Sky Formes in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, where they greeted the Shaymin Mallow had been taking care of and accompanied it during its departure.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP168 Shaymin Dawn's Pokédex Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon. When the Gracidea flower is in bloom, its pollen allows Shaymin to change into its Sky Forme from its Land Forme. Shaymin also have a tendency to migrate.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM108 Shaymin Rotom Pokédex Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon. A Grass type. When it rolls itself up, it looks like a flower. During the season when Gracidea flowers bloom, Shaymin changes Forme and takes flight to show its gratitude.

In the manga

Land Forme Shaymin in Pokémon Adventures
Sky Forme Shaymin in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Shaymin (M11)

Shaymin appeared in the manga adaptation of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Shaymin also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of the same movie.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Shaymin appeared in PMDP44.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Yū Shirogane traded the movie Shaymin to his Platinum game.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shaymin debuted as a silhouette in a fantasy in Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost).

Shaymin physically debuted in The Final Dimensional Duel IV. Marley was introduced to it by a letter from Professor Oak. In the Distortion World, Shaymin tried its best not to get involved in a big clash that broke out between the rest of the Legendary Pokémon. Cyrus then caught Shaymin in his hands and showed the gratitude towards Shaymin that allowed it to transform into its Sky Forme. After Charon was arrested, Shaymin chose to stay with Marley.

In the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta befriended a Shaymin at his home on Route 201 in The Tale of Hareta and Shaymin.

In the TCG

Main article: Shaymin (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Shaymin appears in both Formes as a trophy in the 3DS version of the game. It also randomly appears on Unova Pokémon League, where it changes from Land to Sky Forme. It does not affect the battle in any way.

Trophy information

NA: When in its Land Forme, this Pokémon sports a fetching pink flower. In Sky Forme, it can take to the air with ease. This Legendary Pokémon is hard to find, but it can sense anyone with a grateful heart. This ability is where the name "Gratitude Pokémon" comes from.

PAL: No wonder this Mythical Pokémon is so hard to find! In its Land Forme, it looks just like a flowery patch of grass. Good luck spotting that in a field! Shaymin has two different forms, though, and in Sky Forme, it can fly. In both forms, Shaymin reacts to gratitude, hence its nickname: the Gratitude Pokémon.'

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Shaymin appears as Spirits in its Land Forme and Sky Forme.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: A tribe of Shaymin have made their home at near the trail leading to the top of the nearby Sky Peak mountain. An accompanying Shaymin demonstrates its ability to instantly purify polluted environments, its use of the Gracidea to transform into its Sky Forme, and can be later recruited into the player's party.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives in flower patches and avoids detection by curling up to look like a flowering plant.
Pearl It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.
Platinum The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.
HeartGold The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.
White
Black 2 The flowers all over its body burst into bloom if it is lovingly hugged and senses gratitude.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.
Y The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.
Omega Ruby It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers.
Alpha Sapphire The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter) (only one)
Platinum
Flower Paradise (requires Oak's Letter) (only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Event
Generation V
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Ranger: SoA
Pueltown (during an Extra Mission)
MD Sky
Sky Peak (Top)*
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Arbok, Charizard, Kangaskhan, Bastiodon and Arcanine
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone*
Granite Zone*
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: World Axle - B2F*
Forest: World Axle - B1F*
Rumble U
Land Forme: Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek, NFC Figurine
Sky Forme: Flower Garden: The Garden at the End of Time (Reward), Variety Battle: It's Drill Time! (Reward)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 6 (Both formes)
Shuffle
Event: Shaymin Appears (Land Forme)
Event: Shaymin Enters! (Land Forme)
Event: Shaymin Appears (3DS; Land Forme)
Event: Shaymin (Sky Forme) Appears (Sky Forme)
Event: Shaymin (Sky Forme) Appears (Sky Forme)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Gracious Woodlands (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 09: Stage 09 (As a Mythical Pokémon) (Sky Forme only)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DP Cinema Shaymin Japanese Japan 50 July 6 to September 30, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Shaymin English United States 50 February 8 to 14, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin English Europe 50 April 4 to June 20, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin Spanish Spain 50 April 15 to May 15, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin German Germany 50 April 25 to May 17, 2009;
May 22, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin French Europe 50 May 12 to July 11, 2009
DP Movie 11 Shaymin Italian Italy 50 May 16 to June 27, 2009
DPPt Character Fair Shaymin Korean South Korea 50 July 24 to 26, 2009
DPPtHGSS Times Square Shaymin Korean South Korea 30 May 1 to 2, 2010
BW Pokémon Center Shaymin Japanese Japan 50 December 19, 2011 to January 5, 2012
ORAS Pokémon Scrap Shaymin Japanese region Online 15 December 1, 2014 to May 15, 2015
ORAS Full Story Shaymin Korean region Online 15 July 17, 2015 to January 31, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Shaymin American region Online 100 July 1 to 24, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Shaymin PAL region Online 100 July 1 to 24, 2016
SMUSUM Pokémon Center Shaymin All Japan 20 April 25 to June 30, 2018
SMUSUM Heart Shaymin Korean region Online 30 May 2 to July 31, 2018
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin Japanese hide 30 March 18, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin English hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin French hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin German hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin Italian hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards
DPPtHGSS Oblivia Shaymin Spanish hide 30 November 15, 2010 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)
Platinum
Events* Micle Berry Micle Berry (100%) Soothe Bell Soothe Bell (100%)
Everstone Everstone (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Land Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Sky Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
103
97 - 170 189 - 335
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
127
118 - 196 233 - 388
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Land Forme
Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Sky Forme
Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
18/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Land Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Sky Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Shaymin's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Land Forme

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 492.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: None
Browser entry SP
It protects itself by launching leaves. It shoots exploding seeds to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry S-002
It attacks by launching leaves and causing explosions.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW492.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Shaymin will be your Guide to the Sky Pavilion, which is reached from the Flower Zone. Shaymin's very skilled at Absol's Hurdle Bounce--and proud of it!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT492.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#244
Shuffle492.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO492.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 210 Base Defense: 210
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hidden Power, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Solar Beam

Sky Forme

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 492S.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry S-002
It attacks by launching leaves and causing explosions.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT492S.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#244
Shuffle492S.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
GO492S.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 210 Base Defense: 210
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hidden Power, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Solar Beam

Evolution

492Shaymin-Land.png
Unevolved
Shaymin
 Grass 

Forms

Nighttime
or when frozen
Shaymin
Land Forme
Shaymin
 Grass 

Gracidea
Gracidea



Gracidea
Shaymin
Sky Forme
Shaymin
 Grass  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 492.png Spr b 4d 492.png Spr 4p 492.png Spr b 4p 492.png Spr 4p 492.png Spr b 4p 492.png
Front Back Spr 4p 492S.png Spr b 4p 492S.png Spr 4p 492S.png Spr b 4h 492S.png
Spr 4d 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png Spr 4p 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png Spr 4p 492 s.png Spr b 4d 492 s.png
Front Back Spr 4p 492S s.png Spr b 4p 492S s.png Spr 4p 492S s.png Spr b 4p 492S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 492.png Spr b 5b 492.png Spr 5b 492.png Spr b 5b 492.png
Spr 5b 492S.png Spr b 5b 492S.png Spr 5b 492S.png Spr b 5b 492S.png
Spr 5b 492 s.png Spr b 5b 492 s.png Spr 5b 492 s.png Spr b 5b 492 s.png
Spr 5b 492S s.png Spr b 5b 492S s.png Spr 5b 492S s.png Spr b 5b 492S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 492.png Spr b 6x 492.png Spr 6x 492.png Spr b 6x 492.png
Spr 6x 492S.png Spr b 6x 492S.png Spr 6x 492S.png Spr b 6x 492S.png
Spr 6x 492 s.png Spr b 6x 492 s.png Spr 6x 492 s.png Spr b 6x 492 s.png
Spr 6x 492S s.png Spr b 6x 492S s.png Spr 6x 492S s.png Spr b 6x 492S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 492.png Spr b 7s 492.png Spr 7s 492.png Spr b 7s 492.png
Spr 7s 492S.png Spr b 7s 492S.png Spr 7s 492S.png Spr b 7s 492S.png
Spr 7s 492 s.png Spr b 7s 492 s.png Spr 7s 492 s.png Spr b 7s 492 s.png
Spr 7s 492S s.png Spr b 7s 492S s.png Spr 7s 492S s.png Spr b 7s 492S s.png
Front Back Front Back
492MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Shaymin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Shaymin's Sky Forme has a different cry than its Land Forme.
    • In Generation IV, this cry cannot be played in the Pokédex, due to it only registering the first Forme encountered. As wild or traded Shaymin will be in Land Forme and Pokémon aren't registered in link battles, it is impossible to register a Sky Forme Shaymin.
    • Despite this, the only cry used in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is the one of its Land Forme.
  • A Shaymin caught at the Flower Paradise in Pokémon Platinum will be a fateful encounter Pokémon.
  • If a frozen Shaymin in Sky Forme is holding a Lum Berry or an Aspear Berry, it will eat the Berry after transforming back to Land Forme.
  • Despite being a Mythical Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it. It is the only Mythical Pokémon with this trait.
  • In Generation VI and prior it is impossible to use Shaymin's Sky Forme in the Battle Spot or in online competitions that allow Mythical Pokémon. This is because only Pokémon stored in the PC can be used and Shaymin would revert to Land Forme as soon as deposited. In Generation VII this was changed so that Sky Forme can be deposited into the PC and only revert to Land Forme when withdrawn.

Origin

Shaymin is based on a hedgehog. However, its white body and the grass-like fur on its back makes it somewhat resemble a Chia Pet as well. Moreover, when Land Forme Shaymin blooms with flowers, as seen in the anime, Shaymin appears as a bouquet of flowers, emphasizing Shaymin's role as the Gratitude Pokémon.

Sky Forme Shaymin shares most of its traits with a small, young terrier-type dog, but its sprightly behavior, affinity for flowers, and ability to fly bring to mind angels and fairies. Shaymin's Sky Forme has a few aspects that resemble a reindeer as well. Due to its healing abilities, it could also be based on a guardian angel. The flower around its neck resembles the knot of a neckerchief.

Shaymin's ability to convert toxic gases into fresh air may be a reference to the environmentalist practise of removing pollution from nature for a healthier ecosystem. It could also be a reference to plants filtering non-breathable carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into breathable oxygen, or decomposer organisms converting decaying or waste materials into nutrient-rich soil for future plant growth.

Name origin

Shaymin may be a combination of 謝 xiè (Chinese for thanks/gratitude) and 蝟 harinezumi (hedgehog). It may also involve shaman (a mystic) or stamen (a plant part). Alternatively, it may be a corruption of ם‎שמי‎ Shamayim (Hebrew for heaven/sky), correlating directly with Shaymin's Sky Forme.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese シェイミ Shaymin From 謝/谢 xiè, and harinezumi. It may be derived from shaman, stamen, or ם‎שמי‎ Shamayim.
France Flag.png French Shaymin Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shaymin Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Shaymin Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Shaymin Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쉐이미 Shaymin Transliteration of Japanese name. Could also be from ם‎שמי‎ shamayim, which is transliterated as 쉐마임 swema'im.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 潔咪 / 洁咪 Jiémī Transliteration of Japanese name. 潔 jié (clean) can also refer to its ability to purify the surrounding.


Land Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ランドフォルム Land Forme
Chinese Cantonese 陸上形態 Luhkseuhng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 陸上形態 / 陆上形态 Lùshàng Xíngtài
Finland Flag.png Finnish Land Forme
France Flag.png French Forme Terrestre
Germany Flag.png German Landform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Terra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 랜드폼 Land Forme
Poland Flag.png Polish Ziemna Forma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Tierra
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มพื้นดิน

Sky Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese スカイフォルム Sky Forme
Chinese Cantonese 天空形態 Tīnhūng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 天空形態 / 天空形态 Tiānkōng Xíngtài
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sky Forme
France Flag.png French Forme Céleste
Germany Flag.png German Zenitform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Cielo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스카이폼 Sky Forme
Poland Flag.png Polish Podniebna Forma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Cielo
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มท้องฟ้า


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