Shiftry (Next Destinies 72)

ダーテング Dirteng
Illus. match
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Nuzleaf
Card name Shiftry
Type Darkness
HP 130
retreat cost
English expansion Next Destinies
Rarity Rare
English card no. 72/99
Japanese expansion Psycho Drive
Japanese rarity U
Japanese card no. 040/052
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Shiftry.

Shiftry (Japanese: ダーテング Dirteng) is a Darkness-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Next Destinies expansion.

Card text

Giant Fan
When you play this Pokémon from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokémon, you may flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. Your opponent shuffles that Pokémon and all cards attached to it into his or her deck.
Your opponent switches the Defending Pokémon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokémon.

Pokédex data

Shiftry - Wicked Pokémon
No. Height Weight
275 4'03" (1.3 m) 131.4 lbs. (59.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
葉っぱの ウチワを あおぐと 風速30メートルの 突風が 巻き起こり 民家を 吹き飛ばす。


Although it never saw competitive play during its lifespan in the Standard format, this card was temporarily banned from all official Pokémon events in the Expanded format on September 1st, 2015. This is due to Forest of Giant Plants making it possible to use its Ability, Giant Fan, multiple times in one turn, potentially clearing the opponent's field and defeating them before they could do anything in that match; this combination of cards created an undesirable playing environment, prompting the ban.

The ban was lifted on August 18th, 2017, due to Forest of Giant Plants being banned from the Expanded format on the same date.


Whirlwind is a move in the Pokémon games that Shiftry can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Black and White.

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