Shiftry (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Nuzleaf #274: Nuzleaf
Pokémon
#276: Taillow Taillow
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Shiftry (disambiguation).
Shiftry
Wicked Pokémon
ダーテング
Dirteng
#275
Shiftry



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Dark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Early Bird Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Grass
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
131.4 lbs. 59.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
181
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
216
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Shiftry (Japanese: ダーテング Dirteng) is a dual-type Grass/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Nuzleaf when exposed to a Leaf Stone. It is the final form of Seedot.

Biology

Shiftry is a bipedal, portly Pokémon that appears to be made of wood. A shaggy white mane covers most of its face and trails down its back. Long pointed ears poke out the top of its mane, and it has a long, pointed nose and a large mouth with teeth that are usually bared. Its eyes are yellow with black sclerae. This Pokémon's feet resemble Japanese tengu-geta. Three broad leaves with brown spokes form each of its hands and are used to create powerful winds close to 100 feet (30 meters) per second in speed. A female will have smaller leaves than the male.

Shiftry is a wicked, mysterious, and very rare Pokémon that lives atop ancient trees in deep tropical forests. It arrives with chilly, wintry winds and is feared by people as the guardian of the forest. It can read an opponent's mind and then take preemptive action. In the anime, it was shown to lead large groups of Seedot and Nuzleaf.

In the anime

 
Shiftry in the anime

Major appearances

Shiftry made its main series debut in Jump for Joy!. The Wicked Pokémon kidnapped Nurse Joy and took her to its lair to aid a wounded Nuzleaf.

In Choose It or Lose It!, Tyson used a Shiftry during the Ever Grande Conference. In At the End of the Fray, it battled Ash's Torkoal but was defeated.

In From Cradle to Save, Angela used a Shiftry to handle Team Rocket after they tried to steal the Pokémon of the Pokémon Ninja School.

In Ka Boom with a View!, a Shiftry was the first Pokémon Spenser used in his battle against Ash at the Battle Palace, and it lost to Sceptile. It reappeared in a flashback in King and Queen for a Day.

In Leave it to Brocko!, a Shiftry was the leader of a colony of Seedot and Nuzleaf.

In To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!, O's Shiftry competed in the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament. During the tournament, it was able to knock Dawn, Barry, and their Pokémon out of the competition and helped O win his second consecutive title.

Three Shiftry appeared in Mystery on a Deserted Island!, where at least one of them was part of the Pirate's Pokémon crew. Multiple Shiftry later appeared on the Deserted Island with the treasure.

Minor appearances

Shiftry debuted in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, under the ownership of Brendan. It was used in a Double Battle alongside an Aggron.

A Shiftry appeared in a flashback in What You Seed is What You Get.

A Shiftry appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Shiftry appeared in a fantasy in Pinch Healing!.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, a student used a Shiftry lent by the Pokémon Summer Academy in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In Mystery on a Deserted Island!, Cilan's demonstration featured a Shiftry evolving from a Nuzleaf.

In A Talent for Imitation!, two Shiftry were the antagonists of a movie directed by Kublock.

In a flashback in Trials of a Budding Master!, a Trainer's Shiftry battled Ash in a World Coronation Series match.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG037 Shiftry Ash's Pokédex Shiftry, the Wicked Pokémon. Shiftry is a mysterious creature that lives deep within the forest. They are said to live in the tops of trees that are over a thousand years old.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP014 Shiftry Dawn's Pokédex Shiftry, the Wicked Pokémon. Its large fan can cause winds in excess of one hundred feet per second and can blow anything away.

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Shiftry appeared in a fantasy in JNM11.

Pokémon Adventures

Shiftry debuted in Short Shift for Shiftry as a wild Pokémon that attacked Norman. It was swiftly defeated by his Slaking.

In Master Class with Masquerain, a group of wild Shiftry fought with Sapphire, but Chic was used to pummel them to unleash her rage.

The Battle Tower rented a Shiftry, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII. It reappeared in a flashback in The Final Battle VIII, and physically in The Final Battle IX.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

A Shiftry appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Red is revealed to have caught a Shiftry in Clefairy Has Been Abandoned?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Shiftry (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#024
Kanto
#—
Ruby Shiftry is a mysterious Pokémon that is said to live atop towering trees dating back over a thousand years. It creates terrific windstorms with the fans it holds.
Sapphire Shiftry's large fans generate awesome gusts of wind at a speed close to 100 feet per second. The whipped-up wind blows anything away. This Pokémon chooses to live quietly deep in forests.
Emerald It is said to arrive on chilly, wintry winds. Feared from long ago as the guardian of forests, this Pokémon lives in a deep forest where people do not venture.
FireRed A Pokémon that was feared as a forest guardian. It can read the foe's mind and take preemptive action.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lives quietly in the deep forest. It is said to create chilly winter winds with the fans it holds.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
White
Black 2 By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#024
X A Pokémon that was feared as a forest guardian. It can read the foe's mind and take preemptive action.
Y By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of 100 ft/second that can level houses.
Omega Ruby Shiftry is a mysterious Pokémon that is said to live atop towering trees dating back over a thousand years. It creates terrific windstorms with the fans it holds.
Alpha Sapphire Shiftry's large fans generate awesome gusts of wind at a speed close to 100 feet per second. The whipped-up wind blows anything away. This Pokémon chooses to live quietly deep in forests.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#041
Sword A Pokémon that was feared as a forest guardian. It can read the foe's mind and take preemptive action.
Shield It lives quietly in the deep forest. It is said to create chilly winter winds with the fans it holds.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Evolve Nuzleaf
Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Nuzleaf
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Nuzleaf
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Nuzleaf
Platinum
Evolve Nuzleaf
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Nuzleaf
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Nuzleaf
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve (rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Nuzleaf
Omega Ruby
Evolve Nuzleaf
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Nuzleaf
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Dappled Grove
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Trade


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Nuzleaf
Trozei!
Endless Level 7, Forever Level 56, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (12F-20F), Buried Relic (68F-74F)
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lost Wilderness (B1F-B17F)
MD Sky
Lost Wilderness (B1F-B17F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest, Capture Arena
MD Blazing MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 480
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere Forest


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 6 Shiftry English United States 20 August 21 to 27, 2004

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Power Herb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
480
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

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leaf Tornado Grass Special 06565 09090% 10
011 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
011 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
011 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
011 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
011 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
011 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
011 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Leaf Tornado Grass Special 06565 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR50  TR50 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR71  TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Defog Flying Status —% 15
      
      
      
 
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
      
      
     
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
      
      
      
      
      
      
  
Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
   
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
      
    
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Shiftry in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Shiftry in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Pound Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Silver Wind × Bug Special 06060 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Shiftry
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Shiftry
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -30%
Friend Area: Mushroom Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Fufufu... I can see through your thoughts.
26%-50% HP I'm concerned... My health should be down to half so soon?
1%-25% HP It disappoints me... But this might be it for me...
Level up Fufufu... Be happy that my level went up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:   
(Gust ×2)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 116 Max. exp.: 136
Browser entry R-182
When Shiftry spreads its palms and spins, it creates powerful whirlwinds.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:  
Dark
Field move:  
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry R-035
It whips up winds with its arms, then sends out twisters to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#638
 

T-Boost
Increases damage when making a T-shaped match.
Skill Swapper: Super Cheer
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 200 Base Defense: 121
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Feint Attack, Snarl*, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Leaf Blade, Hurricane, Foul Play, Leaf Tornado*, Frustration, Return
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #063
The other Pokémon in the woods all revere Shiftry as a forest guardian. The storm of flower petals it whipped up with its fans was really something else!

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Seedot
 Grass 
 
Level 14
 
First evolution
Nuzleaf
 Grass  Dark 
 
Leaf Stone
 
Second evolution
Shiftry
 Grass  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Shiftry images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Shiftry seems to be based on a mature oak tree and a tengu, Japanese yōkai with long noses who use their supernatural powers to protect forests and play cruel tricks on people. Like Shiftry, tengu are often depicted with flowing white hair and wearing single-toothed wooden sandals called geta. They also wield magical fans that have the power to stir great winds, similar to Shiftry's leafy hands and ability to learn moves such as Whirlwind and Hurricane. Its wooden, humanoid body and large mouth are also reminiscent of a nutcracker doll.

Name origin

Shiftry may be a combination of shifty (tricky or deceitful) and tree.

Dirteng may be a combination of dirty (tricky or deceitful) and 天狗 tengu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ダーテング Dirteng From dirty and 天狗 tengu
  French Tengalice From tengu and malice
  Spanish Shiftry Same as English name
  German Tengulist From Tengu and List
  Italian Shiftry Same as English name
  Korean 다탱구 Datenggu Variation of its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 狡猾天狗 Jiǎohuátiāngǒu Literally "Crafty tengu"


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