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Shaymin (Pokémon)

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'''Shaymin''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''シェイミ''' ''Shaymin'') is a {{type|Grass}} [[legendaryLegendary Pokémon]].
While it is not known to [[Evolution|evolve]] into or from another Pokémon, it has a [[Form differences#Shaymin|second Forme]] activated by using a [[Gracidea|Gracidea flower]] in the daytime. Its original Forme, '''Land Forme''', will then become '''Sky Forme'''.
[[File:Shaymin {{#switch: {{#time: G}}|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19=Sky|Land}} Forme toxic petals.png|thumb|left|200px|Shaymin's petals after absorbing toxins]]
Shaymin is a small, white hedgehog-like Pokémon. In Land Forme, it has green 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 legendaryLegendary Pokémon to date. In Sky Forme, it has a slender, canine appearance with resemblance of a small reindeer. The fur on its back becomes a mohawk, and it has a red flower petal on the right side of its neck, resembling a scarf or cape. It has flat, white ears resembling wings, a small ruff 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 {{status|Freeze|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 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 [[signature move|only known Pokémon]] to know {{m|Seed Flare}}.
* Shaymin ties with {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Reshiram}}, and {{p|Zekrom}} for the highest [[catch rate]] among all [[legendaryLegendary Pokémon]].
* Like {{p|Darkrai}}, despite being an event-exclusive legendaryLegendary Pokémon, both the [[Surf glitch]] and [[tweaking]] are able to allow the player to access the [[Flower Paradise]] without the event having been activated.
** This has been rectified in {{game|Platinum}}, as neither Pokémon will appear without the event, even if the player manages to access their area.
* Land Forme Shaymin is the first and the only (not counting {{p|Arceus}} with the Meadow Plate) pure Grass-type legendaryLegendary Pokémon.
* Although Shaymin is a legendaryLegendary Pokémon, normal wild Pokémon battle music plays while battling it. It shares this trait with {{p|Cresselia}}, {{p|Latias}}, and {{p|Latios}}.
** Out of the these, Shaymin is the only one that doesn't [[Roaming Pokémon|roam around]].
* Shaymin is implied to be behind the creation of [[Floaroma Town]], as one person notes it was a barren wasteland until one day flowers mysteriously covered it all after someone gave thanks for life's blessings. Additionally, the woman who gives the {{player}} a [[Gracidea]] flower can be found in Floaroma Town.
* [[Marley]] makes brief references to Shaymin in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}} if spoken with during the player's travel with her in {{si|Victory Road}}. She wants to reach the smooth rock on {{rt|224|Sinnoh}}. Additionally, if a Shaymin is in the player's party, she will take notice.
* Shaymin seems to appear only when someone gives thanks for a significant blessing in their life. A girl in [[Floaroma Town]] states that the flowers the town is famous for appeared after someone gave thanks for nature's blessings. With [[Oak's Letter]], Shaymin will lead the player to [[Flower Paradise]] after they give thanks for their Pokémon journey at the white rock on {{rt|224|Sinnoh}}.
* Unlike most [[legendaryLegendary Pokémon]], Shaymin needs only 1,059,860 [[Experience]] to get to level 100, whereas others need 1,250,000. It shares this trait with {{p|Mew}} and {{p|Celebi}}.
* Shaymin's Sky Forme has a different [[cry]] than its Land Forme.
** Despite this, the only cry used in [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs]] is the one of its Land Forme.
** This may be part of the reason why [[Oak's Letter]] was never released for distribution to Diamond and Pearl, as the Shaymin in those games, even if it is caught legitimately, will not be a fateful encounter Shaymin and thus not be able to transform. The reason behind disallowing this was probably to disallow those who had [[cheating|cheated]] to get Shaymin and those who used the [[Surf glitch]] and [[tweaking]] to do so from obtaining the otherwise-special Sky Forme Shaymin.
* Sky Forme Shaymin has the highest base Speed of all Grass types.
* Land Forme Shaymin is the shortest legendaryLegendary Pokémon.
* Shaymin follows the trend of every generation introducing a legendaryLegendary Pokémon with a base stat total of 600 and a stat distribution of 100 all around. Others that follow this trend include {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Jirachi}}, {{p|Manaphy}}, and {{p|Victini}}.