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Shiftry (Pokémon)

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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 {{wp|Geta (footwear)|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 mysteriousvery rare Pokémon that lives atop ancient trees in {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Forest Pokémon|deep tropical forests}}. It arrives with chilly, wintry winds and is feared by people as the guardian of the forest. It is able to read an opponent’sopponent's mind, and then take preemptive action. [[AG037|In the anime]], it was shown to lead large groups of {{p|Seedot}} and {{p|Nuzleaf}}.
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Shiftry BW135.png|left|thumb|220px250px|Shiftry in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
===Major appearances===
Shiftry made its main series debut in ''[[AG037|Jump for Joy!]]''. ThisThe Wicked Pokémon kidnapped [[Nurse Joy]] and took her to its lair to aid a wounded {{p|Nuzleaf}}.
 
{{ho|Tyson}} used aA Shiftry during the [[Hoenn League]]; it debuted in ''[[AG130|Choose It or Lose It!]]''., Tysonunder usedthe Shiftryownership in aof {{pkmnho|battleTyson}}. He used it during the [[Ever Grande Conference]], and it againstbattled [[Ash's Torkoal]] in ''[[AG131|At the End of the Fray]]'', andduring which it was defeated.
 
A Shiftry was owned by [[Angela]], an instructor of a [[Pokémon Ninja School]],appeared in ''[[AG156|From Cradle to Save]]'', under the ownership of [[Angela]]. It was used to handle of Team Rocket{{TRT}} after they tried to steal the Pokémon of the [[Pokémon Ninja School]].
 
A Shiftry was the first Pokémon that [[Palace Maven Spenser|Spenser]] used to battle against Ashappeared in ''[[AG164|Ka Boom with a View!]]'', under the ownership of {{FB|Palace Maven|Spenser}}. TheIt Wickedwas the first Pokémon wasSpenser defeatedused byin his battle against Ash at the [[Battle Palace]], and it lost to {{AP|Sceptile}}. It later reappeared in a flashback in ''[[AG165|King and Queen for a Day]]''.
 
InA Shiftry appeared in ''[[DP014|Leave it to Brocko!]]'', a Shiftry wasas the leader of a colony of {{p|Seedot}} and {{p|Nuzleaf}}.
 
A Shiftry appeared in ''[[DP124|To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!]]'', under the ownership of [[O]]. It participated in the [[Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament]]. During the tournament, it was able to knock {{an|Dawn}}, {{an|Barry}}, and their Pokémon out of the competition and helped O win his second consecutive title.
 
Three Shiftry appeared in ''[[BW135|Mystery on a Deserted Island!]]'', where at least one of them was part of the {{OBP|Pirate|BW135}}'s Pokémon crew. Multiple Shiftry later appeared on the island{{OBP|Deserted Island|BW135}} with the treasure.
 
===Minor appearances===
A Shiftry debuted in a cameo in the opening sequence of ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]'', under the ownership of {{ga|Brendan}}. It was used in a [[Double Battle]] alongside an {{p|Aggron}}.
 
A Shiftry appeared in a flashback in ''[[AG041|What You Seed is What You Get]]''.
 
A Shiftry appeared in the opening sequence of ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]''.
 
A Shiftry wasappeared used byin a students of the [[Pokémon Summer Academy]] in the first leg of the [[Pokémon Triathlon]]fantasy in ''[[DP091AG188|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, BluePinch TeamHealing!]]''.
 
A Shiftry appeared in ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]'', under the ownership of the [[Pokémon Summer Academy]]. It was used by one of the students in the first leg of the [[Pokémon Triathlon]].
 
A Shiftry appeared in [[Evolution|Cilan's demonstration]] in ''[[BW135|Mystery on a Deserted Island!]]'', where it evolved from a {{p|Nuzleaf}}.
[[File:Shiftry Adventures.png|thumb|200px|Shiftry in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Shiftry first made its appearancedebuted in ''[[PS222|Short Shift for Shiftry]]'' as a [[wild Pokémon]] that attacked [[Norman]]. It was swiftly defeated by his {{p|Slaking}}.
 
In ''[[PS231|Master Class with Masquerain]]'', a group of wild Shiftry fought with {{adv|Sapphire}}, but [[Chic|whose Blaziken]] was used to pummel them to unleash her rage.
 
The {{gdis|Battle FactoryTower|III}} rented a Shiftry, which was stolen by [[Guile Hideout]] in ''[[PS334|The Final Battle VII]]''. It reappeared in a flashback in ''[[PS335|The Final Battle VIII]]'', and physically in ''[[PS336|The Final Battle IX]]''.
 
===In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga===
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ruby|t=FFF|entry=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.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sapphire|t=FFF|entry=Shiftry's large fans generate awesome gusts of wind at a speed close to {{tt|100 feet|30 meters}} per second. The whipped-up wind blows anything away. This Pokémon chooses to live quietly deep in forests.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|reg2=Johto}}
{{Dex/Entry3|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|v3=Platinum|entry=By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of {{tt|100 ft|30 m}}/second that can level houses.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=HeartGold|v2=SoulSilver|entry=It lives quietly in the deep forest. It is said to create chilly winter winds with the fans it holds.}}
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{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of {{tt|100 ft|30 m}}/second that can level houses.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of {{tt|100 ft|30 m}}/second that can level houses.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|reg2=Hoenn|num2=024}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=A Pokémon that was feared as a forest guardian. It can read the foe's mind and take preemptive action.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=By flapping its leafy fan, it can whip up gusts of {{tt|100 ft|30 m}}/second that can level houses.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|t=FFF|v=Omega Ruby|entry=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.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|t=FFF|v=Alpha Sapphire|entry=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.}}
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{{Dex/NE|[[Generation VII]]}}
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====In events====
{{eventAvail/h|type=Grass|type2=Dark}}
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===Stats===
|MinEXP=116
|MaxEXP=136
|num=182
|browser=When Shiftry spreads its palms and spins, it creates powerful whirlwinds.
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|field=Cut
|fieldpower=3
|num=035
|browser=It whips up winds with its arms, then sends out twisters to attack.
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|raisemaxlevel=5
|skill=T-Boost
|skilldesc=MakingIncreases damage when making a T-shaped match deals more damage than usual.
|swapper=Super Cheer
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|hatch=N/A
|buddy=3
|candy=Seedot
|evolution=N/A
|stamina=180
|defense=121
|fast={{m|Razor Leaf}}, {{m|Feint Attack}}
|special={{m|Leaf Blade}}, {{m|Hurricane}}, {{m|Foul Play}}, {{m|Leaf Tornado}}{{tt|*|From March 19, 2019 onwards}}
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==Trivia==
*Shiftry's evolutionary line can be seen as a counterpart to {{p|Ludicolo}}'s family. All members of their respective families are part {{type|Grass}}, they first evolve at level 14, a respective [[evolutionary stone]] is used to reach the final stage, both of them are [[version-exclusive]] between {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, and both are based on yōkai: Shiftry's family is based on the {{wp|tengu}} and Ludicolo's family is based on the {{wp|Kappa (folklore)|kappa}}.
 
===Origin===
Shiftry are based on the ''{{wp|tengu}}'', who are known for their cruel tricks, ability to read minds, for protecting forests, and for wielding magical leaf fans called 羽団扇 ''hauchiwa'', known to have the power to stir great winds. Tengu are also often depicted with long noses, flowing white hair, and wearing single-toothed wooden clogs called ''tengu-geta''.
 
====Name origin====
 
[[de:Tengulist]]
[[es:Shiftry]]
[[fr:Tengalice]]
[[it:Shiftry]]
[[ja:ダーテング]]
[[pl:Shiftry]]
[[zh:狡猾天狗]]
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