Pokemon of The Week: Shaymin


Shaymin is a small, hedgehog-like creature. Its body is pure white. Its back is covered with green fur and has a pink flower on each side of its head. Its legs are short and its underside is plump. Shaymin is the smallest legendary Pokémon to date. According to the Pokédex height of 0'08", it is also among the smallest Pokémon in existence, with its comrades being Diglett, Natu, Azurill, Budew, Burmy and Chinglin.

As first revealed by Japan's CoroCoro Magazine, Shaymin has two forms. The first (Land Forme) and the second is the Sky Forme. Shaymin will change into Sky Forme and back if it touches a Gracidea. Shaymin can't be in this form at night or if it's Frozen. Shaymin's Sky Forme has a canine-like appearance. It has a small, slender body. The fur on its back appears to have shifted into a mohawk; it has a red flower petal on the right side of its neck, looking like a scarf or cape, and flat wing-like ears. It has a small ruff on the front of its neck and a stumpy tail.

Gender differences

Shaymin is genderless.

Special abilities

Shaymin have the ability to instantly purify any ruined land of all pollutants in the air and transform it into a lush field of Flowers. They can take in polluted air, purify it inside their bodies, break it down into water and light, and release the purified substance in a violent, explosive burst. This ability is known as Seed Flare. Its power varies on the type of polution is absorbed. Shaymin can communicate with telepathy.


Shaymin have a habitual trait called "Flower Carrying". Each season, Shaymin gather in a flower field somewhere and migrate from there. This behavior is called Flower Carrying because a new field of flowers grow where they land. Their personalities are almost opposite with each form-- Land Forme is shy and easily scared, while Sky Forme is courageous and playful.


Shaymin live in fields of flowers. Since a Shaymin camouflages by curling itself up, it can easily escape people's notice, similar to Geodude Geodude on rocky terrain.

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