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What's a good moveset for Shaymin?

4 votes

I'm having a hard time.

Shaymin learnset

asked Jul 16, 2010 by altagrave08
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

11 Answers

7 votes

This is right up my alley. Don't worry about it though, Shaymin has a horrible move range. It learns such few move types. Try one of these movesets, two for each form, in order from best to worst for each form.

Base Form:

  1. Offensive Status
    Seed Flare: High power, 40% chance to lower Sp. Def, STAB.
    Grasswhistle: Puts the foe to Sleep.
    Leech Seed: Damages the foe while healing Shaymin.
    Psychic: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, deals with Poison and Fighting types.

  2. Helper
    Seed Flare: High power, 40% chance to lower Sp. Def, STAB.
    Rest: Fully heals Shaymin, who ca then switch out and get rid of the Sleep with Natual Cure.
    Sweet Kiss: Confuses the foe.
    Aromatherapy: Removes Status conditions for your team.

Sky Form:

  1. Offensive Power
    Seed Flare: High power, 80% chance to lower Sp. Def with Serene Grace, STAB, better accuracy than someother moves of equal or lesser damage, deals with Rock types.
    Air Slash: Decent power, 60% chance to cause flinching with Serene Grace, decent accuracy,STAB, deals wit Grass types.
    Earth Power: Good poer, high accuracy, 20% chance to lower Sp. Def with Serene Grace, deals with Fire, Steel, Rock, and Poison types.
    Synthesis: Heals Shaymin.

2.
Seed Flare: High power, 80% chance to lower Sp. Def with Serene Grace, STAB, better accuracy than someother moves of equal or lesser damage, deals with Rock types.
Sweet Kiss: Confuses the foe.
Air Slash: Decent power, 60% chance to cause flinching with Serene Grace, decent accuracy,STAB, deals wit Grass types.
Synthesis: Heals Shaymin.

answered Jul 16, 2010 by trachy
edited Aug 19, 2010 by trachy
4 votes

Well, I found a new love for this guy, seeing what he can do with all his bulk and powar. This is what I have found to be one of his best rain sets for OU.


Shaymin @ Life Orb
Shaymin
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 232 HP / 252 SAtk / 24 Spd
Modest Nature
- Rest
- Seed Flare
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Earth Power

Hard times with Rotom-W ruining your rain teams all the time? Tired of using the same old stuff? Well, Shaymin approves of being the new member in your team. This guy is amazing, being able to absorb any statuses, Rest it off, and come back with full HP and completely healthy, thanks to Natural Cure. Seed Flare it STAB, and just a great move in general. Being able to OHKO anything weak to it, Shaymin is a force that should not be taken lightly. Hell, here's some proof on how much this little thing can do to one of the most bulky Pokemons around...

252SpAtk Life Orb Shaymin (+SAtk) Seed Flare in Sand vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (+SpDef): 55% - 65% (224 - 266 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. <--- Scary stuff

HP Ice the replacement of HP Fire, since we're in rain, and thus weakening our (inb4 pun) fire power.Being able to hit stuff like Thunderus-T, Dragonite/Salamence, Lati@s, who all resist our STAB and are immune to our other coverage move, HP Ice falls in perfectly and lets you destroy them while the opponent tries to set up or send a hit your way, which with this EV spread, you can take with some ease. Finally, we come down to Earth Power, which helps use take down scary Fire types, and hurt steel types like no one's business.


In conclusion, this guy is amazing, though walled by Blissey/Chansey, and a bit too slow for the OU enviornment. Thunder Wave support and a physical sweeper are of most help to this fella, and let's him show full potential.

answered Apr 28, 2013 by Lusty
3 votes

Shaymin-S @ Life Orb

Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Air Slash
  • Earth Power
  • Seed Flare
  • Giga Drain
answered Feb 8, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Gen V

Shaymin @ Leftovers
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Protect
- Giga Drain

Shaymin-S @ Miracle Seed
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Air Slash
- Earth Power
- Seed Flare
- Giga Drain

answered May 22, 2011 by trachy
1 vote


Item: Leftovers
Ability: Natural-cure
Nature: Modest
EVs: 200 S.Attack, 58 Defense, 252 Hp


Seed-flare
Leech-seed
Toxic
Synthesis/Substitute


Seed-flare is STAB. Leech-seed is healing and stalling. Toxic is for stalling. Synthesis is for healing while Substitute would be for more stalling.

answered Nov 16, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 27, 2012 by Speed freak
1 vote

Shaymin @ Life Orb

Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Air Slash
  • Earth Power
  • Seed Flare
  • Synthesis
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Shaymin @ Leftovers

Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 236 HP / 20 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Giga Drain
  • Substitute
  • Leech Seed
  • Aromatherapy
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

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Shaymin @ Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 128 HP / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Seed Flare
- Earth Power
- Leech Seed
- Substitute

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Shaymin-Sky @ Life Orb
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 6 HP
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leech Seed/Dazzling Gleam
- Substitute/Earth Power
- Seed Flare
- Air Slash

answered Mar 11 by Dylan1242
0 votes

This set works wonders in ubers, taking out certain defensive threats to teams by stalling them and then, if substitute is still up, usually being able to spread damage around and kill an enemy if not more.

Shaymin Sky@ leftovers
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Ability: Serene Grace
252 spe/ 248 hp/ 8 sp att
Timid Nature
Seed Flare
Air Slash
Leech Seed
Substiute

Seed Flare with Serene Grace has a great sp def lower chance and is already quite powerful. Air slash has an amazing chance to flinch. Substitute and leech seed make a great stalling combo while you flinch and weaken your enemies.

answered Jun 15, 2013 by Extremespeed
You should put 252 EVs in HP so you can make 101 subs.
0 votes

Shaymin @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Seed Flare
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Fire] / [Ice]
- Rest

Shaymin is a great Pokemon and is very underrated in today's metagame. Shaymin is a serious check to Jellicent with a Special Defense killing Seed Flare. Earth Power can punish Heatran coming in to check it. HP Fire handles Ferrothorn and others while Ice deals with Gliscor and Landorus. Rest couples with Natural Cure so Shaymin gets very reliable recovery.

answered Jun 15, 2013 by hotcakes
0 votes

Shaymin-Sky @ Razor Fang
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 24 HP / 244 SAtk / 240 Spd
Modest Nature
- Energy Ball
- Seed Flare
- Earth Power
- Air Slash

Energy ball for a basic grass attack with 100% accuracy. Seed Flare for tougher opponents. Earth Power to nail Fire, Posion Rock, Steel, and Electric Types. Air slash with razor fang and serene grace means an almost guaranteed flinch. Plus flying does normal damage to a lot of Pokemon. Modest nature to ensure the strongest special attack without any other stats except attack being lowered.
Shaymin sky forme is my favorite Pokemon and I defeated level 100 Arceus, Rayquaza, Darkrai, Giratina, and all the legendary birds with Shaymin alone. The stats above are from my ultimate Shaymin. Nobody gives this legendary enough credit and that disappoints me. Long live the sky warrior.

answered 5 days ago by TheHero2012