Shedinja

Shedinja is a Bug/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Shed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 292
Type Bug Ghost
Species Shed Pokémon
Height 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Abilities 1. Wonder Guard
Local № 044 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
113 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
045 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 83
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 1
1 1
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 40
76 196
Total 236 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Shedinja.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)
(Level 20, empty spot in party, Pokéball in bag) +

Shedinja changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby SHEDINJA’s hard body doesn’t move - not even a twitch. In fact, its body appears to be merely a hollow shell. It is believed that this POKéMON will steal the spirit of anyone peering into its hollow body from its back.
Sapphire SHEDINJA is a peculiar POKéMON. It seems to appear unsought in a POKé BALL after a NINCADA evolves. This bizarre POKéMON is entirely immobile - it doesn’t even breathe.
FireRed
LeafGreen
A most peculiar POKéMON that somehow appears in a POKé BALL when a NINCADA evolves.
Emerald A peculiar POKéMON that floats in air even though its wings remain completely still. The inside of its body is hollow and utterly dark.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A discarded bug shell that came to life. Peering into the crack on its back is said to steal one’s spirit.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
A strange Pokémon--it flies without moving its wings, has a hollow shell for a body, and does not breathe.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A discarded bug shell that came to life. Peering into the crack on its back is said to steal one’s spirit.
X A discarded bug shell that came to life. Peering into the crack on its back is said to steal one’s spirit.
Y A most peculiar Pokémon that somehow appears in a Poké Ball when a Nincada evolves.
Omega Ruby Shedinja’s hard body doesn’t move—not even a twitch. In fact, its body appears to be merely a hollow shell. It is believed that this Pokémon will steal the spirit of anyone peering into its hollow body from its back.
Alpha Sapphire Shedinja is a peculiar Pokémon. It seems to appear unsought in a Poké Ball after a Nincada evolves. This bizarre Pokémon is entirely immobile—it doesn’t even breathe.

Moves learned by Shedinja

Moves learnt by level up

Shedinja learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1HardenNormal
1Sand AttackGround 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
9Sand AttackGround 100
13Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
17SpiteGhost 100
21Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
25Mind ReaderNormal
29Confuse RayGhost 100
33Shadow BallGhost 80 100
37GrudgeGhost
41Heal BlockPsychic
45Phantom ForceGhost 90 100

Egg moves

Shedinja learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Shedinja egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Bug BuzzBug 90 100
EndureNormal
Feint AttackDark 60
Final GambitFighting 100
GustFlying 40 100
Night SlashDark 70 100
Silver WindBug 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Shedinja can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TelekinesisPsychic
TrickPsychic 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Shedinja. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Level up
DigGround 80 100 Level up
False SwipeNormal 40 100 Level up
Metal ClawSteel 50 95 Level up
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Shedinja is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Shedinja can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Shedinja learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1HardenNormal
1Sand AttackGround 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
9Sand AttackGround 100
13Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
17SpiteGhost 100
21Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
25Mind ReaderNormal
29Confuse RayGhost 100
33Shadow BallGhost 80 100
37GrudgeGhost
41Heal BlockPsychic
45Phantom ForceGhost 90 100

Egg moves

Shedinja learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Shedinja egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Bug BuzzBug 90 100
EndureNormal
Feint AttackDark 60
Final GambitFighting 100
GustFlying 40 100
Night SlashDark 70 100
Silver WindBug 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Shedinja. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Level up
DigGround 80 100 Level up
False SwipeNormal 40 100 Level up
Metal ClawSteel 50 95 Level up
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Shedinja is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Shedinja can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Shedinja sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Shedinja  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shedinja  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shedinja  sprite from Black & White Shedinja  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Shedinja Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shedinja Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shedinja Shiny sprite from Black & White Shedinja Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Shedinja

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Nincada
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Nincada
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Nincada
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Nincada
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Shedinja
Japanese ヌケニン (Nukenin)
German Ninjatom
French Munja

Name origin

shed
to remove a shell or skin
ninja
stealthy martial art