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 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Wonder Guard
Local № 044 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
113 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
045 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
106 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 83
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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.
Sword A most peculiar Pokémon that somehow appears in a Poké Ball when a Nincada evolves.
Shield A strange Pokémon—it flies without moving its wings, has a hollow shell for a body, and does not breathe.

Moves learned by Shedinja

Moves learnt by level up

Shedinja learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1DigGroundPhysical 80 100
1False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
1GrudgeGhostStatus
1HardenNormalStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
15Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
23AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
29Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
36Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
43Mind ReaderNormalStatus
50Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
57SpiteGhostStatus 100
64Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Final GambitFightingSpecial 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

Shedinja can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Shedinja is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Shedinja is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
12AgilityPsychicStatus
18Leech LifeBugPhysical 80 100
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
33Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
38TrickPsychicStatus 100
60X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
61Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
83Ally SwitchPsychicStatus

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
5AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
9Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
13Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
17SpiteGhostStatus 100
21Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
25Mind ReaderNormalStatus
29Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
33Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
37GrudgeGhostStatus
41Heal BlockPsychicStatus 100
45Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
EndureNormalStatus
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
Final GambitFightingSpecial 100
GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Silver WindBugSpecial 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 SwitchPsychicStatus
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 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
BideNormalPhysical Level up
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Level up
False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95 Level up
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

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-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Shedinja sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Shedinja  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Shedinja  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shedinja  sprite from Black & White Shedinja  sprite from X & Y Shedinja  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Nincada

Other languages

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

Name origin

shed
to remove a shell or skin
ninja
stealthy martial art