Shinx

Shinx is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Flash Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 403
Type Electric
Species Flash Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 9.5 kg (20.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rivalry
2. Intimidate
Guts (hidden ability)
Local № 017 (Diamond/Pearl)
017 (Platinum)
025 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 53
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 34
65 183
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 34
65 183
Speed 45
85 207
Total 263 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 Shinx.

Evolution chart

(Level 15) (Level 30)

Shinx changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond All of its fur dazzles if danger is sensed. It flees while the foe is momentarily blinded.
Pearl Its forelegs have a muscle-based system of generating electricity. Its body shines if endangered.
Platinum The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. Its fur glows when it’s in trouble.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.
X
Omega Ruby
The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. It glows when in trouble.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
All of its fur dazzles if danger is sensed. It flees while the foe is momentarily blinded.
Sword This Pokémon generates electricity by contracting its muscles. Excited trembling is a sign that Shinx is generating a tremendous amount of electricity.
Shield Electricity makes this Pokémon’s fur glow. Shinx sends signals to others of its kind by shaking the tip of its tail while the tail tip is shining brightly.

Moves learned by Shinx

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
8ChargeElectric
12BiteDark 60 100
16SparkElectric 65 100
20RoarNormal
24Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
28Scary FaceNormal 100
32Thunder WaveElectric 90
36CrunchDark 80 100
40DischargeElectric 80 100
44SwaggerNormal 85
48Wild ChargeElectric 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
Double KickFighting 30 100
HowlNormal
Night SlashDark 70 100
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
Take DownNormal 90 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectric 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
5LeerNormal 100
9ChargeElectric
11Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
13SparkElectric 65 100
17BiteDark 60 100
21RoarNormal
25SwaggerNormal 85
29Thunder FangElectric 65 95
33CrunchDark 80 100
37Scary FaceNormal 100
41DischargeElectric 80 100
45Wild ChargeElectric 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Magnet RiseElectric
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Shinx 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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Shinx sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Shinx  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shinx  sprite from Black & White Shinx  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Shinx Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Shinx Shiny sprite from Black & White Shinx Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Shinx

Diamond
Pearl
Route 202, 203, 204, Fuego Ironworks
Platinum Route 202, 203, 204, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 48, National Park
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Luxio/Luxray
Sun
Moon
Breed Luxio/Luxray
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Challenge Beach, Challenge Road, Potbottom Desert, Training Lowlands

Other languages

English Shinx
Japanese コリンク (Kolink)
German Sheinux
French Lixy

Name origin

shine
to glow brightly
lynx
wildcat