How to Get Shaymin in Pokemon Legends Arceus: A Complete Guide

Capture the Gratitude Pokemon with this guide on how to get Shaymin in Pokemon Legends Arceus!

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As the first installment of the Pokemon Legends series, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a game that successfully captured the hearts of Pokemon fans despite its deviation from the familiar Pokemon formula.

Unlike the battle-oriented mainline games, Legends Arceus gave more emphasis on studying Pokemon behavior and habitat, with the ultimate goal of completing the Pokedex.

Adding information on your Pokedex can be achieved in various ways in Legends Arceus, but it still involves catching every species of Pokemon.

One of the rarest Pokemon in the game is Shaymin, which can only be found in one place in the entire Hisui region.

Are you looking for Shaymin? Here is a complete tutorial of finding Shaymin’s location in Pokemon Legends Arceus.

How to get shaymin in pokemon legends arceus

Basic Information About Shaymin

Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokemon, is a Grass-type Mythical Pokemon from Generation IV.

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Considering that Shaymin was first introduced in the Sinnoh region, it’s no surprise that this Pokemon already inhabits the same place since the ancient times where people used to worship a deity named the “Almighty Sinnoh.”

Shaymin resembles a hedgehog, but instead of spines, its body is covered with leaves and flowers. Such form allows Shaymin to camouflage itself in a grassy environment.

According to its Pokedex entries, Shaymin can turn a desolate land into a lush field of flowers. It is also powerful enough to change between two forms; its Grass-type Land Forme and the Grass/Flying-type Sky Forme.

Similar to other mythical Pokemon like Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi, Shaymin’s stats are perfectly balanced, with 100 points on all six base stats.

Shaymin’s Land Forme has the ability Natural Cure, which enables Shaymin to cure itself of any status conditions upon switching out.

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Its Sky Forme, on the other hand, has the Serene Grace ability that doubles the chances of a move’s secondary effect.

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Tip: Apart from triggering the quest for Shaymin, keeping a saved file of Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield on your Switch also unlocks the Fancy Kimono clothing. You can claim it by talking to Anthe, the village clothier.

How to Get Shaymin in Pokemon Legends Arceus

To get Shaymin in Legends Arceus, you need to unlock and complete the request entitled “A Token of Gratitude.”

You can get this request by visiting Professor Laventon’s office in the Galaxy Hall, right after watching the game’s end credits and having a saved data of Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.

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After taking the request, you can find Shaymin in the Floaro Gardens, a flowery area northwest of the Obsidian Fieldlands.

From Jubilife Village, talk to Ress (the Galaxy Team member guarding the village gate) and go to the Fieldlands Camp.

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Once you’re in the Fieldlands Camp, use your map to pin the Floaro Gardens. This way, you can easily go to the place by following the flag symbol.

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In the Floaro Gardens, walk slowly to the flowery field and if you look close enough, you will see Shaymin walking around.

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If Shaymin notices you, it will shoot some green orbs to you before running away and disappearing from your plain sight.

If this happens, you can attempt to catch Shaymin again by returning to Jubilife Village and going back to the Floaro Gardens.

To increase your chances of capturing Shaymin, try to sneak through Shaymin’s back and throw an Ultra or Heavy Ball at it.

In case the Poke Ball fails, your best choice would be to engage Shaymin in a battle. Just do the usual thing when capturing a Pokemon and you should get Shaymin in no time.

That’s it! Congratulations, you just captured Shaymin in Pokemon Legends Arceus! Keep in mind that after capturing Shaymin, the mythical Pokemon won’t spawn again in its location.

Shaymin in Legends Arceus: FAQs

Can you still catch Shaymin if it runs away?

Yes, you can definitely take another chance if Shaymin runs away for the first time. All you have to do is return to Jubilife Village and go to the Fieldlands Camp again to respawn Shaymin.

Can you evolve Shaymin in Arceus?

Shaymin doesn’t evolve in any Pokemon game. However, it can change its form to the Sky Forme, which alters its physical appearance, typing, and base stats.

How to get Shaymin Sky Forme in Pokemon Legends Arceus?

How to get shaymin sky forme in pokemon legends arceus

You can turn Shaymin to its Sky Forme in Legends Arceus by using the key item called Gracidea Flower.

You will receive Gracidea Flower from Medi while doing the Token of Gratitude request.

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Simply add Shaymin to your team, open your bag, go to the key items section, select Gracidea, and use it on Shaymin.


Fortunately, getting Shaymin in Pokemon Legends Arceus is not an easy task as long as you have already completed the game’s main story.

But as a survey corps member of the Galaxy Team, you must always be prepared before going on a mission by stocking up on Poke Balls, berries, and healing items.

Shaymin is an aggressive and elusive Pokemon, so try to sneak behind it before throwing your Poke Ball.

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