Competitive Information for Shaymin [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Shaymin shaymin
Base Stats for Shaymin

Grass

Abilities:
Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.


Evolutions / Family:
Shaymin

Weakness Chart for Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
  
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Shaymin? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Shaymin in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

GyaradosScizorZapdosHeatranRotom-WashGengarJolteonSwampertAerodactylDugtrioToxicroakWeavile


Shaymin is a phenomenal Grass-typed Pokemon. Shaymin are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Shaymin is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Shaymin
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 224 Def / 32 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Flare
- Healing Wish
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Physical Wall Shaymin (Analytic)

Shaymin is a legendary Physical Wall. It's meant to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Shaymin last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Seed Flare is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (40% chance to lower the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Healing Wish is a status move (Shaymin faints. replacement is fully healed).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Shaymin every turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Shaymin this turn).




Species: Shaymin
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Flare / Leech Seed
- Earth Power
- Healing Wish
- Protect

Special Sweeper Shaymin (Analytic)

Shaymin is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Shaymin last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Seed Flare is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (40% chance to lower the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Shaymin every turn).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Healing Wish is a status move (Shaymin faints. replacement is fully healed).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Shaymin this turn).




Species: Shaymin
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 216 Def / 40 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Flare / Leech Seed
- Earth Power
- Protect
- Protect

Special Tank Shaymin (Analytic)

Shaymin is a legendary Special Tank. It's meant to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Shaymin last longer regaining it's life every turn. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Seed Flare is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (40% chance to lower the target's special defense by 2 stages).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Shaymin every turn).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Shaymin this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Shaymin this turn).




Species: Shaymin
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Bullet Seed
- Return / Headbutt
- Zen Headbutt
- Synthesis

Physical Sweeper Shaymin (Natural Cure)

Shaymin is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Bullet Seed is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Grass-type move (hits 2-5 times in one turn).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Shaymin by a weather-dependent amount).




Species: Shaymin
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Psychic
- Earth Power
- Air Slash

Special Sweeper Shaymin (Natural Cure)

Shaymin is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Shaymin's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Shaymin? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Shaymin in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

GyaradosScizorZapdosHeatranRotom-WashGengarJolteonSwampertAerodactylDugtrioToxicroakWeavile


Species: Shaymin
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Bullet Seed
- Return / Headbutt
- Zen Headbutt
- Synthesis

Doubles Physical Sweeper Shaymin (Natural Cure)

Shaymin is a legendary Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Bullet Seed is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Grass-type move (hits 2-5 times in one turn).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Shaymin by a weather-dependent amount).




Species: Shaymin
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Air Cutter
- Psychic
- Earth Power

Doubles Special Sweeper Shaymin (Natural Cure)

Shaymin is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Shaymin's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Shaymin has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Shaymin's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Air Cutter is a special 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Shaymin learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Seed Flare
120
85%
5
40% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Replacement is fully healed.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Lucky Chant
--
--
30
For 5 turns, shields user's party from critical hits.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 1.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Shaymin can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Shaymin

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