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Shedinja is a Bug, Ghost-type Pokémon from the Hoenn region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon, however it is a member of Nincada's family.

Pokédex description

Shed Pokémon
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.
- Shedinja's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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5 (10)
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6 (12)
(Legacy move, not Elite TM able)

Charged attacks

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55 (23)
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100 (21)
Icon Ghost.png
50 (17)

Attack availability

  • Shedinja was originally planned to learn Bite and Struggle Bug. They were available for a very short time during the release of Shedinja.


Method Maximum CP Details
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Research tasks
168 Special Research/Timed Research:
Misunderstood Mischief - Completing 9th part
Level 43 Challenge - 4th part: Claim Reward!
Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn - 5th part: Make 3 Great Throws
Research Breakthrough:
2020 Oct
2018 Nov[1]



  • There was an 8-minute delay when rolling out the new Shedinja reward, which caused many Trainers to encounter a Moltres instead.[2]
  • The stamina stat of Shedinja is fixed at 1 which is not calculated by normal formula.
  • In the main game series Shedinja would appear in the player's party after evolving a Nincada with at least one empty slot in the party and at least one Poké Ball in their bag.


  1. PokemonGoApp. (2018, October 26). Get ready, Trainers. Field Research tasks focusing on Bug-type Pokémon are coming this November!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-10-26.
  2. Fixed. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-11-01.

External links

  • Shedinja page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Shedinja article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Shedinja article, on the Pokémon Wiki