Shedinja is an evolutionary byproduct of Nincada's evolution; the discarded husk. This Pokémon is said to have originated from a discarded bug shell, which came to life. Peering into the crack on its back is said to steal one's spirit.
One may get a Shedinja in the games where he or she has to evolve the Nincada into a Ninjask and have an extra slot open in their party. No matter how much a Shedinja is trained, its HP always stays at one as its special ability, Wonder Guard, allows it to take no damage, except from super effective moves.
|Ruby/Sapphire||Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party||None|
|Emerald||Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party||None|
|Diamond/Pearl||Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party and spare Poké Ball||None|
|Platinum||Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party and spare Poké Ball||None|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party and spare Poké Ball||None|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire||Evolve Ninjask|
|Pokémon Trozei!|| Secret Storage 19|
Endless Level 33
Forever Level 33
Mr. Who's Den
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Evolve Nincada|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Mt. Travail (1F-19F)|
|Pokémon Ranger||Lyra Forest|
- Despite having only one HP, Shedinja is able to learn Substitute though it always fails when used due to its HP.
- No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Shedinja.
- It is the only Pokémon to have the Wonder Guard ability.
- Due to the ring that floats above the head of Shedinja, the design of it might be based on an angel.
- Shedinja is the only Bug-type weak to Dark-type moves.
- There are two ways to make a Shedinja faint without using super effective moves; one is where the player must send a Pokémon that has the ability Mold Breaker, or another Pokémon that has an ability that ignores all abilities. Also, a Pokémon can also use a move like Worry Seed to change Shedinja's ability.
- Weather like Sandstorm and Hail affects Shedinja, causing it to faint.
- Shedinja has the lowest base stat total of all fully evolved Pokémon.
- Shedinja is also the only fully evolved Pokémon who has a lower base stat total than its pre-evolved form.
- It has the same nature and characteristic as Nincada, despite being a whole new Pokémon.
- It has the same attack as its Ninjask at the same level.
- Its name is a mixture of the words: Shed and Ninja.
- Status ailments and recoil damage can hit through Wonder Guard, which causes Shedinja to faint.
- Pokémon.com Pokédex
- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data