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Type Bug  Type Ghost
Species Shed Pokémon
Abilities Wonder Guard
Ninjask ← 292 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from Nincada
Evolves into None
ヌケニン Nukenin
Generation III
Evolutionary line
290 291 292
Weight Height
2.6 lbs. 1.2kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Shedinja (Japanese: ヌケニン Nukenin) is a Bug/Ghost-type Pokémon, and is the result of Ninjask's evolution from its pre-evolution Nincada. 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.



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.

Special abilities

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.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party None
Emerald Evolve Nincada with extra slot in party None
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade 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
Black/White Trade None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
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

Pokédex entries



Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Shedinja(RS)Sprite.png File:EmeraldShedinja.gif File:Shedinja(RS)Sprite.png ShedinjaBackSprite1
RSShinyShedinja EmeraldShinyShedinja RSShinyShedinja ShedinjaBackSprite2
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:DPPtShedinja.png File:DPPtShedinja.png File:DPPtShedinja.png ShedinjaBackSprite3
DPPtShinyShedinja DPPtShinyShedinja DPPtShinyShedinja ShedinjaBackSprite4
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:BWShedinjaFront.png File:BWShedinjaBack.png
File:BWShedinjaFrontShiny.png File:BWShedinjaBackShiny.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Despite having only one HP, Shedinja is able to learn Substitute though it always fails when used due to its HP.
    • Shedinja has the lowest HP of all Pokémon.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Shedinja.
  • 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 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.
  • Status ailments and recoil damage can hit through Wonder Guard, which causes Shedinja to faint.


Its name is a portemeneau of the words "shed" and "ninja".


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