View Full Version : Acquiring Shedinja

May 19th, 2004, 08:49 PM
I tried to obtain Shedinja by evolving Nincada at lvl 20 with 5 pokemon in my slots & having at least 1 pokeball, but I've had no luck! Am I doing something wrong!?

May 19th, 2004, 08:56 PM
Let me think...did you made sure you had extra spaces in your team to accomodate the new ones? Coz Shedinja is a skin mould of the evolved Pokemon...

Edit: I misread your post, you said 5 pokemon or less =P Need to check...

May 19th, 2004, 09:03 PM
Well, yes. I said I had 5 pokemon, which leaves 1 open spot. How many open spots should I have?

This is the official description Nintendo gave on obtaining Shedinja:

"To obtain Shedinja, you must at least have 1 PokeBall in your inventory & no more than 5 Pokemon with you when Nincada reaches level 20."

I did exactly as described above & didn't get Shedinja...

May 19th, 2004, 09:09 PM
No idea (but FAQs I read said 1). Maybe there's a glitch in your game?
It's a long time since I last played the game, but I remembered that you need 1 Pokeball and 1 empty slot.
How about trying to equip one of them with a Pokeball?

May 19th, 2004, 09:19 PM
I'll try that real quick. Thnx for your help. :)

May 19th, 2004, 09:22 PM
From the sound of things, it is done right already... I don't know why it isn't working. I don't think you need to equip the pokeball for it to work. It's just 5 Pokemon with 1 empty slot in the party, and one pokeball... o.o; sounds perfect to me.

May 19th, 2004, 09:24 PM
Have you gotten Shedinja b4?

May 19th, 2004, 09:34 PM
nope... I only caught 15 Pokemon in the entire game. Yeah yeah I'm boring and weird catching so little... but really I don't know. From what I learnt, that should work already... (even though Nintendo guide are not believable, something so basic should be easy enough even for Nintendo to get right)

May 19th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Bare in mind Nincada will still EVOLVE into Ninjask, however another copy of that Ninjask will be in your party, except it will be a Shedinja. ^^ So you'll end up with Ninjask AND Shedinja.

May 19th, 2004, 09:41 PM
Yes I think he knows... but then Shedinja should appear in the empty slot already, with Ninjask taking over Nincada's place... so he should have Shedinja as well filling up the last slot... so what's wrong?

May 19th, 2004, 09:43 PM
OMG, that might be it. Because when I saw Nincada evolve to Ninjask I just shut the game off right away without looking at my Pokemon party. Thnx guys, Kairi. :)

May 20th, 2004, 10:49 AM
I think I know the problem. What kind of pokeball did you use to catch Nincada? (or w/e) you have to have THAT kind of pokeball in your inventory, not just any kind. (You can find out by looking at the pokemons file. It might have been a great ball, or an ultra ball or soemthing)

May 20th, 2004, 11:45 AM
uh...sorry to but in, but that sounds kind of complicated.
ok so to get shedinja I have to have 1 empty slot, raise nincada to lv 20
and it'll evolve into ninjask, but my empty slot will end up having a

like, I'll end up with both but I'll only see it evolve into ninjask???

I've almost got every pokemon
but I'm not a bug type fan so I've never actually bothered with nincada
is it really any good??

May 20th, 2004, 12:31 PM
you dont need a pokeball. i had no ball but a luxury one, and it still evolve and i got one and didnt lose the ball.

shedinja is sick. give it the right moves and boom. you have an amazing pokemon

May 20th, 2004, 02:47 PM
Shedinja isn't THAT amazing, but still good. Some of it's weakneses are some common types (I think...it's a bug type right?) and I don't think Shed is that fast.

Doesn't Nincada evolve around 16? I just trained mine and let it evolve and I had Shed, so I don't know anything about yuor problem.

May 20th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Shedinja's worst enemy: Tyranitar

a battle between tyranitar and shedinja is over before it even begins... auto sandstorm is just so fun

May 21st, 2004, 07:22 AM
shedinja is fast if you do the right training, give it vitamins, and if u have the right nature. and if u know how to make a good one, he can be very good.no legend, but a good choice

May 21st, 2004, 07:43 AM
Nej, I don't like it very much.. not for my team!

May 21st, 2004, 11:52 AM
shedinja is fast if you do the right training, give it vitamins, and if u have the right nature. and if u know how to make a good one, he can be very good.no legend, but a good choice
Shedinja maximum speed is 179... with 252 EV o.o; that's very slow... even a metagross with no speed EV has 176 (so Shedinja is barely faster then).

May 21st, 2004, 12:10 PM
Shedinja has the easiest EVs and nature in the world to pick though o.O; Never used one. It does nicely on 00bers though, unless its ttar

May 21st, 2004, 12:46 PM
I have one just to fill my Pokedex.I think it can be useful in the game,as not many trainers in the games use attacks against Shedinja.

May 21st, 2004, 04:28 PM
It does nicely on 00bers though, unless its ttar

Go put Shedinja against a Groudon or a Rayquaza and see what happens...

May 21st, 2004, 04:34 PM
umm i did that and i beat rayqueza

May 21st, 2004, 06:44 PM
Some Groudons do have a fire attack for anti-Skarm. Rayquaza may just have aerial ace (but that's absolutely the last thing Rayquaza can do against you, and Rayquaza is one of the least threatening legendaries out there)

Shedinja must be most famous for its ability for Kyogre mauling =)

May 22nd, 2004, 01:21 PM
Shedinja must be most famous for its ability for Kyogre mauling =)Unless it has:
-HP Dark,Fire,Flying,Rock,Psychic (if im right)
-Rock Tomb
-Rock Slide

May 22nd, 2004, 01:25 PM
Yeah but Kaiorga is usually used for Special Sweeping and you probably won't see one using AP or HP or any of those 2 rock attacks. Toxic there is a chance but still not that high.

May 22nd, 2004, 01:32 PM
My (the) standard moveset is Thunder,Earthquake,Ice Beam,Surf/Water Spout.
But there is another choice: switching.

May 22nd, 2004, 01:34 PM
I thought the Stand. was Calm Mind, Surf, Thunder, and ummm...forgot the last one. I think it was Ice Beam.

May 22nd, 2004, 01:54 PM
Earthquake is more a filler.Some people use Earthquake,some Calm Mind,some Brick Break,some something else.

May 22nd, 2004, 02:10 PM
On all the websites (two) i've been to on how to get shedinja, It said you had to have the same ball. If this isn't true, my bad n.n
And I'm assuming everone already knows this, but for new people to this topic I thought i'd put it up.
Shedinja is special because it only has one hit point, ever. But, there are only like- 4 types of attacks that can affect it.

When I got mine, I was missing the same kind of pokeball as I caught Nincada with, (premium ball) even though I had other kinds of pokeballs (inc. pokeballs)

May 22nd, 2004, 02:12 PM
My Shedninja and Ninjask are in Ultra Balls. Shed is a bug type right? If it is, it's weak agaisnt some common types like Fire and Psychic.

May 22nd, 2004, 02:35 PM
But, there are only like- 4 types of attacks that can affect it.
5.Rock,Flying,Fire,Dark and Poison/Psychic (not sure which)

May 22nd, 2004, 02:49 PM
Shedinja can be killed by the following moves:

-leech seed
-spike (switch in)
-toxic/poison status
-will o wisp/burnt status
-destiny bond
-confuse ray/confusion status
-ghost attacks
-dark attacks
-fire attacks
-rock attacks
-flying attacks

Ghost types are not weak to psychic. The only reason why we think that way is because Gengar is part poison.

Kyogre so rarely has ancientpower because Shedinja is so rare. Kyogre standard is thunder, ice beam, water spout/surf/hydro pump, and either calm mind or chesto rest.