How to get Shaymin & change to Sky Forme in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

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Shaymin is one of the most popular Sinnoh Legendary ‘mon due to its dual Formes, and it is finally available in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

The Grass-type has two Formes: Land and Sky, both with a different appearance. The former gives it a hedgehog-like look, while the latter transforms it into a deer. This makes it a fan favorite among trainers.

When Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were first released, Shaymin was unavailable without cheating. That has now changed, though – here’s how to get it.

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Shaymin made its game debut in Diamond & Pearl.

How to get Shaymin & switch to Sky Forme in Pokemon BDSP

As of February 27, 2022, you can now catch Shaymin in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Follow the steps below to obtain it:

  1. After getting Oak’s Letter via Mystery Gift, beating the Sinnoh Champion, and obtaining the National Pokedex, go back to Victory Road.
  2. Near the end of the tunnel, you’ll see an entrance on the right-hand side that was previously blocked.
  3. Enter and follow the path until you come across Professor Oak, who is standing in front of the Mirror Stone.
  4. Shaymin will appear before running off. Follow it, and you’ll eventually find it in a flower field where you can battle and catch it.
  5. After catching it, Fly to Floaroma Town and speak to a blonde-haired lady. She will give you the Gracidea Flower which changes the Mythical to its Sky Forme.

Now that you know about Shaymin, take a look at some of our other Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl guides and walkthroughs:

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