How to get Shaymin in Pokemon Go: Land & Sky Forme explained

Land Forme Shaymin and Sky Forme Shaymin in Pokemon GoNiantic

Shaymin made its Pokemon Go debut in 2022 and it features two different forms. Whether you’re looking for the Land or Sky version, of the mythical ‘mon, here’s everything you need to know about how to get Shaymin in Pokemon Go. 

The arrival of a new Legendary or Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon Go is always an exciting time – partly because it’s a chance to fill out your Pokedex, and partly because they can be really great in PvP and Raids.

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Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokemon from the Sinnoh region, is one of the latest Mythical creatures to be introduced into Pokemon Go. Like most Mythicals and Legendary Pokemon, adding one to your collection won’t be as simple as just finding it in the wild.

There are two different versions, Land Forme and Sky Forme, of Shaymin to find in Pokemon Go which can make the process even more difficult. To help you out, you’ll find all the information you need to catch both forms of Shaymin in Pokemon Go below.

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How to get Land Forme Shaymin in Pokemon Go

Land Forme Shaymin in Pokemon Go

The only way trainers could get a Land Forme Shaymin was if they purchased a ticket for the global Pokemon Go Fest 2022 event and then completed the event-exclusive Special Research story.

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 took place from June 4 to June 5, and players had to log in during the event to claim the Special Research story. So far, this was the only way to encounter Land Forme Shaymin.

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How to get Sky Forme Shaymin in Pokemon Go

Sky Forme Shaymin in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can encounter Sky Forme Shaymin by purchasing a ticket for the Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Finale event and completing the exclusive A Radiant Reunion Special Research story.

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It was previously possible to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin during the in-person Go Fest 2022 events that took place in Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo, but now it’s available globally for ticketholders.

Can Shaymin change forms in Pokemon Go?

Forms have been treated a little inconsistently in Pokemon Go so far. For example, Giratina’s forms are treated as two separate Pokemon, while Hoopa is a single Pokemon that can change forms whenever.

However, it’s been confirmed that players who catch a Sky Forme Shaymin will be able to change it into Land Forme Shaymin and vice versa. You won’t be able to do this with just a Land Forme Shaymin.

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That’s everything you need to know about Shaymin! For more Pokemon Go content, check out our guides below:

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