Written by Gluxbox 8/18/10.
Shaymin in HeartGold
For the past couple of days I didn’t have work so I used my time productively – to catch up on some Pokémon gaming! I finally beat Pokémon XD and Grand Master Greevil! What’s cool about XD is that after you beat the game, you can transfer Pokémon from XD to a GBA game (if you have all the necessary hardware). So I was able to transfer Lugia, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno and a really cool Elekid named Zaprong that I received in a trade during the game. It knows Ice Punch, Fire Punch and Thunder Punch! Cool! 😛
Since I was in the ‘trading with myself’ mood, I figured I would transfer some of my Legendaries from Platinum to HG. (I love having two DS’s! Even though my DS Lite has a broken hinge that’s ready to break off.) One Pokémon I was excited to transfer was Shaymin, since there’s a special way to get the Gracidea in HG. For those who don’t know, the Gracidea is a key item that is used to change Shaymin between Land and Sky Formes.
Last year there was a WFC Event that distributed Shaymin, and if you brought that Shaymin to Floaroma Town, you got a Gracidea. But you can’t trade key items between DS games. So how do you get one in HG/SS? Take that same Event Shaymin to the Flower Shop in Goldenrod City!
Here you can see Shaymin in Land Forme. As soon as I walked in, the store clerk came running over and offered to give Shaymin a flower.
She gave me a Gracidea! Immediately I opened my Key Items pocket and used the Gracidea on Shaymin to turn it into Sky Forme!
Hooray! Now I can change Shaymin back and forth as I please! In case you’re wondering, the Gracidea can’t be used at night or when Shaymin is frozen. And if you put a Shaymin in Sky Forme into your storage boxes, it will revert to Land Forme. But you can always switch it back! 😀
I also traded over another notable Pokémon from Platinum but that story is even longer so I’ll save it for tomorrow! lol XD