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Mythical Hedgehog Pokémon Shaymin Available Via Nintendo Network For July

by Haley MacLean on Jul 01, 2016 at 11:17 AM

In celebration of Pokémon's 20th anniversary, every month this year Nintendo has been doing monthly mythical Pokémon distribution events. Players can get these rare Pokémon easily at level 100 in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire. For the month of July, we have the appropriately summery-looking hedgehog-like grass-type Pokémon Shaymin.

The previous mythical Pokémon releases each month have been as follows.

The remaining Pokémon will be Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Genesect, and Meloetta. Shaymin does not evolve, but it does have a sky form that can be activated by using a Gracidea flower during the day. Shaymin was a prominent Pokémon in the 2008 film Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior as well. You can check the same move sets Shaymin had in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl in its new trailer below. 

Also available is the Pokémon TCG: Mythical Pokémon Collection Shaymin pack, which includes a never-before-seen Shaymin promo card and a pin of the Pokémon. It is available for purchase here and at and other retailers. 

You can get Shaymin easily from July 1-24 via the Nintendo Network. For instructions on exactly how to get it in your roster, go here.