Pokémon Name: Shinx
Pokédex Number: 017 Sinnoh / 403 National
Ability: Intimidate – Lowers foe’s attack power; Rivalry – If the foe is the same gender, attack power rises
Dream World ability: Guts – Boosts Attack stat by 50% when user has status ailment
Useful Attacks: Spark
Diamond/Pearl: Routes 202, 203, 204
Platinum: Routes 202, 203, 204, Valley Windworks
HG/SS: Various (post-National 'dex, must have Sinnoh Sound playing via Pokemon Music Channel which plays only on Thursday), Pokewalker - Sinnoh Field
Black: Trade, Poke Transfer
White: White Forest (resident required: Doug)
Dream World: Pleasant Forest
Shinx is an adorable electric lion cub and apparent tribute to Osamu Tezuka’s Kimba the White Lion. Shinx are fairly common, and just about the only Electric-type Pokémon available for most of the game. Unlike Pikachus and other ionized animals, most of Shinx’s Electric-type attacks draw on his physical attack stats. On top of is respectable Electric attacks, Shinx's innocuous smile hides some vicious chops, whose Bites make it a handy subduer of Psychic and Ghost foes.
Evolves to Luxio at Level 15.