Shiganari are spirits of abundance and fertility. Their presence cause plants to flourish and crops to yield higher-quality grains and fruit. Shiganari sightings are said to bring good fortune and health. When a bonded Shinugami evolves, the resulting Shiganari acts as an advisor to its master. They continue to be loyal companions and guardians. Shiganari are fond of work, only resting when they have no energy left at all. They dutifully follow their master's command and can perform more complex tasks than their pre-evolution. Even when not commanded to work, they will help out with menial chores. When no work is left to do, they will organize and catalogue their surroundings. Shiganari are fastidious Pokémon, keeping their coats and nests impeccably clean. Their preferred chores are sweeping and dusting, and they will gladly learn to use human tools if given the opportunity. When a Shiganari settles down to rest or nap, their surroundings are always pristine.
Shiganari emit an invigorating aura that energizes their master and encourages them to complete whatever tasks they set out to do. People and Pokémon with a bonded Shiganari companion are often more productive, efficient, and satisfied laborers. A Shiganari's trainer also learns new skills faster when their familiar is present. The Shiganari actively encourages their master to take up new hobbies and learn crafts. This aura also causes faster plant growth, longer shelf life for a variety of natural foods, and lower rates of disease.
Shiganari are very vocal Pokémon, communicating with barks, howls, shrieks, and whines. They convey thoughts to their masters and to fellow Shiganari and Shinugami by combining their calls with hand gestures. This "talking" is one of its most popular traits. Pet owners find it endearing, and forgetful workers appreciate the reminders their Shiganari give them. If a Shiganari is displeased, it will make its thoughts known. Like their pre-evolutions, Shiganari will betray their masters if mistreated. They make their discomfort abundantly clear well before they are genuinely in pain, so it takes a truly abusive master for a Shiganari to turn traitor. If a Shiganari is abused to the point of defection, the former master will begin to face severe misfortune. Crops in the vicinity of their home will shrivel and die, Pokémon become hostile to them, and their food stores will spoil. These disgraced masters are often shunned by others in their society, human or otherwise. Fortunately, this rarely occurs, especially in human settlements, where Shiganari are beloved for their loyalty and auspicious auras.
These Pokémon love to partake in the food and culture of their master's community, and are often seen at the side of farmers, chefs, artists, and craftsmen. Once one evolves, it will gleefully use its newfound opposable thumbs to make and use crude tools that grow in complexity and variety as it dabbles in new ideas and methods. A Shiganari in service to a laborer will take up their master's craft, learning to cook, paint, write, build, sculpt, and farm. The happiest Shiganari are those whose masters work with their hands. They love the thrill of something new coming together in their fingers. Despite their cleanliness, they will gladly get their hands dirty if it means they get to make something new. Amongst humans, Shiganari are most often seen in the service of farmers, who greatly benefit from their help with chores and their aura of fertility.
Wild Shiganari command groups of Mitsune, which are naturally drawn to them. A Mitsune is much calmer and less mischievous in the presence of a Shiganari, and they can be trained by the Shiganari in question to follow its commands and deliver messages. Villages that have no domesticated Shiganari often revere a local wild individual, who blesses the town with abundant harvests in exchange for offerings of prepared food and handmade trinkets. These towns dedicate shrines to their guardian Shiganari and treat the appearance of a Mitsune as a sign of good luck. A visit from the guardian itself is cause for celebration, and villages host great feasts upon its arrival.