Minior (Pokémon)

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Minior
Meteor Pokémon
メテノ
Meteno
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Meteor Form
Meteor Form
Core
Core



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Flying
Unknown Unknown
Core
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Shields Down Cacophony
Core
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Core
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Meteor Form
1'00" 0.3 m
Core
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
88.2 lbs. 40.0 kg
Meteor Form
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg
Core
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
154
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Meteor Form
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Core
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Core
Pokédex color
Brown
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Minior (Japanese: メテノ Meteno) is a dual-type Rock/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Minior can change forms during battle, depending on its Ability and current HP.

Biology

Minior is a spherical Pokémon with two forms: one form with a rocky outer coating, and the other with its core exposed.

In its shielded form, Minior resembles a modestly sized rock. Its rocky exterior is formed by four large plates separated by two large cracks. The cracks encircle its body both horizontally and vertically. Five white spikes extend just above the rocky surface, giving it a star-shape. Two large, black spots on its front resemble eyes, and there is a third spot in the center of its back. Rings of dark brown triangles surround the holes its spikes protrude from and the spot on its back, pointing outward. One of the triangles surround the spot on its back is replaced with a small, brown dot. The eyespots have a half-ring of triangles resembling eyelashes. One eye has a small, brown dot in the corner. Even while apparently at rest, Minior tends to spin slowly in place.

In its core form, Minior loses its rocky shell and its body is exposed. The core is a bright, pastel color. Depending on the color of debris and food it absorbed and ate while in the stratosphere, Minior's core can be Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, or Violet. A handful of darker triangles are also visible on its body in random places. Minior's eyes and mouth are formed from energy that floats in front of its body like a two-dimensional mask. The eyes are two large swirls and the mouth a smaller line. Its face tends to stay level regardless of how Minior spins the rest of its body.

Minior forms in the stratosphere from an aggregation of mutated nanoparticles, where it absorbs particulate matter from which it builds its core and shell. Eventually, this process makes it too heavy and it falls towards the surface of the planet. When its shell breaks from landing, Minior becomes lighter and capable of attacking quickly. However, it cannot survive for long with its core exposed, and will eventually die if not placed inside a Poké Ball quickly enough. The cute, pastel coloring of Minior's core form often inspires designers to use it as a motif for clothing and accessories.[1] While in the ozone layer, it serves as food to stronger Pokémon. Places where Minior fall are few, Alola being one of them. The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza is a natural predator of Minior.

In the anime

 
Meteor Form Minior in the anime
 
Core Form Minior in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Minior made their debut in SM079, showcasing all of their forms.

Minor appearances


In the TCG

Main article: Minior (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Meteor Form

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Originally making its home in the ozone layer, it hurtles to the ground when the shell enclosing its body grows too heavy.
Moon Strong impacts can knock it out of its shell. This Pokémon was born from mutated nanoparticles.
Ultra Sun It lives in the ozone layer, where it becomes food for stronger Pokémon. When it tries to run away, it falls to the ground.
Ultra Moon Although its outer shell is uncommonly durable, the shock of falling to the ground smashes the shell to smithereens.


Core

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun It eats dust in the atmosphere. The composition of the dust determines the color of its core.
Moon If its core stays exposed, it will soon die off. It's possible that it may survive if it's put into a Poké Ball quickly enough.
Ultra Sun Places where Minior fall from the night sky are few and far between, with Alola being one of the precious few.
Ultra Moon This is its form when its shell has fallen off. The color of its core depends on the materials that made up the food it ate.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Mount Hokulani
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Mount Hokulani


In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Minior Appears


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon   Star Piece (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Star Piece (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Meteor Form
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
440
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Core
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
033 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
088 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1010 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
1717 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
2424 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
2929 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3131 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3838 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
4343 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
4545 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
5050 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minior

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04  TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10  TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM62  TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM74  TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM78  TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88  TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM99  TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
XTM100  TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minior

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Minior in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Minior in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minior

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
VIII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
S M US UM Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
S M US UM Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
S M US UM Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
S M US UM Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
S M US UM Telekinesis Psychic Status —% 15
S M US UM Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Minior can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Minior cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minior
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minior

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

#792
 

Nosedive
Sometimes deals a lot more damage.


Evolution

Red Core Orange Core Yellow Core Green Core Blue Core Indigo Core Violet Core
             

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
  For other sprites and images, please see Minior images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Minior is likely based on a meteor, which are colloquially known as "falling stars" or "shooting stars". The colors of its Core Form roughly correspond with those of a classic rainbow, or Roy G. Biv. Additionally, Minior's design may take inspiration from the Japanese star-shaped candy konpeitō.

Name origin

Minior is likely derived from meteor, and may involve any mixture of the words mini, minor, junior, armor, and core.

Meteno may be a combination of meteor and nano.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese メテノ Meteno From meteor
  French Météno Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Minior Same as English name
  German Meteno Same as Japanese name
  Italian Minior Same as English name
  Korean 메테노 Meteno Transliteration of its Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 小隕星 / 小陨星 Xiǎoyǔnxīng From xiǎo and 隕星 yǔnxīng
  Cantonese Chinese 小隕星 Síuwáhnsīng From síu and 隕星 wáhnsīng


Meteor Form

Language Title
  Japanese りゅうせいのすがた Meteor Form
Chinese Cantonese 流星的样子 Làuhsīng-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 流星的样子 / 流星的樣子 Liúxīng-de Yàngzi
  French Forme Météore
  German Meteorform
  Italian Forma Meteora
  Korean 유성의 모습 Yuseongui Moseup
  Spanish Forma Meteorito

Red Core

Language Title
  Japanese あかいろのコア Red Core
Chinese Cantonese 紅色核心 Hùhngsīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 紅色核心 / 红色核心 Hóngsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Rouge
  German Roter Kern
  Italian Nucleo Rosso
  Korean 빨간색 코어 Ppalgansaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Rojo

Orange Core

Language Title
  Japanese だいだいいろのコア Orange Core
Chinese Cantonese 橙色核心 Cháangsīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 橙色核心 Chéngsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Orange
  German Oranger Kern
  Italian Nucleo Arancione
  Korean 주황색 코어 Juhwangsaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Naranja

Yellow Core

Language Title
  Japanese きいろのコア Yellow Core
Chinese Cantonese 黃色核心 Wòhngsīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 黃色核心 / 黄色核心 Huángsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Jaune
  German Gelber Kern
  Italian Nucleo Giallo
  Korean 노란색 코어 Noransaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Amarillo

Green Core

Language Title
  Japanese みどりいろのコア Green Core
Chinese Cantonese 綠色核心 Luhksīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 綠色核心 / 绿色核心 Lǜsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Vert
  German Grüner Kern
  Italian Nucleo Verde
  Korean 초록색 코어 Choroksaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Verde

Blue Core

Language Title
  Japanese みずいろのコア Blue Core
Chinese Cantonese 淺藍色核心 Chínlàahmsīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 淺藍色核心 / 浅蓝色核心 Qiánlánsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Bleu
  German Hellblauer Kern
  Italian Nucleo Azzurro
  Korean 옥색 코어 Oksaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Azul

Indigo Core

Language Title
  Japanese あおいろのコア Indigo Core
Chinese Cantonese 藍色核心 Làahmsīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 藍色核心 / 蓝色核心 Lánsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Indigo
  German Blauer Kern
  Italian Nucleo Indaco
  Korean 파란색 코어 Paransaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Añil

Violet Core

Language Title
  Japanese むらさきいろのコア Violet Core
Chinese Cantonese 紫色核心 Jísīk Hahtsām
Mandarin 紫色核心 Zǐsè Héxīn
  French Noyau Violet
  German Violetter Kern
  Italian Nucleo Violetto
  Korean 보라색 코어 Borasaek Core
  Spanish Núcleo Violeta


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Notes

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