Mienfoo (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Mienfoo
Martial Arts Pokémon
コジョフー
Kojofu
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Mienfoo



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
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Abilities
Inner Focus or Regenerator Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
180 (33.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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Weight
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
70
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Mienfoo (Japanese: コジョフー Kojofu) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Mienshao starting at level 50.

Biology

Mienfoo is a yellow, bipedal, mustelid-like Pokémon, with round ears, red eyes, and a pink nose with a whisker on each side. Its red arms look similar to flared sleeves, and the paws are yellow. Mienfoo's chest has a small red band, and its pelt piles around its thighs resembling a tunic or robe. Its legs are red, and its yellow tail is also tipped red.

Mienfoo specializes in flowing, speedy, continuous attacks, becoming more precise as it concentrates. Though not very powerful, it can make this up with the number of hits it deals. It also has sharp claws it can use to cut foes. Packs of Mienfoo seclude themselves to mountains to focus on their training. Each pack differs in its kick and chop form. A well-trained Mienfoo is capable of 100 arm chops in just one minute. Mienfoo has a temperamental nature despite its small size. It attacks anyone that comes near it with a flurry of attacks.

Evolution

Mienfoo evolves into Mienshao.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Mienfoo
 Fighting 

 
First evolution
Mienshao
 Fighting 


In the anime

 
Mienfoo in the anime

Major appearances

Mienfoo debuted in The Beartic Mountain Feud!, under the ownership of Cliff. Cliff uses Mienfoo to assist him as a mountain guard.

In Showdown at the Shalour Gym!, Korrina used a Mienfoo in her Gym battle against Ash, where it battled Hawlucha and was soon defeated. In A Festival Reunion!, it was revealed to have evolved into a Mienshao.

Minor appearances

A Mienfoo appeared in a fantasy in The Clubsplosion Begins!.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1, a Trainer's Mienfoo lost to Roxie in a Gym battle.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Mewtwo's flashback featured a Mienfoo.

Two Mienfoo appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW046 Mienfoo Ash's Pokédex Mienfoo, the Martial Arts Pokémon. Mienfoo's sharp claws strike quickly and precisely. It also overwhelms opponents with its skillful combination attacks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY044 Mienfoo Serena's Pokédex Mienfoo, the Martial Arts Pokémon. Mienfoo's battle moves become quicker and more precised with increased concentration.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Mienfoo appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.

Pokémon Adventures

A Mienfoo appeared in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, where it was one of the Pokémon kidnapped by Team Plasma. It was later found in a stronghold and returned to its Trainer.

A Mienfoo appeared in Special Delivery as one of the Pokémon competing in Nimbasa's Pokémon Musical.

A Mienfoo appeared in a flashback in A Wretched Reunion.

Lysandre owns a Mienfoo, which first appeared in Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change.

In the TCG

Main article: Mienfoo (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #125
Unova
B2W2: #219
Black In fights, they dominate with onslaughts of flowing, continuous attacks. With their sharp claws, they cut enemies.
White They have mastered elegant combos. As they concentrate, their battle moves become swifter and more precise.
Black 2 It takes pride in the speed at which it can use moves. What it loses in power, it makes up for in quantity.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #003
Hoenn
#—
X It takes pride in the speed at which it can use moves. What it loses in power, it makes up for in quantity.
Y In fights, they dominate with onslaughts of flowing, continuous attacks. With their sharp claws, they cut enemies.
Omega Ruby It takes pride in the speed at which it can use moves. What it loses in power, it makes up for in quantity.
Alpha Sapphire In fights, they dominate with onslaughts of flowing, continuous attacks. With their sharp claws, they cut enemies.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #359
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun They can often be seen in packs in the morning, slowly moving their bodies through a series of poses.
Ultra Moon They seclude themselves in the mountains and devote themselves to training. The form of their kicks and chops differs from pack to pack.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #163
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword In one minute, a well-trained Mienfoo can chop with its arms more than 100 times.
Shield Though small, Mienfoo's temperament is fierce. Any creature that approaches Mienfoo carelessly will be met with a flurry of attacks.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#137
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet In fights, they dominate with onslaughts of flowing, continuous attacks. With their sharp claws, they cut enemies.
Violet They seclude themselves in the mountains and devote themselves to training. The form of their kicks and chops differs from pack to pack.


   
Mienfoo in the Alola PokédexUSUM Mienfoo in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower, Victory Road, Route 14*
Black 2 White 2
Routes 14, 22 and 23*
Dragonspiral TowerWinter
Route 22 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8, Friend Safari (Fighting)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Vast Poni Canyon
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Challenge Road
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Kitakami Road, Apple Hills, Oni Mountain, Chilling Waterhead, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens
Tera Raid Battles (3★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Volcanic Slope, Rugged Flats; Meadow: World Axle - B1F
MD GTI
Tempting Path (1F-9F), Telluric Path (B1-B10), Great Glacier (1F-14F), Redland Reaches (1F-10F), Eastern Savanna (1F-14F), Silent Tundra (Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road), Mt. Travail (1F-9F)
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 3
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fledgling Field (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Entei Sea, Aegislash Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Entei SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Sweet Strasse: Stage 77


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
350
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
055 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
1010 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
1515 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2525 Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
3030 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
3535 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 10
4040 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
4545 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
5151 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
5555 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
6060 High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130130 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mienfoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mienfoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM112  TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM167  TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM213  TM213 Coaching Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mienfoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Mienfoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mienfoo
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mienfoo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mienfoo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lunge Mienfoo (Furious Fists 56)

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fighting
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#122
 

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 160 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Pound
Charged Attacks: Brick Break, Low Sweep, Focus Blast

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Mienfoo
 Fighting 
 
Level 50
 
First evolution
Mienshao
 Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Mienfoo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

According to Ken Sugimori, Mienfoo and its evolution were created after the game planners requested for Fighting-type Pokémon based on animals, since most pre-existing Fighting-type Pokémon had been humanoid in appearance. Based on this, Mienfoo was designed after an ermine and a user of kung fu.[1] It may also be based on the kamaitachi, a weasel yōkai with sharp claws.

Name origin

Mienfoo may be a combination of ermine and kung fu.

Kojofu may be a combination of オコジョ okojo (ermine) and kung fu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese コジョフー Kojofu From オコジョ okojo and kung fu
  French Kungfouine From Kung-Fu and fouine
  Spanish Mienfoo Same as English name
  German Lin-Fu From Hermelin and Kung-Fu
  Italian Mienfoo Same as English name
  Korean 비조푸 Bizofu From 비 (飛) bi, 족제비 jokjebi, and kung-fu
  Mandarin Chinese 功夫鼬 Gōngfuyòu From 功夫 gōngfu and yauh
  Cantonese Chinese 功夫鼬 Gūngfùhyauh From 功夫 gūngfùh and yauh


References

  1. Nintendo Dream Vol. 205, May 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

External links

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