Mienshao (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0619MS.png #0619: Mienfoo
Pokémon
#0621: Druddigon 0621MS.png
Mienshao
Martial Arts Pokémon
コジョンド
Kojondo
#0620
Mienshao



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus or Regenerator Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Mienshao
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
78.3 lbs. 35.5 kg
Mienshao
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Mienshao
0
HP
2
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
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
Body06.png
Footprint
F0620.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Mienshao (Japanese: コジョンド Kojondo) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Mienfoo starting at level 50.

Biology

Mienshao is a white, long-bodied Pokémon with a small head and small, triangular ears. Its forehead has a purple spot adorning it as well as a yellow one on its snout. It possesses a pair of long, yellow-tipped whiskers which have split ends. Its arms are almost completely covered by a large amount of fur that is tipped in purple and split at the end. Its torso has one purple ring of fur around its midsection. It also has purple fur on the bottom section of the torso, which resembles pants, and its bottom paws are clawed. It has a long, skinny tail that, like its paw fur, is tipped purple and split at its end. Mienshao is respectful and is usually seen training with its Trainer.

When facing a truly challenging opponent, Mienshao will bite off the fur from its arms to make itself lighter. Its arm fur is used as a weapon in battle and acts like a battle whip. Before it attacks, it lets out a bizarre wail. It then creates combination attacks that are difficult to see and overwhelmingly unstoppable, and slowly stores up power for a finishing blow. When using its blinding speed, Mienshao can crush massive boulders into tiny pieces. A New Perspective demonstrates that Mienshao can extend the fur on its arms at will and stretch it far enough to tie its opponents.

Evolution

Mienshao evolves from Mienfoo.

(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

Main series

 
Mienshao in the anime

Major appearances

Mienshao debuted in Search for the Clubultimate!, under the ownership of Delbert. He used it in the first round of the Clubsplosion tournament; its opponent was Montgomery's Throh, who was able to defeat Mienshao with a combination of Seismic Toss and Circle Throw.

In Evolution by Fire!, Kylan used a Mienshao in a Double Battle against Shamus's Emboar and Heatmor. It was partnered with Watchog, but both were defeated.

In Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, a Mienshao was a test specimen of Colress's. It was forced to fight Axew, and was eventually released from Colress' control when Team Rocket stole his data.

In Smashing with Sketch!, Ikari's Mienshao competed in a Poké Ping Pong rematch against Ilima and his Smeargle, but it was defeated.

In A Festival Reunion!, Korrina's Mienfoo was revealed to have evolved into Mienshao. She used it in her World Coronation Series battle against Ash, where went up against his Gengar and Dragonite and lost to the latter.

Minor appearances

A Mienshao appeared in a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW071 Mienshao Ash's Pokédex Mienshao, the Martial Arts Pokémon and the evolved form of Mienfoo. Mienshao's arm attacks are so fast they're almost invisible. It uses its long arm fur as a whip.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM066 Mienshao Rotom Pokédex Mienshao, the Martial Arts Pokémon. A Fighting type. Mienshao uses the fur on its arms like whips. When it starts a series of attacks, nothing can stop it.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN025 Mienshao Goh's Rotom Phone Mienshao, the Martial Arts Pokémon. A Fighting type. Mienshao uses the fur on its arms to attack at speeds too fast for the human eye to see.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Mienshao appeared in The Gathering of Stars, under the ownership of Mustard. He used it in a brief battle against Leon and his Charizard.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Mienshao appeared in Big City Battles, under the ownership of one of Castelia City's residents.

Marshal has a Mienshao that fought Alder's Accelgor in Unraveling Mysteries.

Pokémon RéBURST

A Mienshao appears as the Burst form of Shin.

In the TCG

Main article: Mienshao (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #126
Unova
B2W2: #220
Black It wields the fur on its arms like a whip. Its arm attacks come with such rapidity that they cannot even be seen.
White They use the long fur on their arms as a whip to strike their opponents.
Black 2 Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #004
Hoenn
#—
X It wields the fur on its arm like a whip. Its arm attacks come with such rapidity that they cannot even be seen.
Y Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.
Omega Ruby It wields the fur on its arm like a whip. Its arm attacks come with such rapidity that they cannot even be seen.
Alpha Sapphire Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #360
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It overwhelms its opponents with continuous attacks and then slowly stores up power before delivering the finishing blow.
Ultra Moon When Mienshao lets out a bizarre wail, you're in danger. A flurry of kicks and chops too fast to see is about to be unleashed!
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #164
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword When Mienshao comes across a truly challenging opponent, it will lighten itself by biting off the fur on its arms.
Shield Delivered at blinding speeds, kicks from this Pokémon can shatter massive boulders into tiny pieces.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#138
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet When Mienshao lets out a bizarre wail, you're in danger. A flurry of kicks and chops too fast to see is about to be unleashed!
Violet Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.


   
Mienshao in the Alola PokédexUSUM Mienshao in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 14 (dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Route 23 (dark grass)
Dragonspiral Tower
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Mienfoo
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Mienfoo
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Challenge Road (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


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
Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F) Silent Tundra (Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road), Mt. Travail (10F-20F)
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Guard the Fort!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 3
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fledgling Field (Back Boss)
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
Mt. Vinter: Stage 110


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
USUM Team Rainbow Rocket's Ambition Lysandre's Mienshao All Japan 65 January 20 to March 11, 2018

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
510
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 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
1515 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
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
5353 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
5959 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
6666 High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130130 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mienshao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mienshao
  • 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
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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
TM184  TM184 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM212  TM212 Triple Axel Ice Physical 02020 090}}90% 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 Mienshao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Mienshao
  • 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 Mienshao
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mienshao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mienshao
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mienshao
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mienshao
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fighting
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#123
 

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


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 258 Base Defense: 127
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Brick Break, Grass Knot, Stone Edge, Blaze Kick*

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 Mienshao images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

According to Ken Sugimori, Mienshao and its pre-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, Mienshao was designed after an ermine and a user of kung fu,[2] perhaps specifically Shaolin Kung Fu. It also seems to draw inspiration from whip fighting. The fur on its arms also resembles the shuixiu (水袖) or "water sleeves", which are long, white, flowing sleeves used by performers of Chinese operas to express the emotions of their character. Some stereotypical representations of Chinese martial artists also depict them wearing large and loose changshans, often with the sleeves covering their hands.

Name origin

Mienshao may be a combination of ermine and Shaolin.

Kojondo may be a combination of オコジョ okojo (ermine) and 道 (teachings, path), commonly used in the name of many East Asian martial arts (such as judo or taekwondo)

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese コジョンド Kojondo From オコジョ okojo and
  French Shaofouine From shaolin and fouine
  Spanish Mienshao Same as English name
  German Wie-Shu From Wiesel and Wushu
  Italian Mienshao Same as English name
  Korean 비조도 Bizodo From 비 (飛) bi, 족제비 jokjebi, and 도 (道) do
  Mandarin Chinese 師父鼬 / 师父鼬 Shīfùyòu From 師父 / 师父 shīfù and yòu
  Cantonese Chinese 師父鼬 Sīfúyauh From 師父 sīfú and yauh


References

  1. Creator profile on Megumi Mizutani in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Collection, p. 178: "She was in charge of the design for Mienshao and Pancham, among other Pokémon, as well as the design of and official illustrations for Gym Leaders, Pokémon Trainers, and other human characters." (archive)
  2. Nintendo Dream Vol. 205, May 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

External links

  #0619: Mienfoo
Pokémon
#0621: Druddigon  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.