Minccino is a furry, gray chinchilla-like Pokémon with scruffs of fur on its head and neck. It has large ears on the sides of its head, with red insides partly covered by tufts of fur. It has large, brown eyes and a small, dot-like nose. Its limbs are somewhat rounded and small, and its ears and tail have white tips. The tail is also long and particularly furry. This tail acts like a broom or mop, as Minccino uses it to clean its den. Minccino also uses the tail to brush others of its species as a form of greeting; the one with the fluffier tail will be more prideful. It has a fondness for shiny objects and prefers clean habitats, and it is obsessed with cleaning dirty items. Minccino always keeps its tail clean; when it gets dirty, Minccino will wash it in clean spring water.
Prior to Generation VIII, Tail Slap was its signature move, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.
Minccino evolves into Cinccino.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
Bianca's Minccino debuted in Minccino—Neat and Tidy!, where he was initially a wild Pokémon. After he stole Ash's new Badge case in order to clean it, Bianca caught him.
In PK22, a Minccino would frequently Sing, causing Meowth and Team Rocket's other Pokémon to fall asleep, which would make it angry and puff up, much like the roles of Jigglypuff and Marill.
In There's a New Gym Leader in Town!, multiple Minccino were scared by the loud intercom at Cheren's Trainers' School.
In Gotta Catch a What?!, James pulled a Minccino from the Rocket Prize Master and used it to battle Ash and Goh in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Ash's Pikachu, Goh's Pikachu, and multiple wild Pikachu.
Minccino debuted in In The Shadow of Zekrom!, under the ownership of a child. It was seen running alongside some children in the streets of Nuvema Town.
In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, a little boy's Minccino was being examined by an S-class Pokémon Connoisseur. Multiple Trainers' Minccino were also seen at a Poké Mart near Castelia City.
A Minccino appeared in Battling for the Love of Bug-Types!.
In a flashback in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, a Minccino was one of Iris's Pokémon friends when she was little in the Village of Dragons.
Three Minccino appeared in Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!.
In A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!, a Trainer's Minccino participated in a fishing competition.
In White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, a Minccino was in Mannes's garden.
Multiple Minccino appeared in A Maractus Musical!.
In The Lonely Deino!, multiple Minccino were under Bobby's care.
A Trainer's Minccino appeared in Cilan Takes Flight.
A Trainer's Minccino appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.
In Clash of the Connoisseurs!, a Minccino was living in Stonesthrow Town.
A Minccino physically appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice. Multiple Minccino also appeared during the Swords of Justice legend.
A Trainer's Minccino appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!.
In A Village Homecoming!, the elder's flashback featured a Minccino.
A Trainer's Minccino appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.
A Minccino appeared in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, under the ownership of Katharine.
A Minccino appeared in a flashback in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.
Multiple Minccino appeared in Secrets From Out of the Fog! as some of the Pokémon living at N's hideout.
In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, a Trainer's Minccino was on the cruise ship.
In a flashback in The Island of Illusions!, a Trainer's Minccino was seen at the Grand Spectrala Islet Pokémon Center.
In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Mewtwo's flashback featured a Minccino.
Two Minccino appeared in The Journalist from Another Region!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other appearing in a fantasy or a flashback.
A Minccino appeared in a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.
In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, two Minccino were living at the Nebel Plateau.
In Real Life...Inquire Within!, a Trainer's Minccino received treatment from Ash and his classmates at the Pokémon Center. Once they were finished, Lillie gave it back to its Trainer.
In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Minccino competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.
Two Trainers' Minccino appeared in Restore and Renew!.
||Minccino, the Chinchilla Pokémon. Minccino loves shiny things and will use its tail as a brush to clean any objects that are dirty.
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
A Trainer's Minccino appeared in Buddy.
A Minccino appeared in The Slugma-Powered Home under the ownership of Anna's grandparents.
A Minccino briefly appeared in The Plan, under the ownership of a School Kid who was listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.