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
None (unknown gender)
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 BodyUnknown.png
Core
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, due to its Shields Down Ability, depending on its 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. When it sheds its rocky coating, its core form is both the lightest Rock-type and Flying-type Pokémon. Both of its forms tie with Carbink and Dwebble as the shortest Rock-type.

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 surrounding 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.

In the anime

 
A Meteor Form Minior in the anime
 
A Red Core Minior in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Minior debuted in Showering the World with Love!, appearing in all of their forms. Ash's Poipole befriended a Minior with an Orange Core, but was later forced to say goodbye to it. All of the Minior reappeared in a flashback in Securing the Future!.

Minor appearances

Three Minior appeared in their Meteor Forms in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM079 Minior Rotom Pokédex Minior, the Meteor Pokémon. A Rock and Flying type. Minior has a heavy, hard shell and an internal core. After it sheds its shell, it becomes very light.

In the TCG

Main article: Minior (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #213
Alola
USUM: #277
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Meteor Form
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.
All Cores
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Mount Hokulani
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Mount Hokulani
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Minior's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

#792
 

Nosedive
Sometimes deals a lot more damage.


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Minior
 Rock  Flying 


Forms

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 ROYGBIV. Additionally, Minior's Core Form design may take inspiration from the Japanese star-shaped candy konpeitō, while its Meteor Form could be a reference to gashapon machines, which dispenses toys in capsules - the toy it gives is random each time, and the capsule must be opened to see it, just as Minior must break its outer shell to reveal which colour it is.

Name origin

Minior is likely derived from meteor, and may involve any mixture of the words mini, minor, junior, armor, ore, 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
  Cantonese Chinese 小隕星 Síuwáhnsīng From síu and 隕星 wáhnsīng
  Mandarin Chinese 小隕星 / 小陨星 Xiǎoyǔnxīng From xiǎo and 隕星 yǔnxīng


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
  Thai ร่างดาวตก

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
  Thai แกนสีแดง

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
  Thai แกนสีส้ม

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
  Thai แกนสีเหลือง

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
  Thai แกนสีเขียว

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
  Thai แกนสีฟ้า

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
  Thai แกนสีน้ำเงิน

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
  Thai แกนสีม่วง


Related articles

Notes

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