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Minun
Cheering Pokémon
マイナン
Minun
#312
Minun



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Minus Cacophony
Cacophony
Volt Absorb
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Fairy
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Minun
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg
Minun
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
120
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Minun
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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 BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F312.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Minun (Japanese: マイナン Minun) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, it does seem to be related to Plusle.

Contents

Biology

Minun is cream-colored bipedal Pokémon with blue markings. It has a dot-like nose, and a cream-colored minus sign in the middle of its circular blue cheeks. It has long, flat ears that are mostly blue. Its limbs are stubby and digitless, and it has blue front paws. Its short tail is tipped with a blue minus sign.

Minun cares more for its teammates than itself, sending off showers of sparks when it cheers for them. When its partner is in trouble, it gives off increasing amounts of sparks. It can create electric pom-poms for cheering. Its electrical current promotes blood circulation and energizes its target. It lives in grasslands and savannas. However, it will hide under the eaves of houses when it rains due to its dislike of water.

In the anime

Minun in the anime

Major appearances

Minun debuted alongside Plusle in A Different Kind of Misty!. Both Pokémon were owned by Thatcher, who was responsible for protecting a lighthouse. In Cheer Pressure, Thatcher was training them to be cheerleaders. Both were often seen outside of their Poké Balls.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Minun starred with Plusle in a film Elijah directed. In the film, they and Pikachu set out to rescue Princess Kirlia from an evil Exploud.

In Destiny Deoxys, a Minun and Plusle served as the movie's comic relief. The pair helped Tory Lund to overcome his fear of Pokémon. Both briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! and Playing the Performance Encore!, Ursula owns a Minun and Plusle. In Last Call — First Round!, they tried to embarrass Dawn before an interview with Rhonda but failed. It reappeared with Plusle and their Trainer in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Minor appearances

A Minun appeared in PK13.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, Team A.C.T. rescued a Minun and Plusle.

In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, Dawn's flashback featured a Minun and Plusle as she explained why she was afraid of them.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Minun watched Meloetta's concert.

In Performing with Fiery Charm!, a Performer's Minun competed in the Dendemille Town Showcase with a Plusle. In A Performance Pop Quiz!, they competed in the Anistar City Showcase. In Master Class is in Session!, it competed in the Master Class Showcase in Gloire City.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Minun was living in the forest.

In Party Dancecapades!, a Performer's Minun attended Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

A Trainer's Minun appeared in Battling With a Clean Slate!.

In Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, a Trainer's Minun watched Professor Kukui's announcement of the Manalo Stadium's completion.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG038 Minun Ash's Pokédex Minun, the Cheering Pokémon. Minun cares more for its teammates than for itself, sending off showers of sparks while cheering them on.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP161 Minun Ash's Pokédex Minun, the Cheering Pokémon. Minun and Plusle's electrical current promotes blood circulation and energizes their target.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Sapphire's Minun

Sapphire owned a Minun that she met at the Abandoned Ship in Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun I. She later appeared on Mirage Island, where together with Ruby's Plusle, helped the two rivals learn how to work as a Double Battle team.

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

A Minun appeared in CCP09, in which it competed in a Cuteness Contest along with its rival Plusle and Haruka's Torchic. It ended up in second place, having lost to Plusle.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Main article: Hareta's Minun

Late into his adventure, Hareta receives an Egg from his father, Kaisei. It later hatched at Stark Mountain in The Anger of Legendary Pokémon Heatran. As a baby, Minun isn't very strong, preferring to cheer on its teammates and using Status moves.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

Much like the games, Lunick has a Minun as his Partner Pokémon, which is the counterpart to Solana's Plusle. He can boost Lunick's Capture Styler with electricity.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

A Minun appeared in Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!, under the ownership of Professor Oak.

In the TCG

Main article: Minun (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Trophy information

It appears with its counterpart, Plusle.

"Cheering Pokémon. Plusle and Minun produce positive and negative energy, respectively. They both love cheering on their partners and place the encouragement of their partners over their own safety. To cheer, they short their electric currents to produce sparks that grow in intensity as their partners get into trouble."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#081
Kanto
#—
Ruby Minun is more concerned about cheering on its partners than its own safety. It shorts out the electricity in its body to create brilliant showers of sparks to cheer on its teammates.
Sapphire Minun loves to cheer on its partner in battle. It gives off sparks from its body while it is doing so. If its partner is in trouble, this Pokémon gives off increasing amounts of sparks.
Emerald At a meeting of Pokémon academics, it was announced that simultaneous exposure to electricity from a Plusle and Minun will promote circulation and boost vitality.
FireRed Its dislike of water makes it take shelter under the eaves of houses in rain. It uses pom-poms made of sparks for cheering.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It cheers on its friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Exposure to electricity from Minun and Plusle promotes blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It cheers on its friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
White
Black 2 It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #097
Hoenn
#083
X Exposure to electricity from Minun and Plusle promotes blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
Y It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
Omega Ruby Minun is more concerned about cheering on its partners than its own safety. It shorts out the electricity in its body to create brilliant showers of sparks to cheer on its teammates.
Alpha Sapphire Minun loves to cheer on its partner in battle. It gives off sparks from its body while it is doing so. If its partner is in trouble, this Pokémon gives off increasing amounts of sparks.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 110
Emerald
Route 110
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, and 48, National Park (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Route 6 (Swarm)
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Route 6 (Swarm)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X
Route 5 (Horde Encounter)
Y
Route 5 (Tall grass or Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby
Route 110 (Tall grass or Horde Encounter)
Alpha Sapphire
Route 110 (Horde Encounter)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 23, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Wonder Mail code
MD Blue
Thunderwave Cave (4F-5F), Lightning Field (7F-19F), Joyous Tower (5F-8F)
Ranger
Partner Pokémon (Males only)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Amp Plains (1F-5F)
MD Sky
Amp Plains (1F-5F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Fr
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (15th release)
Rumble World
Dark Land: Royal Armory (All Areas)
Picross
Area 20: Stage 08
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Lugia Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (4F-5F)

Minun will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using a Wonder Mail code such as the following:

4 ? M 9 F Q X ? 2 8 N 7
H R ? H P 5 ? 0 ! 4 ? W
Objective: Escort Minun to Plusle on floor 7 of Mt. Blaze.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Minun Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Minun Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Cell Battery Cell Battery (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
405
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/2 ★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Minun's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Odor Sleuth Minun (EX Deoxys 41)
Thunder Shock Minun (EX Hidden Legends 67)
Pound Minun (Majestic Dawn 25)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS312.png PinRSani312.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani312.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 35%
Friend Area: Thunder Meadow
Phrases
51%-100% HP I work best with Plusle!
26%-50% HP What is this? Only half my HP is left!
1%-25% HP No more... I can't even set off sparks...
Level up Leveled up! I did it, Plusle!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 312.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Discharge PA.png
Discharge
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 3 Max. exp.: 3
Browser entry R-068
Minun stuns targets with a powerful electric shock to assist captures.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush312Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT312.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#686
Shuffle312.png

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
GO312.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 147 Base Defense: 150
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Spark, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Thunderbolt, Discharge, Swift, Grass Knot*

Evolution

312Minun.png
Unevolved
Minun
 Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 312.png Spr b 3r 312.png Spr 3e 312.png Spr b 3r 312.png Spr 3r 312.png Spr b 3r 312.png
Spr 3r 312 s.png Spr b 3r 312 s.png Spr 3e 312 s.png Spr b 3r 312 s.png Spr 3r 312 s.png Spr b 3r 312 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 312.png Spr b 4d 312.png Spr 4d 312.png Spr b 4d 312.png Spr 4d 312.png Spr b 4d 312.png
Spr 4d 312 s.png Spr b 4d 312 s.png Spr 4d 312 s.png Spr b 4d 312 s.png Spr 4d 312 s.png Spr b 4d 312 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 312.png Spr b 5b 312.png Spr 5b 312.png Spr b 5b 312.png
Spr 5b 312 s.png Spr b 5b 312 s.png Spr 5b 312 s.png Spr b 5b 312 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 312.png Spr b 6x 312.png Spr 6x 312.png Spr b 6x 312.png
Spr 6x 312 s.png Spr b 6x 312 s.png Spr 6x 312 s.png Spr b 6x 312 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 312.png Spr b 7s 312.png Spr 7s 312.png Spr b 7s 312.png
Spr 7s 312 s.png Spr b 7s 312 s.png Spr 7s 312 s.png Spr b 7s 312 s.png
Front Back Front Back
312MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Minun images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Minun shares its category with its partner Plusle. They are both known as the Cheering Pokémon.
  • Minun and Plusle have the same base stats, although the stat distribution is different with Minun being more defense-oriented and Plusle being more offense-oriented.
  • Minun's first major appearance in the anime was in episode 312, the same number as its position in the National Pokédex.
  • Unused text in Pokémon Colosseum suggests that a Shadow Minun was going to appear in the game.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there are several files for unused playable characters. One of these files is named "Pra_Mai", leading some players to speculate that Plusle and Minun were considered to appear as a tag team, like Ice Climbers.

Origin

Minun appears to be based on a cheerleading mouse, chipmunk, or rabbit. It could also be the incarnation of a negative electric charge.

Name origin

Minun is derived from minus, referring to something with a negative electrical charge.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マイナン Minun From minus
France Flag.png French Négapi From négative and possibly pikapika
Spain Flag.png Spanish Minun Same as English and Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Minun Same as English and Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Minun Same as English and Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마이농 Mainong Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 負電拍拍 / 负电拍拍 Fùdiànpāipāi Literally "Negative charge clapping"


Related articles

External links


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