Minus (Ability)

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Minus マイナス
Minus
Flavor text
Generation III
Powers up with Plus.
Generation IV
Boosts Sp. Atk if another Pokémon has Plus.DPPt
Ups Sp. Atk if another Pokémon has Plus.HGSS
Generation V
Ups Sp. Atk if another Pokémon has Plus or Minus.
Generation VI
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat if another Pokémon has Plus or Minus.
Generation VII
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat of the Pokémon if an ally with the Plus or Minus Ability is also in battle.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat of the Pokémon if an ally with the Plus or Minus Ability is also in battle.
Generation IX
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat of the Pokémon if an ally with the Plus or Minus Ability is also in battle.

Minus (Japanese: マイナス Minus) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Minun.

Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

Minus powers up with Plus. When a Pokémon with Minus enters into a Double Battle with a Pokémon with the Ability Plus, the user's Special Attack stat is increased by 50%.

Generation V onward

When a Pokémon with Minus enters a battle and has an ally with Plus or Minus, the Special Attack stat of the Pokémon with Minus is increased by 50%.

The move Magnetic Flux raises the Defense and Special Defense of allied Pokémon with Plus or Minus by 1 stage, while the move Gear Up raises the Attack and Special Attack of target Pokémon with Plus or Minus by 1 stage.

Outside of battle

Minus has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Minus

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0309   Electrike
Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
0310   Manectric
Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
0312   Minun
Electric Electric Minus None Volt AbsorbGen VI+
0599   Klink
Steel Steel Plus Minus Clear Body
0600   Klang
Steel Steel Plus Minus Clear Body
0601   Klinklang
Steel Steel Plus Minus Clear Body
0849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Minus Technician
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

A Pokémon with this Ability will receive a 50% bonus to Special Attack when using a special move if an allied Pokémon with the Ability Plus is nearby. Since Gates to Infinity, the Ability also activates if an allied Pokémon with the Ability Minus is in the same room.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts Special Attack if there is a Pokémon with the Plus ability.
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's Special Attack when a Pokémon with the Plus ability is nearby.
BSL プラスの とくせいの ポケモンがいると とくこうがあがる
MDGtI Raises Special Attack when an ally with the Plus or Minus Ability is nearby.*
If a teammate in the same room has the Plus or Minus Ability, the Pokémon's Special Attack will go up!*
SMD If a teammate in the same room has the Plus or Minus Ability, the Pokémon's Sp. Atk goes up!
MDRTDX If a teammate in the same room has the Plus or Minus Ability, the Pokémon's Sp. Atk goes up.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 負電 Fuhdihn *
陰性 Yāmsing *
Mandarin 負電 / 负电 Fùdiàn *
陰性 / 阴性 Yīnxìng *
  French MoinsVIII+
MinusIIIVII
  German Minus
  Italian Meno
  Korean 마이너스 Minus
  Brazilian Portuguese Menos
  Spanish Menos
  Vietnamese Âm tính


Variations of the Ability Minus
MinusPlus


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