Munkidori (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Munkidori
Retainer Pokémon
マシマシラ
Mashimashira
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Munkidori



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Type
Poison Psychic
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Abilities
Toxic Chain Cacophony
Cacophony
Frisk
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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26.9 lbs. 12.2 kg
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
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IV
278
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
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Munkidori (Japanese: マシマシラ Mashimashira) is a dual-type Poison/Psychic Legendary Pokémon introduced during Generation IX, in The Teal Mask expansion.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is a member of Pecharunt's Loyal Three, along with Okidogi and Fezandipiti, and is associated with Ogerpon.

Biology

 
Munkidori using its foresight

Munkidori is a blue simian Pokémon with long black fur covering most of its body, except for its face, hands, feet, and part of its chest, the latter forming an arrowhead pattern. Its face has yellow eyes with black striped markings between them, and they have magenta colorations on its rear and ankles. Each of its hands has three fingers, and its feet resemble sandals, each with two toes. Part of its head hair is slicked back, and a magenta Toxic Chain encircles its head like a headband. Munkidori is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

In myth, it is said that Munkidori was once a clumsy, dim-witted Pokémon, but a longing for cleverness led it to meet the Mythical Pokémon Pecharunt, that in need of retainers in its journey to Kitakami, used its Binding Mochi and Toxic Chain to tame and transform Munkidori. This resulted in the Toxic Chain being wrapped around its head, chaining Munkidori to Pecharunt's will.[1] Munkidori transformed as the chain enhanced its capabilities, stimulating its brain and causing its Psychic powers to bloom, it could even see into the near future.[2] It prefers to keep itself somewhere safe while toying with its enemies, using its psychic powers to induce intense dizziness. It traveled from a distant land with Okidogi, Fezandipiti, and Pecharunt to steal the masks of Ogerpon and its partner and gift them to Pecharunt's caretakers, Okidogi and Fezandipiti were sent to sneak into Ogerpon's cave while the two were away, managing to steal three of them, but Ogerpon's partner return in time to see what was happening and fend them off, managing to protect one of the masks, though left heavily injured. After finding out, Ogerpon encounters the four close to Mossui Town, and attacks them, Munkidori losing its life in the fight along with the other retainers. Pecharunt managed to survive, being knocked out and sent rolling away inside its shell. To the villagers of Mossui Town, it looked like the trio had fallen protecting the village from the enraged ogre, nicknaming them the Loyal Three and giving them a proper burial while Ogerpon retreated to Oni Mountain.

Munkidori, together with Okidogi and Fezandipiti, are known as the Loyal Three, the heroes of Kitakami. They are beloved by the people of Kitakami as heroes that once protected the land from the "evil ogre",[3] and stone statues bearing their likenesses were made by the people as an expression of their gratitude right where the three had been buried.[4] According to locals, worshiping Munkidori ensures one is successful in life and that everything will be hunky-dory. Even with its greedy and manipulative personality, Munkidori has great relationships with its teammates, talking to each other in private and acting together to defeat their opponents. By consuming the Kitakami Mochis, Munkidori can become a Titanic Pokémon.

Game data

NPC appearances

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Munkidori (left) in The Teal Mask
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask: Munkidori is a main character and a boss in the DLC. In the past, Munkidori was a clumsy and dim-witted Pokémon that after meeting Pecharunt, was tamed by its Binding Mochi and transformed by its toxic chain to help it find a brilliant set of masks rumored to exist in the land of Kitakami for its caretakers, granting it great wisdom and powerful psychic powers as a result. Munkidori became one of Pecharunt's retainers alogside Okidogi and Fezandipiti and all travelled together to Kitakami.
    • The four found out the masks were owned by an ogre named Ogerpon and its human partner, Munkidori tracked down their home and both Okidogi and Fezandipiti managed to steal three of the masks, while the human managed to protect the teal one, being left heavily injured as a result. They returned to Pecharunt with the masks, but after Ogerpon found out what happened, it attacked and slayed the three retainers, however, leaving Pecharunt only unconscious.
    • Munkidori along with Okidogi and Fezandipiti were buried in a monument for them at the Loyalty Plaza, as they were considered heroes by the people of Mossui Town supposing they perished defending the village from Ogerpon's rage, naming them as the Loyal Three and worshipping them for many generations.
    • In The Teal Mask, Munkidori, Okidogi and Fezandipiti are seemingly accidently ressurected by Kieran and quickly retrieved the three masks they've stolen in the past and went to take revenge on Ogerpon for slaying them, but they're scared off by the player, Carmine and Kieran, deciding to split up across Kitakami, Munkidori specifically, travelled to Wistful Fields with the Wellspring Mask. Eventually the player and Carmine find it as The Titanic Munkidori, have grown larger thanks to the Kitakami Mochi served to the three at Kitakami Hall, but is still defeated and flees, leaving the mask behind as the team retrieves one of them.
    • After finishing the story, the player can find Munkidori where it was last fought at, battle it and catch it.
    • In Mochi Mayhem, if any of the Loyal Three are used during the battle against Pecharunt, it'll become shocked and angered that its retainers serve the player instead of itself now.
  Spoilers end here.  

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#198
Blueberry
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Scarlet The chain is made from toxins that enhance capabilities. It stimulated Munkidori's brain and caused the Pokémon's psychic powers to bloom.
Violet Munkidori keeps itself somewhere safe while it toys with its foes, using psychokinesis to induce intense dizziness.


 
Munkidori in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Wistful Fields (after completing the main story of The Teal Mask; only one)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
106
99 - 173 195 - 342
Total:
555
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 ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
088 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1616 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 00——% 15
3232 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4040 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4848 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
5656 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
6464 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
7272 Parting Shot Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munkidori
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Munkidori

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013  TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175  TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM214  TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM217  TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munkidori
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Munkidori

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Munkidori
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munkidori
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Munkidori

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1015.png Base HP: 204 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 172
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Munkidori images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the TCG

Main article: Munkidori (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Munkidori may be based on a monkey, particularly the Japanese macaque, such as the northernmost Japanese macaque population from Aomori Prefecture of the Tōhoku region (which Kitakami draws inspiration from). This is partly reflected with Munkidori's Shiny form, which gives it a slight tanned fur coat similar to Japanese macaques. Meanwhile, Munkidori's regular coloration together with its short stature may reference chimpanzees. Munkidori's head hair resembles the 丁髷 chonmage, a traditional Japanese topknot worn by men; while its two toes are reminiscent of sandals. Its mischievous personality and Psychic typing could be a reference to the Satori, a yokai that takes the form of a mind-reading monkey and torments travelers.

Pecharunt and its Loyal Three of Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti, and their relationship to Ogerpon, may reference the Japanese folktale of Momotarō. The tale relates the titular Momotarō, a boy born from inside a peach, who traveled alongside a talking dog, monkey, and pheasant to fight a band of oni (a Japanese folkloric creature commonly equated to ogres in translations). The chains binding the Loyal Three may be based on shimenawa, woven ropes used in Shinto purification rituals; on Munkidori, the chain resembles a 鉢巻 hachimaki (Japanese headband), particularly the twisted variant.

Name origin

Munkidori may be a combination of monkey and hunky dory (slang meaning that things are good).

Mashimashira may be a combination of 増し mashi (better, improving) and 猿 mashira (archaic word for monkey or ape).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese マシマシラ Mashimashira From 増し mashi and mashira
  French Fortusimia From fortune and simia
  Spanish Munkidori Same as English name
  German Benesaru From bene and saru
  Italian Munkidori Same as English name
  Korean 이야후 Iyahu From 이야호 iyaho and 후 (猴) hu
  Mandarin Chinese 願增猿 / 愿增猿 Yuànzēngyuán From 願 / 愿 yuàn, zēng, and yuán
  Cantonese Chinese 願增猿 Yuhnjāngyùhn From yuhn, jāng, and yùhn


Related articles

References

  1. Map Mission Guide: "Locals believe worshiping Munkidori leads to success in life—that doing so will make everything hunky-dory. Munkidori was originally a clumsy and dim-witted Pokémon, but a longing for cleverness led it to gain great wisdom." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask)
  2. The Untold Story of Pecharunt | The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel
  3. "Watch the New Trailer for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero!" The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel. YouTube.
  4. (February 27, 2023). "Introducing the Legendary Pokémon You’ll Meet in This DLC." Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website

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