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Manectric #310: Manectric
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#312: Minun Minun
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Plusle (disambiguation).
Plusle
Cheering Pokémon
プラスル
Prasle
#311
Plusle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Plus Cacophony
Cacophony
Lightning Rod
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
Plusle
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
Plusle
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
Plusle
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
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Footprint
F311.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Plusle (Japanese: プラスル Prasle) 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 Minun.

Contents

Biology

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

Plusle can create sparkly pom-poms by shorting out the electrical current in its palms. It uses these pom-poms to cheer on its teammates and will cry loudly if they lose. It climbs telephone poles to absorb electricity. It lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

Plusle in the anime

Major appearances

Plusle debuted alongside Minun 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 Plusle starred with a Minun 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 Plusle and Minun 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 The Green Guardian, Solana's Plusle is her Partner Pokémon. It reappeared in Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! Part 1 and Part 2.

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

Minor appearances

A Plusle appeared in A Fan with a Plan.

A Plusle appeared in PK13.

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

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

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

In The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!, multiple Plusle fell under the control Team Rocket.

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

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

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

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG038 Plusle May's Pokédex Plusle, the Cheering Pokémon. Plusle always supports its teammates, giving celebratory sparks when a teammate does well.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP161 Plusle Ash's Pokédex Plusle, the Cheering Pokémon. Plusle loves to cheer for its fellow Pokémon, and it creates sparkling pom-poms by shorting out the electrical current released from its paws.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Like her anime counterpart, Solana owns a Plusle. It appeared in A 'Thank You' That Transcends Time.

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

Solana's Plusle appears in a photo in A Fresh Start.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Ruby's Plusle

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

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

A Plusle appeared in CCP09, in which it competed in a Cuteness Contest along with its rival Minun and Haruka's Torchic. It managed to win the competition, having received 34 votes.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Plusle is the only known Pokémon of Hareta's father, Kaisei. It seems to be related to Hareta's Minun. It first appeared in Hareta's Excellent New Partner...Minun?!.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

Much like the games, Solana has a Plusle as her Partner Pokémon, which is the counterpart to Lunick's Minun. She was used to battle Tiffany and broke her Super Styler and defeated her.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

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

In the TCG

Main article: Plusle (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Trophy information

It appears with its counterpart, Minun.

"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
#080
Kanto
#—
Ruby Plusle always acts as a cheerleader for its partners. Whenever a teammate puts out a good effort in battle, this Pokémon shorts out its body to create the crackling noises of sparks to show its joy.
Sapphire When Plusle is cheering on its partner, it flashes with electric sparks from all over its body. If its partner loses, this Pokémon cries loudly.
Emerald It has the trait of cheering on its fellow Pokémon. By shorting out the electricity it releases from its paws, it creates pom-poms for cheering.
FireRed It cheers on partners while scattering sparks from its body. It climbs telephone poles to absorb electricity.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It cheers on friends with pom-poms made of sparks. It drains power from telephone poles.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It absorbs electricity from telephone poles. It shorts out its body to create crackling noises.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It cheers on friends with pom-poms made of sparks. It drains power from telephone poles.
White
Black 2 It cheers on friends with pom-poms made of sparks. It drains power from telephone poles.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #096
Hoenn
#082
X It cheers on friends with pom-poms made of sparks. It drains power from telephone poles.
Y It absorbs electricity from telephone poles. It shorts out its body to create crackling noises.
Omega Ruby Plusle always acts as a cheerleader for its partners. Whenever a teammate puts out a good effort in battle, this Pokémon shorts out its body to create the crackling noises of sparks to show its joy.
Alpha Sapphire When Plusle is cheering on its partner, it flashes with electric sparks from all over its body. If its partner loses, this Pokémon cries loudly.
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
Trade Volbeat in Fortree City
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Gift from Duking in Pyrite Town
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
Route 6 (Swarm)
White
Trade
Black 2
Route 6 (Swarm)
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X
Route 5 (Tall grass or Horde Encounter)
Y
Route 5 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby
Route 110 (Horde Encounter)
Alpha Sapphire
Route 110 (Tall grass or 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!
Secret Storage 16, Endless Level 16, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Thunderwave Cave (4F-5F), Lightning Field (7F-19F), Joyous Tower (5F-8F)
MD Blue
Wonder Mail code
Ranger
Partner Pokémon (Females 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
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (All Areas)
Picross
Area 20: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Lugia Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (4F-5F)

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

F ? R P F ? ... ? ? + 7 ?
C T ? H 6 4 ? 0 R ? ? ?
Objective: Escort Plusle to Minun on floor 5 of Thunderwave Cave.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Plusle Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Plusle 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
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
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
Notes:

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 Plusle's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Thunder Shock Plusle (EX Emerald 39)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS311.png PinRSani311.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani311.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 Minun!
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, Minun!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 311.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-067
Plusle discharges electricity to immobilize targets during a capture attempt.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush311Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT311.png

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

#685
Shuffle311.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO311.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 167 Base Defense: 129
Egg Distance: ? km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Spark, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Thunderbolt, Discharge, Swift, Grass Knot*

Evolution

311Plusle.png
Unevolved
Plusle
 Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 311.png Spr b 3r 311.png Spr 3e 311.png Spr b 3r 311.png Spr 3r 311.png Spr b 3r 311.png
Spr 3r 311 s.png Spr b 3r 311 s.png Spr 3e 311 s.png Spr b 3r 311 s.png Spr 3r 311 s.png Spr b 3r 311 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 311.png Spr b 4d 311.png Spr 4d 311.png Spr b 4p 311.png Spr 4d 311.png Spr b 4p 311.png
Spr 4d 311 s.png Spr b 4d 311 s.png Spr 4d 311 s.png Spr b 4p 311 s.png Spr 4d 311 s.png Spr b 4p 311 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 311.png Spr b 5b 311.png Spr 5b 311.png Spr b 5b 311.png
Spr 5b 311 s.png Spr b 5b 311 s.png Spr 5b 311 s.png Spr b 5b 311 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 311.png Spr b 6x 311.png Spr 6x 311.png Spr b 6x 311.png
Spr 6x 311 s.png Spr b 6x 311 s.png Spr 6x 311 s.png Spr b 6x 311 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 311.png Spr b 7s 311.png Spr 7s 311.png Spr b 7s 311.png
Spr 7s 311 s.png Spr b 7s 311 s.png Spr 7s 311 s.png Spr b 7s 311 s.png
Front Back Front Back
311MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Plusle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Plusle shares its category with its partner Minun. They are both known as the Cheering Pokémon.
  • Plusle and Minun have the same base stat total and the same base stats, although the stat distribution is different with Plusle being more offense-oriented and Minun being more defense-oriented.
  • 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

Plusle seems to be based on a cheerleading mouse, chipmunk, or rabbit. It could also be an incarnation of a positive electric charge.

Name origin

Plusle and Prasle are derived from プラス purasu, meaning plus, as in something with a positive electrical charge. A partial anagram of pulse may also be present in its name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese プラスル Prasle From plus and possibly pulse
France Flag.png French Posipi From positive and possibly pikapika
Spain Flag.png Spanish Plusle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Plusle Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Plusle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플러시 Plusy Corruption of the English word plus
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 正電拍拍 / 正电拍拍 Zhèngdiànpāipāi Literally "Positive charge clapping"


Related articles

External links


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