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* Despite being based on a rodent-like creature, it is unable to breed with Pokémon from the {{egg3|Ground}} (common to mammals); it is exclusive to the {{egg3|Fairy}}.
 
* Despite being based on a rodent-like creature, it is unable to breed with Pokémon from the {{egg3|Ground}} (common to mammals); it is exclusive to the {{egg3|Fairy}}.
 
* Minun is considered by many fans to be a [[novelty Pokémon]] due to its general weakness unless paired in battle with Pokémon which has {{a|Plus}}. It appears mainly to showcase the [[double battle]] system introduced in its generation.
 
* Minun is considered by many fans to be a [[novelty Pokémon]] due to its general weakness unless paired in battle with Pokémon which has {{a|Plus}}. It appears mainly to showcase the [[double battle]] system introduced in its generation.
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*Minun and Plusle have the same base stat total and the same base stats, Although they are located in different stats.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
It appears to be based on a {{wp|mouse}} or {{wp|rabbit}}. It could also be the incarnation of a negative charge.
 
It appears to be based on a {{wp|mouse}} or {{wp|rabbit}}. It could also be the incarnation of a negative charge.

Revision as of 21:10, 15 November 2010

Plusle #311: Plusle
Pokémon
#313: Volbeat Volbeat
Minun
マイナン Minun
#312
312Minun.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Electric '
Category
Cheering Pokémon
Abilities
Minus Minus
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#081
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-068
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
9.3 lbs.
Imperial
4.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F312.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Fairy group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 120 Battle Exp.: 1201*

Minun (Japanese: マイナン Minun) is an Template:Type2 Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, though it seems to be related to Plusle.

Biology

Physiology

Minun, along with its partner Plusle, bear a remarkable resemblance to Pichu and Pikachu. Minun are mostly a shade of cream with blue accentuations. The accentuations of blue are apparent on its large ears, cheeks, forepaws, and tails. Minun tails are short with flat minus signs on the end of them, while their blue cheeks are circular with minus signs voided in the middle. Minun has a small, dot-like nose.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Minun creates electrical pom-poms and sparks to cheer on its partners.

Minun's stats are geared towards defense whereas Plusle's stats are sweeper-oriented. Minun's movepool is nearly identical to Plusle, except that Minun learns Charm and Trump Card and lacks Last Resort.

Apparently, simultaneous exposure to electricity from a Plusle and Minun will promote circulation and boost vitality.

Behavior

Minun is a cheerful and supportive Pokémon, always encouraging comrades in battle by using the spark pouches in its cheeks. It is very compassionate towards its friends, and is known to cry upon witnessing a friend lose a battle. They are commonly referred to as cheerleaders for these actions.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Minun, along with its counterpart, Plusle, and a Munchlax
Minun and Plusle in the anime

Minun first appeared alongside Plusle in A Different Kind of Misty. Both Pokémon were owned by Thatcher, who is responsible for protecting a lighthouse. The same Minun and Plusle appear again in Cheer Pressure, where Thatcher is training them to be cheerleaders.

Elijah used Minun and Plusle as actors in Lights, Camerupt, Action. The plot of the movie was that Pikachu, Plusle and Minun were setting out to rescue Princess Kirlia from an evil Exploud.

Minun and Plusle also appear as supporting characters in the film Destiny Deoxys, serving as the story's comic relief. The pair helps Tory Lund to overcome his fear of Pokémon.

Another Minun appeared in Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn! and Playing the Performance Encore! alongside its counterpart under the ownership of Ursula.

In Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn!, another one appeared in Dawn's flashback.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Sapphire befriended a Minun at the Abandoned Ship.

In the TCG

Main article: Minun (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Excess data found on the game disc includes data for seven playable characters cut from the final roster, including Plusle and Minun as a tag team akin to the Ice Climbers. However, in the final version of the game, Minun just appears as a random trophy alongside Plusle.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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
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
Black なかまを おうえんする しゅうせい。まけそうになると からだから だす ひばなの かずが どんどん ふえる。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon (Ruby)
Rare (Sapphire)
Route 110
Emerald
Uncommon Route 110
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Trophy Garden
Platinum
Rare Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Routes 29 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, National Park, 46,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 23
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Thunderwave Cave (4F-5F)
Lightning Field (7F-19F)
Joyous Tower (5F-8F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Amp Plains (1F-5F)
Pokémon Ranger Starter Pokémon

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

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.

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 405   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
077 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1010 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1515 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
1717 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2121 Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2929 Elecball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
3131 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
3535 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3838 Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
4242 Thunder Electric Special 120120 07070% 10
4444 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
4848 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
5151 Trump Card Normal Special 0000 —% 5
5656 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
6363 Befriend Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Minun obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minun
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Change Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Bolt Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minun
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuPachirisu Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
ClefairyClefableCherubiCherrim Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty Sing Normal Status 55% 15
PikachuRaichuClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuff
TogeticTogekissPachirisu
Sweet Kiss Normal Status 75% 10
TogeticTogekiss Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Minun in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Minun in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minun
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Minun can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Minun cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Minun
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Minun
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS312.png PinRS312.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani312.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP312.png 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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! I did it, Plusle!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP312.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  
Minun stuns targets with a powerful electric shock to assist captures.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Minun
Does not evolve
Minun
 Electric 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 312.png Spr 3e 312.png Spr 3r 312.png Spr b 3r 312.png
Spr 3r 312 s.png Spr 3e 312 s.png Spr 3r 312 s.png Spr b 3r 312 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 312.png Spr 4d 312.png Spr 4d 312.png Spr b 4d 312.png
Spr 4d 312 s.png Spr 4d 312 s.png Spr 4d 312 s.png Spr b 4d 312 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 312.png Spr 5b 312.png Spr b 5b 312.png
Spr 5b 312 s.png Spr 5b 312 s.png Spr b 5b 312 s.png
Minun For other sprites and images, please see Minun images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Minun shares the same species name with its partner Plusle. They are both known as Cheering Pokémon.
  • Despite being based on a rodent-like creature, it is unable to breed with Pokémon from the Ground Egg Group (common to mammals); it is exclusive to the Fairy Egg Group.
  • Minun is considered by many fans to be a novelty Pokémon due to its general weakness unless paired in battle with Pokémon which has Plus. It appears mainly to showcase the double battle system introduced in its generation.
  • Minun and Plusle have the same base stat total and the same base stats, Although they are located in different stats.

Origin

It appears to be based on a mouse or rabbit. It could also be the incarnation of a negative charge.

Name origin

Minun's name is based on minus, referring to something with a negative electrical charge.

In other languages

  • German: Minun
  • French: Negapi - Comes from négatif (negative) and possibly pikapika, the Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkling.
  • Korean: 마이농 Minong
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 負電拍拍 Fù Diàn Pāi Pāi - Literally "Negative charge clapping", possibly referencing its type and behavior.

External links

Notes

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