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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}}.
 
* Plusle is considered by many fans to be a [[novelty Pokémon]] due to its general weakness unless paired in battle with Pokémon which has {{a|Minus}}. It appears mainly to showcase the [[double battle]] system introduced in its generation.
 
* Plusle is considered by many fans to be a [[novelty Pokémon]] due to its general weakness unless paired in battle with Pokémon which has {{a|Minus}}. It appears mainly to showcase the [[double battle]] system introduced in its generation.
*Plusle and Minun have the same base stat total and the same base stats, Although they are located in different stats.
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*Plusle and Minun have the same base stat total and the same base stats, although they are located in different stats.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
It seems to be based on a {{wp|mouse}} or {{wp|rabbit}}. It could also be an incarnation of a positive electric charge.
 
It seems to be based on a {{wp|mouse}} or {{wp|rabbit}}. It could also be an incarnation of a positive electric charge.

Revision as of 06:21, 20 February 2011

Manectric #310: Manectric
Pokémon
#312: Minun Minun
Plusle
プラスル Plusle
#311
311Plusle.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Electric '
Category
Cheering Pokémon
Ability
Plus
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#080
Regional Browser numbers
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
 F311.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*

Plusle (Japanese: プラスル Plusle) 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 Minun.

Biology

Physiology

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

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Plusle creates electrical pom-poms from its forepaws and sparks from its body to cheer on its partners.

Plusle's abilities in battle are basically the same as its cousin Pikachu except that Plusle has more Special Attack power than Pikachu (without a Light Ball) and is slightly faster. However, Plusle is unable to use Volt Tackle and Slam. On the other hand, Plusle learns more support moves than Pikachu, such as Baton Pass, Fake Tears, and Copycat.

Behavior

Plusle 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. A Plusle may climb telephone poles to absorb electricity. Also, it seems to enjoy battling with the Pokemon Minun. It's cheeks will also spark if a friend is winning a battle.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

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

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

Elijah used Plusle and Minun 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.

Plusle and Minun 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.

Solana's Plusle also appears with her each time she herself makes an appearance, except Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One and Two. It is the only one so far not to be seen with a Minun partner.

Another Plusle 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 Plusle May's Pokédex Plusle, the Cheering Pokémon. Plusle always supports its teammates, giving celebratory sparks when a teammate does well.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
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 palms.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Ruby befriended a Plusle at the Abandoned Ship.

In the TCG

Main article: Plusle (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, Plusle just appears as a random trophy alongside Minun.

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 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
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
Black ひばなの ボンボンを つくって なかまを おうえんする。でんちゅうから でんきを すいとる。
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
RareR
UncommonS
Route 110
Emerald
Rare Route 110
Trade Volbeat in Fortree City
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Gift from Duking in Pyrite Town
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
Swarm Route 6 (Black only)
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! Secret Storage 16
Endless Level 16
Pair Trozei
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 Partner Pokémon

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

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
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 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2929 Electro Ball 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 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 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 Plusle obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Plusle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Plusle
  • 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 Round 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 Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Plusle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Plusle
  • 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 Plusle 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 Plusle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Plusle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Plusle
  • 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 Plusle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Plusle cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Plusle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Plusle
  • 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
 PinRS311.png PinRS311.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani311.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP311.png 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!
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, Minun!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP311.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  
Plusle discharges electricity to immobilize targets during a capture attempt.
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

Plusle
Does not evolve
Plusle
 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 311.png Spr 3e 311.png Spr 3r 311.png Spr b 3r 311.png
Spr 3r 311 s.png Spr 3e 311 s.png Spr 3r 311 s.png Spr b 3r 311 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 311.png Spr 4d 311.png Spr 4d 311.png Spr b 4d 311.png
Spr 4d 311 s.png Spr 4d 311 s.png Spr 4d 311 s.png Spr b 4d 311 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 311.png Spr 5b 311.png Spr b 5b 311.png
Spr 5b 311 s.png Spr 5b 311 s.png Spr b 5b 311 s.png
Plusle For other sprites and images, please see Plusle images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Oddly, in Generation IV. Plusle can learn Fake Tears at both level 21 and 31 (21 and 35 in Generation V), but its partner Minun can only learn it once, at level 31 (35 in Generation V.
    • Prior to Generation V, Plusle was the only Pokémon which learns the same move at two different levels where one of the levels is not level 1. In Generation V, Palkia does this too, learning Aqua Tail at levels 24 and 42.
  • Plusle shares the same species name with its partner Minun. 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.
  • Plusle is considered by many fans to be a novelty Pokémon due to its general weakness unless paired in battle with Pokémon which has Minus. It appears mainly to showcase the double battle system introduced in its generation.
  • Plusle and Minun have the same base stat total and the same base stats, although they are located in different stats.

Origin

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

Name origin

Plusle's name is based on plus, as in something with a positive electrical charge. A partial amalgam of pulse may also be present in its name.

In other languages

  • German: Plusle
  • French: Posipi - Comes from positive and possibly pikapika, the Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkling.
  • Korean: 플러시 Plusie
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 正電拍拍 Zhèng Diàn Pāi Pāi - Literally "Positive charge clapping", possibly referencing its type and behavior.

External links

Notes

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Pokémon
#312: Minun Minun
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