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Minimize (Japanese: ちいさくなる Shrink) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.
A minimized Pokémon in Generations I and II
Minimize raises the user's evasion stat by one stage and replaces the user's regular image with a tiny, generic image until the user faints or is switched out, or the battle ends.
Pokémon that have used Minimize will now receive double damage from Stomp.
Generations III and IV
Pokémon that have used Minimize no longer have their sprite replaced with a tiny generic image.
Minimize now raises the user's evasion by two stages. Pokémon that have used Minimize will receive double damage from Steamroller.
Minimize's PP changed from 20 to 10. The moves Stomp, Steamroller, Body Slam, Dragon Rush, Flying Press, and Phantom Force will now never miss and their base power is doubled when used against the Minimize user.
|| Reduces the user's size and makes it harder to hit. Can normally be used up to six times.
|| Heightens evasiveness.
|| Minimizes the user’s size to raise evasiveness.
|| The user compresses all the cells in its body to raise its evasiveness.
|| The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller. The user’s evasion stat is boosted.
| The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.
In the anime
| The user shrinks down to not be hit by opponent's attacks.
|| First Used In
|| Chansey glows a pinkish-purple color and shrinks down.
| Nurse Joy's Chansey
In the manga
In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
In other languages