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Minimize (move)

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ちいさくなる Shrink
Minimize V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

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

Generation I

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.

Generation II

In addition to its previous effects, Pokémon that have used Minimize will receive double damage from Stomp.

Generation III and IV

Pokémon that have used Minimize no longer have their sprite replaced with a tiny generic image. All other effects are the same.

Generation V

Minimize raises the user's evasion by two stages. In addition, Pokémon that have used Minimize will receive double damage from Steamroller.

Generation VI

Minimize's PP changed from 20 to 10. In addition, the moves Stomp, Steamroller, Body Slam, Dragon Rush, Flying Press, and Phantom Force will never miss and their base power is doubled when used against the Minimize user.


Games Description
StadStad2 Reduces the user's size and makes it harder to hit. Can normally be used up to six times.
GSC Heightens evasiveness.
RSEColo.XD Minimizes the user’s size to raise evasiveness.
FRLG The user compresses all the cells in its body to raise its evasiveness.
DPPtHGSS 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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy 24 19 21 19 19 25 25
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy --   -- -- -- --
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 33 23 19 17 17 18 18
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison 33 23 19 17 17 18 18
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal 38 23 23 20 23 23
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water 37 37 33 33 33 25 25
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison   10 10 9 9 9 9
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal   18 18 20 23 23
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying       -- -- --
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying       -- -- --
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire         3 3
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire         --, 3 --, 3
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Nurse Joy Chansey Minimize.png None.png None.png
The user shrinks down to not be hit by opponent's attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
113 Chansey Chansey glows a pinkish-purple color and shrinks down.
Nurse Joy's Chansey SS025 Debut

In the manga

In the Be a Master! Pokémon BW!! manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In other generations

Minimize I.png Minimize II.png Minimize III.png Minimize IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
Generation V
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 縮小 Suōxiǎo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Minimere
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verklein
France Flag.png French Lilliput
Germany Flag.png German Komprimator
Greece Flag.png Greek Σμίκρυνση
Italy Flag.png Italian Minimizzato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 작아지기 Jak'ajigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Minimizar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Umanjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Reducción

Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize

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