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Minus (Ability)

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Minus マイナス
Minus
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Generation III
Powers up with Plus.
Generation IV
Boosts Sp. Atk if another Pokémon has Plus.
Generation V
Ups Sp. Atk if another Pokémon has Plus or Minus.
Generation VI
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat if another Pokémon has Plus or Minus.

Minus (Japanese: マイナス Minus) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Six Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Minun.

Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

Minus powers up with Plus. When a Pokémon with Minus enters into a Double Battle with a Pokémon with the Ability Plus, the user's Special Attack stat is increased by 50%.

Generation V

Minus now raises the user's Special Attack stat by 50% when it enters a Double or Triple Battle with a Pokémon that has Plus or Minus.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

A Pokémon with this Ability will have a 50% Special Attack bonus if an allied Pokémon has Plus.

Outside of battle

Minus has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Minus

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Electrike Electrike Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
Manectric Manectric Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
Minun Minun Electric Electric Minus None Volt Absorb
Klink Klink Steel Steel Plus Minus Clear Body
Klang Klang Steel Steel Plus Minus Clear Body
Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel Plus Minus Clear Body
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 陰性 Yīnxìng
France Flag.png French Minus
Germany Flag.png German Minus
Italy Flag.png Italian Meno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마이너스 Minus
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Menos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Menos


Variations of the Ability Minus
MinusPlus
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