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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.
Stomp will now have its power doubled when it hits a Pokémon that has used Minimize.
Pokémon that have used Minimize will now receive double damage (instead of power being doubled) when hit by Stomp, Astonish, Extrasensory, and Needle Arm.
Pokémon that have used Minimize no longer have their sprite replaced with a tiny generic image.
Stomp is now the only move that will have its power doubled (instead of damage) against a Pokémon that has used Minimize; Astonish, Extrasensory, and Needle Arm deal regular damage.
Minimize now raises the user's evasion by two stages.
Pokémon that have used Minimize will now receive double damage (instead of power being doubled) from Stomp and Steamroller.
Minimize's PP changed from 20 to 10.
The moves Body Slam, Dragon Rush, Flying Press, Heat Crash, Phantom Force, Shadow Force, Steamroller, and Stomp will now never miss and deal double the damage when used against a Pokémon that has used Minimize.
Heavy Slam will now never miss and deals double the damage when used against a Pokémon that has used Minimize.
If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Minimize, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.
Phantom Force and Shadow Force sometime avoided and no double the damage when used against a Pokémon that has used Minimize.
|| 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 other games
Minimize appears as one of Chandelure's Pokémon moves. Chandelure temporarily shrinks in size, rendering it immune to attacks until it reverts. While shrunken, Chandelure can also move to reposition itself to keep distance from the opponent.
|| Boosts the user's Evasion by one level.
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 to avoid an attack. Afterwards, it regains its original size.
| 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
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages