Minimize (move)

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ちいさくなる Shrink
Minimize VIII.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 Mirror Move
  • 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.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

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

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.

Generations III and IV

Pokémon that have used Minimize no longer have their sprite replaced with a tiny generic image.

Generation V

Minimize now raises the user's evasion by two stages, instead of one.

Generation VI onwards

Minimize's PP changed from 20 to 10.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Minimize, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Vulnerability to moves

Specific moves will hit with double power (Generation IV) or have their damage doubled (Generations II, III, and V onward) against targets that have used Minimize at least once. Additionally, from Generation VI onward, these moves also bypass accuracy and evasion checks in this case. If a Pokémon undergoes Dynamax after using Minimize, these moves will revert to dealing their usual damage.


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.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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 Types Egg Groups Level
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 24 19 21 19 19BW
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 1PE
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 33 23 19 17 17BW
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 21SMUSUM
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 33 23 19 17 17BW
1, 12PE
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 21SMUSUM
1, 12PE
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 38 23 23 20 23 23 23SMUSUM
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 37 37 33 33 33BW
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 10 10RSE
9 9 9 9 16
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 18 18 20 23 23 23 1
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 3 3 3 8
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
609 Chandelure Chandelure
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
843 Silicobra Silicobra
GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon 5
844 Sandaconda Sandaconda
GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Minimize is a move with 27PP. The user raises its evasiveness by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Pokkén Tournament

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.


Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Evasion by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's evasiveness by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの かいひを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI It sharply boosts your evasiveness. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It sharply boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.

In the anime

None.png Nurse Joy Chansey Minimize.png Nurse Joy Chansey Minimize effect.png None.png
Chansey Chansey shrunk
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 to avoid an attack. Afterwards, she regains her original size.
Nurse Joy's Chansey DPS02 Debut

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


  • In Generation I games, if the player used Minimize, then looked at the stats of a Pokémon in their party and then exited the menu, the opponent's Pokémon sprite would change to a glitchy version of the Pokémon that was just viewed.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 變小 Bin Síu
Mandarin 變小 / 变小 Biàn Xiǎo *
縮小 Suōxiǎo *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zmenšení
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 Jagajigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Minimalizacja
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Minimizar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Umanjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Reducción
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thu Nhỏ

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

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