Mienshao is a bipedal weasel-like Pokémon. It has a long, slender body that is mainly pale purple in color; the lower part of its body is a deeper shade of violet. Mienshao has a pointed snout with a small black nose, and short triangle-shaped ears. Its whiskers are longer than its pre-evolution and with cream-colored tips. It has squinted maroon eyes, dark purple eyebrows, and a purple oval shape on its forehead. Its arms are almost completely covered by long trailing fur that resembles unbuttoned sleeves. This arm fur can be used like a whip in battle. It also has a band of dark purple around its waist. Mienshao's legs are short, but powerfully-built, and it can still use them to gain speed. It has small feet with three white-clawed toes, and a long thin tail with a purple tip.