Minccino is a white Pokémon, with a body similar to that of a chinchilla. Its tail is also very similar to a chinchilla's in that it is bushy and long. It has small pink paw pads on the undersides of its forepaws and feet. It also has a tuft of hair on its head and neck. It is also small like a chinchilla.
Minccino is the Pokémon released from Professor Juniper's Poké Ball in the introduction, just as other Pokémon games have done.
This Pokémon was revealed along with six other Pokémon in July's issue of CoroCoro on June 11, 2010.
Minccino's Japanese name, Chillarmy, is derived from Chinchilla and charm.
Minccino is the first Chinchilla Pokémon.
The official Romanization for this Pokémon is Chillarmy. Its English name is Minccino. The literal name is Chiramii.
When spoken phonetically, Minccino is almost the same as "Missingno," a well known glitch "Pokémon" from the original games. The first time Miccino is encountered, namely when Professor Juniper is showing the Player Character how to catch Pokémon, is also a reference to Missingno, as part of the process to encounter it was to talk to the man in the original games who taught the Player Character how to catch Pokémon.
In Pokémon: Black and White 2, Professor Juniper evolved her Minccino to a Cinccino shown in the introduction scene.