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Minun
312
マイナン Mainan
312Minun
Generation III
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Electric  
Species Cheering Pokémon
Abilities Minus
Volt Absorb (DW)
Pokédex
Plusle ← 312 → Volbeat
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 081/083 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 097
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow Fairy
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F312
Cry
Minun (Japanese: マイナン Mainan) is an Electric-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is Plusle's partner.

Biology

Physiology

Minun in pokedex

A Minun in a Pokédex

Minun is a small rodent-like Pokémon. It bears a remarkable resemblance to Pichu and Pikachu. Minun's body is mainly pale yellow in color, with blue patches on its ears, paws, cheeks, and tail. They have long rabbit-like ears and short tails with flat blue minus signs on the end of them, while their cheeks and the tips of their ears are blue, and have minus signs voided in the middle.

Behavior

Minun is a cheerful and supportive Pokémon, It is more concerned about cheering it's partners than its own safety, It always encouraging comrades in battle by using the spark pouches in its cheeks. It is very compassionate towards its friends, and is known to cry upon witnessing a friend lose a battle. Its kind are commonly referred to as cheerleaders for these actions.

Natural abilities

Minun's stats are geared towards defense whereas Plusle's stats are sweeper-oriented. Minun's Movepool is nearly identical to Plusle, except that Minun can learn Charm and Trump Card but lacks Last Resort.

Evolution

Minun does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Route 110 Uncommon (Ruby), Rare (Sapphire)
Emerald Route 110 Uncommon
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Trophy Garden Rare
Platinum Trophy Garden Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 1-18, 29,33-39, 46, National Park (Hoenn Sound) Swarm
Black/White Route 6 (white only) Swarm
OR/AS Hoenn Route 110 Uncommon


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 23, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Thunderwave Cave (4F-5F), Lightning Field (7F-19F), Joyous Tower (5F-8F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Amp Plains (1F-5F)
Pokémon Ranger Starter Pokémon


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ruby
Minun is more concerned about cheering on its partners than its own safety. It shorts out the electricity in its body to create brilliant showers of sparks to cheer on its teammates.
Sapphire
Minun loves to cheer on its partner in battle. It gives off sparks from its body while it is doing so. If its partner is in trouble, this Pokémon gives off increasing amounts of sparks.
Emerald
At a meeting of Pokémon academics, it was announced that simultaneous exposure to electricity from a Plusle and Minun will promote circulation and boost vitality.
FireRed
Its dislike of water makes it take shelter under the eaves of houses in rain. It uses pom-poms made of sparks for cheering.
LeafGreen
Its dislike of water makes it take shelter under the eaves of houses in rain. It uses pom-poms made of sparks for cheering.
Diamond
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
Pearl
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
Platinum
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
HeartGold
Exposure to electricity from Minun and Plusle promotes blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
SoulSilver
Exposure to electricity from Minun and Plusle promotes blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
Black
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
White
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
Black 2
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
White 2
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
X
Exposure to electricity from Minun and Plusle promotes blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
Y
It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
Omega Ruby
Minun is more concerned about cheering on its partners than its own safety. It shorts out the electricity in its body to create brilliant showers of sparks to cheer on its teammates.
Alpha Sapphire
Minun loves to cheer on its partner in battle. It gives off sparks from its body while it is doing so. If its partner is in trouble, this Pokémon gives off increasing amounts of sparks.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
40
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
75
Sp. Def
85
Speed
95
Total
405

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 312 front E 312 front RS 312 front Minun Back RS
Minun Shiny RS Minun Shiny RSE Minun Shiny RS Minun Shiny Back RS
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 312 front DP 312 front DP 312 front Minun Back DPPHGSS
Minun Shiny DPPHGSS Minun Shiny DPPHGSS Minun Shiny DPPHGSS Minun Shiny Back DPPHGSS
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Minun BW Minun BW Minun Back BW
Shiny Minun BW Shiny Minun BW Shiny Minun Back BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Minun XY Minun XY Minun Back XY
Minun Shiny XY Minun Shiny XY Minun Shiny Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Minun is rarely seen in the Pokémon anime without Plusle. Its first two appearances is the same Minun. It also appears with Plusle in the seventh movie and accompanying short. In this movie he is kidnapped by Deoxys and later becomes, together with Plusle, the first Pokémon of Tory. Its first appearance is in episode 314, where Minun and Plusle, are attacked by Team Rocket. In Pokémon DP Sinnoh League Victors, Dawn's rival Ursula has a Minun.

Manga

Minun's only appearance is in the Pokémon adventures manga.

Other

When the Brawl disk was hacked, some coding was found for two characters that mimic the Ice Climber's actions and style of brawling. The coding was titled Pra & Mai, which are the prefixes of the Japanese names of Plusle and Minun, which got a rumor going around about partial Brawl entrance of Plusle and Minun.

It is a major Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger, where it is the starter Pokémon after saving it from a Houndoom that it angered.

Trivia

Origin

Both Minun and its counterpart Plusle appear to be based on rodents, such as mice. They are also similar in appearance to rabbits. Plusle and Minun are based on the concept of positive and negative electrical charges, with Plusle representing the positive charge, and Minun representing the negative charge.

Name Origin

Minun's name is derived from the word "minus", referring to a negative electrical charge, and that is why in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, you find a Pokéfan and his wife fighting a double battle, with the Pokéfan using Plusle, as it is a representative of positive energy, so it supposedly flows well with his wife's Minun.

Gallery

See also