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|jname=マイナン Mainan
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|species=Cheering Pokémon
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|imheight=1'04"
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|metweight=4.2 kg
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|imweight=9.3 lbs.
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|ability=[[Minus]]
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|dw=Volt Absorb
spd=95|
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|body=06
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|egg1=Fairy
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|color=Yellow
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'''Minun''' (Japanese: '''マイナン''' ''Mainan'') is an {{Type|Electric}}-Type [[Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]]. It is [[Plusle]]'s partner.
weight=<span class="explain" title="4.2kg">9.3 lbs.</span>|
 
ability = [[Minus]]|
 
color=<span style="color:Yellow;">'''Yellow'''</span>|
 
gender=<span class="female">50% ♀</span>/<span class="male">50% ♂</span>|
 
}}
 
'''Minun''' (Japanese: '''マイナン''' ''Mainan'') is an {{Type|Electric}}-Type [[Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]]. Minun is a [[Pokémon]] which is best when battling with [[Plusle]] in a [[Double Battle]] because of the ability [[Minus]]. [[Plusle]] also powers up when it is fighting with Minun with the ability [[Plus]]. When the two are battling on their own, they are much weaker. [[Plusle]] and Minun are best friends under any circumstances.
 
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
===Appearance===
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===Physiology===
Minun bears a remarkable resemblance to [[Pichu]] and [[Pikachu]]. Minun have 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. The rest of its body is a tan color.[[File:Minun in pokedex.jpg|thumb|A Minun in a Pokédex]]
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[[File:Minun in pokedex.jpg|thumb|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===
 
===Behavior===
 
Minun is a cheerful and supportive Pokémon, 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.
 
Minun is a cheerful and supportive Pokémon, 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.
   
===Special abilites===
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===Special 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]].
 
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]].
   
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===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
|rubysapphire=[[Route 110]]
 
|rubysapphire=[[Route 110]]
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====Side game locations====
 
====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
|Pokemon=Minun
 
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
|RSPinball=Hatch from egg
 
|RSPinball=Hatch from egg
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===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{GenIIIPokédex|
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{{Pokédexentries
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name=Minun|
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|gen=III
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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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. |
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|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. |
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.
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|white 2=It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.
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|x=Exposure to electricity from Minun and Plusle promotes blood circulation and relaxes muscles.
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|y=It cheers on friends. If its friends are losing, its body lets off more and more sparks.}}
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===Sprites===
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==In the anime==
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==Appearances==
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 accompaning 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 Shinnoh League Victors, Dawn's rival Ursala has a Minun.
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===In the anime===
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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 Ursala has a Minun.
   
==In the manga==
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===In the manga===
 
Minun's only appearance is in the [[Pokémon]] adventures manga.
 
Minun's only appearance is in the [[Pokémon]] adventures manga.
   
==Super Smash Bros. Brawl==
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===Super Smash Bros. Brawl===
 
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.
 
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.
*Using the tool Poke Radar when in Trophy Garden (Platinum) in search of Minun or Plusle can help, and make capture easier.
 
   
{{References|minun|312}}
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==Trivia==
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*Minun translates in Finnish to mine.
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===Origin===
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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.
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===Name Origin===
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Minun's name is derived from the word "minus", referring to a negative electrical charge.
   
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Latest revision as of 01:06, August 21, 2014

Type(s)
Electric  
Species Cheering Pokémon
Abilities Minus
Volt Absorb (DW)
Pokédex
Plusle ← 312 → Volbeat
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 081 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 097
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Minun
312
マイナン Mainan
312Minun
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
9.3 lbs. 4.2 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Fairy
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F312
Cry

Minun (Japanese: マイナン Mainan) is an Electric-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is Plusle's partner.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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.

BehaviorEdit

Minun is a cheerful and supportive Pokémon, 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.

Special abilitiesEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

Minun does not evolve.

Game infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

Minun Locations
Version(s) Location 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


Side game locationsEdit

Minun Locations
Game(s) Location
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 entriesEdit

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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back


AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

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 Ursala has a Minun.

In the mangaEdit

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

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

  • Minun translates in Finnish to mine.

OriginEdit

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 OriginEdit

Minun's name is derived from the word "minus", referring to a negative electrical charge.

SourcesEdit

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