Minun

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Electric
Minun
(マイナン Mainan)
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Cheering Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
312
Ability Gender
Minus 50% ♀/50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Yellow Unknown
Weight Height
??? ??? ??? ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F312.png
Cry
HP Attack Defense
60 40 50
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
75 85 95
Total
405


[[Category:Yellow Pokémon]]


Minun (Japanese: マイナン Mainan) is an 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[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

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 it's body is a tan color.

A Minun in a Pokédex

Behavior[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Minun does not evolve.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Game locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Ruby/ Sapphire Route 110
Emerald Route 110
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade
Diamond/ Pearl Trophy Garden
Platinum Trophy Garden
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 1-18, 29,33-39, 46, National Park (Hoenn Sound)
Black/White Route 6 (white only)

Side game locations[edit | edit source]

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 entries[edit | edit source]

Generations I - II
Minun did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
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.
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White 2
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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.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

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.

In the manga[edit | edit source]

Minun's only appearance is in the Pokémon adventures.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]