Plusle < Minun > Volbeat
Cheering Pokémon
1'4" (0.4m)
9.3 lbs (4.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Minun (マイナン) is the 81st Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is an Electric Type, and it is known as the Cheering Pokémon.

Minun uses the Minus Ability. Minus is an Ability that originally increased its Special Attack stat by 50% when paired with a Pokémon that has the Plus Ability, which was exclusive to Plusle in the third and fourth generations. Starting in Generation V, however, the Special Attack increase will take effect regardless if battling with a partner Pokémon that has Plus or Minus.

Minun does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.

Minun is in the Fairy Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Minun One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Minun resembles a small yellow rodent that has minus signs on its cheeks and tail.

Gender Differences

Minun doesn't have any visible differences to help differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Minun appears at Route 110 in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Minun appears in the Trophy Garden in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum as a Daily Pokémon. Minun appears in many different areas in Heart Gold and Soul Silver when Hoenn Sound is playing on the Poké Gear's radio.

Minun appears at Route 6 during a Swarm in White and White 2.

Spin-off Games

Minun appears at Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 23, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Minun appears at Thunderwave Cave 4F & 5F, Lightning Field 7F-19F, and Joyous Tower 5F-8F in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Minun appears on the first five floors of Amp Plains. Minun is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B10-B17.

Minun appears at Fall City in the first Pokémon Ranger game, but when it appears depends on the gender of the player. Male characters will encounter Minun right away, but Female characters have to wait until after the end credits for their chance at Minun. This is its only appearance in the series, as Minun does not appear in either of the two sequels.

Minun can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Factory 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Minun appears in a total of 9 sets, the 7th Movie Halfdeck, Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as a Common Card, Pokémon Organized Play Series 3 as a Rare Card, and as part of the Heart Gold/Soul Silver promotions. Plusle is listed as a Common Card in the EX Hidden Legends and Dark Explorers sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Deoxys, EX Emerald, Supreme Victors and Unleashed sets. Minun is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon, Secret Wonders and Majestic Dawn sets.

Anime/Manga Information


A Pokémon Co-ordinator named Ursala used a Minun in a few contests against Dawn, contests that Dawn would triumph over Ursala in. A Wild Minun was also featured in a flashback in the episode Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn in which a wild Minun was inadvertently spooked by Dawn, and it responded by shocking her with an Electric attack.


Ursala's Minun made an appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions. A Wild Minun was featured predominantly in Destiny Deoxys, and a Wild Minun also appeared in Pikachu's Summer Festival and Meloetta's Sparkling Recital.


Minun's Manga info is unknown at this time.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Minun is listed in the NU, or Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling due to lower-than-average stats and an Ability that it doesn't have any use for in a Singles battle.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Emerald Common Route 110
Sapphire Rare Route 110
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% Trophy Garden (Daily Pokémon)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 20% (Hoenn Sound) Routes 1-3, 5, 7 & 8, 11, 14-18, 29, 33, 36-39, 46, 48
National Park
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White 40% Route 6 (Swarm)
Black 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White 2 40% Route 6 (Swarm)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
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.
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.
IV 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.
V 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.
VI X It cheers on friends with pom-poms made of sparks. It drains power from telephone poles.
Y It absorbs electricity from telephone poles. It shorts out its body to create crackling noises.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 230 324 .
76 85 179 196
94 105 199 218
Sp. Atk
139 155 249 273
Sp. Def
157 175 269 295
175 195 289 317


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
3 Thunder Wave Electric.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
10 Helping Hand Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Spark Electric.gif 65 100 Physical.png
17 Encore Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
21 Charm Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
24 Copycat Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Electro Ball Electric.gif ?? 100 Special.png
31 Swift Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
35 Fake Tears Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
38 Charge Electric.gif N/A N/A Other.png
42 Thunder Electric.gif 120 70 Special.png
44 Baton Pass Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
48 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
51 Trump Card Normal.gif ?? N/A Special.png
56 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
63 Entrainment Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Wish Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Sing Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Sweet Kiss Normal.gif -- 75 Other.png
Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
Lucky Chant Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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