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Mienshao (コジョンド Kojondo) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Mienshao is a bipedal weasel-like Pokémon. It has a long, slender body that is mainly pale purple in color; the lower part of its body is a deeper shade of violet. Mienshao has a pointed snout with a small black nose, and short triangle-shaped ears. Its whiskers are longer than its pre-evolution and with cream-colored tips. It has squinted maroon eyes, dark purple eyebrows, and a purple oval shape on its forehead. Its arms are almost completely covered by long trailing fur that resembles unbuttoned sleeves. This arm fur can be used like a whip in battle. It also has a band of dark purple around its waist. Mienshao's legs are short, but powerfully-built, and it can still use them to gain speed. It has small feet with three white-clawed toes, and a long thin tail with a purple tip.

Behavior

Mienshao uses the fur on its arms as whips to attack enemies. The execution of these attacks are very quick that it appears to be invisible to the naked eye; even a trained fighter cannot stop a Mienshao's barrage of blows, which can destroy boulders. Anyone who hears a wailing sound knows that Mienshao will begin to unleash its attack. If faced with a challenging opponent, Mienshao will remove the fur on its arms for better agility. Mienshao respects their Trainers and is often seen training with them.

Evolution

Mienshao is the evolved form Mienfoo as of level 50.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Route 14 Rare
X and Y Evolve Mienfoo None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Mienfoo None
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Isle of Armor
Challenge Road
Max Raid Battles: Challenge Beach, Challenge Road, Fields of Honor, Honeycalm Sea
One
Uncommon


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    It wields the fur on its arms like a whip. Its arm attacks come with such rapidity that they cannot even be seen.

  • White

    They use the long fur on their arms as a whip to strike their opponents.

  • Black 2

    Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.

  • White 2

    Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.

  • X

    It wields the fur on its arms like a whip. Its arm attacks come with such rapidity that they cannot even be seen.

  • Y

    Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.

  • Omega Ruby

    It wields the fur on its arms like a whip. Its arm attacks come with such rapidity that they cannot even be seen.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.

  • Ultra Sun

    It overwhelms its opponents with continuous attacks and then slowly stores up power before delivering the finishing blow.

  • Ultra Moon

    When Mienshao lets out a bizarre wail, you’re in danger. A flurry of kicks and chops too fast to see is about to be unleashed!

  • Sword

    When Mienshao comes across a truly challenging opponent, it will lighten itself by bighting off the fur on its arms.

  • Shield

    Delivered at blinding speeds, kicks from this Pokémon can shatter massive boulders into tiny pieces.


Stats

Mienshao's Stats
HP
65
Attack
125
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
60
Speed
105
Total
510

Learnset

Leveling

{{Movessetmid|1|Quick Guard
LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category

Fighting}}

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
1 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Meditate —% 40 Psychic Status
1 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
5 Meditate —% 40 Psychic Status
9 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
13 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
17 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
21 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
25 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
29 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
33 Drain Punch 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
37 Jump Kick 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
45 Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status
49 Bounce 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
56 High Jump Kick 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical
63 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
70 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
1 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Meditate —% 40 Psychic Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
1 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
5 Meditate —% 40 Psychic Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
9 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
13 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
17 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
21 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
25 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
29 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Drain Punch 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
37 Jump Kick 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
45 Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status Tough 1 0 ♥
49 Bounce 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
56 High Jump Kick 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
63 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
70 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Beautiful 2 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Meditate —% 40 Psychic Status
1 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
1 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
5 Meditate —% 40 Psychic Status
9 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
13 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
17 DoubleSlap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
21 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
25 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
29 Force Palm 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
33 Drain Punch 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
37 Jump Kick 100 95% 10 Fighting Physical
41 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
45 Wide Guard —% 10 Rock Status
49 Bounce 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
56 Hi Jump Kick 130 90% 10 Fighting Physical
63 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
70 Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special
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 Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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.

Generation VII=

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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.

|- | Generation VI=

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 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 Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Mienshao can learn, refer to Mienfoo.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Dual Chop ORAS 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Drain Punch B2W2 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop B2W2 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
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

Anime

Trivia

  • In Pokémon X & Y, Lysandre has an underleveled Mienshao, being at levels 47 and 49 during his second and third battles, respectively. Mienfoo is only able to evolve into Mienshao after reaching Level 50.
  • According to Ken Sugimori, Mienfoo and Mienshao were created to compensate with the shortage of fighting-types in Generation V. The designers decided to have a fresh take and created this evolution family as most previous fighting-types were humanoid in appearance.

Origin

Mienshao is based on a weasel, specifically an ermine. It also appears to be based on whip fighting and a kung fu master. Its ribbon-like fur appears to be based on Chinese clothing, specifically a changshan (a robe that usually covers the wearer's hands) or shuixiu (long sleeves used in Chinese theatre).

Etymology

Mienshao is a combination of ermine and Shaolin (a type of kung fu).

Its Japanese name, Kojondo, is a portmanteau of おこじょ (okojo, ermine) and dojo.

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See also