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Minior (メテノ, Meteno) is a dual Rock/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.



Minior resembles a levitating sentient meteorite with a light brown-colored body. It has two large black-colored circular eyes and five spikes protruding from its body. It also has triangular markings covering its body as well.

In its core form, Minior is smaller and has a perfectly spherical body. It eyes now are white and spiral-shaped. The color of its body is one of seven colors: red (pink), orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

Minior's physical lifespan is very limited. Once the core form comes out of the shell, it only has a short life to live until they die on a clear night. Its core becomes part of the universe if not returned to its Poké Ball quickly. This leaves the particles on the ozone layer of the Earth, in which Minior left behind upon its death to be absorbed by its natural predator, the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza itself.


Minior is thought to have originated from outer space, being created from absorbing large quantities of space debris. After absorbing too much debris, Minior crash lands to Earth.

Minior's rocky armor protects its vulnerable core inside. After revealing its core-shaped form, Minior will be able to attack more quickly due to its light weight.

The different colors of the core are based on what debris the Minior absorbs.

Natural abilities


Minior does not evolve.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Mount Hokulani Rare

Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    Meteor Form: Originally making its home in the ozone layer, it hurtles to the ground when the shell enclosing its body grows too heavy.
    Core Forms: It eats dust in the atmosphere.The composition of the dust determines the color of its core.

  • Moon

    Meteor Form: Strong impacts can knock it out of its shell. This Pokémon was born from mutated nanoparticles.
    Core Forms: If its core stays exposed, it will soon die off. It’s possible that it may survive if it’s put into a Poké Ball quickly enough.

  • Ultra Sun

    Meteor Form: It lives in the ozone layer, where it becomes food for stronger Pokémon. When it tries to run away, it falls to the ground.
    Core Forms: Places where Minior fall from the night sky are few and far between, with Alola being one of the precious few.

  • Ultra Moon

    Meteor Form: Although its outer shell is uncommonly durable, the shock of falling to the ground smashes the shell to smithereens.
    Core Forms: This is its form when its shell has fallen off. The color of its core depends on the materials that made up the food it ate.


Meteor form

Minior's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def

Core form

Minior's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
3 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
8 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
10 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
15 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
17 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
22 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
24 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status
29 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
31 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status
36 Cosmic Power —% 20 Psychic Status
38 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
43 Double-Edge 120 100% 20 Normal Physical
45 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status
50 Explosion 250 100% 5 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.


TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
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
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish 100% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 80 100% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
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
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
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.


This Pokémon learns no moves by Breeding.
Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic 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.


Core Forms

774 Core Sprite.gif
Red Core
774 Core Sprite Shiny.gif
Black Core/Shiny
774B Core Sprite.gif
Orange Core
774C Core Sprite.gif
Yellow Core
774D Core Sprite.gif
Green Core
774E Core Sprite.gif
Light Blue Core
774F Core Sprite.gif
Indigo Core
774G Core Sprite.gif
Violet Core



  • Similarly to some other Pokémon, Minior is thought to originate from outer space.
  • Currently, Cryogonal, Dhelmise, Minior and Mew are the only genderless Pokémon that can learn Attract (although they can only learn Attract via TM), which would always fail when used, due to them being genderless.
  • This is the first Pokémon species to have a very short lifespan (in mostly its core form) as of the Sun & Moon Season 2 anime adaption’s episode "Showering the World with Love!".
  • Minior is tied with Alcremie for being in the most color groups, each appearing in six different groups.
  • Minior is the only Pokémon in which all of its alternate forms share the same shiny appearance.
  • Minior has appeared in a level called Magmatic Sanctuary in a game called Geometry Dash. The Pokémon appears as a boss at the end of the level, being in its Meteor Form at first, then later returning as an orange Core.


Minior is based on a meteorite or the concept of "falling stars" (often called shooting stars). It is also similar to the Japanese candy konpeitō, which look like miniature multi-colored stars. It may also be based on gashapon capsules, small capsules received from machines that include random toys. Similarly to Minior's core needing to be opened to see which color it is, the toy inside can not be seen until the capsule is opened. Minior cores, with their happy expressions, multiple colors, and star-shaped bodies, somewhat resemble Lumas from the Mario series.


Minior is a portmanteau of mini, meteor, junior, and possibly core.

In Japanese name, Meteno, is a mixture of meteor and nano. It may also incorporate (てん) (ten, sky or heaven), 天王星(てんのうせい) (Tennōsei, the planet Uranus), and/or 天文学(てんもんがく) (tenmongaku, astronomy).

Names in other languages

  • Japanese, French, and German: Meteno
  • English, Spanish, and Italian: Minior