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

Biology

Physiology

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 actual 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. It's core becomes part of the universe if not returned to it's PokéBall 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.

Behavior

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

Evolution

Minior does not evolve.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Mount Hokulani Rare


Pokédex entries

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.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats (Meteor form)

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
60
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
100
Speed
60
Total
440

Stats (Core form)

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
100
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
60
Speed
120
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

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.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM 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.

Breeding

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

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.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
774 Sprite
774 Sprite Shiny

Core Forms

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

Trivia

Origin

  • Minior is based on a meteorite and falling stars or shooting stars. It is also similar to the Japanese candy konpeitō, which look like multi-colored stars.

Etymology

The name Minior is a mixture of mini, junior, meteor and possibly core. The name can be sometimes mistakenly to be a pun to minion.

In Japanese, Meteno is a mixture of meteor and nano.

Names in other languages

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

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