Minimize (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Minimize raises the user's Evasion by two stages, thus making the user more difficult to hit. Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

The moves Stomp and Steamroller hit with double power against a Pokemon that has used Minimize.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Minimize has 20 PP.

In Generations 1-4, Minimize only raises Evasion one stage.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Minimize turns into Z-Minimize and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Heightens evasiveness.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Minimizes the user’s size to raise evasiveness.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user compresses all the cells in its body to raise its evasiveness.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller. The user’s evasion stat is boosted.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.
Sun/Moon The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Minimize at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 25
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Level 1
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 21
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 21
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 21
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 21
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Level 23
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 31
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 9
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Level 23
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 3
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 3