Mienshao

Mienshao is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Martial Arts Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 620
Type Fighting
Species Martial Arts Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 35.5 kg (78.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Inner Focus
2. Regenerator
Reckless (hidden ability)
Local № 126 (Black/White)
220 (Black 2/White 2)
004 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
360 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
164 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 179
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 105
193 339
Total 510 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Mienshao.

Evolution chart

(Level 50)

Mienshao changes

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
White 2
Using the long fur on its arms like whips, it launches into combo attacks that, once started, no one can stop.
X
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.
Y
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 biting off the fur on its arms.
Shield Delivered at blinding speeds, kicks from this Pokémon can shatter massive boulders into tiny pieces.

Moves learned by Mienshao

Moves learnt by level up

Mienshao learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1DetectFightingStatus
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Quick GuardFightingStatus
1ReversalFightingPhysical 100
15Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
20Wide GuardRockStatus
25Force PalmFightingPhysical 60 100
30U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
35Drain PunchFightingPhysical 75 100
40Hone ClawsDarkStatus
45Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80
53BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
59Calm MindPsychicStatus
66High Jump KickFightingPhysical 130 90

Egg moves

Mienshao learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Mienshao egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Vital ThrowFightingPhysical 70

Move Tutor moves

Mienshao can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFightingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Mienshao is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Mienshao is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Mienshao learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80
1DetectFightingStatus
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1MeditatePsychicStatus
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1ReversalFightingPhysical 100
5MeditatePsychicStatus
9DetectFightingStatus
13Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
17Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
21SwiftNormalSpecial 60
25Calm MindPsychicStatus
29Force PalmFightingPhysical 60 100
33Drain PunchFightingPhysical 75 100
37Jump KickFightingPhysical 100 95
41U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
45Wide GuardRockStatus
49BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
56High Jump KickFightingPhysical 130 90
63ReversalFightingPhysical 100
70Aura SphereFightingSpecial 80

Egg moves

Mienshao learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Mienshao egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
Baton PassNormalStatus
EndureNormalStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Me FirstNormalStatus
Smelling SaltsNormalPhysical 70 100
Vital ThrowFightingPhysical 70

Move Tutor moves

Mienshao can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Drain PunchFightingPhysical 75 100
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Mienshao. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Quick GuardFightingStatus Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Mienshao is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Mienshao can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Mienshao sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Mienshao  sprite from Black & White Mienshao  sprite from X & Y Mienshao  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Mienshao  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Mienshao Shiny sprite from Black & White Mienshao Shiny sprite from X & Y Mienshao Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Mienshao

Black
White
Route 14
Black 2
White 2
Route 23, Dragonspiral Tower
X
Y
Evolve Mienfoo
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Mienfoo
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Mienfoo

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Mienshao
Japanese コジョンド (Kojondo)
German Wie-Shu
French Shaofouine

Name origin

mien
dignified manner
shaolin
Chinese martial art