Essentials

Minimize

Normal status

Generation 1

Summary

Raises the user's evasion by two stages.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Raises the user's evasion by two stages.

Stomp and Steamroller have double power against Pokémon that have used this move since entering the field.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before Black, White

Raises evasion by one stage.

Before Gold, Silver

Does not interact with Stomp.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Heightens evasiveness.

Generation 3
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.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller. The user’s evasion stat is boosted.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.

Foreign Names

Italian
Minimizzato
Czech
Zmenšení
Spanish
Reducción
French
Lilliput
German
Komprimator
Japanese
ちいさくなる (chiisakunaru)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Minimize.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
24 19 21 21 19 19 25 25 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
33 23 19 19 17 17 18 18 Grimer Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
33 23 19 19 17 17 18 18 Muk Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
38 23 23 23 20 23 23 23 Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
18 18 18 20 23 23 23 Blissey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
37 37 33 33 33 33 25 25 Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
10 10 9 9 9 9 9 Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Drifloon Ghost Flying Aftermath
Unburden
Flare Boost
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Drifblim Ghost Flying Aftermath
Unburden
Flare Boost
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
3 3 3 Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 40 60 95 60 55 370

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