Plusle and Minun

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Pokémon GO Plusle has a max CP of 1681, and Pokémon GO Minun has Max CP of 1585. Both Pokémon have identical STA (120), the difference in their stats are the values on their ATK and DEF. Plusle (167) has a higher ATK than Minun (147), and Minun (167) has a higher DEF than Plusle (147).

These Pokémon are known as the “Cheering Pokémon “. They are both electric type in nature.

Where to find Plusle and Minun in Pokemon GO?

Plusle is region exclusive to North America, South America and Africa.

Minun is region exclusive to Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Edit: This was the case at their launch, however their region exclusivity has ended as of February 9th, 2018. 

ID Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
311 Plusle   
167 147 120 1681
312 Minun
147 167 120 1585

Position in the Pokémon GO meta

Plusle and Minun don’t have any role in the Pokemon GO meta, aside from being caught for their Pokédex entry and to complete the challenge of catching all of the region exclusives. It’s rumored that Kuwait has both Plusle and Minun available.

Remember that Plusle and Minun are two (2) different Pokémon. Plusle has a higher ATK (167) and Minun has a higher DEF (167). In other Pokémon games, trainers would prefer to have Minun in their teams because of it can withstand a little more damage than Plusle. In Pokémon Go, Plusle is more favorable simply because it has a higher CP.

Despite having a type advantage over water and flying type Pokémon, let’s be serious, you don’t want to use these Pokemon in a combat scenario. They are way to cute!

Best Pokémon GO Plusle and Minun moves and movesets

Although they probably will never be used in a serious combat scenario, Plusle and Minun do have moves and they still can hurt you! It’s easy to forget about this when your opponent looks as cute as it does, but here it is:

  • Spark electric (quick)
  • Quick Attack normal (quick)
  • Thunderbolt electric (charged)
  • Discharge electric (charged)
  • Swift normal  (charged)

The best moveset for both is Spark with Thunderbolt.

Shiny Plusle and Minun in Pokemon GO

A normal Plusle has cream color throughout its body. It has a cream colored plus sign on its circular red cheeks. It has red colored ears and paws. It also has a short tail with a red plus sign on its tip. A Normal Minun also has a cream color throughout its body. It has a cream colored minus sign on its circular blue cheeks. It has blue colored ears and paws. It has a short tail with a blue minus sign on its tip.

A shiny Plusle has very little difference in color compared to its normal counterpart. The difference is the circular deep red cheeks, deep red colored ears and paws, and the deep red plus sign on the tip of its tail. A shiny Minun also has a circular light green cheeks, ears and paws. It also has a light green minus sign on the tip of its tail.

  Plusle Minun

In the anime

Plusle and Minun made their television debut on the 312rd episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 38) titled, “A Different Kind of Misty”.

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