Every generation there are a few Pokemon introduced that just embody the term ‘cute’. When you think of Minccino and its evolution, Cinccino, you can’t help but be drawn in by their endearing designs. It’s really no wonder that both of them can be caught with the ability Cute Charm.
Minccino is known as the Chinchilla Pokemon, though it obviously has had its features over exaggerated. It has large ears, a long, fluffy tail, and big triangular-shaped brown eyes. Its fur coat is grey (with the tips of its ears and tail being white) and its limbs are all small. According to its pokedex entries, Minccino greet each other by rubbing each other with their tails, which are always kept extremely well-groomed and clean. They apparently prefer a tidy habitat. The entries also state that they are always sweeping and dusting, using their tails as brooms and dusters. So while Minccino is obviously based off from the chinchilla, it’s tail may also be based off from a feather duster. Minccino’s name may come from the words ‘mini’ (as in referring to its small size), ‘mink’ (an animal known for its soft fur), ‘chino cloth’ (what khaki pants are made out of), and ‘chinchilla’.
Minccino only evolves once it’s exposed to the shiny stone, which can be at any time and at any level of its growth. After it is exposed to the shiny stone, though, it evolves into Cinccino. Cinccino, like Minccino, has over-exaggerated features. It has large ears, a fluffy white tail, and puffs of long, white fur coming off from its head and wrapping around its neck. It has small, rabbit-like paws, and its eyes are large and brown like its pre-evolution’s. Because of its white strands of fur, Cinccino is known as the Scarf Pokemon. Cinccino (along with Linoone) is the shortest of all fully evolved Pokemon, being only one foot and eight inches tall. Cinccino’s pokedex entries state that their white fur is coated in a special oil that makes it easy for them to detect attacks. Their white fur apparently feels amazing to touch. Their fur is known to repel dust and prevent static electricity from building up. Like its pre-evolution, Minccino, Cinccino is based off from a Chinchilla. Its long, white fur is styled like a high class woman’s hair from the 1600’s. The fluff around its neck resembles the shawls, boas, and scarves worn around woman’s necks (all of which could possibly be made out of skinned animals, like chinchillas – which is a possible reference to how they’re hunted for their soft fur). Cinccino’s name most-likely comes from the words ‘chinchilla’ and ‘chino cloth’.
Minccino and Cinccino are obviously adorable. Their cries are high-pitched and sweet, and even their moves are centered on their cute appearance.