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The Despicable Mel is a playable character in Minion Rush. It costs 35 costume cards and 10 coins to unlock.



  • It was released in 8.7.0 version on August 23, 2022 and was first available to unlock during the first Festival in Premium Tier 1 of the mini update version 8.7.1. More cards were available in later Premium Tiers, as well as the Premium Crates.
  • It is an improved and better choice to Coder's and Mariachi's powers.
  • When this costume was originally released, its stats for power-up duration and SP's given resembled more of a rare costume. However, the stats have changed in update version 8.8.0, along with its ability being buffed (formerly 200%-445%, step 35%, currently 300%-600%, step 60%).
  • At first, the costume's upgrades would go up to level 8 (max stats 445%), but reaching that high was nearly impossible in such a short time. When v.8.8.0 came, a glitch that would have shown level 6 as max, indicated that an additional upgrade to level 7 was possible, but any more cards obtained were converted into coins. This glitch was expected to be patched in the next update, but when v.8.9.0 arrived, upgrading the costume to level 7 and 8 became available. However, level 7 stats are those of the VIP maxed mode and level 8 stats give no further upgrade nor to the percentage or the duration of the power-up.
  • This is the first (and only, thus far) epic costume to be available to upgrade until level 8.

Costs and Upgrades


Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Cost 35 cards / 10 coins 20 cards / 1,400 coins 40 cards / 4,100 coins 100 cards / 13,900 coins 200 cards / 35,200 coins 400 cards / 86,400 coins


Each second counts 300% more while using the Banana Vacuum Each second counts 360% more while using the Banana Vacuum Each second counts 420% more while using the Banana Vacuum Each second counts 480% more while using the Banana Vacuum Each second counts 540% more while using the Banana Vacuum Each second counts 600% more while using the Banana Vacuum
Power-Up duration 14s 20s 26s 32s 38s 44s
SP's given 80 30 55 80 130 200


Minion Rush Characters
AFLAstronautAthenianBabyBakerBallerinaBanana ManBarkerBeachgoerBee CostumeBee-doBogatyrBoxerBratt's WorkoutBrave MinionBride of FrankensteinBunnyCancan DancerChinese FuClassicCleopatraCoderCowboyCro-MinionCupidDJDadDancerDeep DiverDinoDiscoDisguisedEgyptianElfEmperorFairy PrincessFirefighterFrankensteinGhostGirlGolferGrandpaGreenGreen ThumbGrenadierHazmatHockey PlayerHoliday SweaterHunterIsland HopperJelly JarJoggerJungleKing's GuardKnightLab CoatLegionaryLeotardLifeguardLuchadorLucyLumberjackMagicianMaidMariachiMimeMinionaireMomMonkey KingMummyNikoNinjaPandaPartierPeace and LovePilgriminionPiratePolar ExplorerPrisonerPunkQuarterbackRefereeReindeerRomanticSantaScoutSea DogSingerSkaterSnorkelerSnowboarderSoccerSoccer FanSpringSpySpy GruStarfishStereoStrikerSuperheroSurferThiefTortilla Chip HatTouristTzarevnaVacationerVampireVikingWitchWorker
Carl (Beehive CarlCarnival CarlDoctor CarlFluffycorn CarlFrigid CarlIce-Tober CarlSage CarlSanta Carl)
Jerry (Beekeeper JerryCarnival JerrySanta Jerry)
Mel (Despicable MelI-Love-Gru Mel)
Stuart (70s Lady StuartArtist StuartIce Cream StuartKung Fu StuartLayup StuartOld-School StuartShortstop StuartSnakey StuartSorcerer StuartSpelunker StuartStooartThong Stuart)
Bob (Airline BobHoliday BobKing BobEngineer BobPajama BobSkeleton BobSweet Bob)
Kevin (Hippie KevinSporty Kevin)
Phil (Anniversary Phil)
El MachoMeenaThe VillaintriloquistVector