This article is about the natural satellite. For a power-up that appears in Despicable Me: Minion Rush, see Moon (Minion Rush).

Next, we are going to steal................ THE MOON!
— Felonius Gru

The Moon is Earth's natural satellite.


The first moon landing happened in 1969. Felonius Gru watched this historic moment with his mother and was inspired by the landing to go to outer space.


Despicable Me

Gru, along with Dr. Nefario, had formulated a plan to steal the Moon years before the supervillain adopts Margo, Edith, and Agnes. When Vector, a supervillain rival, steals the Pyramid of Giza, Gru reveals the devious plan that had been formulated for several years. Gru steals the Moon with the shrink ray, which comically stops tidal waves for surfers and reverts a werewolf to normal. But Gru is forced to give it to Vector in exchange for the girls who are kidnapped by him. However, Vector kept both the Moon and the girls, causing Gru to storm his lair. Vector, shocked to see Gru break through all his defenses, attempts to escape in an escape pod.

At the same time, the Moon begins to expand, but Gru manages to get Margo, Edith and Agnes out of the ship. The Moon grows rapidly, destroying Vector's escape pod and leaving Vector trapped on the moon (along with a Minion who drank the anti-gravity serum).

Despicable Me 2

Silas Ramsbottom and El Macho recall the moon heist several times when interacting with Gru, implyign thay both knew about the moon heist.

Appearances in other media

Minion Rush

Main article: Moon (Minion Rush)


  • In real life, unlike in the movies, removal of the Moon would have disastrous consequences on Earth: the former would potentially destabilize the Earth's tilt, day/night cycle, and climate. However, scientists believe these effects would not be immediate, and so it can be reasoned the the moon was replaced quick enough to avoid disaster.


Despicable Me
Great Pyramid of GizaGru's HouseGru's LabBank of EvilMiss Hattie's Home for GirlsTop Secret Research FacilityVector's HouseSuper Silly Fun LandMoon
Despicable Me 2
PX-LabsGru's HousePier 12Anti-Villain LeagueParadise MallGru's LabBake My DayEagle Hair ClubSalsa & SalsaMinion BeachZarelli's Italian RestaurantEl Macho's Lair
Minion Ice CaveFancy's Department StoreVillain-ConScarlet's CastleTower of LondonBuckingham PalaceWestminster AbbeyPig's Spleen
Despicable Me 3
Shaka HutGru's HouseFreedoniaDru's MansionTipsy UnicornState PrisonBratt's LairHollywood
MailroomSecret Bomb LabNational MuseumFuzzy Memories
Appearances in Other Media
Minion RushMinions Paradise