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Mimikyu (ミミッキュ Mimikkyu) is a ghost/fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

The "body" of Mimikyu has been designed to look like Pikachu. The overall structure of the disguise does resemble Pikachu, but the skin is a grayish-beige color instead of yellow. Its "tail" is made of wood and has a grayish-brown color. The disguise's "face" only consists of poorly drawn eyes, cheeks, and a swiggy mouth. Two holes appear in the body of the costume, which are the actual eyes of Mimikyu. Underneath the cloth appears to be a black shadowy mass, but it is unknown what it looks like in full. In actuality, Mimikyu is only approximately the size of its disguise’s torso, as there appears to be nothing inside of the rag's head.

Behavior

Apparently, about 20 years ago, it was said that Pikachu is more popular than it, so it dressed up like Pikachu in order to it become more popular among trainers.

In the case of one notable Mimikyu in the anime, it has been shown to harbor an immense, psychopathic hatred toward Pikachu. This may not be the case for all Mimikyu however, and it is likely that different Mimikyu have different attitudes toward Pikachu.

Natural abilities

Mimikyu is said to be a cursed being, and those who have seen under its rag have all died painfully out of fright. In one instance in the anime, Meowth saw its true form after it removed its rag underwater, which caused his soul to leave his body temporarily, leaving him in a catatonic state. However, Mimikyu means no actual harm, and in fact only wants to make friends with humans. As such, it hides its true form under a costume representing what people loved the most; Pikachu, though when attacked, it will show one or both of its claws that hide underneath the cloth it wears and strike back.

Evolution

Mimikyu does not evolve.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Thrifty Megamart Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    Disguised Form: Its actual appearance is unknown. A scholar who saw what was under its rag was overwhelmed by terror and died from the shock. Busted Form: After going to all the effort of disguising itself, its neck was broken. Whatever is inside is probably unharmed, but it's still feeling sad.

  • Moon

    Disguised Form: A lonely Pokémon, it conceals its terrifying appearance beneath an old rag so it can get closer to people and other Pokémon. Busted Form: If its neck is broken or its rag torn during an attack, it works through the night to patch it.

  • Ultra Sun

    Disguised Form: Although it’s a quiet, lonely Pokémon, if you try to look at what’s under its rag, it will become agitated and resist violently.
    Busted Form: It stands in front of a mirror, trying to fix its broken neck as if its life depended on it. It has a hard time getting it right, so it’s crying inside.

  • Ultra Moon

    Disguised Form: A gust of wind revealed what hides under this Pokémon’s rag to a passing Trainer, who went home and died painfully that very night.
    Busted Form: Sad that its true identity may be exposed, Mimikyu will mercilessly seek revenge on any opponent that breaks its neck.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
55
Attack
90
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
105
Speed
96
Total
476

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Wood Hammer 120 100% 15 Grass Physical
1 Splash —% 40 Normal Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Copycat —% 20 Normal Status
5 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
10 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
14 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
19 Mimic 100% 10 Normal Status
23 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
28 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
32 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
37 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
41 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
46 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical
50 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Grass Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room 100% 5 Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Curse Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Litwick, Lampent, Phantump, Trevenant —% 10 Ghost Status
Destiny Bond Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing, Wobbuffet, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Phantump, Trevenant —% 5 Ghost Status
Grudge Misdreavus, Shuppet, Banette, Yamask, Cofagrigus 100% 5 Ghost Status
Nightmare Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 100% 15 Ghost Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magic Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Mimikyu SM
Mimikyu Shiny SM
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Jessie's Mimikyu

Jessie caught a Mimikyu briefly after Team Rocket arrived to Alola. It has a horribly strong hatred on Pikachu and will do anything to destroy him.

Known Trainers With A Mimikyu

Trivia

  • In the anime, Meowth has witnessed the true form of Mimikyu, showing it to be an amorphous darkness with a pair of glowing yellow eyes. Both times Meowth 'died' temporarily but was later revived.
  • The quote in which "20 years ago, Mimikyu got jealous of Pikachu and created its costume" may be a reference to when Pokémon Sun and Moon were released 20 years from Pokémon's release.
  • This is the only ghost/fairy type Pokémon.
  • Totem Mimikyu is the only Totem Pokémon that is not exclusive to Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon.
  • According to official pieces of merchandise, Mimikyu's head does not count as part of the body and only its lower body counts as the height.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Mimikyu is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Let's Snuggle Forever.
  • Mimikyu is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Mimikyu is based on a badly-made Pikachu doll. It may also be based on ghost costumes made from a white sheet with eye-holes. Its true form is based on Legends about darkness clouds that make people vanish / die. It could also be based off of the Bugul Noz, a kind and gentle fairy that was lonely due to its ugly state.

Etymology

Mimikyu's name is a play on words based on the words "mimic you".

Names in other languages

  • English: Mimikyu
  • Japanese: : ミミッキュ Mimikkyu
  • Chinese: 謎擬Q
  • French: Mimiqui

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