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Revision as of 12:28, 10 January 2013

Copycat
まねっこ Imitate
Copycat.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Receives voltage points if previous Pokémon reaches maximum voltage
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Copycat (Japanese: まねっこ Imitate) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Copycat causes the user to use the last move that was used (even if the last move was by the user). A move called by Copycat in this way counts as the last move used.

Copycat will fail if the target did not make a move selection in the round before the use of Copycat, switches out during the round Copycat is used, or if the opponent's last move used was Copycat or Mirror Move. If either was used successfully, the move copied by that will be the most recent move used, and so that move will be copied by this use of Copycat.

Paralysis, confusion, recharging, and building up for a multi-turn move have no effect to the last move used. If Copycat is used against a target that was fully paralyzed or hurt itself right before its use, Copycat will still use the last move that the target used. If Copycat is used during the first turn of a multi-turn move, Copycat will use the move that the opponent used before that move (or fail if no move was previously made).

A Pokémon will be able to use a move that is Disabled if it is called via Copycat.

If used in a battle after switching out, the move that is copied is the last one used within that battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSBWB2W2 The user mimics the move used immediately before it. The move fails if no other move has been used yet.
PMDTDS Causes the user to unleash the same move as the last one used by the facing enemy. Some moves can't be copied.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic 4 4 '
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal 13 13 '
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal 17 17 '
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock -- -- '
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic 38 41 '
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal 11 18 18 '
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric 24 24 '
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric 24 24 '
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal 10 10 '
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock -- -- '
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic 4 4 '
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal 5 5 '
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting 29 29 19 '
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic 61 61 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal   Mr. MimeSkittySpinda '
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water   SkittySpinda '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

None.png Cameron Riolu Copycat.png Cameron Lucario Copycat.png None.png
Riolu;
copying a Fire-type move
Lucario;
copying a Steel-type move
The user copies the opponent's last move and uses it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
447 Riolu After the opponent has used a move, Riolu becomes surrounded in a waving aura of light. It then recalls how the opponent used the move, one of its eyes twinkles, and it uses the same move as the opponent just used. The color of the aura depends on which type of move Riolu is copying.
Cameron's Riolu BW104 Debut
448 Lucario After the opponent has used a move, Lucario becomes surrounded in a waving aura of light. It then recalls how the opponent used the move, one of its eyes twinkles, and it uses the same move as the opponent just used. The color of the aura depends on which type of move Lucario is copying.
Cameron's Lucario BW108 None

In other generations

Copycat IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Smoochum is the only dual-type Pokémon able to learn Copycat, excluding the dual-type Pokémon that evolve from the Pokémon knowing the move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 仿造 Fǎngzào
France Flag.png French Photocopie
Germany Flag.png German Imitator
Greece Flag.png Greek Αντιγραφή
Italy Flag.png Italian Copione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흉내쟁이 Hyungnaejaeng'i
Spain Flag.png Spanish Copión


Variations of the move Mirror Move
Status Mirror MoveCopycat
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