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Mimic (move)

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Mimic
ものまね Mimic
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • 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
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Makes the appeal as good as the one before it.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Mimic (Japanese: ものまね Mimic) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Mimic copies one of the target's current attacks and its maximum PP. The user will retain the copied attack until it faints or is switched out, or the battle ends. Mimic can't copy Struggle because it is not a normally selectable move.

If Mimic copies a partial trapping move, and if the target switches out when its PP is 0 and before its duration is over, the current PP of the move will roll over to 63 and full PP ups will be applied to it. Mimic will retain the move's current PP if the user switches out, and full PP ups will be applied to any moves that Mimic subsequently copies.

In-game, Mimic allows the user to see the target's moveset and select the move to copy, except in link battles.

In Stadium, Mimic will not copy a move's maximum PP.

Mimic cannot create duplicate moves; if the opponent last used a move that the attacking Pokémon already knows, Mimic will fail.

Generation II-III

Mimic copies the target's last move, the mimicked move has 5 PP. It fails to mimic the move Sketch, Struggle and Metronome, however.

In Pokémon XD and Pokémon Colosseum, Shadow moves cannot be mimicked. It will instead say "But it failed!".

Generation IV on

If it is known by a Bonsly or a Mime Jr. when they level up, they will evolve into a Sudowoodo or a Mr. Mime, respectively. It fails to mimic the move Chatter.

Learnset

Generation I

By TM31

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation I can learn Mimic.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam
Machop, Machoke, Machamp
Drowzee, Hypno
Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan
Mr. Mime
Electabuzz
Magmar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | Cleffa | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Pikachu, Raichu
Clefairy, Clefable
Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff
Chansey

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.
|} |}

By event

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
174 174 Igglybuff Normal New York City Pokémon Center
190 190 Aipom Normal New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal 39
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam
Machop, Machoke, Machamp
Drowzee, Hypno
Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop
Mr. Mime
Electabuzz
Magmar
Makuhita, Hariyama
Sableye
Meditite, Medicham
Volbeat
Spinda
Cacnea, Cacturne

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | Cleffa | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Jigglypuff

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.
|} |}

By move tutor

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, Emerald, and XD: Gale of Darkness

All Pokémon that can learn TMs in Generation III can be tutored Mimic.

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal 41
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic 18
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock 17
438 438 Bonsly Rock 17
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic 18
441 441 Chatot Normal Flying 29
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | Cleffa | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Jigglypuff

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 439 | style="background: #FFF" | 439 | style="background: #FFF" | Mime Jr. | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.
|} |}

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal 45
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic 18
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock 17
438 438 Bonsly Rock 17
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic 18
441 441 Chatot Normal Flying 33
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | 122 | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | 173 | style="background: #FFF" | Cleffa | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Jigglypuff

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 209 | style="background: #FFF" | 209 | style="background: #FFF" | Snubbull | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Jigglypuff

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 439 | style="background: #FFF" | 439 | style="background: #FFF" | Mime Jr. | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Mr. Mime

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.
|} |}

In the anime

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Bullet Seed Mime Jr. Pin Missile Flamethrower
The user copies the foe's latest move used.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo instantly copies the last move used by the opponent. Sometimes, the branches on its head will glow gold.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Debut
Brock's Sudowoodo Leave It to Brocko! None
365 Walrein Walrein flashes purple and it copies and learns the last move used by the opponent until the end of the battle.
Katie's Walrein A Judgment Brawl None
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. instantly copies the last move used by the opponent. Sometimes the ball on its head glows white.
James's Mime Jr. Spontaneous Combusken! None
438 Bonsly The three green orbs on Bonsly's head glow gold and it copies the last move used by the opponent.
Brock's Bonsly A Staravia is Born! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

  • Dutch: Immitatie
  • Finnish: Matkina
  • French: Copie
  • German: Mimikry
  • Greek: Μίμιση
  • Italian: Mimica
  • Korean: 흉내내기 Hyungnaenaegi
  • Spanish: Mimético


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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