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Copycat (character)

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モノマネむすめ Mimic Girl
Ken Sugimori's artwork of Copycat, dressed as Ethan,
from the Expedition Base Set
Gender Female
Hometown Saffron City
Region Kanto
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Copycat (Japanese: モノマネむすめ Mimic Girl) lives in Saffron City. She collects Pokémon dolls, and likes to dress up as and mimic others. Copycat is not her real name; rather, her nickname.

In the games

Generation I

In Generation I, Copycat will give the TM for Mimic in return for a Clefairy Poké Doll.

In her bedroom, there is a SNES* with a game that has Mario with a bucket on his head, a reference to the Japan-exclusive game Mario & Wario, also developed by Game Freak.

Copycat has a Doduo she has somehow taught to mimic human speech, similarly to the abilities of a Chatot.

Generation II

In Generation II, Copycat's Clefairy Poké Doll, given to her by Red in Generation I, is lost. It's found by a member of the Pokémon Fan Club in Vermilion City who is glad to have it as he loves Clefairy. However, he gives it to the player and decides to catch one himself. When the player returns to Copycat's house and returns her lost doll, she will give the player a ticket to ride the Magnet Train that travels between Kanto and Johto.

Between the events of Generation I and Generation II, Copycat's house in Saffron City was torn down to make room for the Magnet Train station. According to her, a rail company man gave her a train ticket in compensation for the demolition. Her Doduo has also evolved into Dodrio in the meantime.

Generation III

In FireRed and LeafGreen, Copycat has the same role as she did in Generation I. However, she is now a Move Tutor who will teach Mimic to a suitable Pokémon instead, due to Mimic no longer being available as a TM.

Generation IV

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Copycat has the same role as she did in Generation II. However, her Doduo, which evolved into Dodrio in Generation II, has been replaced by a Banette.


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Reason: Pretty much quotes from all generations: Red+Blue, Yellow, Gold+Silver, Crystal, FireRed+LeafGreen, and earlier ones from HeartGold and SoulSilver.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

  • After the Power Plant has been fixed
"<player>: Hi! I heard you lost your cherished Poké Doll. If I find it, you'll give me a Magnet Train pass? I'll go find it for you. You think you lost it when you went to Vermillion City?"
"Copycat: Pardon? I shouldn't decide what you should do? But I'm really worried... What if someone finds it?"
"Yay! That's my Clefairy Poké Doll! See the tear where the right arm is sewn on? That's proof! OK. I'll give you this Magnet Train Pass as I promised!"
"You show it at the ticket gate to get on the Magnet Train. The rail-company man gave me that when they tore down our old house for the station."
  • Subsequent times talking to
"<player>: Hi! Thanks a lot for the Magnet Train Pass! Pardon? Is it that fun to mimic my every move?"
"Copycat: You bet! It's a scream!"


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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite
from FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite
from HeartGold and SoulSilver


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Reason: Maps from Generation I (Japanese and international).

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The ground floor of her house
in Red, Blue, and Yellow
The ground floor of her
house in Generation II
The ground floor of her house in
FireRed and LeafGreen
The ground floor of her house in
HeartGold and SoulSilver

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Copycat House 2F FRLG.png

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Her room in Generation II Her room in FireRed and LeafGreen (international) Her room in FireRed and LeafGreen (Japanese) Her room in HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

Copycat's anime counterpart, Duplica

While Copycat herself has never made an appearance in the anime, she appears to have an anime counterpart in Duplica.

In the TCG

Copycat's artwork from the Trading Card Game by Kanako Eo, dressed as Ethan, for the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Copycat and/or her Pokémon in the Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Copycat T [Su] Expedition Base Set Uncommon 138/165 Base Expansion Pack Uncommon 063/128
EX Team Rocket Returns Uncommon 83/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back Uncommon 078/085
EX Dragon Frontiers Uncommon 73/101 Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   022/024
Copycat Su HeartGold & SoulSilver Uncommon 90/123 SoulSilver Collection Uncommon 069/070
      L-P Promotional cards   024/L-P
Raichu Half Deck   21/30      
Call of Legends Uncommon 77/95      



Language Name Origin
Japanese モノマネむすめ Mimic Girl She teaches Pokémon the move Mimic.
May also be related to her ability of mimicking others.
English Copycat Copycat is a common children's name-calling for a copier.
French Copieuse
German Nachahmerin
Italian, Spanish Copiona Equivalent of copycat in Spanish.
Korean 흉내내기 아가씨 Hyungnaenaegi Agassi Literally "Mimic Girl".

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater

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