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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
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.
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.
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.
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 However, her Doduo, which evolved into Dodrio in Generation II, has been replaced by a Banette.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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Reason: Maps from Generation I (Japanese and international).
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
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Copycat and/or her Pokémon in the Trading Card Game.
- In the English localization of Yellow, an NPC in the Celadon Department Store mentions that he's trying to buy a Poké Doll for Copycat in Cerulean City. However, she lives in Saffron City. This oversight is not present in the original Japanese releases.
- Copycat has green hair in her Expedition Base Set artwork, drawn by Ken Sugimori, but brown hair in her HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion artwork, drawn by Kanako Eo. This is likely because in Generation IV, Copycat has the appearance of Lasses, who have brown hair, and in the first two Generations, black was used for a variety of colors, including green.
- In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Copycat has a Pokémon from all the first four generations, if counting her Pokémon dolls:
- If the Copycat is in fact parroting the player as she implies and not merely putting words in their mouths, then she acts as the player's proxy by providing some of the only lines of dialogue said by him/her.
||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.
||Copycat is a common children's name-calling for a copier.
||Equivalent of copycat in Spanish.
||흉내내기 아가씨 Hyungnaenaegi Agassi
||Literally "Mimic Girl".