James's Mime Jr.

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James's Mime Jr.
コジロウのマネネ Kojirō's Manene
Poké Ball
James Mime Jr.png
Mime Jr.
Debuts in Sweet Baby James
Caught at James's old vacation cottage around Saffron City
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location At Team Rocket HQ
Mime Jr.
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mime Jr. Ikue Ohtani

Tomoe Hanba
Kayzie Rogers

Michele Knotz

James's Mime Jr. (Japanese: コジロウのマネネ Kojirō's Manene) was the third Pokémon caught by James of Team Rocket during the Advanced Generation series of the Pokémon anime, after Cacnea and Chimecho.


Advanced Generation series

James and Mime Jr.

James caught Mime Jr. by accident in Sweet Baby James after it purposefully initiated the capture mechanism on one of his empty Poké Balls that had fallen on the floor. Mime Jr. previously resided with the old couple who took care of an old vacation home of James's family; James went there when his Chimecho fell ill. Mime Jr. took an instant liking to James, keeping him company at night while he sat over Chimecho. James was thankful for this, and he told Mime Jr. that it was kindhearted. When it was time for James to leave, Chimecho was still ill, so he decided to leave it in care of the old couple. When he reached in his pocket to get Chimecho's Poké Ball, the empty ones fell out, and Mime Jr. rushed in. James asked why Mime Jr. would want to go with him, and the couple told him that Mime Jr. likes him and thinks he is a kind person. They also said "Looks like you've found yourself a good buddy in Mime Jr."

James won a Pokémon Orienteering contest with his Mime Jr. in Off the Unbeaten Path.

In Spontaneous Combusken, Mime Jr. was used by Jessie, under the alias of Jessibelle, in the Chrysanthemum Pokémon Contest. They got through the round by preforming a Hula-Dance that was praised by the judges for showing of Mime Jr.'s cuteness. In the battle round, Mime Jr.'s first opponent was May's Combusken. Though it made use of its unusual Mimic and Tickle attacks, Mime Jr. was ultimately defeated when Combusken was energized by its mimicked Fire Spin and hit it with Sky Uppercut.

Diamond & Pearl series

In Dawn's Early Night!, Jessie used Cacnea and Mime Jr. in the appeal round of the Hearthome Contest. Cacnea used Needle Arm, which Mime Jr. Mimics before using Tickle on Jessie as both Cacnea and Mime Jr. hug and tickle Jessie, spinning her around the stage. Cacnea then fires Pin Missile, which Mime Jr. mimics, into the sky and creating fireworks. This performance gets Jessie a high score, advancing her to the next round.

In Old Rivals, New Tricks!, Jessie used it during the appeal rounds of a Contest. Jessie commanded Mime Jr. to use Teeter Dance, and after storing up energy for several seconds, it let out a massive version of the attack that got everyone (the judges, audience and even Marian) dancing. The impressive display allowed Jessie to progress to the finals.

It was used in a battle with James's Carnivine during the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Coming Full — Festival Circle! by Jessie, where James was proud to see that they had won their round.

Following the Team Rocket trio's journey in Sinnoh, James was forced to leave Mime Jr. at Team Rocket's headquarters as it is not a Pokémon native to the Unova region, and would seem suspicious.

Personality and characteristics

Mime Jr., as a Mime Pokémon, imitates what people do. Like Chimecho before it, it regularly inserts itself at the end of the Team Rocket motto saying "Mime, Mime". It is seen fairly commonly out of its Poké Ball, similar to Chimecho, participating in Team Rocket's schemes. Also similarly to Chimecho, Mime Jr. is babied by James and he rarely lets it battle.

Mime Jr. has a great relationship with its Trainer and seems to quite like Jessie, Meowth and Wobbuffet. Like Dawn's Piplup, it was shown in Battling a Cute Drama! to take insults straight to heart and sulk over them.

Moves used

James Mime Jr Tickle DP.png
Using Tickle
Move First Used In
Mimic Spontaneous Combusken!
Tickle Spontaneous Combusken!
Teeter Dance King and Queen for a Day!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves used via Mimic

James Mime Jr Mimic Pin Missile.png
Using Pin Missile
James Mime Jr Mimic Needle Arm.png
Using Needle Arm
Move First Used In
Fire Spin Spontaneous Combusken!*
Double-Edge King and Queen for a Day!*
Bubble Beam All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go!*
Needle Arm Dawn's Early Night!*
Pin Missile Dawn's Early Night!*
Hidden Power The Bells Are Singing!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • According to James, Mime Jr.'s favorite snack is chocolate.
  • For DP026, Professor Oak's lecture is about James's Mime Jr. He writes this Pokémon senryū about it: かわいいね マネネまねする きみのマネ "Isn't it cute? Manene imitates your imitation."
  • Mime Jr. is the first Pokémon from a then-upcoming generation a member of the Team Rocket trio has caught.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mime Jr..

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