Jessie's Mimikyu

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Jessie's Mimikyu
ムサシのミミッキュ Musashi's Mimikkyu
Luxury Ball
Jessie Mimikyu.png
Jessie's Mimikyu
Debuts in Loading the Dex!
Caught in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!
Caught at Melemele Island
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Jessie
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mimikyu Unknown Billy Bob Thompson

Jessie's Mimikyu (Japanese: ムサシのミミッキュ Musashi's Mimikkyu) is the first Pokémon that Jessie caught in the Alola region, and her twelfth overall.


As a wild Pokémon

Mimikyu without its rag

Mimikyu first appeared in Loading the Dex!, where it met Team Rocket in a forest on Melemele Island. Thinking it was cute, Jessie decided to catch Mimikyu. Having no offensive Pokémon yet, she threw Meowth at Mimikyu, but it was immune to Meowth's Fury Swipes. Losing his patience, Meowth tried to remove Mimikyu's rag, but was hexed, and had a near-death experience. Jessie and James were able to wake Meowth, but were forced to give up and hide when they heard someone approach, who turned out to be Ash and his classmates. Having noticed Ash's Pikachu, Mimikyu became enraged. Ash attempted to catch Mimikyu, but Pikachu's Iron Tail had no effect. Mimikyu then beat up Pikachu using Play Rough. Before the battle between Pikachu and Mimikyu went too far, Team Rocket stepped in. Meowth jumped at Pikachu with Fury Swipes. But when Pikachu tried to counter, Mimikyu intervened. Speaking through Meowth, Mimikyu told Team Rocket that it would help them against Pikachu, expressing a deep-seated hatred for it. Before it could resume fighting Pikachu, however, a Bewear kidnapped Jessie and James. Meowth was able to get Mimikyu to disengage, and they chased Bewear.

With Jessie

Jessie catching Mimikyu

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, Team Rocket and Mimikyu were trapped in Bewear's den. Jessie was attempting to catch Mimikyu with a Poké Ball, because neither Meowth nor Wobbuffet could beat Bewear, but Mimikyu kept swatting it away with its tail stick. At some point, James dropped a Luxury Ball he was going to add to his collection. Jessie threw it at Mimikyu and successfully caught it. During their first battle with Pikachu, Mimikyu was called out and used Shadow Ball, but Pikachu used Electro Ball to intercept. Mimikyu used Play Rough on him and was about to use Shadow Claw, but thanks to Rowlet's Leafage, Pikachu was saved. Before the fight lasted too long, Bewear returned and carried Team Rocket away.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Mimikyu assisted Team Rocket in their quest to obtain a Darkinium Z. It battled a Totem Alolan Raticate, which protected the Z-Crystal, but was swatted away by Raticate's tail. When Raticate was about to finish Team Rocket and some Team Skull Grunts off, Mimikyu emerged from the bushes and managed to defeat Raticate with a powerful combination of Wood Hammer and a super effective Play Rough.

In Mimikyu Unmasked!, Jessie sent Mimikyu out to battle Ash during another attempt to steal Pikachu. Team Rocket was quickly blasted off by Kiawe's Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive, separating Mimikyu and its Trainer from James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet. The Z-Move had also ripped Mimikyu's rag, forcing it to wear a malasada bag instead. Jessie and Mimikyu went shopping to find a replacement for Mimikyu's rag, but the Disguise Pokémon became irritated by Jessie's different outfits and stormed out of the store. Jessie was then able to convince Mimikyu to hand over its rag, allowing her to repair it. When Jessie later opened her bag of malasadas, a trio of Murkrow stole them, but also accidentally took Mimikyu's rag. Jessie, however, was able to retrieve it. When a larger flock of Murkrow returned for an attack, Mimikyu slid into its repaired rag and protected its Trainer from the flock. Later, Team Rocket returned to Ash for a rematch. Despite Mimikyu and Jessie's improved relationship, Mimikyu still ignored her commands to attack Lycanroc and attacked Pikachu instead, leaving Team Rocket open to Lycanroc's Continental Crush, sending them flying until Bewear arrived to take them to its den.

Personality and characteristics

Jessie and Mimikyu
Mimikyu vs. Pikachu

Unlike most Mimikyu who cosplay as Pikachu so that they can make friends like Pikachu, Jessie's Mimikyu bears an intense grudge towards all Pikachu and only dresses up like one because it is the thing that it despises the most. As a wild Pokémon, Mimikyu agreed to fight alongside Team Rocket so it could fight Ash's Pikachu. As seen in A Shocking Grocery Run!, it even fights Pikachu when its Trainer told it not to, because of its intense hatred towards him. Every time it sees Pikachu, it always engages in battle, which is helpful for Team Rocket, as it is their lifelong goal to capture Pikachu. However, this has not always worked out in Team Rocket's favor, as shown in Racing to a Big Event!, when Mimikyu tried to attack Pikachu during the Pokémon Pancake Race, thus disqualifying itself due to the race's rules, much to Jessie's chagrin. It is also shown in SM062 when Mimikyu attacks the cage that Pikachu was trapped in and said attack ended up allowing Pikachu to get out.

As demonstrated in Getting to Know You!, Mimikyu will also often refuse to fight any opponents that are not Pikachu, further displaying its obsession, but it did willingly attack {{DL|DJ Leo|Jessica, Ashley, and Michael|DJ Leo's Dugtrio]] in Getting the Band Back Together! and a Totem Alolan Raticate in A Team-on-Team Tussle!. It did also attack Ash's Rowlet in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, although it could have done so due to it disrupting its own battle with Pikachu. Mimikyu will not always do as its Trainer commands. It spends a lot of its time outside of its Poké Ball, wandering around and generally doing as it likes, including going for a swim, as seen in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!. Although it did not have a strong relationship with Jessie at first, its bond with its Trainer grew in Mimikyu Unmasked! when Jessie repaired its torn disguise and Mimikyu protected her from a flock of Murkrow. Since then, its relationship has continued to grow as shown in SM060, when it competed alongside Jessie in the PokéSled Jump Tournament and put on a performance with no attempt to disobey its Trainer.

Mimikyu's speech, according to Meowth, is very intimidating. When Team Rocket first met it, both he and the normally chipper Wobbuffet were deeply disturbed by Mimikyu's words. Since its debut, it is often seen scaring Meowth. In the Poké Problem for Mimikyu Unmasked!, Mimikyu has its disguise washed and dried on a clothes line.

Mimikyu appears to enjoy causing trouble for Meowth by showing him its true form as seen in Mimikyu Unmasked! where whilst protecting Jessie and James from seeing its true self, Meowth was left unprotected. This was seen again in SM062 when after Team Rocket took more interest in an Alolan Meowth, Mimikyu showed its true self to Meowth once again.

Moves used

Jessie Mimikyu Shadow Claw.png
Using Shadow Claw
Move First Used In
Play Rough Loading the Dex!
Shadow Claw Loading the Dex!
Wood Hammer Loading the Dex!
Shadow Ball Loading the Dex!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Jessie's Mimikyu is featured in the TCG as of one Team Rocket's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards featuring Mimikyu.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Team Rocket's Mimikyu GX Psychic       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   010/026


  • Mimikyu is the first Pokémon owned by a main character to be caught in a Poké Ball variant since the original series, and also the first such caught by Team Rocket.
    • As such, Mimikyu is also the first Pokémon owned by a main character to be caught in a Poké Ball variant introduced after Generation II.
  • Mimikyu is the first recurring Pokémon to be caught by Team Rocket.

Related articles

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

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