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Mimic (Japanese: ものまね Mimic) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM31 in Generation I. In Generation II, it was the signature move of Sudowoodo.
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Reason: Can Mimic copy Transform in Generations I, II and III? What moves that call other moves can mimic copy?
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Mimic allows the user to select one of the target's moves to copy, as well as the move's maximum PP. The user will retain the copied attack in Mimic's place 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.
Mimic has an accuracy of 100.
In Pokémon Stadium, Mimic will not copy a move's maximum PP.
Mimic copies the target's last move; the mimicked move has 5 PP. It fails to copy the moves Sketch, Struggle, Metronome, or any move the user already knows.
Mimic now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. It copies Me First, not the move called by Me First. It fails to copy Shadow moves and Chatter.
Mimic can be used to copy Transform in Generation IV, which could cause a glitch in early copies of the Japanese Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. To trigger the glitch, a Pokémon must use Mimic to copy and use Transform, then faint. If the Mimic-using Pokémon's owner wins the battle, all moves gained from the use of Transform are retained after the battle.
The mimicked move now has the max PP as opposed to 5. Mimic is no longer able to copy Transform. If a Rayquaza mimics Dragon Ascent, it still will not be able to Mega Evolve.
Mimic fails to copy Z-Moves.
If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Mimic, the user's accuracy is raised by one stage.
Two Pokémon can evolve when they know Mimic: Bonsly into Sudowoodo and Mime Jr. into Mr. Mime.
|| A move for learning one of the opponent's moves, for use during that battle only.
|| Copies a move used by the foe.
|| Copies a move used by the foe during one battle.
|| The user copies the move last used by the foe for the rest of the battle.
|| Copies a move used by the target during one battle.
|| The user copies the move last used by the foe. The move can be used for the rest of the battle.
| The user copies the target's last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.
In other games
|| Makes the user deploy the same move as the one last used by the foe facing it. Some moves cannot be mimicked.
|| Causes the user to unleash the same move as the one last used by the enemy it is facing. Some moves can't be mimicked.
|| しょうめんの てきポケモンが さいごに くりだしたわざと おなじ わざをくりだす いくつか ものまねできないわざも ある
|| It mimics an enemy's last move.*|
You counter the enemy by mimicking the enemy's last move.*
In the anime
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it ignores accuracy and evasion checks.
In other languages