Mimikyu (Pokémon)

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Mimikyu
Disguise Pokémon
ミミッキュ
Mimikkyu
#778
Disguised Form
Disguised Form
Busted Form
Busted Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Busted Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Disguise Cacophony
Busted Form
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Busted Form
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Disguised Form
0'0" 0 m
Busted Form
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
1.5 lbs. 0.7 kg
Disguised Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Busted Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
167
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Disguised Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Busted Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
Busted Form
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Busted Form
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Mimikyu (Japanese: ミミッキュ Mimikkyu) is a dual-type Ghost/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Mimikyu changes appearance when hit by an attack.

Biology

Mimikyu is a small Pokémon whose body is almost entirely hidden under a rag. Its small size makes it the shortest Ghost-type. Its beady black eyes are visible through holes in the body of its disguise, and the fringe of an amorphous foot or lower body is visible under the hem. Occasionally, it will also extend a black appendage from under its rag. The veil itself resembles a Pikachu. The cloth is yellow with black tipped ears. The Pikachu face appears to be drawn with crayons, consisting of black eyes, red cheeks, and a squiggly black mouth. Mimikyu also carries a small stick resembling a lightning bolt to create a tail for its costume. When its disguise is damaged, the costume's head droops limply backwards, revealing Mimikyu's ruse. Larger rips in the costume are accompanied by shadowy vapors pouring out from whatever is hidden within.

A lonely Pokémon, Mimikyu is always covered by its disguise. Since this Pokémon is weakened by sunlight, it is rumored that the veil is used for protection. It is believed that seeing its true form will cause a mysterious illness or even a painful death. Mimikyu's disguise is modeled after Pikachu because of the popularity of Pikachu-styled merchandise, thinking that its disguise would allow it to make friends with people.[1] If its rag is damaged or its neck is broken, it will spend all night patching it. It then seeks revenge on the one that damaged it, fearing that its true identity could have been exposed. Mimikyu finds repairing its neck difficult, often causing it to cry. Mimikyu is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the Z-Move Let's Snuggle Forever.

In the anime

Mimikyu in the anime
Shiny Mimikyu in the anime

Major appearances

Jessie's Mimikyu

Mimikyu debuted in Loading the Dex!. Though Ash tried to catch it, it decided to side with Team Rocket instead after spotting Pikachu and becoming enraged by its presence. Mimikyu was properly caught by Jessie in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!.

Other

A Shiny Mimikyu, nicknamed Mimikins (Japanese ミミたん Mimi-tan), debuted in Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, under the ownership of Acerola. Unlike regular Mimikyu, Mimikins is an actual ghost of a deceased Mimikyu, and thus can float in the air and pass through solid objects. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Mimikyu appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM003 Mimikyu Rotom Pokédex Mimikyu, the Disguise Pokemon. A Ghost and Fairy type. It wears a ragged head cover to look like a Pikachu, but little is known about this Pokémon. It's said that a scholar who once tried to look inside met his end.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Mimikyu debuted in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart. Sun was tasked with taking a picture of a Totem Mimikyu that lived at the abandoned Thrifty Megamart in order to complete his second trial. After befriending the Totem, Sun caught him and nicknamed him Penny.

In the TCG

Main article: Mimikyu (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mimikyu appears as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, where it uses its signature Z-Move Let's Snuggle Forever on any opponent who gets too close to it. Unlike its depiction in the core series games, Mimikyu grabs its target instead of jumping on top of it. If the target is at 100% damage or more, they will be instantly knocked out, and Mimikyu will leave behind its disguise and presumably depart afterwards.

Mimikyu also appears as a Spirit. If its Spirit is equipped, the fighter will start the match with Death's Scythe.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Disguised Form

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #242
Alola
USUM: #315
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its actual appearance is unknown. A scholar who saw what was under its rag was overwhelmed by terror and died from the shock.
Moon A lonely Pokémon, it conceals its terrifying appearance beneath an old rag so it can get closer to people and other Pokémon.
Ultra Sun Although it's a quiet, lonely Pokémon, if you try to look at what's under its rag, it will become agitated and resist violently.
Ultra Moon A gust of wind revealed what hides under this Pokémon's rag to a passing Trainer, who went home and died painfully that very night.
Generation VIII Galar
#301
Sword It wears a rag fashioned into a Pikachu costume in an effort to look less scary. Unfortunately, the costume only makes it creepier.
Shield There was a scientist who peeked under Mimikyu's old rag in the name of research. The scientist died of a mysterious disease.

Busted Form

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #242
Alola
USUM: #315
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun After going to all the effort of disguising itself, its neck was broken. Whatever is inside is probably unharmed, but it's still feeling sad.
Moon If its neck is broken or its rag torn during an attack, it works through the night to patch it.
Ultra Sun It stands in front of a mirror, trying to fix its broken neck as if its life depended on it. It has a hard time getting it right, so it's crying inside.
Ultra Moon Sad that its true identity may be exposed, Mimikyu will mercilessly seek revenge on any opponent that breaks its neck.
Generation VIII Galar
#301
Sword There will be no forgiveness for any who reveal that it was pretending to be Pikachu. It will bring the culprit down, even at the cost of its own life.
Shield Its disguise made from an old rag allowed it to avoid an attack, but the impact broke the neck of the disguise. Now everyone knows it's a Mimikyu.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)
Received from Samson Oak at Heahea Beach* (Totem-sized)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field (Overworld)
Giant's Mirror (Random encounter)
Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battles)

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Mimikyu Appears

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Carnival Mimikyu All Japan 10 August 14, 2017
SM Pokémon Center Mimikyu All Japan 10Shiny September 22 to November 16, 2017
SM Autumn Korean League Mimikyu All South Korea 10Shiny October 7 and 8, 2017
USUM Ultra Spooky Cup Shiny Mimikyu Japanese region Online 50Shiny November 13 to December 30, 2018
USUM Ultra Spooky Cup Shiny Mimikyu American region Online 50Shiny November 13 to December 30, 2018
USUM Ultra Spooky Cup Shiny Mimikyu PAL region Online 50Shiny November 13 to December 30, 2018
USUM Ultra Spooky Cup Shiny Mimikyu Korean region Online 50Shiny November 13 to December 30, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (5%)
Sword Shield Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (5%)
Events* Rare Candy Rare Candy (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
96
90 - 162 177 - 320
Total:
476
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
066 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
2424 Mimic Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
4848 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
5454 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
6060 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mimikyu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mimikyu

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM72Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM87Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mimikyu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mimikyu

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GastlyHaunterGengarDuskullDusclopsDusknoir
YamaskCofagrigusYamaskRunerigusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPincurchin
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWeezing
WobbuffetYamaskCofagrigusYamaskRunerigusPhantump
Trevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
YamaskCofagrigus Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mimikyu in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Mimikyu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mimikyu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mimikyu

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mimikyu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mimikyu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 15

#726
Shuffle778.png

Spookify+
Sometimes leaves foe spooked for even longer when you make a match of four or more.


Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
55px Friendship Item: Spell Tag (400Magikarp Jump Diamond.png) ★✰✰✰✰: +0%
★★✰✰✰: +10% (1Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★✰✰: +40% (2Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★✰: +100% (5Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★★: +770% (78Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
Skill: Awards a little JP
Recovery time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Evolution

778Mimikyu.png
Unevolved
Mimikyu
 Ghost  Fairy 

Forms

Default
Mimikyu
Disguised Form
Mimikyu
 Ghost  Fairy 




Activate Disguise
Mimikyu
Busted Form
Mimikyu
 Ghost  Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 778.png Spr b 7s 778.png Spr 7s 778.png Spr b 7s 778.png
Spr 7s 778B.png Spr b 7s 778B.png Spr 7s 778B.png Spr b 7s 778B.png
Spr 7s 778 s.png Spr b 7s 778 s.png Spr 7s 778 s.png Spr b 7s 778 s.png
Spr 7s 778B s.png Spr b 7s 778B s.png Spr 7s 778B s.png Spr b 7s 778B s.png
Front Back Front Back
778MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Mimikyu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Mimikyu.
  • On October 20, 2016, The Pokémon Company posted a Mimikyu-themed music video onto their YouTube channel titled Mimikyu's Song.
  • According to an official piece of merchandise, Mimikyu's height does not count the head of the disguise, only the body.[2]
  • In the Pokémon of the Year poll held by the Pokémon Company in 2020, Mimikyu was voted the most popular Generation VII Pokémon, receiving 99,077 votes. It was also the third-most popular Pokémon overall.

Origin

Mimikyu's disguise is based on Pikachu. The execution of the disguise is similar to ghost costumes made from bedsheets. Mimikyu also shares similarities with the Bugul Noz, a Breton myth about a kind and gentle fairy spirit whose horrifying ugliness causes it to be perpetually alone. The fact that Mimikyu's appearance can kill is a reference to Lovecraftian or eldritch monsters; if any person were to see their true forms, they would either be driven insane or die.

Name origin

Mimikyu and Mimikkyu may be derived from mimic and きゅうきゅう kyūkyū (onomatopoeia for squeaking, similar to Pikachu). It may also involve a corruption of 迷宮 meikyuu (mystery).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミミッキュ Mimikkyu From 迷宮 meikyuu, mimic and きゅうきゅう kyūkyū
France Flag.png French Mimiqui From mimique and qui
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mimikyu Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mimigma From Mimik and enigma
Italy Flag.png Italian Mimikyu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 따라큐 Ttarakyu From 따라하다 ttarahada and kyu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 謎擬Q Màihyìh-Q From màih, 模擬 mòuhyíh, and Q
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 謎擬Q / 谜拟Q Mínǐ-Q From 謎 / 谜 , 模擬 / 模拟 mónǐ, and Q

Disguised Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ばけたすがた Disguised Form
Chinese Cantonese 化形的樣子 Fayìhng-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 化形的樣子 / 化形的样子 Huàxíng-de Yàngzi
France Flag.png French Forme Déguisée
Germany Flag.png German Verkleidete Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Mascherata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 둔갑한 모습 Dun-gapan Moseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Encubierta
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างปลอมตัว

Busted Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ばれたすがた Exposed Form
Chinese Cantonese 現形的樣子 Yihnyìhng-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 現形的樣子 / 现形的样子 Xiànxíng-de Yàngzi
France Flag.png French Forme Démasquée
Germany Flag.png German Entlarvte Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Smascherata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 들킨 모습 Deulkin Moseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Descubierta


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Notes

External links

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