Mimic (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM31

Effects

Mimic copies the last move used by the target (replacing Mimic). The copied move always has 5 PP. The effect only lasts while the user is in battle: if the user switches out or when the battle ends, the move becomes Mimic again.

Mimic cannot copy Chatter, Metronome, Sketch or Struggle.

Evolution

The following Pokemon evolve after learning Mimic:

  • Mime Jr (evolves to Mr Mime) - learnt at level 15 in Black/White 2 or level 18 prior to that.
  • Bonsly (evolves to Sudowoodo) - learnt at level 33 in Black/White 2 or level 17 prior to that.

Changes

In Generation 1, Mimic allows the user to choose any of the opponent's moves to copy.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Copies a move used by the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Copies a move used by the foe during one battle.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user copies the move last used by the foe for the rest of the battle.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user copies the move last used by the foe. The move can be used for the rest of the battle.
Black/White The user copies the target’s last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Mimic at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 45
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 17
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 33
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Mimic as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Field