Mimic (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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 Pokémon evolve after learning Mimic:

  • Mime Jr (evolves into Mr Mime) - learnt at level 15 from Pokémon Black/White 2 onwards (level 18 in earlier games).
  • Bonsly (evolves into Sudowoodo) - learnt at level 15 from Pokémon X/Y onwards (level 17 or 33 in earlier games).

Changes

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Mimic turns into Z-Mimic and raises Accuracy one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Mimic
Japanese ものまね (Monomane)
German Mimikry
French Copie
Italian Mimica
Spanish Mimético

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
Black 2​/​White 2
The user copies the target’s last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user copies the target’s last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user copies the target’s last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.
Sword​/​Shield 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 28
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 32
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 16
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 16
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 32
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 24
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1