Mimic (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category 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.

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 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
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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 38
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 15
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 15
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 15
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 15
ChatotChatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Field