Mimikyu is a Ghost/Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Disguise Pokémon.

Mimikyu lives its life completely covered by its cloth and is always hidden. People believe that anybody who sees its true form beneath the cloth will be stricken with a mysterious illness. People in the Alola region are convinced that you must never try to peek beneath its covering. Mimikyu's health fails when it’s bathed in the rays of the sun, so it prefers to stick to dark places. It’s rumored that the reason it covers itself with a cloth is to avoid sunlight.

Pokédex data

National № 778
Type Ghost Fairy
Species Disguise Pokémon
Height 0′08″ (0.2 m)
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
Abilities 1. Disguise
Local № 242 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
315 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)


EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 167
Growth Rate Medium Fast


Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 105
193 339
Speed 96
177 320
Total 476 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Mimikyu.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Busted Form

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.

Disguised Form

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.

Moves learned by Mimikyu

Moves learnt by level up

Mimikyu learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

1AstonishGhost 30 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Wood HammerGrass 120 100
5Double TeamNormal
10Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
14Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
23Feint AttackDark 60
28CharmFairy 100
32SlashNormal 70 100
37Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
41Hone ClawsDark
46Play RoughFairy 90 90
50Pain SplitNormal

Egg moves

Mimikyu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Mimikyu egg moves page.

Destiny BondGhost
NightmareGhost 100

Move Tutor moves

Mimikyu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

After YouNormal
CovetNormal 60 100
Drain PunchFighting 75 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Magic RoomPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

Mimikyu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
83InfestationBug 20 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100

Moves learnt by level up

Mimikyu does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Mimikyu does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Mimikyu sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Mimikyu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Mimikyu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Mimikyu

Thrifty Megamart
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Thrifty Megamart, Heahea Beach
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Mimikyu
Japanese ミミッキュ (Mimikkyu)
German Mimigma
French Mimiqui

Name origin

as in ‘mimic you’