Mimikyu

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 0.2 m (0′08″)
Weight 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Disguise
Local № 242 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
315 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
301 (Sword/Shield)
239 (Scarlet/Violet)
046 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 167
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Mimikyu changes

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.
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.
Scarlet Even as it struggles beneath the cloth to repair the broken neck of its disguise, Mimikyu keeps up its impersonation of Pikachu.
Violet It has taken damage and can no longer hold the head of its cloth disguise upright. For as long as it lives, Mimikyu will never forget its attacker.

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.
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.
Scarlet This Pokémon lives in dark places untouched by sunlight. When it appears before humans, it hides itself under a cloth that resembles a Pikachu.
Violet Mimikyu was only recently identified as a Pokémon. Previously, people thought it was just a ghost wearing a cloth.

Moves learned by Mimikyu

Moves learnt by level up

Mimikyu learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1CopycatNormalStatus
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1SplashNormalStatus
1Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
6Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
12Double TeamNormalStatus
18Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
24MimicNormalStatus
30Hone ClawsDarkStatus
36SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
48CharmFairyStatus 100
54Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
60Pain SplitNormalStatus

Egg moves

Mimikyu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Mimikyu gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Mimikyu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Mimikyu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1CopycatNormalStatus
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1SplashNormalStatus
1Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
6Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
12Double TeamNormalStatus
18Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
24MimicNormalStatus
30Hone ClawsDarkStatus
36SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
48CharmFairyStatus 100
54Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
60Pain SplitNormalStatus

Egg moves

Mimikyu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Mimikyu gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
GrudgeGhostStatus

Move Tutor moves

Mimikyu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFireSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Mimikyu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Mimikyu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Mimikyu sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Mimikyu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Mimikyu  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Mimikyu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Other languages

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

Name origin

mimic
imitate
you
as in ‘mimic you’