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Copycat (character)

Copycat
モノマネむすめ Mimic Girl
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Ken Sugimori's artwork of Copycat, dressed as Ethan,
from the Expedition Base Set
Gender Female
Hometown Saffron City
Region Kanto
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Copycat (Japanese: モノマネむすめ Mimic Girl) lives in Saffron City. She collects Pokémon dolls, and likes to dress up as and mimic others. Copycat is not her real name; rather, her nickname.

In the games

Generation I

In Generation I, Copycat will give the TM for Mimic in return for a Clefairy Poké Doll.

In her bedroom, there is a SNES* with a game that has Mario with a bucket on his head, a reference to the Japan-exclusive game Mario & Wario, also developed by Game Freak.

Copycat has a Doduo she has somehow taught to mimic human speech, similarly to the abilities of a Chatot.

Generation II

In Generation II, Copycat's Clefairy Poké Doll, given to her by Red in Generation I, is lost. It's found by a member of the Pokémon Fan Club in Vermilion City who is glad to have it as he loves Clefairy. However, he gives it to the player and decides to catch one himself. When the player returns to Copycat's house and returns her lost doll, she will give the player a ticket to ride the Magnet Train that travels between Kanto and Johto.

Between the events of Generation I and Generation II, Copycat's house in Saffron City was torn down to make room for the Magnet Train station. According to her, a rail company man gave her a train ticket in compensation for the demolition. Her Doduo has also evolved into Dodrio in the meantime.

Generation III

In FireRed and LeafGreen, Copycat has the same role as she did in Generation I. However, she is now a Move Tutor who will teach Mimic to a suitable Pokémon instead, due to Mimic no longer being available as a TM.

Generation IV

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Copycat has the same role as she did in Generation II. However, her Doduo, which evolved into Dodrio in Generation II, has been replaced by a Banette.

Pokémon

Generation I
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Doduo

Generation II
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Dodrio

Generation III
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Doduo

Generation IV
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Blissey
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Banette

Quotes

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Quotes from Gen II, and IV: earlier quotes from HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as check if RB/Y and GS/C games have differences.

Red, Blue and Yellow

<player>: "Hi! Do you like Pokémon?"
<player>: "Uh no, I just asked you."
<player>: "Huh? You're strange!"
Copycat: "Hmm? Quit mimicking? But, that's my favorite hobby!"
  • If Player has a Poké Doll
<player>: "Hi! Do you like Pokémon?"
<player>: "Uh no, I just asked you."
<player>: "Huh? You're strange!"
Copycat: "Hmm? Quit mimicking? But, that's my favorite hobby!"
Copycat: "Oh wow! A Poké Doll! For me? Thank you! You can have this, then!"
"TM31 contains my favorite, Mimic! Use it on a good Pokémon!"
  • After giving the Poké Doll
<player>: "Hi! Thanks for TM31!"
<player>: "Pardon?"
<player>: "Is it that fun to mimic my every move?"
Copycat: "You bet! It's a scream!"

Gold, Silver and Crystal

  • After the Power Plant has been fixed
<player>: "Hi! I heard you lost your favorite Poké Doll. If I find it, you'll give me a rail Pass? I'll go find it for you. You think you lost it when you went to Vermillion City?"
Copycat: "Pardon? I shouldn't decide what you should do? But I'm really worried... What if someone finds it?"
"Yay! That's my Clefairy Poké Doll! See the tear where the right leg is sewn on? That's proof! OK. Here's the Magnet Train Pass like I promised!"
"That's the Pass for the Magnet Train. The rail company man gave me that when they tore down our old house for the Station."
  • Subsequent times talking to
<player>: "Hi! Thanks a lot for the rail Pass! Pardon? Is it that fun to mimic my every move?"
Copycat: "You bet! It's a scream!"

FireRed and LeafGreen

<player>: "Hi! Do you like Pokémon? Uh, no, I just asked you. Huh? You're strange!"
Copycat: "Hmm? Quit mimicking? But, that's my favorite hobby!"
  • If the player has a Poké Doll
"Oh wow! A Poké Doll! For me? Thank you! You know what? I can teach the move Mimic."
  • Yes
"I really love Mimic! Who's going to learn it?"
  • No
"Don't you like Mimic?"
  • Subsequent times talking to
<player>: "Hi! Thanks for earlier! Pardon? Is it that fun to mimic my every move?"
Copycat: "You bet! It's a scream!"

HeartGold and SoulSilver

  • Before the Power Plant has been fixed
<player>: "Hi! Do you like Pokémon?"
<player>: "Uh, no, I just asked you."
<player>: "Huh? You're strange!"
Copycat: "Hmm? Quit mimicking? But that's my main hobby!
  • After the Power Plant has been fixed
<player>: "Hi! I heard you lost your cherished Poké Doll. If I find it, you'll give me a Magnet Train pass? I'll go find it for you. You think you lost it when you went to Vermillion City?"
Copycat: "Pardon? I shouldn't decide what you should do? But I'm really worried... What if someone finds it?"
"Yay! That's my Clefairy Poké Doll! See the tear where the right arm is sewn on? That's proof! OK. I'll give you this Magnet Train Pass as I promised!"
"You show it at the ticket gate to get on the Magnet Train. The rail-company man gave me that when they tore down our old house for the station."
  • Subsequent times talking to
<player>: "Hi! Thanks a lot for the Magnet Train Pass! Pardon? Is it that fun to mimic my every move?"
Copycat: "You bet! It's a scream!"

Sprites

Misty I OD.png Copycat II OD.png Copycat III OD.png Lass HGSS OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite
from FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite
from HeartGold and SoulSilver

House


Copycat House 1F RBY.png Copycat House 1F GSC.png Copycat House 1F FRLG.png Copycat House 1F HGSS.png
The ground floor of her house in
Generation I
The ground floor of her
house in Generation II
The ground floor of her house in
FireRed and LeafGreen
The ground floor of her house in
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Copycat House 2F RBY.png Copycat House 2F GSC.png Copycat House 2F FRLG.png Copycat House 2F FRLG J.png Copycat House 2F HGSS.png
Her room in
Generation I
Her room in Generation II Her room in FireRed and LeafGreen
(international)
Her room in FireRed and LeafGreen
(Japanese)
Her room in HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

Copycat's anime counterpart, Duplica

While Copycat herself has never made an appearance in the anime, she appears to have an anime counterpart in Duplica.

In the TCG

Copycat's artwork from the Trading Card Game by Kanako Eo, dressed as Ethan, for the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Copycat and/or her Pokémon in the Trading Card Game.

Copycat
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Copycat T [Su] Expedition Base Set Uncommon 138/165 Base Expansion Pack Uncommon 063/128
EX Team Rocket Returns Uncommon 83/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back Uncommon 078/085
EX Dragon Frontiers Uncommon 73/101 Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   022/024
Copycat Su HeartGold & SoulSilver Uncommon 90/123 SoulSilver Collection Uncommon 069/070
      L-P Promotional cards   024/L-P
Raichu Half Deck   21/30      
Call of Legends Uncommon 77/95      
 

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese モノマネむすめ Mimic Girl She teaches Pokémon the move Mimic.
May also be related to her ability of mimicking others.
English Copycat Copycat is a common children's name-calling for a copier.
French Copieuse
German Nachahmerin
Italian, Spanish Copiona Equivalent of copycat in Spanish.
Korean 흉내내기 아가씨 Hyungnaenaegi Agassi Literally "Mimic Girl".



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater

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Last modified on 10 October 2014, at 16:52