Mimicry (Ability)

Mimicry ぎたい
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Generation VIII
Changes the Pokémon's type depending on the terrain.

Mimicry (Japanese: ぎたい Mimicry) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Galarian Stunfisk.


In battle

Depending on the terrain, Mimicry will change the type of a Pokémon with this Ability. Its type changes as follows:

When terrain ends, the Pokémon reverts back to its original typing.

Mimicry will activate after the Pokémon with Mimicry is switched in, or whenever there is a change in terrain; changing the Pokémon's type by other means (such as via Soak) will not cause Mimicry to activate and override that type change.

Mimicry will activate regardless of whether the Pokémon with Mimicry is grounded or not.

If the Pokémon with Mimicry has a third type due to Forest's Curse or Trick-or-Treat, when terrain triggers Mimicry, it will only change the first two types, keeping the third one.

Outside of battle

Mimicry has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Mimicry

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Galarian Form
Ground Steel Mimicry None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擬態 Yìhtaai
Mandarin 擬態 / 拟态 Nǐtài
  French Mimétisme
  German Mimese
  Italian Mimetismo
  Korean 의태 Uitae
  Spanish Mimetismo

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