Open main menu

Bulbapedia β

Changes

Mimic (move)

1,634 bytes added, 23:30, 17 November 2019
m
Description
{{bad picture|2=Should be replaced with Generation VII images}}
{{MoveInfobox
|n=102
|jtranslit=Monomane
|jtrans=Mimic
|gameimage=Mimic VII.png
|gameimage2=Mimic VII 2.png
|gameimagewidth=300
|type=Normal
|maxpp=16
|power=—
|accuracy={{tt|—|100 in Generations I-IIIII}}
|category=Cute
|appeal=1
|target=anyadjacent
}}
 
'''Mimic''' (Japanese: '''ものまね''' ''Mimic'') is a non-damaging {{type|Normal}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation I]]. It was [[TM31]] in Generation I. In [[Generation II]], it was the [[signature move]] of {{p|Sudowoodo}}.
 
==Effect==
{{MoveResearch|In which games canCan Mimic copy Transform in Generations I, II and III?}}
===Generation I===
Mimic allows the user to select one of the target's moves to copy, as well as the move's maximum {{PP}}. The user will retain the copied attack in Mimic's place until it faints or is switched out, or the battle ends. Mimic can't copy {{m|Struggle}} because it is not a normally selectable move. Mimic bypasses {{stat|accuracy}} checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the {{cat|Moves with a semi-invulnerable turn|semi-invulnerable turn}} of a move such as {{m|Dig}} or {{m|Fly}}.
 
If Mimic copies a partial trapping move, and if the target switches out when its PP is 0 and before its duration is over, {{DL|List of glitches in Generation I|Struggle bypassing|the current PP of the move will roll over to 63}} and full {{DL|Vitamin|[[PP Up}}]]s will be applied to it. Mimic will retain the move's current PP if the user switches out, and full PP Ups will be applied to any moves that Mimic subsequently copies.
 
In-game, Mimic allows the user to see the target's moveset and select the move to copy, except in link battles.
 
Mimic has an [[accuracy]] of 100%.
 
In [[Pokémon Stadium]], Mimic will not copy a move's maximum PP.
 
===GenerationsGeneration II and III===
Mimic copies the target's last move; the mimicked move has 5 PP. It fails to mimiccopy the moves {{m|Sketch}}, {{m|Struggle}}, {{m|Chatter}}, {{m|Metronome}}, [[Shadow move]]s, or any move the user already knows.
 
===GenerationGenerations III-IV===
Mimic now bypasses {{stat|accuracy}} checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the {{cat|Moves with a semi-invulnerable turn|semi-invulnerable turn}} of a move such as {{m|Dig}} or {{m|Fly}}. It fails to copy [[Shadow move]]s and {{m|Chatter}}.
 
InMimic earlycan copiesbe ofused theto Japanesecopy {{gamem|Diamond and Pearl|sTransform}} in [[Generation IV]], which could cause [[Mimic glitch|a glitch]] existsin early copies of the Japanese {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}. To trigger the glitch, a Pokémon must use Mimic to copy and use {{m|Transform}}, then faint. If the Mimic-using Pokémon's owner wins the battle, all moves gained from the use of Transform are retained after the battle.
 
===Generations V-VI===
The mimicked move now has the max PP as opposed to 5. Mimic is no longer able to copy Transform. If a {{p|Rayquaza}} mimics {{m|Dragon Ascent}}, it still will not be able to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]].
 
===Generation VII===
TheMimic mimickedfails moveto againcopy has 5 PP[[Z-Move]]s.
 
Mimic cannot copy [[Z-Move]]s.
 
If powered up by a {{DL|Z-Crystal|[[Normalium Z}}]] into Z-Mimic, the user's {{stat|accuracy}} raisesis raised by one stage.
 
===Other effects===
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevss|Colo}}{{gameabbrevss|XD}}|Copies a move used by the target during one battle.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}{{gameabbrevss|PBR}}|The user copies the move last used by the foe. The move can be used for the rest of the battle.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}<br>{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMSMUSUM}}<br>{{gameabbrev8|SwSh}}|The user copies the target's last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.}}
|}
|}{{left clear}}
===By [[Level|leveling up]]===
{{Movehead/Level|Normal|1}}
{{Moveentry/7|039|Jigglypuff|type=Normal|type2=Fairy|1|Fairy|Fairy|||39|41|45|45{{sup/6|XY}}<br>37{{sup/6|ORAS}}|38{{sup/7|SMUSUM}}<br>24{{sup/7|PE}}}}
{{Moveentry/7|122|Mr. Mime|type=Psychic|type2=Fairy|1|Human-Like|Human-Like||||18|18{{sup/5|BW}}<br>15{{sup/5|B2W2}}|15|15{{sup/7|SMUSUM}}<br>16{{sup/7|PE}}}}
{{Moveentry/7|151|Mew|type=Psychic|1|Undiscovered|Undiscovered|||||||1{{sup/7|PE}}}}
{{Moveentry/7|185|Sudowoodo|type=Rock|1|Mineral|Mineral||1|1|17|17{{sup/5|BW}}<br>15{{sup/5|B2W2}}|15|15}}
{{Moveentry/7|438|Bonsly|type=Rock|1|Undiscovered|Undiscovered||||17|17{{sup/5|BW}}<br>33{{sup/5|B2W2}}|15|15}}
{{Moveentry/3|107|Hitmonchan|type=Fighting|1|Human-Like|Human-Like|✔|✔|✔}}
{{Moveentry/3|108|Lickitung|type=Normal|1|Monster|Monster|✔|✔|✔}}
{{Moveentry/3|109|Koffing|type=Poison|1|Amorphous|Amorphous|✔|✔|✔}}
{{Moveentry/3|110|Weezing|type=Poison|1|Amorphous|Amorphous|✔|✔|✔}}
{{Moveentry/3|111|Rhyhorn|type=Ground|type2=Rock|2|Monster|Field|✔|✔|✔}}
{{Moveentry/3|112|Rhydon|type=Ground|type2=Rock|2|Monster|Field|✔|✔|✔}}
{{movedesc|Normal}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|RB}}|Makes the user deploy the same move as the one last used by the foe facing it. Some moves cannot be mimicked.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|TDS}}|Causes the user to unleash the same move as the one last used by the enemy it is facing. Some moves can't be mimicked.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|BSL}}|{{tt|しょうめんの てきポケモンが さいごに くりだしたわざと おなじ わざをくりだす いくつか ものまねできないわざも ある|Causes the user to unleash the same move as the one last used by the enemy it is facing. Some moves can't be mimicked}}}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|GTI}}|[[File:IconKanji2MD.png]]UNUSED}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|SMD}}|It mimics an enemy's last move.{{tt|*|Move Summary}}<br>You counter the enemy by mimicking the enemy's last move.{{tt|*|Move Description}}}}
|}
|}{{left clear}}
 
==In the anime==
{{moveanime|type=normal|exp=yes|gen=The user copies the foe's latest move used.|image1=Katie Walrein Mimic.png|image1p=Walrein|image2=James Mime Jr Mimic Pin Missile.png|image1pimage2p=Mime Jr.;<br>using {{mcolor|image2=KatiePin WalreinMissile|{{normal Mimic.png|image2p=Walreincolor dark}}}}|image3=Brock BonslySudowoodo Mimic Flamethrower.png|image3p=BonslySudowoodo;<br>using {{mcolor|Flamethrower|{{normal color dark}}}}|image4=SudowoodoBrock MimicBonsly FlamethrowerMimic.png|image4p=SudowoodoBonsly}}
{{movep|type=normal|ms=185|pkmn=Sudowoodo|method=Sudowoodo instantly copies the last move used by the opponent. Sometimes, the branches on its head will glow gold.}}
{{movemid|type=normal|user=Sudowoodo (Pokémon)|user1=A wild Sudowoodo|startcode=EP162|startname=Type Casting|notes=Debut}}
==In the manga==
===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
{{movemanga|type=normal|exp=yes|gen=The user copies any move the opponent used.|image1=Mikey Eevee Mimic Pin Missile EToP.png|image1p=Eevee;<br>using {{mcolor|Pin Missile|{{normal color dark}}}}}}
{{movep|type=normal|ms=133|pkmn=Eevee|method=Eevee instantly copies the last move the opponent used.}}
{{movebtmManga|type=normal|user=Mikey|user1=Mikey's Eevee|startcode=ET06|startname=To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!|notes=Debut}}
 
===In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga===
{{movemanga|type=normal|exp=yes|gen=The user copies any move the opponent used.|image1=Hiori Mime Jr Mimic Psywave.png|image1p=Mime Jr.;<br>using {{mcolor|Psywave|{{normal color dark}}}}|image2=Hiori Mime Jr Mimic Dark Void.png|image2p=Mime Jr.;<br>using {{mcolor|Dark Void|{{normal color dark}}}}}}
{{movep|type=normal|ms=439|pkmn=Mime Jr.|method=Mime Jr. copies the last move used by the opponent.}}
{{movebtmManga|type=normal|user=Hiori|user1=Hiori's Mime Jr.|startcode=P7-08|startname=Lily Regains Her Memories!|notes=Debut}}
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
{{Movemanga|type=normal|exp=yes|gen=The user copies the foe's latest move used.|image1=Erika Bellsprout Mimic DoubleSlap Adventures.png|image1p=Bellsprout;<br>using {{mcolor|DoubleSlapDouble Slap|{{normal color dark}}}}|image2=Sudobo Mimic Primeape Cross Chop Adventures.png|image2p=Sudowoodo;<br>using {{mcolor|Cross Chop|{{normal color dark}}}}}}
{{movep|type=normal|ms=069|pkmn=Bellsprout|method=Bellsprout instantly copies the move the opponent last used.}}
{{MovemidManga|type=normal|user=Erika|user1=Erika's Bellsprout|startcode=PS020|startname=Meanwhile... Vileplume!|notes=Debut}}
|type=Normal
|genV=Mimic V
|genVI=Mimic
|genVI2=Mimic 2
}}
===Spin-offSide series games===
{{Movegen
|type=Normal
|PBR=Mimic PBR
}}
===Spin-off series games===
{{Movegen
|type=Normal
|PMDRB=Mimic PMD RB
}}
 
==Trivia==
* In [[Generation III]], the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it ignores accuracy and evasion checks.
 
==In other languages==
|id=Meniru
|it=Mimica
|ko=흉내내기 ''{{tt|Hyungnaenaegi|Mimicking}}''
|sr=Imitiranje
|eses_eu=Mimético
|es_la=Mímica<br>Simulador ([[AG129]])
|ro=Mimic
|pl=Naśladowanie{{tt|*|Diamond and Pearl series onwards}}<br>Atak Naśladowczy{{tt|*|EP162}}
|sv=Härma
|vi=Bắt Chước
[[Category:Evolution-inducing moves]]
[[Category:Moves that cannot miss]]
[[Category:Moves in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]
 
[[de:Mimikry]]
[[es:Mimético]]
[[fr:Copie]]
[[it:Mimica (mossa)]]
[[ja:ものまね]]
[[pl:Mimic]]
[[zh:模仿(招式)]]