Unreleased Favorites: Mimikyu

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Mimikyu is a cute trying, fan-favorite Pokémon from the Alola area, that positioned third in The Pokémon Of The Year 2020 Vote. In accordance with Bulbapedia, “Mimikyu’s disguise is modelled after Pikachu due to the recognition of Pikachu-styled merchandise, considering that its disguise would enable it to make mates with individuals.[1] Sadly, this try makes its disguise look extra creepy.”

It’s lengthy overdue to be launched into Pokémon GO, so we have now to take a position and dive into its stats and future potential! With out additional ado, let’s get proper into it. 

  • Mimikyu


As chances are you’ll know by now, Mimikyu has but to debut into the sport. As its a twin Ghost and Fairy sort Pokémon, it will make sense for it to drop throughout a Halloween targeted occasion in October; possibly even this yr. 

Not solely that, Mimikyu additionally presently has traces of itself within the recreation. Two years in the past throughout the identical occasion, a dressing up Pikachu sporting a Mimikyu Costume was launched into the sport. And when you go into your in recreation store, you should buy a Mimikyu bag and Mimikyu hat to customise your avatar.

Mimikyu Bag
Mimikyu Hat
Mimikyu Costume Pikachu


These are all however few hints pointing in direction of Mimikyu’s launch into Pokémon GO. In February of 2022, The PokéMiners had additionally reported Mimikyu’s addition into the Recreation Grasp. 

It had been teased alongside a wave of different Gen 7 Pokémon. A few of them have already been launched, like Cutiefly and Morellul, whereas others are but to make their debut, like Wishiwashi and…Mimikyu! Their stats, quick/charged strikes and different particulars had been additionally added, which is able to assist us additional analyse into their meta relevancy. 

Two Kinds?!

I guess most of you had no clue about this: Mimikyu really has two completely different types! They aren’t broadly recognized or emphasised like Furfrou’s however sure, they do exist. The 2 types are: Disguised and Busted. We might see a type change phenomenon with Mimikyu as properly, similar to what we have now proper now with Furfrou and Hoopa. Or it could possibly be caught with completely different types within the wild like Scatterbug. 

Mimikyu (Disguised)
Mimikyu (Busted)

The Shiny

Shiny Mimikyu is sort of easy. All the colour has been drained out of his physique to create a boring, black-and-white tone. It’s nonetheless very delicate and appears distinct from its authentic, which all shinies ought to; taking a look at you Shedinja

Shiny Mimikyu

The Stats

As I mentioned earlier than, Mimkyu has a twin typing of Ghost and Fairy. In Pokémon GO, it should have a max CP of 2516, and these stats:

Assault: 177

Protection: 199

HP: 146

And these are the strikes it will probably be taught:

Appeal Play Tough
Shadow Claw Shadow Sneak
  Shadow Ball



Mimikyu, sadly, has very low stats, and a really low max CP. It received’t be helpful as a raid attacker, with so many higher performing Fairy and Ghost sorts like Giratina(Origin), Shadow Gardevoir, and Togekiss. 

In accordance with Gamepress, as an total Fairy sort raid attacker, Mimikyu will rank #17, with the moveset of Appeal and Play Tough. And as an total Ghost sort rid attacker, it should rank #47.


Within the GO Battle League, it’s doable that Mimikyu sees some play. It has entry to an incredible moveset, and all of them qualify for STAB. Appeal (even after the nerf), and Shadow Claw are two nice quick strikes for PVP. Added:

Trevanant, Sableye, Runerigus and Cofagrigus are simply a few of the good GL Pokémon that use Shadow Claw as their most well-liked quick strikes. With the moveset of Shadow Claw/Play Tough-Shadow Ball, Mimikyu might change into immediate Meta(like Trev!) Shadow Ball would give it higher protection towards Metal sorts that will deal tremendous efficient injury like Registeel, Stunfisk and Skarmory and Play Tough would crush these impartial Darkish typing Pokémon like Mandibuzz, Umbreon and Scrafty. Added: Combating sort strikes would even be double resisted with a typing of Fairy and Ghost. Shadow Sneak could possibly be used as a bait transfer, however it’s a very unhealthy transfer for PVP.

AdvertThe one place the place Mimikyu can be ar loss in PvP is that its protection and HP stats are low, so it will don’t have any bulk. Even Trevenant has larger stats than Mimikyu which ends up in the purpose that it is going to be an absolute glass cannon. It will do very properly as a more in-depth, with two shields to complete the sport robust with its hard-hitting charged strikes, or Shadow Sneak as a bait. 

A Future Evolution?

Credit score: PT Evolution Artwork

Since Mimikyu has no evolutions, it’s doable that in one of many upcoming generations, we see an evolution, similar to what occurred with Dunsparce (it now evolves into Dudunsparce in Gen 9). So it could be clever to maintain a superb IV Mimikyu in your stock simply in case it will get an evolution, and who is aware of if it could possibly be meta-relevant or not. 


To conclude, Mimikyu goes to be an incredible addition to Pokémon GO, and I can’t await its launch. 

Do you wish to Mimikyu to be launched? What different Added: Pokémon do you suppose I ought to characteristic in Episode 3 of Unreleased Favorites? Let me know within the feedback beneath, and till subsequent time, trainers!

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