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Mimikyu - Moveset and Competitive Build

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Find out how to breed Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the breeding process, recommended movesets, competitive builds, EV spreads, held items, counters and more!

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Mimikyu Overview

Total Base Stats476
Type Ghost Icon Fairy Icon

Best Build For Mimikyu

Best NatureBest Item
Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Once per battle, the shroud that covers the Pokémon can protect it from an attack.
Best Moveset
Play Rough / Shadow Sneak / Sword Dance / Will-O-Wisp
Best EV Spread
Attack 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Mimikyu Strengths

Mimikyu's ability Disguise protects you from an attack once per battle. This ability goes very well with many moves including Swords Dance to set up.

Mimikyu Counters

Ferrothorn IconFerrothorn Pros
- Can one shot with Gyro Ball
- Can take a Swords Dance boosted Shadow Claw
- Might struggle if Disguise isn't broken already
Toxapex IconToxapex Pros
- Can poison with Baneful Bunker
- Can outlast with Recover
- Can stop a sweep with Haze
- Difficult to finish off if you don't poison it
Excadrill IconExcadrill Pros
- Can one shot with Iron Head.
- Max Rockfall summons a Sandstorm, which makes it hard for Mimikyu to switch in
- Has Mold Breaker
- 1 shot by a Swords Dance boosted Shadow Claw
- Taking Mold Breaker requires giving up Sand Rush

How To Play Against Mimikyu

Use Mold Breaker Ability or Multi-Hitting Moves to Counter

Due to its unique ability, Mimikyu can act as a powerful trump card to set up your playing field when in competitive matches. However, it can also be countered with moves that hit multiple times or with Pokemon with the "Mold Breaker" ability, which can nullify its effect. Another alternative is to run weather which will break its disguise, and then switch into.

Mimikyu - Base Points (EVs) and Natures

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Offensive Variant

StatBase Point
Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
HP4 points

Boosting Speed and Attack with the Base Point is recommended for Mimikyu. What's left can be allocated to HP.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Mimikyu - Recommended Natures

AdamantAtk↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Nature which focus on Attack. The Base Stat of Attack is relatively low so this nature can supplement its weakness.
JollySpd↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Nature that compliments its Speed. Mimikyu with this nature surpass the speed of Galarian Darmanitan.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Mimikyu - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch Mimikyu at Bridge Field in Foggy weather
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Mimikyu
3Breed that Mimikyu until you get one with an Adamant or Jolly Nature
4Put 252 EVs in Attack and Speed
5Max out its Dynamax Level
7Teach it Play Rough, Swords Dance, Shadow Claw, and Shadow Sneak
8Equip a Life Orb
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Mimikyu

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You can catch Mimikyu at Bridge Field. Note that Mimikyu only spawns in foggy weather.

Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!

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Mimikyu - Recommended Moves

Recommended Attack Moves

Play Rough
Fairy Icon
90% accuracy but Mimikyu will be immune to any negative status effects if Play Rough is used after Dynamaxing.
Shadow Claw
Ghost Icon
Deal higher damage than Shadow Sneak so it's good to have for Pokemon Mimikyu is faster than.
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Icon
You can always attack faster than the opponent so using this move with Sword Dance is very effective.

Recommended Support and Buff Moves

Sword DanceUse TR00 to learn. Use this move while you haven't activated Disguise to safely set up.
Will-O-WispUse TM38 to learn. Burns opponent and halves their Attack. Useful for dangerous physical sweepers, like Dragapult.
Thunder WaveUse TM14 to learn.Paralyzes opponent and slows opponent's Speed.
Trick RoomUse TM70 to learn. Pokemon with slower Speed moves first. Useful if you have a Reuniclus (or other slow Pokemon) in your party.

Mimikyu - Recommended Item to Hold

Life OrbIncreases the damage of its attack by 30% while taking damage to yourself every time you attack. Allows you to set up with Swords Dance and one-shot many threats,
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

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