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 Related Articles
|Total Base Stats||476|
Best Build For Mimikyu
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓)||Life Orb|
Once per battle, the shroud that covers the Pokémon can protect it from an attack.
|Play Rough / Shadow Sneak / Sword Dance / Will-O-Wisp|
|Best EV Spread|
|Attack 252, Speed 252, HP 4|
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.
- Can one shot with Gyro Ball
- Can take a Swords Dance boosted Shadow Claw
- Might struggle if Disguise isn't broken already
- 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
- 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
|Attack||252 points (max)|
|Speed||252 points (max)|
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
|Adamant||Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓|
Nature which focus on Attack. The Base Stat of Attack is relatively low so this nature can supplement its weakness.
|Jolly||Spd↑ / 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
|1||Catch Mimikyu at Bridge Field in Foggy weather|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Mimikyu|
|3||Breed that Mimikyu until you get one with an Adamant or Jolly Nature|
|4||Put 252 EVs in Attack and Speed|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|7||Teach it Play Rough, Swords Dance, Shadow Claw, and Shadow Sneak|
|8||Equip a Life Orb|
How To Get Mimikyu
You can catch Mimikyu at Bridge Field. Note that Mimikyu only spawns in foggy weather.Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!
Competitive Breeding Related Articles
Mimikyu - Recommended Moves
Recommended Attack Moves
|Play Rough||90% accuracy but Mimikyu will be immune to any negative status effects if Play Rough is used after Dynamaxing.|
|Shadow Claw||Deal higher damage than Shadow Sneak so it's good to have for Pokemon Mimikyu is faster than.|
|Shadow Sneak||You can always attack faster than the opponent so using this move with Sword Dance is very effective.|
Recommended Support and Buff Moves
|Sword Dance||Use TR00 to learn. Use this move while you haven't activated Disguise to safely set up.|
|Will-O-Wisp||Use TM38 to learn. Burns opponent and halves their Attack. Useful for dangerous physical sweepers, like Dragapult.|
|Thunder Wave||Use TM14 to learn.Paralyzes opponent and slows opponent's Speed.|
|Trick Room||Use 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 Orb||Increases 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,|