“Creep” it real with this Ghost- and Fairy-type All-Rounder that loves to slash and dash on Aeos Island.
Shadow Sneak into battle with the spooky power of Mimikyu in Pokémon UNITE! This Ghost- and Fairy-type Pokémon first discovered in the Alola region is always looking for its next playmate, but Mimikyu can get a bit ahead of itself with its dangerous claws. You can obtain Mimikyu for 12,000 Aeos coins or 575 Aeos gems at the Unite Battle Committee shop. Mimikyu will only be obtainable with Aeos gems for the first seven days of its release.
If you make a purchase at Pokémon Center from October 19, 2023, to October 31, 2023, you will receive a reward code that can be used to redeem 3-day trial UNITE licenses for Gengar, Sableye, Decidueye, Mimikyu, and Dragapult. This “spectral” gift with purchase is a great way to get into the fun on Aeos Island and ring in the spooky season.
Read on to learn more about everything Mimikyu has to offer and to pick up a few tips before playing rough with the competition on Aeos Island.
Ability: Disguise - When Mimikyu is in Disguised Form and takes damage from opposing Pokémon, Mimikyu will have its HP decreased by a set percentage of its remaining HP, nullify damage for a set amount of time, and change to Busted Form. At the same time, a revenge mark is applied to the opposing Pokémon that dealt the damage. Mimikyu’s movement speed increases when approaching revenge-marked opposing Pokémon and it will deal increased damage to them. Mimikyu will return to Disguised Form if it remains in Busted Form for a set amount of time. If Mimikyu knocks out an opposing Pokémon, the time it takes to return to Disguised Form is decreased.
Basic Attack - Mimikyu’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack every third attack, striking twice with an increased area of attack. The next basic attack after using a move becomes a boosted attack.
Lv. 1 & 3 Moves
Astonish - Mimikyu shouts in a startling fashion, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon.
Scratch - Mimikyu charges in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. For a short time after Mimikyu charges, if this move is used again, Mimikyu attacks in front of itself, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. At that time, additional damage is dealt based on the percentage of HP that the opposing Pokémon has lost.
Lv. 5 Moves
Play Rough - Mimikyu jumps forward, then moves around opposing Pokémon it hits, dealing damage multiple times and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. After the attack is finished, Mimikyu jumps in the designated direction. Play Rough can be upgraded to increase Mimikyu’s movement speed for a short time after the attack is finished.
Shadow Claw - Mimikyu slashes in front of itself with sharp claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits, decreasing their movement speed, and restoring Mimikyu’s HP. Whenever Mimikyu hits opposing Pokémon with a basic attack, Shadow Claw’s cooldown is reduced, and the number of times Mimikyu attacks when this move is used next increases (up to a maximum of four times). The movement speed decreases caused by this move can stack. Shadow Claw can be upgraded so that at the end of the attack, additional damage is dealt based on the percentage of HP the opposing Pokémon has lost.
Lv. 7 Moves
Shadow Sneak - Mimikyu extends its shadow, marking an opposing Pokémon it hits as a shadow target for a short time. If the shadow passes through tall grass or a wall, it extends even further. If Mimikyu deals damage to the opposing Pokémon marked as a shadow target, additional damage is dealt based on the percentage of HP the opposing Pokémon has lost. If this move is used again, Mimikyu moves to the opposing Pokémon marked as a shadow target, deals damage to it, and extends the duration of that Pokémon’s shadow mark. If Mimikyu knocks out the Pokémon marked as a shadow target, this move’s cooldown is reset and Mimikyu recovers HP. Shadow Sneak can be upgraded to reduce this move’s cooldown. Trick Room - Mimikyu creates a bizarre area around itself. If a movement speed decrease is applied to Mimikyu while it is within the area, that effect is converted into a movement speed increase and Mimikyu takes reduced damage from Pokémon outside the area. Also, while in that area, Mimikyu can use this move again to move a set distance forward, as often as desired. Trick Room can be upgraded to reduce this move’s cooldown.
Mimikyu’s Unite Move, Play with Me...
Mimikyu leaps at an opposing Pokémon and traps it inside its rag, dealing damage over time and granting itself a shield. The trapped opposing Pokémon isn’t affected by any Pokémon’s moves except Mimikyu’s. If Mimikyu loses its shield, or if a set amount of time passes, Mimikyu stops attacking and jumps in the designated direction.
Strong Against: Inteleon - Ranged Attackers arguably deal the most consistent damage in Pokémon UNITE, but that often comes at the cost of both durability and mobility. Inteleon is known to sneak around and unleash its powerful Liquidation on unsuspecting opponents, but Mimikyu has the right tools to punish that play pattern. Shadow Sneak enables Mimikyu to close the distance between itself and Inteleon in an instant—and then knock it out quickly with Play Rough and Shadow Claw.
Weak Against: Umbreon - Mimikyu’s moves largely require it to be in close range of its target, making it difficult for Mimikyu to take down opponents when they are protected by Defenders. Mimikyu can deal plenty of damage, but Umbreon can usually endure it all before responding with Snarl, Foul Play, or even Mean Look. Each of these moves can quickly stop Mimikyu in its tracks and render it helpless against a coordinated team. As Mimikyu, it’s best to watch out for Pokémon with hindrances before committing to a skirmish.