Pokemon of the Week: Mimikyu

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Pokemon and Daniel Arsham team up for art collaboration.. Image Courtesy The Pokemon Company, James Law

Welcome to Pokemon of the Week, the third installment in a recurring series that looks at the impact of some of our favorite Pokemon. Up next: Mimikyu.

Mimikyu is the newest Pokemon we have profiled so far, debuting in the Sun and Moon era. Even still it has had a dramatic impact that has helped it skyrocket in popularity. Known as the Disguise Pokemon, Mimikyu is the only Pokemon with the unique Ghost/Fairy type combo to date.

Another unique feature of this Pokemon is its place in the long line of “Pikachu clones” that seem to come out in each generation. While the other example in this generation (Togedemaru) shares the original’s Electric typing, Mimikyu solely shares the appearance.

More specifically, Mimikyu is wearing a Pikachu pokedoll to hide its actual appearance. Some ghosts wear sheets, this one wears a Pikachu doll. It is said that anyone who sees Mimikyu’s actual form will die. This makes its signature Z-Move all the more frightening. When using a Mimikium-Z to power up the move Play Rough into Let’s Snuggle Forever. Mimikyu expands and covers the defending Pokemon under the disguise.

This special typing and cuteness have seen Mimikyu a viable option to follow other Pokemon into the Smash universe. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mimikyu is able to be summoned from the Pokeball and uses it’s Z-Move on your opposition.

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