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Mr. Mime

Mr. Mime, The Barrier Pokémon. Its pantomime skills are wonderful. You may become enraptured while watching it, but next thing you know, Mr. Mime has made a real wall. It creates invisible walls with its pantomiming. If you don’t act impressed, it will attack you with a double slap! Always practicing its pantomime act. It makes enemies believe something exists that really doesn’t.

Overview

The Mime Pokémon and a regional for Europe in Pokémon Go, Mr Mime has often been a rare Pokémon ever since its release game as well, having to be obtained by trading an Abra after going through Diglett Cave. However in the history of Singles, Mr Mime hasn't lived up to its rarity having only 100 Special and 90 Speed, then gaining 20 Special Defense with the Special split. However, Mr Mimes true struggle comes in its other stats, with 40 Health and 65 Defense meaning it can't even uses its good 120 Special Defense and, as of Gen 6, Fairy typing. This makes it hard for Mr Mime to find home on teams with more reliable or utility based Psychic types such as Xatu and Meowstic in its home in the lower tier formats. Overall Mr Mime is a weird Pokémon in competitive and out of it, why it exists not even Game Freak knows.
Positives
Decent Offensive stats - 100 Special Attack and 90 Speed are not bad for lower tier formats and can make it a decent threat as well as making it good at applying pressure to teams. Mr Mime's Fairy typing also helps with this as Fairy is an excellent typing for offensive Pokémon, and helps to set it apart in lower tier formats.

Negatives
Low Bulk - Mr Mime has really bad bulk despite having decent Special Defense, that 40 base HP is awful. This means that Mr Mime has minimal options and times it can pivot into Pokémon to look for ways in or look to boost or support.

Abilities

Filter - Receives ľ damage from super effective moves - Only shared with Mega Aggron, this is fantastic on a tank Pokémon. However on something like Mr Mime, this ability suffers not only from the lack of recovery, but also its awful bulk. With 40 base HP even reducing damage doesn't help much, especially with its bad Defense as well.
Soundproof - Prevents sound based moves - This was a key ability for Mr Mime in Baton Pass chains as it would prevent Roar, as well as stop moves such as Bug Buzz and Hyper Voice from damaging Pokémon through the Substitute. However with Baton Pass being limited in some formats this ability loses out on some of its appeal, though it's otherwise a solid choice.
Technician - Raises power of moves with a base power of 60 or less by 1.5x - While Pokémon such as Breloom and Scizor have shown how good this ability is, Mr Mime isn't great at abusing it and makes it more subpar to the other abilities since it lacks effective options to utilize it.

Movesets

Offensive

-Nasty Plot
-Psyshock
-Focus Blast
-Dazzling Gleam
Item Attached: Fightinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Soundproof
EVs and Nature:
252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature

Nasty Plot is one of the ways Mr Mime can set itself apart from the faster Jynx and bulkier Mesprit, allowing it to threaten balanced and stall teams, but having a hard time with hyper offensive teams. Psyshock and Dazzling Gleam are good STAB moves, Psyshock hitting Pokémon on their physical defense while Dazzling Gleam is a nice special STAB. Unfortunately, Mr Mime lacks Moonblast so this is the best option. Focus Blast is a nice final option for Pokémon such as Kangaskhan.

Mr Mime's defensive stats are hopeless so there's no reason to go for anything other than maximum offensive investment with a Timid nature. Fightinium Z secures the hit of Focus Blast and helps muscle through Steels such as Silvally and Steelix while Life Orb helps buff all Mr Mimes moves.

Other Options

Healing Wish - Almost always an option when it's capable of being learned, this allows Mr Mime to fully heal a teammate if its low health, not going to be useful, or going to faint anyway, and gives something such as Passimian or Charizard a full restore in the process.

Partners

Scyther - With U-turn, Scyther can fish for a free switch in for Mr Mime on something slower or that tries to pivot into Scyther, such as Silvally, that Mr Mime can then blast with All Out Pummeling. Mr Mime can pressure other Steels that are a pain for Scyther as well while Scyther destroys Dark threats and is an excellent target for Healing Wish.
Lycanroc Dusk - Swords Dance, Tough Claws, and Accelerock makes Lycanroc Dusk a powerhouse in lower tier teams Mr Mime can find itself home on. While both share a Steel weakness, their combined offensive coverage and power can help muscle through them, and Lycanroc can also help with threatening the daylights out of Scyther and Dodrio.

Countering Mr. Mime

Priority - Low Defense and HP means that priority moves can easily break through Mr Mime. Lycanroc is strong option with option with Accelerock while Dusk form has access to Sucker Punch and Tough Claws with higher Speed to boot. Kangaskhan is similar with access to Sucker Punch to blast Mr Mime away. Spiritomb and Golurk are also good with Shadow Sneak and solid defensive bulk with good offensive stats, though the former needs to watch out for Fairy STAB. Finally, Absol has the best Sucker Punch in the tier and is a terrifying Pokémon to give an opportunity to come in, though it also needs to watch out for the Fairy-type moves.
Revenge Killers/Faster Pokémon - Anything faster than Mr Mime threatens it hard due to its low health, and its base 90 Speed isn't exactly hard to outpace either. Passimian is a good option as with a Choice Scarf and high power it can muscle through Mr Mime pretty easily, though it can't safely switch in due to being weak to both of its STAB moves. Dodrio can't get in safely due to its low bulk either but can break through quite easily with its high power and Choice Band and with access to Quick Attack. Lastly, Froslass can switch into a Focus Blast and threaten with Shadow Ball or even create pressure with Spikes.

Locations in Games

Red/Blue/Yellow:
Trade in Route 2.

Gold/Silver/Crystal:
Route 21.

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Trade from FireRed/LeafGreen.

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Trade in Route 2

Colosseum/XD:
Snagged from Cipher Admin Gorigan in Citadark Isle (XD)
Trade from FireRed/LeafGreen (Colosseum).

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Routes 218 & 222 (Diamond)
Route 218 (Platinum)
Trade from Diamond/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver (Pearl).

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Route 21
Safari Zone.

Black/White:
Trade from White 2.

Black 2/White 2:
Route 20 (White 2)
Trade from White 2 (Black 2).

X/Y:
Reflection Cave

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Trade from X/Y.

Sun/Moon:
Trade from Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon.

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Hau'oli City

Let's Go, Pikachu!/Let's Go, Eevee!:
Route 11.

Animé Appearences

Mr. Mime has made a few appearances in the anime. Most notably, one was adopted by Ash's mother and acts as. her maid and trusted confident

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
64 It's Mr. Mimie Time Mr. Mime and the Pokémon Circus Pics
67 Showdown at the Poke Corral Dueling with the Rival! Oak's Laboratory Pics
68 The Evolution Solution Slowpoke Evolving Into Slowbro Pics
P1 Pikachu's Vacation Pikachu's Summer Vacation Pics
70 Make Room for Gloom Gloom of the Botanical Garden Pics
72 Go West, Young Meowth Why Meowth Can Speak Pics
75 Bad to the Bone Marowak's Bone Club Pics
77 Round One - Begin! Pokémon League Opening! Match In Water Field! Pics
92 Stage Fight Dance! Pokémon Showboat! Pics
M2 The Power of One Revelation Lugia Pics
117 A Tents Situation Return to Pallet Town! Pics
118 The Rivalry Revival Rival Confrontation! Ash Vs. Gary! Pics
158 The Psychic Sidekicks Girafarig and the Psychic Village! Pics
M3 The Spell of the Unown The Lord of the Unknown Tower Pics
227 Bulbasaur...The Ambassador! Goodbye Bulbasaur! Adventure at Oak's Residence!! Pics
243 Hocus Pokémon A Great Transformation in Pokémon Magic!? Pics
268 A Claim to Flame! The Silver Tournament! The Return of Gary! Pics
269 Love, Pokemon Style! League Preliminaries! Quilava Flame Battle! Pics
274 Johto Photo Finish To the End of the Full Battle! Each One's Way!! Pics
275 Gotta Catch Ya Later! Farewell...and then Setting Off! Pics
C8 Showdown at the Oak Corral! Epic Battle at Oak's Lab! Pics
C14 Journey To The Starting Line! Pallet Town! The Setting off of the Pokémon Trainer! Pics
403 Saved by the Beldum Start The Preliminaries! Morrison Appears!! Pics
405 Shocks and Bonds To The Tournament Finals! Every Day A Heated Battle! Pics
409 The Scheme Team! Scott & The Battle Frontier! Pics
410 The Right Place at the Right Mime Oak's Laboratory! All Member's Gather! Pics
418 Hail to the Chef Sneasel & Mr. Mime! Which Restaurant?! Pics
445 Three Jynx & A Baby! Smoochum & The Three Jynx Sisters! Pics
468 Home Is Where The Start Is The End Of a Journey! The Start of A Journey! Pics
608 Historical Mystery Tour Natu, Xatu...Mysterious Forest! Pics
627 Short and To The Punch Growling Ice Punch! Buizel VS Mr. Mime!! Pics
803 Dream Continues! My Dream: Pokémon Master! Pics
876 A Fashionable Battle! We Will Have a Battle at the Fashion Show! Bagon VS Spritzee!! Pics
935 A Towering Takeover! Team Flare Attacks! The Zygarde at the Prism Tower!! Pics
944 Alola to New Adventure! Alola! New Islands, New Pokémon!! Pics
967 Alolan Open House! Alola! The First Visitation Day!! Pics
985 Alola, Kanto An Alola! in Kanto! Brock & Misty! Pics
M22   Pokémon: Everyone's Story  
1036 Lillier and the Staff! The Hero Lilliel and the Alolan Cane! Pics

 
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