Where to Catch Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

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In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon players around the world were introduced to a Pokemon that wore a Pikachu costume called Mimikyu. This Pokemon quickly became wildly popular. Its so popular it has returned in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. If you wish to grab this odd Pokemon for yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Below I will show you where to catch Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Where to Catch Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Image showing encountering a wild Mimikyu in the Gian't Mirror wild area.

Before getting started I need to level with you, Mimikyu is rare, likely really rare. Sites like Bulbapedia and Serebii.net clock its spawn rate in at a low 3% and that’s not even taking into account the fact it only spawns during Fog weather type in the Giant’s Mirror Wild Area. So you’re going to need a bit of a luck on hand to catch this Pokemon. With that said here are some things you can do to increase your chances of catching Mimikyu:

Once your team is ready to go and you have an ample supply of Poke Balls, make your way to the Giant’s Mirror on a Foggy day. Here you will want to look in the tall grass for an exclamation mark. Since Mimikyu is so small it is a surprise encounter. Hopefully you run into one and can catch it right away.

Alternatively: Catch Mimikyu in Rare Raid Battle

If you can’t seem to get Mimikyu to spawn for the life of you, fear not, there is an alternative means of catching it. Mimikyu has a chance to spawn in a rare Max Raid Battle Den in Hammerlocke Hills and Rolling Fields. Again there is no guarantee Mimikyu will spawn into the raid battles, but it is worth checking them out in case it does.

Mimikyu Galar Pokedex Entry

Image showing the Mimikyu Galar Pokedex Entry in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Mimikyu is a small Disguise Pokemon that is Ghost/Fairy-type. This Pokemon is rather rare and popular. Like other Pokemon in Sword and Shield there is a lot of luck to catching this Pokemon. The Galar region Pokedex entry for Mimikyu is as follows:

It wears a rag fashioned into a Pikachu costume in an effort to look less scary. Unfortunately, the costume only makes it creepier.


That’s all you need to know to catch Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. As mentioned above this Pokemon is very, very rare, so it may take you a bit of time to track it down. Alternatively since I lucked out and found one right away I’ve left it at the breeder with Ditto and am open to trading with you if you wish. Leave a comment with what you can offer.

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7 responses

  1. duck life says:

    If you could trade me a mimikyu, I would really appreciate it. I’ve been looking the entire game

  2. I have a Drakloak but am unable to trade sadly ;-; also have 3 amped toxtricity’s + gallade, manetric, chandelure, lvl 41 morpeko and vileplume, a noivern, roserade, wishiwashi w/ schooling, lvl 37 barbaracle + cramorant named ‘fishie on me’, cinccino, cinderace (nft), lvl 39 noctowl, ruby cream alcremie, etc. (extras arent for trade!!!!)

  3. Tj says:

    I really don’t have much to offer so I understand if you don’t want to trade. I’ve only just beaten Kabu, but I wanted a mimikyu to complete my journey with because it’s my favorite pokemon. I dont want to only be able to acquire it after having beaten the game. Please and thank you for your time.

  4. Thess says:

    Please please please trade one to me! I am willing to give just about anything! I can’t find one! I have searched the whole time, but I haven’t once even had fog come to the game…

  5. Julie says:

    I would really be grateful if you could trade me a mimikyu. I have been searching all game long. Thanks

  6. Quinton says:

    Open to trading just about anything, I’m tired of running around waiting for the spawn that never comes.

  7. evan says:

    me trade lv. 1 dreepy if dad cant link Nintendo account to home on phone

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