Mimikyu Location in Pokemon Sword & Shield - How to Catch

Pokemon Sword & Shield Mimikyu is a Pokemon that you can catch in the game, but that’s really, really difficult. Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword & Shield appears only in one type of weather, in just one location, and on top of that, the spawn rates are painfully low. So, in our Mimikyu Location in Pokemon Sword & Shield – How to Catch guide, we’re going to show you where to find Mimikyu in Pokemon SwSh, and a little tip on how to catch it.

Mimikyu Location in Pokemon Sword & Shield How to Catch
Mimikyu Location in Pokemon Sword & Shield – How to Catch

Where to Find & Catch Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword & Shield?

To find Pokemon Sword & Shield Mimikyu, you’ll first have to unlock the Heavy Fog weather in Wild Areas, because it only appears when it’s foggy. As far as we can tell, can only be done by completing the main campaign of Pokemon Sword & Shield. There are some trainers that claim that you can do it before by changing your in-game clock to 6 AM, but that did not work for us. We only got the Heavy Fog after beating the final boss of the story missions.

Now, even when you unlock the Heavy Fog weather effect, the hunt for Mimikyu will still be a brutal affair. You’ll have a chance to find it in the Giant’s Mirror Wild Area, in the grass, and maybe in Bridge Field. However, the spawn rates for Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword & Shield are ridiculously small, around 3%. So, be prepared to do laps around Giant’s Mirror and keep your eyes peeled for Mimikyu in the grass. When you do find one, we recommend using the TM94 False Swipe move (apparently, that won’t actually work, that’s my bad), because it always leaves at least 1 HP, thus preventing accidental fainting.

So, that’s about all the info we have to give you on finding Mimikyu. For further info on the game, check out our other Pokemon Sword & Shield guides. To name just a few, we’ve written Check & Increase Pokemon Friendship Level, How to Get Ralts, and How to Get Charmander.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. M
    M

    false swipe to catch a mimikyu, seems legit. someone needs to go Poke-School again

  2. C
    ConcernedReader

    The writers really ought to employ their own methods before suggesting them. Go use false swipe on a Mimikyu and report the results 😉

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