#122 Mr. Mime

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Mr. Mime, the Barrier Pokémon. By rapidly moving its fingers, Mr. Mime can stop air molecules to create an invisible wall.
– Dawn’s Pokedex


Mr. Mime, like most human-shaped Pokemon, weirds me out. And Mr. Mime is rather human-like, looking basically like a person in clown’s clothes. Despite what its name may suggest, Mr. Mime is not a male-only Pokemon, in fact, it can be female 50% of the time.

In the anime, Ash’s mom has a Mr. Mime who helps her around the house with the chores. It feels more like a person than a Pokemon…

Stat-wise, it has high Sp Defense and Sp Attack, and decent Speed. It can learn many supporting moves like Barrier, Light Screen, Reflect, Baton Pass, and it is one of the few Pokemon to learn Substitute by level-up (the only one until Gen III, when Kecleon can also learn it by level-up). One of its abilities Soundproof, can be useful in preventing being Roared out by the opponent, and avoid being put to sleep by Grasswhistle or Sing.

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