How to evolve Mr. Mime into Mr. Rime in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 19/Nov/2019 15:03

by Jacob Hale


With the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield a number of Pokemon have been given new additions to their evolutionary chain or alternative forms to capture. One of these Pokemon is the much beloved Mr. Mime, which can evolve into Mr. Rime in the franchise’s newest games.

After the introduction of Mime Jr. in Generation 4 with the release of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl versions, another Pokemon has been added to the Mime evolutionary chain, bringing the dual Psychic/Ice-type Mr. Rime into the universe.

As is the case with many other original forms that can be found in the Galar Region, the Galarian Mr. Mime looks very different to what fans are used to. So, let’s take a look at where to find this species and how to evolve it.

Where to find Mr. Mime in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon WikiMr. Mime has been in Pokemon since the very first games, Blue and Red, which released in 1996.

Mr. Mime has always been a somewhat elusive Pokemon in every game, rarely an easy one to catch, and the newest additions to the franchise mark no exception to this.

To capture Mr. Mime in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you have to head to Route 10, around the Winter Hill Station and Lake of Outrage in either game. At Route 10, Mr. Mime has a 40% rarity according to Serebii.net, much better odds than the 30% rarity at Winter Hill Station or the 13% at Lake of Outrage.

In the latter location, Mr. Mime can be found between levels 50-52, while at Winter Hill Station and on Route 10 it’s more likely to be found between levels 45-48. Due to it being found in Galar, it will already be the Galarian form, meaning it’s ready to evolve into Mr. Rime as soon as you level it up.

How to evolve Mr. Mime into Mr. Rime

NintendoMr. Rime is a new addition to the Pokemon universe

Evolving Mr. Mime into Mr. Rime is a relatively simple process. All you have to do is level up your Mr. Mime to level 42, an easy task considering every Mr. Mime caught in the wild will be at least level 45. All you have to do is level up your Mr. Mime once and you’ve got Mr. Rime!

If you would rather train your Pokemon from a low level to get its stats in prime condition, you can also breed a Mr. Mime in the Galar region and evolve it up from Mime Jr., in which case it will evolve into Mr. Mime as soon as it knows Mimic – which it learns at level 32.

Doing it this way would mean your Mr. Mime evolves at level 42 and will statistically be better than one you’ve caught in the wild.

There you have it! A Mr. Rime to complete your Pokemon Sword and Shield party. The Psychic and Ice-type duality is a great combination to add to your team, but it does have a number of type disadvantages to avoid – such as playing against Fire, Rock, Steel, Dark, Ghost and Bug-type Pokemon.


Twitch stream sniper surprises Rich Campbell with Pokemon Cards on IRL stream

Published: 6/Jan/2021 18:03

by Michael Gwilliam


Former esports host turned Twitch streamer Rich Campbell was shocked after a fan ‘stream sniped’ him while running around New York to give away some Pokemon cards.

Stream sniping has become quite a phenomenon, stemming back to the good old days of split-screen multiplayer games where players would peek over at their opponent’s screen to say where they were on the map.

With the advent of Twitch and online games, the process became a bit easier with some players watching a streamer’s game to either get matched with them, know their position or just score an unfair advantage.

Now, with IRL streaming, the concept has taken a new twist with some streamers having their real-life experiences interrupted by fans. In the case of Rich Campbell’s last broadcast, it actually ended up with him scoring some free Pokemon cards.

On January 5, Campbell decided he would IRL stream himself wandering around New York City to scavenge for Pokemon cards – nothing that there was a shop in the Big Apple selling Champion’s Path Elite Trainer Boxes for $180.

As he commenced on his journey, a fan who had been watching was able to determine the streamer was inside a Best Buy and decided to make a move.

“Rich Campbell?” a man off-screen asked in the distance. “I’m a big fan, but I have to say I did bring you some goodies.”

“Wait, what?!” the shocked Rich gasped, clearly bewildered by the situation.

A moment later, the streamer has handed a box of Pokemon cards and a Charizard V card which absolutely thrilled him.

“Holy sh- are you sure, dude?” he asked. “This is like a sick card! Are you sure?”

Rich Campbell gets Pokemon cards from a fan
Rich was amazed a fan would just hand him Pokemon cards.

For his part, however, the sniper had no qualms with rewarding Campbell for making him laugh “every night” with the rare card.

It’s not every day that streamers are just randomly approached by fans and given free things, especially items potentially worth quite a bit of coin, but it’s always fun to see when it happens.