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Where to find Mimikyu in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 4/Dec/2019 16:50

by Paul Cot


Mimikyu is one of the harder species to find in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The Pikachu look-a-like can only be found in two locations across the Galar region and has a very low spawn rate.

Much like Morpeko, Mimikyu takes inspriation from Pikachu. Nobody knows what the dual fairy and ghost-type Pokemon actually looks like under its crayon drawn Pikachu costume.

Sensitive Mimikyu

It is always in its disguise as it is believed that removing it could result in death — so keep your costume on Mimikyu! At just eight inches tall it is the shortest recorded ghost-type Pokemon.

Mimikyu actually has two forms — its Disguised Form and Busted Form. It is always caught in its Disguised Form and will only change to the latter if it takes damage.

The Pokemon Sword Pokedex entry describes its Busted Form as follows: “There will be no forgiveness for any who reveal that it was pretending to be Pikachu. It will bring the culprit down, even at the cost of its own life.” It sounds like it’s very sensitive about its true identity. As yet, nobody has seen Mimikyu without its costume.

Where can you find it in Pokemon Sword and Shield, though? Let’s take a look.

Spawn location

Unfortunately, you’ll likely have to wait until after you complete the game to find Mimikyu. It only spawns in the Heavy Fog weather condition, which is unlocked after completion.

BulbapediaGiant’s Mirror location is shown by the smiley face on the map…

Once you have unlocked it, head to the Giant’s Mirror wild area. You can initiate the Heavy Fog weather by changing the time of your Nintendo Switch to June 1, 2020.

Even when you have done all this, though, there could still be quite a wait. Mimikyu only spawns 3% of the time which means you’ll have to spawn an average of 30 Pokemon before encountering it. When do you find it, it will be between the levels of 26 and 28.

There are also reports that it wanders around Bridge Field during Heavy Fog once again. However, we haven’t been able to confirm this, nor its likelihood of doing so.

It might take you a while to find one but the likes of Dreepy, Feebas and Milotic are a lot rarer so count yourself lucky!


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.