Mimic glitch (Japanese Diamond/Pearl)

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Ditto transforming into Machop so that Mr. Mime can mimic Transform

The Mimic glitch is a glitch in Japanese versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl that allows the player to have a Pokémon with Mimic copy the entire moveset of another Pokémon.

It was fixed in the localizations and later games[citation needed], but another glitch called the Rage glitch allows the player to copy a moveset in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.


  1. Prepare a Ditto and Pokémon with Mimic in the first and second positions of the party.
  2. Enter a double battle on Route 209 with Ty and Sue, using the Vs. Seeker to enable a battle with them, if necessary.
  3. When the battle starts, have Ditto transform into the opponent.
  4. Have the Pokémon with Mimic successfully mimic the user's Transform (requires Transform to be the target's last move).
  5. Switch the Ditto into a Pokémon of your choice, then have the Pokémon that mimicked Transform transform into it.
  6. Have the Pokémon that originally knew Mimic faint, then end the battle.


It may be a good idea to have the Pokémon of your choice be a Smeargle, because it can learn many moves legitimately through Sketch.

See also

  1. Category:Glitches that allow Pokémon with unobtainable moves

External links

  1. Youtube video by Tox Bliss.
  2. Youtube video by T0nu.