How to find Mimikyu in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Mimikyu, one of Sun and Moon’s most popular Pokémon, is making a return in Sword and Shield.

But don’t expect to find the Pikachu cloth-wearing Pokémon easily. Game Freak has made sure that players who want to find this Pokémon will need to earn it since it’s nearly impossible to locate unless you meet certain criteria.

There’s only one place in the entire Galar region where Mimikyu can spawn and that’s in the Wild Area. More specifically, this Pokémon can spawn at Giant’s Mirror in the north portion of the Wild Area.

Don’t expect to see it there all the time, either. It only spawns when the weather in the small area is fog. Mimikyu won’t spawn if there’s any other weather in the area.

Mimikyu doesn’t spawn regularly, either. Expect to be looking for one for several hours unless you get lucky. It has less than a five-percent spawn rate in the area.

You’re more likely to find Impidimp, Milcery, and more Pokémon before you finally see a Mimikyu. It might be worth looking to see if anyone has one to trade or if a Max Raid Battle is housing Mimikyu before you put yourself through this kind of torture.