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Copycat

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 20 0 - User

Description

Copies the last successfully executed move used in the battle, fails if no move has been used. It doesn't matter if it was the Copycat user's own move or the opponent's move. It will also allow the Pokemon to use a move that is disabled if called by Copycat. Fails if the opponent switched in on the turn before Copycat was used or if the opponent switches out on the turn Copycat is used. This move is affected by Prankster.

Copycat cannot call upon the following moves:

  • Assist
  • Bestow
  • Chatter
  • Circle Throw
  • Copycat
  • Counter
  • Covet
  • Destiny Bond
  • Detect
  • Dragon Tail
  • Endure
  • Feint
  • Focus Punch
  • Follow Me
  • Helping Hand
  • Me First
  • Metronome
  • Mimic
  • Mirror Coat
  • Mirror Move
  • Nature Power
  • Protect
  • Rage Powder
  • Sketch
  • Sleep Talk
  • Snatch
  • Struggle
  • Switcheroo
  • Thief
  • Transform
  • Trick

Competitive Use

This move is a rarely seen in competitive battles, because in general it is too situational to work. Even though it would be cool to send some moves back to the original user, it would require very specific situations and almost flawless predictions to actually do any good. However, one can make a case for Prankster Riolu with Copycat, Roar, and a Focus Sash as a very annoying strategy: the user first sets up entry hazards, then sends out Riolu. The Riolu uses Roar, then after forcing the opponent out, uses Copycat to repeat Roar over and over, usually going first thanks to Prankster, slowly wearing down the opponent's team. Of course, even this strategy is easily stopped by priority attacks, Regenerator, or Protect.

Related Moves

Me First is a similar move that copies the move that the target selects and uses the target's move at 1.5x power.

Mimic is a similar move that copies the move that the target last used and replaces Mimic with the copied move.

Mirror Move is a similar move that immediately uses the last move that the opponent used to target the user.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cleffa Normal LC Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Friend Guard 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Happiny Normal LC Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Friend Guard 100 5 5 15 65 30 220
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Mesprit Psychic RU Levitate 80 105 105 105 105 80 580
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Minun Electric NU Minus 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425