Mr. Mime

Soundproof
Unaffected by sound moves.
Type Tier
Psychic UU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
- 20 23 -
Atk
45
9 11 14 15
Def
65
11 13 16 17
SpA
100
14 16 19 20
SpD
120
16 18 21 23
Spe
90
13 15 18 19

Overview

Mr. Mime's makes a great choice for Baton Pass teams as Soundproof lets him temporarily block Roar and Perish Song; he has access to a good number of setup moves as well. He's very fragile though, and can be hard to switch in.

Name Item Nature

Calm Mind + Baton Pass

Leftovers Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Calm Mind
~ Psychic
~ Baton Pass
~ Encore / Substitute / Barrier / Thunderbolt
252 HP / 60 SpA / 196 SpD

An immunity to Roar makes Mr. Mime an excellent choice for Baton Passing chains, to which he can contribute Calm Mind boosts. In fact, this is the Pokemon that makes Baton Passing such a dangerous strategy, because he stops Roar users such as Skarmory and Suicune.

Encore is the preferred move in the last slot as it stops opposing stat boosters, such as Calm Mind Raikou, from setting up alongside Mr. Mime. Substitute can be used to give this set somewhat of a SubCM Raikou feel; Mr. Mime's base 120 Special Defense lets him tank hits well. Barrier helps Mr. Mime better tank physical attacks, while Thunderbolt lets it beat Skarmory and Gyarados.

Name Item Nature

Trickster

Choice Band Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Calm Mind
~ Psychic
~ Torment
~ Trick
252 HP / 40 SpA / 196 SpD / 20 Spe

Mr. Mime pulls this off more effectively than Alakazam does because of its better overall defenses. Trick a Choice Band onto the opponent, then use Torment to force them to Struggle every other turn. While it's a decent strategy, the first set is usually superior.

Name Item Nature

Encore + Baton Pass

Leftovers Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Encore
~ Baton Pass
~ Substitute
~ Psychic
252 HP / 60 SpA / 196 SpD

Substitute to block status, Encore the move, then pass the Substitute to another Pokemon capable of causing destruction.

Name Item Nature

Hypnosis

Leftovers Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Hypnosis
~ Calm Mind / Substitute
~ Psychic
~ Thunderbolt / Baton Pass
252 HP / 60 SpA / 196 SpD

Put an opponent to sleep, nab a free Substitute or Calm Mind, and pass it along or begin to sweep.

Name Item Nature

Physical Attacker

Leftovers Sassy / Brave
Moveset EVs
~ Meditate
~ Shadow Ball
~ Brick Break
~ Thunderbolt / Psychic
252 HP / 172 Atk / 60 SpA / 24 SpD

This Mr. Mime works well as a counter to Psychic-types such as Alakazam. After a few Meditate boosts, Brick Break will do some damage to even Blissey. Thunderbolt takes care of Skarmory, and Psychic beats up Weezing.

Other Options

Recycle is pure novelty. Mr. Mime can't Recover like Porygon2 can.

Checks and Counters

Tyranitar, Metagross, and Snorlax counter it due to their stats and typing; other physical attackers that can take the odd special attack also work. Notably, Whirlwind Skarmory can phaze out Baton Pass variants.