06 Sep 2021 2:21 PM +00:00

Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime Build - Best Items and Moves

Searching high and low for the best Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime build? Pokémon Unite gives Mr. Mime the spotlight it hasn't really enjoyed since the good old days of Pokémon Stadium. Now finally able to put its wall-building skills to proper use, this support Pokémon can control the whole battlefield with problematic barriers, powerful psychic spells, and tricky stat-swapping skills. Good luck, and don't block your team.

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If you have the brain capacity to put Mr. Mime's confusion conjurations to good use, you could do with filling that skull with a few more Pokémon Unite tips and tricks. We've got guides on how to cancel abilities, how to report and block players, and even a handy table you can use to budget your Held Item upgrades. It's those things that make Pokémon Unite pay to win.

The Best Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime Build Options

The Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime build choices below are made with a particular playstyle in mind; one that uses technical skills to trade stats and hit hard, and another that relies on building walls to split teams, block paths, and boost the power of your own skills.

Mr. Mime is a melee support that uses the Sp. Atk stat. Bear that in mind if you switch out any of the items below to suit your personal preference. You can read more about the Pokémon Unite Physical vs Special attack split here.

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Stats related to each Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime build.
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Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime Build - Mr. Big Shot

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Best Items Best Moves
Eject ButtonLv. 1: Fake Out
Buddy BarrierLv. 3: Light Screen
Assault VestLv. 4: Confusion
Aeos CookieLv. 6: Guard Swap

Best for: Top lane support

This build turns Mr. Mime into the supporter it was always designed to be while tossing on some items needed to turn it into a solid scoring machine as well. Part of this boils down to buffing its HP as best you can, but you'll need to learn how best to fend off the opposition as well. You can take this one into any lane: Mr. Big Shot is a trooper like that.

Criminally underrated, Mr. Mine is one of the least used Supporters in the game despite it arguably having the most game-changing potential. Its moves are difficult to understand, and without any way to heal its allies until a late-game upgrade, it's hard to see how the team benefits from its disruptive efforts. But that's where this particular Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime build comes into its own.

Using Confusion and Guard Swap, Mr. Mime can instantly break the defenses of the bulkiest defenders and punish them immediately with Confusion. Without Guard Swap, it can reliably block goals while dealing decent damage. Assault Vest and Aeos Cookie bolster Mr. Mime's HP to levels where it can make a mad dash for the goal. The push-back of Confusion means it isn't immediately risking its Aeos Energy in the process.

Once upgrades start to come into play, Guard Swap becomes a great way to keep the team's high-damage carries from cracking under pressure. It can give them a modest defense and speed boost to aid in attacking or retreating, with the added heal propping them up either way. Toward the end of the match, pairing Mr. Mime's rare and powerful Unite Move with Buddy Barrier can all but ensure the team bags Zapdos, leaving Guard Swap speed boosts there to help score those final goals.

Mr. Mime in Pokémon Unite.
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Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime Build - Mr. Meme

Best Items Best Moves
Eject ButtonLv. 1: Fake Out
Buddy BarrierLv. 3: Light Screen
Muscle BandLv. 4: Confusion
Assault VestLv. 6: Barrier

Best for: Bottom lane support

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If you're up for the challenge of setting up walls to displace and split the opposing team, this Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime build is for you. There's plenty of opportunities to make life harder for your team (accidentally, of course, hence the name), but by setting up things like Crustle, Mr. Mime creates its own wall, ensuring Confusion hits like a truck time and time again.

Although it's not as reliant on split-second decisions as a Confusion/Guard Swap build, this Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime build (nicknamed Mr. Meme for its potential troll plays) attempts to build the peculiar creature as an offensive support more than a defensive one.

Confusion allows you to defend the point or knock troublesome targets away from their prey. If you'd rather look to take them down, erecting a Barrier behind them before following up with Confusion can stun them long enough for you and the team to deal the decisive blow. You'll also have enough time to use Mr. Mime's melee Basic Attacks to deal decent damage thanks to Muscle Band's passive effect, stunning the Pokémon again after the third strike.

Towards the end of the match, you're going to want to rely on the upgraded Barrier to split the enemy team up, block melee attackers, and even close off routes to key objectives like Zapdos. It's easy to cause trouble for your team with moves like this, but with enough practice, you'll learn to use your powers only for the good of the game.

Mr. Mime's Unite Move should be saved for large group situations (especially Zapdos). With Buddy Barrier and a few barriers of your own, your team should have all it needs to succeed.

The progress screen showing at what level Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime evolves.
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When Does Mr. Mime Evolve in Pokémon Unite?

Despite having a pre-evolution called Mime Jr., Mr. Mime doesn't evolve from it in Pokémon Unite. It begins a match as Mr. Mime and ends one as Mr. Mime. They evidently don't let babies brawl on Aeos Island.

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What Is the Best Mr. Mime Counter in Pokémon Unite?

Pokémon Reason
SnorlaxSnorlax can basically hop over any wall Mr. Mime puts down. It can slam hard before it has a chance to do much damage with a Guard Swap combo as well. Stuns and sleeps put Mr. Mime into a sticky situation it will find hard to recover from.
TalonflameLike Snorlax, Talonflame can dunk on Mr. Mime without fear of being blocked halfway.
MachampMachamp can smash through Mr. Mime's defenses and launch it long enough to scoop up the kill.

In Pokémon Unite, Mr. Mime is generally countered by those who can quickly pounce on and stun in. It generally attempts to keep a safe distance from targets and get a few attacks off, but if one can circumvent its plans, it will struggle to fight back.

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What Are the Best Pairs for Mr. Mime in Pokémon Unite?

Pokémon Reason
SnorlaxSnorlax's numerous stuns and snares make it easy for Mr. Mime to get out Guard Swap. A Snorlax with Block can help a Barrier Mr. Mime keep objectives safe as well.
PikachuWhile not the best, Pikachu's paralysis inflictions will make it easy to land Guard Swap.
SlowbroTelekensis, Surf, and Slowbro's Unite Move will all help Mr. Mime land its biggest moves.

The biggest pain with Mr. Mime is landing Guard Swap. It's the Pokémon's main source of both damage and support, but it's tricky to pin on a moving target: especially in the middle of a big team fight. As such, any Pokémon that can root, stun, slow, or freeze an enemy will be Mr. Mime's best friend.

How to unlock Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime.
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How Do I Unlock Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime?

To unlock Pokémon Unite Mr. Mime for your in-game roster, you have to go into the store and spend either 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems on the Pokémon's Unite License. There's no other way around it. Not yet, at least. There's a chance Mr. Mime may become free in the future, but don't count on it happening anytime soon.

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If Mr. Mime is proving too technical a support Pokémon for you, Eldegoss or even a Defender like Snorlax, Crustle, or Slowbro might be more your style. If it's the walls you like, Crustle is probably the best secondary pick. It has a more offensive focus, so you get the best of both worlds. Gardevoir might be a viable option if you find yourself liking Mr. Mime's psychic strengths but want a faster, more powerful presence on the battlefield.