Theory: Mimikyu’s True Identity

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Everyone loves a good fan theory, a creative ‘What If’ exercise to expand and develop a piece of pop culture that we all know and love.

With the release of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee, I’ve been thinking a lot about the world of Pocket Monsters and I’ve developed a theory of my own. An answer to a fascinating Pokémon mystery that started with this simple Pokédex entry in Pokémon Ultra Moon:

“Sad that its true identity may be exposed, Mimikyu will mercilessly seek revenge on any opponent that breaks its neck.”

Whilst perhaps a little overly violent, this entry does raise a very interesting question: what is Mimikyu’s true identity?

I’ve developed my own little theory and after outlining the supporting evidence, I will recount my theory in full. But first I need to establish that the Pokémon videogames exist within the Pokémon videogames. Confused? Let me explain… Continue reading