Love it or run in fear from it, Pokémon Sun and Moon‘s Mimikyu was a standout favorite among the new additions to the global Pokédex. The Ghost/Fairy-type creature masquerading as a Pikachu to gain more love from other Pokémon and trainers is shrouded in mysteries, not least of which is what’s going on under that sack it wears. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, enemy Pokémon will get a look under the creepy hood, courtesy of Mimikyu’s new Z-move.
Much like Mimikyu’s persona, the new Z-move “Let’s Snuggle Together” attempts to draw the enemy in with a cute name, only to have it engulf them with a powerful ghostly attack. In the move’s reveal trailer, seen below, Mimikyu fights a Tyranitar with the attack by blowing a few kisses, jumping into the air, and completely covering the Dark/Rock-type Pokémon in its bag.
Seeing Mimikyu’s tiny little head on top of the covered Tyranitar is downright terrifying, but even scarier is the power of the attack. We see the move is “Super Effective” against Tyranitar, which means “Let’s Snuggle Together” is a Fairy-type attack—not
a Ghost-type one. Players will likely receive a special Z-crystal that Mimikyu can hold to use the attack, but more details should arrive before the game launches.
While players are still waiting for the game to be released, data miners recently revealed many spoiler-filled details about the new Alolan game, including an unofficial first look at Mimikyu’s Z-move and crystal. Now that we have confirmation of Mimikyu’s move, the other leaked information, like new Z-crystals, Pokémon, and surprise characters, should hold more weight.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launch for Nintendo 3DS on November 17th.