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Say goodbye to Mr Mime and hello to Mr Rime in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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One thing I’m enjoying about Pokémon Sword and Shield’s pre-release marketing push lately? How familiar generation one faces are getting a very British tune-up. We’ve already seen two of those classic ‘mons get some updated regional love so far: Galar region Weezing looks like it’ll scoff to the max when the orphans at its coal mine complain about getting the black lung, while Sirfetch’d is the classiest and most chivalrous redesign of all time.

Here’s another Pokémon that you can add to the list: Mr Mime! Originally nightmare fuel that combined psychic powers with the pure terror of silent clowning, Mr Mime has never been high on anyone’s list of desired Pokémon. Sure, he usually boasts a superb defense but unless you’re looking to complete a pokedex then the Marcel Marceau-inspired Pokémon is usually only good for a spot of quick breeding so that you can complete a Pokedex.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, he’s getting a side-evolution of sorts. Say hello, to Mr Rime:

Mr Rime

The new look comes courtesy of the latest trailer, which gives the pale-faced menace a fancy top hat, a stylish cane and a dapper moustache. MOUSTACHE! The rest of the design still has some clownish horror within it, thanks to Mr Rime’s jovial belly having some circus aesthetics to it but honestly I love this look. These forms have been nothing short of fun, whimsical updates that make the most of the regional influence for this Pokémon game and a fantastic way to breath new life into classic and forgotten pocket monsters.

There are a bunch of other regional forms coming that have yet to be revealed in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and if you can resist temptation long enough then you’ll be able to see them for yourself come Friday when the game is finally out in the wild.

Last Updated: November 12, 2019

15 Comments

  1. Darryn, what is your opinion on the leaks, issues, bugs and removed features?
    I, unfortunately, have seen too many leaks; though spoilers have never bothered me too much.
    If it wasn’t for me and my fiance using this game a bonding experience to play together, I would have likely cancelled my pre-order.

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  2. Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

    November 12, 2019 at 12:38

    Darryn, what is your opinion on the leaks, issues, bugs and removed features?
    I, unfortunately, have seen too many leaks; though spoilers have never bothered me too much.
    If it wasn’t for me and my fiance using this game a bonding experience to play together, I would have likely cancelled my pre-order.

    Reply

  3. HairyEwok

    November 12, 2019 at 11:52

    You know, I wonder what pokemon taste like, would you need to marinade them, give them a lot of seasoning or could you just grill them as is… Also i think I need to eat something.

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    • Original Heretic

      November 12, 2019 at 12:17

      Heh, I recently watched that Reincarnated Slime anime series, where they cook and eat various monsters.
      I’m sure that some Pokémon make for some good eating. I mean, surely not everyone in that world is a vegetarian. And there are no other animals!!

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      • HairyEwok

        November 12, 2019 at 14:32

        Right? RIGHT! Come on there’s bad guys in the game for goodness sake, I’m sure they feast on pokemon.

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        • Original Heretic

          November 12, 2019 at 15:25

          The good guys also probably do. Off camera.
          And they only eat the ones they don’t know.
          So….best ones to eat are those that lost to fire types.

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        • Original Heretic

          November 12, 2019 at 15:25

          The good guys also probably do. Off camera.
          And they only eat the ones they don’t know.
          So….best ones to eat are those that lost to fire types.

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    • Original Heretic

      November 12, 2019 at 12:17

      Heh, I recently watched that Reincarnated Slime anime series, where they cook and eat various monsters.
      I’m sure that some Pokémon make for some good eating. I mean, surely not everyone in that world is a vegetarian. And there are no other animals!!

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 12, 2019 at 12:17

      Burn them all to a crisp. Throw in the trash, where they belong

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 12, 2019 at 12:17

      Burn them all to a crisp. Throw in the trash, where they belong

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    • The D

      November 12, 2019 at 12:18

      Pokemon: The other other white meat.

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 12, 2019 at 12:39

      Sounds like we need a Mr.Brine

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      • HairyEwok

        November 12, 2019 at 14:32

        Heh, seeing some of the pokemons bios and how disturbing they are, I’m honestly surprised Mr. Brine isn’t a thing.

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    • Chris

      November 12, 2019 at 14:11

      Apparently slowpoke tails are delicious.

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