Pokémon Nicknames (REDUX): Mime Jr. and Mr. Mime
Mime Jr. (in Japanese: マネネ “Manene”) is a dual-type PSYCHIC & FAIRY baby Pokémon. Mime Jr. evolves into Mr. Mime when leveled up while knowing the move Mimic. (Source: Bulbapedia). I don’t mind a male or female Mime Jr. …
… but I don’t like FEMALE Mr. Mimes — as that does not make any sense!!!
I like to name Mime Jr. something cute, like Floppsy, Floozy, Fapper, etc.
Let us see … now if you have a MISTER Mime … what name might you choose?
I nicknamed the clown-mime Pokemon “Mr. Mime” R.D.R.R. meaning the way someone might laugh “Har Dee Har Har”. Mr. Mime is a dual-type PSYCHIC-FAIRY Pokémon (prior to Kalos it was a pure Psychic Pokémon). Oddly, there are both Male and Female Mr. Mimes. There is no difference in appearance. Gamefreak really should have at least made the hair look different. It says at the Pokemon Bulbapedia website that Mr. Mime is a “Barrier” Pokemon. The name is “Barrierd” in Japanese — バリヤード — but I cannot find any Japanese reference for that term.
I guess the joke is on me – HAR DEE HAR HAR !!!
Mr. Mime in his latest (Kalos) animation is a mime-trapped-in-a-box, thus is the barrier? … or are his Psychic moves form a barrier?
I am partly basing the nickname on a line used in the “Bart the Genius” episode of the Simpsons.
Fourth-grader Bart Simpson cheats in class by switching math aptitude tests with his classmate Martin (the genius). Bart is transferred to a school for gifted children, where he is in way over his head.
Teacher: “So y = r cubed over 3. And if you determine the rate of change in this curve correctly, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. “
Everyone in the class laughs except for Bart who is confused, and rightly so.
Teacher: “Don’t you get it, Bart? Derivative dy = 3 r squared dr over 3, or r squared dr, or r dr r “
I thought of names like “Bozo” or “Krusty” but those are both way too obvious. I’ve never been good at using a Mr. Mime and all the “tricky moves” it can learn anyway. When I am battling through a Pokemon game-story, I am not usually battling a human opponent. I tend to use Pokemon that just attack, attack, attack. If I played more linked-battles against another humans, I might learn more of Mr. Mime’s trickster ways.
Furthermore, I am a little weird-ed out by “humanoid-type” Pokemon. Pokemon are not people, and I believe that it is wrong for Pokemon to take human form. They should not appear to us in that manner.
I know what you are going to say:
“Denny, aren’t you just going to show a cute girl in a Mr. Mime Pokemon cosplay?”
Oh, you know me all too well. … what is the name for your clown? Please comment!
Update: I think that a good name for female Mime Jr. would be “Miracle” or Miracle Love” after this cover of a Mariya Takeuchi song by Riho Makise. Her hat is very cute! Enjoy this magical music video!
I HEAR YOU!