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Phasmophobia: How To Find A Mimic

Unable to Identify the Mimic in Phasmophobia? This guide will help you learn how to find it.

It can be quite difficult to find or identify a Mimic while playing Phasmophobia. As per the game’s description, it has the ability to copy the behaviour and trait of others and ghosts. This ability can make it really annoying to guess which ghost you are facing. Thankfully though this ghost also has several ways to let you identify itself. So in this guide let us take a look at how to identify and find a Mimic in Phasmophobia.


How to Find & Identify a Mimic

how to identify a mimic in phasmophobia

The game tells you there are four pieces of evidence to find in order to identify a mimic in Phasmophobia. Three are given directly and one is hinted in its weakness, they are:

  • Spirit Box: It allows you to talk to ghosts. This tool costs $50.
  • Fingerprints: You need to use UV light to illuminate the area where you are looking for fingerprints for evidence.
  • Orbs: You can use the video camera & tripods as well to look for any ghost orbs. Both of these tools’ combined cost is $75.
  • Freezing Temperatures: You can identify if the area you are in has freezing temperatures using a thermometer. This tool costs $30. Although if you can’t buy a thermometer then you can also look out for your character’s breath.

Mimic is known for leaving a trail of ghost orbs behind. But the biggest giveaway here is its ability to mimic other ghosts, as the name suggests. So while playing normal mode you can use the above ways to identify a mimic. And as for the nightmare more it can leave any 3 of the above 4 pieces of evidence for you to identify.


Things you should look out for when facing a Mimic

  • Pieces of evidence: If you find any three of the evidence mentioned above then it is a Mimic.
  • Behaviour: Mimic can copy the Behaviour of other ghosts but not their evidence. So if you are getting different behaviours then there is a high chance you are facing a Mimic.

That covers everything you should know to find and identify a Mimic in Phasmophobia. If you need other help with this game then check our guides on ghost types and how to use every item in the game.