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The Mimic is an enemy in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. Mimics take on the appearance of regular brown treasure chests, until they reveal their single eye and purple claws when attacked.
The Mimic is one of the more dangerous enemies for players to face, as they are indistinguishable from regular chests, making them unexpected to those who do not know where they are placed specifically in dungeons. On top of that, Mimics are extremely good at guarding physical attacks and can also counterattack from blocking an attack, making them fierce foes to go toe-to-toe with. On top of this, they are also capable of casting Fira, Blizzara, and Thundara, dealing elemental damage as well as Burn, Freeze, and Paralysis, respectively. They may also attack with a claw swipe.
One of the best ways to deal with the Mimic is to attack it from afar with a ranged weapon, despite how weak ranged weapons are. Unless the player can handle it face-to-face, this is the safest route to take.
For some reason, the AI that controls the NPC players in Singe Player can tell the difference between a mere chest and a Mimic by attacking the Mimic.