Mr. Mime, known in Japan as Barriered (バリヤード, Bariyādo?), is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Mr. Mime first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels, later appearing in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise. Mr. Mime is voiced by Yūji Ueda in Japanese, and Kayzie Rogers in English.
Known as the Barrier Pokémon, Mr. Mime are gifted with the art of miming at a young age, and as they mature they gain the ability to psychically generate invisible objects such as walls and other barriers. In the anime, Mr. Mime appears as early on as a house cleaner and helper to Delia, protagonist Ash Ketchum's mother, while others are shown as entertainers or cooks. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, its abilities are utilized to create training rooms, and surround an entire city with a barrier to prevent access from the outside world.
Mr. Mime's appearance has been heavily criticized by sources such as 1UP.com due to its human design, as well as for combining the worst-perceived aspects of mimes and clowns and called a "creepy son of a bitch" in related podcasts. However, the character's design has also been praised by other sources in comparison to more common series characters, as in a study of Pokémon character design where it was the design was purposefully bad to invite player scrutiny and offer diversity to the series.