When Polygon originally reported on the existence of Mr. Mime’s Mystery Flavor Slurpee — or as we like to call it, Mr. Mime juice — we were baffled. What, exactly, was 7-Eleven serving its guests?
Was Mr. Mime’s name attached to the promotion because the silent goofball was hand-crafting the beverage? Could we trust something made by someone with a face like that? We know that people in the world of Pokémon consume their fellow critters, so was the implication that the red drink was made of Mr. Mime’s strange dodgeball shoulders? Or worse: Given that Mr. Mime is capable of deceiving his enemies, were we even drinking anything at all?
We felt it was our duty as journalists to get to the bottom of this mystery. So we asked the Pokémon Company directly: What level of involvement did Mr. Mime have with the juice? A spokesperson told us the following:
The 7-Eleven promotion for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is intended to be a fun incorporation of recognizable Pokémon from the upcoming movie. The mystery flavor element is intended to be thematically in line with the film which focuses on Detective Pikachu, a world class detective who has mysteries to solve. It is not intended to imply that the drinks are made of or by Mr. Mime and there is no lore associated with the drinks.
There you have it. There’s nothing to worry about; Mr. Mime juice is just juice sold by Mr. Mime. Then again, they would say that, wouldn’t they?