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Mirror Coat (Japanese: ミラーコート Mirror Coat) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation II.
If the last amount of damage done to the user before the use of Mirror Coat is greater than 0 and was dealt by a Special move, Mirror Coat will do twice as much damage as taken by that attack to the opponent. Although Mirror Coat deals Psychic-type damage, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts; although, it will not work against Dark-type Pokémon.
Mirror Coat is a decreased priority move. If the opponent does not use a decreased priority move during the round that it is used, Mirror Coat will go last regardless of the user's or opponent's speed. If the opponent also uses a decreased priority move during the same round, the attack order of the users will be determined normally.
In Double Battles, Mirror Coat will hit the last opponent that dealt special damage to the attacker. Mirror Coat cannot affect allied Pokémon.
In Triple Battles, Mirror Coat can hit non-adjacent opponents provided a non-adjacent opponent was the last Pokémon to attack the user. Mirror Coat is effective against Psystrike, Psyshock and Secret Sword even though these moves use the target's Defense stat to calculate damage.
If the Pokémon using Mirror Coat is hit by a Special move that deals 0 damage, Mirror Coat becomes a Special move with 1 Base Power.
|| The foe will receive double the damage the user sustained from a special attack. High accuracy.
|| Counters a Spcl. Atk. move double.
|| Counters a Spcl. Atk move double.
|| Counters the foe’s special attack at double the power.
|| A retaliation move that pays back the foe’s special attack double.
|| Counters a special attack at double the power.
|| A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|| The effect
| The user reflects an opponent's special attack back at them.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| When Suicune gets hit by a special attack, it forms multiple ice mirrors around the opponent. The mirrors causes the opponent to see illusions, and when they touch the mirrors, they shatter and the opponent gets hurt by the same amount of damage that Suicune took, but several times stronger, or Suicune creates an ice mirror in front of it that repels special attacks.
| Crys's Suicune
|| Misdreavus Misgivings
|| Feebas wiggles its body around and a glowing glass wall forms in front of it. The glass wall absorbs an attack and it then shatters, damaging the opponent who used the attack.
| Ruby's Mimi
|| VS. Zangoose & Seviper II
|| Milotic raises its tail and a glowing shield appears around Milotic's body. The shield deflects all Special Attacks shot at Milotic back at the opponent, but deals double the damage.
| Lucy's Milotic
|| VS. Shuckle
In other generations
- In Generations II and III, this move cannot reflect Hidden Power, regardless of its type. This is because Hidden Power was always determined by the game to be Normal-type, so even if it was a Special type, like Ice or Grass, Mirror Coat would always fail against Hidden Power, while Counter would always reflect it.
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