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Mirror Move (move)

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Mirror Move
オウムがえし Parrot Mimicry
Mirror Move V.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Makes the appeal as good as the one before it.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.

Mirror Move (Japanese: オウムがえし Parrot Mimicry) is a non-damaging Flying-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Uses the last move targeted at the user by a Pokémon still on the field. A move called by Mirror Move in this way counts as the last move used. Moves that target multiple Pokémon count as long as the user of Mirror Move is one of the targets.

Mirror Move will fail if the target did not make a move selection in the round before the use of Mirror Move, switches out during the round Mirror Move is used, or if the opponent's last move used was Mirror Move.

Paralysis, confusion, recharging, and building up for a multi-turn move have no effect to the last move used. If Mirror Move is used against a target that was fully paralyzed or hurt itself right before its use, Mirror Move will still use the last move that the target used. If Mirror Move is used during the first turn of a multi-turn move, Mirror Move will use the move that the opponent used before that move (or fail if no move was previously made).

A Pokémon will be able to use a move that is disabled if it is called via Mirror Move.

Mirror Move can be also used on team mates. If used on a move like Rock Slide that can only target opponents, Mirror Move will use it without hurting allies.

In Stadium, Mirror Move will copy multi-turn moves during either of the turns they take to execute.

Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Mirror Move gives the user Mirror Move status, which causes all enemy moves targeting it to hit their users instead. The user of Mirror Move will not be affected by returned enemy moves. Mirror Move does not return regular attacks, nor will it return moves if the user is not on an adjacent tile to the user of Mirror Move. Mirror Move lasts for 2-5 turns.

Description

Games Description
Stad A move that strikes back with the opponent's last move. This move comes after the enemy's move.
Stad2 A move that strikes back with the opponent's last move. It comes after the enemy's move.
GSC Counters with the same move.
RSE Counters the foe’s attack with the same move.
FRLG The user counters the move last used by the foe with the same move.
Colo.XD Counters an attack with the same move.
PMDRB The user gains the Mirror Move status. Any move used against the user is countered with the same move.
DPPtHGSS The user counters the foe by mimicking the move last used by the foe.
BWB2W2
XY
The user counters the target by mimicking the target's last move.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 44 47 47 45 45 45
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying 49 55 55 52 52 52
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying 52 61 61 56 56 56
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying 22 31 31 21 21 21
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying 25 32 32 23 23 23
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire     37 37 37 37
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting     43 43 43 43
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting     49     '
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying     38 38 36 34 34
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying       9 9 9
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         34 34
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying         64 64
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying         70 --, 70
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearow PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying     PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearow PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearow PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearow PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying   PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying         PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying       PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwabluAltariaChatotSigilyph
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
276 276 Taillow Normal Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Sigilyph Mirror Move.png None.png None.png
Sigilyph;
Using Thunderbolt
The user waits for the opponent to make a move. It then creates a portal that fires the same move back.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
561 Sigilyph After the opponent's attack, Sigilyph creates a black portal outlined in white in front of itself, and fires the same attack back at the opponent from it.
A wild Sigilyph Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! Debut

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Mirror Move I.png Mirror Move II.png Mirror Move III.png Mirror Move IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Mirror Move PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 學舌術 Xuéshéshù
Denmark Flag.png Danish Spejltræk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spiegelzet
France Flag.png French Mimique
Germany Flag.png German Spiegeltrick
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψιττακισμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Speculmossa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 따라하기 Ttarahagi
Poland Flag.png Polish Lustrzane Odbicie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Movimento Espelho
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Espelho
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Potez iz Ogledala
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mov. Espejo


Variations of the move Mirror Move
Status Mirror MoveCopycat


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