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Reflect (move)

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Reflect
リフレクター Reflector
Reflect.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Reflect (Japanese: リフレクター Reflector) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It is a physical counterpart to Light Screen. It was TM33 in Generation I before losing its status in Generation II. It returned to being TM33 in Generation III onwards.

Effect

Generation I

Reflect doubles the user's Defense when the opponent damages the user with a physical move.

Reflect will fail if the user is already under its effect. The effect of Reflect is ignored by self-inflicted confusion damage and critical hits. If Reflect causes the user's defense to reach 1024 or higher at any time during battle calculations, it will be reduced mod 1024.

Generation II

Reflect now remains in effect for five turns and will halve physical damage done to any of the party Pokémon on the user's side.

Generation III

Reflect will disappear when the opponent uses Brick Break or Shadow Shed in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

In a Double Battle, Reflect protects both the user and ally Pokémon, but only reduces physical damage by a third rather than by half.

In Pokémon Colosseum and XD, Reflect is shown as a blue-colored sphere composed of hexagonal deflectors.

Generation IV

If a Light Clay is held when Reflect is used, it will extend the duration of Reflect from 5 to 8 turns.

In Pokémon Battle Revolution, the appearance of Reflect remains unchanged from its Colosseum and XD appearances.

Generation V

Pokémon with the Ability Infiltrator will ignore the effects of Reflect when attacking.

In a Triple Battle, Reflect protects the user and both allied Pokémon, but only reduces physical damage by a third rather than by half.

Description

Games Description
Stad Reduces damage from physical attacks by about half. A special Psychic-type technique.
Stad2 Reduces damage from physical attacks by about half. A special Psychic-type move.
GSC Raises Defense with a barrier.
RSEColo.XD Creates a wall of light that weakens physical attacks.
FRLG A wall of light cuts damage from physical attacks for five turns.
PMDRB The user gains the Reflect status, halving the damage from all Physical Attack moves and regular attacks.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A wondrous wall is put up to suppress damage from physical attacks for five turns.
XYORAS A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from physical attacks for five turns.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 42 45 23 28 30 30
26
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 42 45 23 28 30 30
26
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic 25 7 7 7 7 7
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy   26 21 19 22 22 22
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying   61 61 50 50 50
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass   12 12 17 17 17
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass   --, 12 --, 12 18 18 18
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass   --, 12 --, 12 18 18 18
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying   22 22 17 17 17
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying   25 25 17 17 17
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying   22 22 14 14 14
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying   24 24 14 14 14
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric   51 51 36 36 36
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy       22 22 22
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         28 28
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic         3 3
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic         --, 3 --, 3
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic         --, 3 --, 3
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice         37 37
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic           35
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy           57
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic           4
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic           4
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy           18
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy           18
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
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium  
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium  
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium  
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric ChikoritaBayleefMeganium ChikoritaBayleefMeganium ChikoritaBayleefMeganium  
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium ExeggcuteChikoritaBayleefMeganium  
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug LedybaLedian LedybaLedian LedybaLedian  
209 Snubbull Snubbull* Fairy Fairy MareepHoppip MareepHoppip MareepHoppip  
215 Sneasel Sneasel* Dark Ice Mareep Mareep Mareep  
234 Stantler Stantler* Normal Normal Mareep      
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM33
II
--
III
TM33
IV
TM33
V
TM33
VI
TM33
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy
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
179 179 Mareep Electric 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

In the main series

Calista Xatu Reflect.png Kirlia Reflect.png Luana Alakazam Reflect.png Rebecca Metagross Reflect.png
Xatu Kirlia Alakazam Metagross
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from physical attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
091 Cloyster The large horns on Cloyster's shell glows multicolored. Then, an orange wall is created in front of it.
Prima's Cloyster The Mandarin Island Miss Match Debut
065 Alakazam Alakazam sticks its hand out or crosses its spoons and a round, orange or blue barrier surrounds it.
Luana's Alakazam Pokémon Double Trouble None
Eusine's Alakazam For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! None
133 Eevee A round, orange barrier surrounds Eevee's body and protects it from attacks.
Gary's Eevee The Rivalry Revival None
219 Magcargo Magcargo's eyes glow light blue and a clear, glass wall appears in front of it.
Flannery's Mag Going, Going, Yawn None
178 Xatu Xatu opens its wings and its eyes glow blue. An invisible wall is created in front of Xatu that blocks attacks.
Calista's Xatu Me, Myself and Time None
376 Metagross The 'X' on Metagross's face glows blue and another 'X' is created in front of it. The copy spins around and turns into a barrier that blocks Metagross from attacks.
Rebecca's Metagross Destiny Deoxys None
281 Kirlia Kirlia puts its hands in front of it and a huge and shining multicolored ball is created in front of it. The move stops an attack and sends it back at the opponent.
A wild Kirlia Fear Factor Phony None
436 Bronzor Bronzor's body becomes surrounded in a white outline and a glowing clear glass wall appears in front of it, protecting it from attacks.
Karl's Bronzor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal launches white orbs from its mouth that surround and rotate around its body, as it glows whitish blue and then a multi-colored see-through glass wall outlines its body, protecting it from attacks.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Blue Alakazam Reflect PO.png None.png None.png
Alakazam
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from physical attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
065 Alakazam Alakazam crosses its spoons and a round, blue barrier surrounds it, protecting it from attacks.
Blue's Alakazam File 4 - Charizard Debut

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Reflect I.png Reflect II.png Reflect III.png Reflect 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
Reflect V.png Reflect 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 減半反射 Jiǎnbàn Fǎnshè
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zrcadlící útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Genspejle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Reflecteer
Finland Flag.png Finnish Heijastus
France Flag.png French Protection
Germany Flag.png German Reflektor
Greece Flag.png Greek Αντανάκλαση
Italy Flag.png Italian Riflesso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리플렉터 Reflector
Poland Flag.png Polish Odbicie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Reflexo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Refleksija
Spain Flag.png Spanish Reflejo


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS


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