Mirror Coat (move)

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Mirror Coat
ミラーコート Mirror Coat
Mirror Coat.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -5
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Mirror Coat (Japanese: ミラーコート Mirror Coat) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation II.


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.

Generation III-IV

In Double Battles, Mirror Coat will hit the last opponent that dealt special damage to the attacker. Mirror Coat cannot affect allied Pokémon.

Generation V

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.


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Games Description
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.
RSE Counters the foe’s special attack at double the power.
FRLG 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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric 41 49 47 50 '
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric 48 59 57 62 '
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Psychic Psychic -- -- -- -- '
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock 37 39 48 48 45 '
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water 61 61 43 43 '
360 Wynaut Wynaut Psychic Psychic   15 15 15 '
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic   50 97 97 '
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal     -- -- '
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel     -- -- '
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice     57 57 33 '
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice       44 '
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice       47 '
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice       50 '
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water Corsola Corsola Corsola Corsola
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison Corsola Corsola Corsola Corsola
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic     LopunnyGlaceon LopunnyGlaceon
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying     Corsola Corsola
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water   Corsola Corsola Corsola
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic     LopunnyGlaceon LopunnyGlaceon
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass   Corsola Corsola Corsola
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water   Corsola Corsola Corsola
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water     WobbuffetCorsola WobbuffetCorsola
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying     Corsola Corsola
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass       LopunnyGlaceon
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic       Lopunny
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water       Corsola
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
422 422 Shellos
West Sea
Water Pokéwalker - Stormy Beach
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic Dream World - Pleasant Forest
226 226 Mantine Water Flying Dream World - Sparkling Sea
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass Dream World - Sparkling Sea
349 349 Feebas Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
350 350 Milotic Water JR Kyushu Event
575 575 Gothorita Psychic Global Link
594 594 Alomomola Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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

Misty Corsola Mirror Coat.png Jessie Wobbuffet Mirror Coat.png May Glaceon Mirror Coat.png Suicune Mirror Coat.png
Corsola Wobbuffet Glaceon Suicune
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet's body becomes surrounded in a white reflective color and it can send back attacks. On occasion, it looks similar to a Counter attack.
Duplica's Mini-Dit in the form of Wobbuffet Imitation Confrontation Debut
Used via Transform
Jessie's Wobbuffet Imitation Confrontation None
A wild Ditto in the form of Wobbuffet Pikachu's Ghost Carnival Used via Transform
222 Corsola Corsola's body glows yellow-orange and a Special attack is then reflected back to the opponent.
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
245 Suicune Suicune releases a blue energy shield around its body, reflecting all special attacks.
A wild Suicune For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll None
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel becomes coated in a glowing reflective substance that reflects all special attacks.
Juan's Tentacruel The Great Eight Fate! None
360 Wynaut Wynaut raise its arms into the air and its body becomes surrounded in a white reflective color, reflecting special attacks back to the opponent.
Multiple wild Wynaut Pikachu's Island Adventure None
471 Glaceon Glaceon's body becomes surrounded in a glowing reflective substance, blocking all special attacks.
May's Glaceon Strategy with a Smile! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Mirror Coat II.png Mirror Coat III.png Mirror Coat IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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


  • Both Mirror Coat and its counterpart Counter do not affect one type of Pokémon each; Mirror Coat does not affect Dark-type Pokémon and Counter does not affect Ghost-type Pokémon.
    • This means that neither Sableye nor Spiritomb are affected by Counter or Mirror Coat.
  • 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 表面塗層 Biǎomiàn Túcéng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spiegellaag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Peilipinta (OS, early AG)
Peilaus (later AG)
France Flag.png French Voile Miroir
Germany Flag.png German Spiegelcape
Greece Flag.png Greek Αντανάκλαση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lapisan Cermin
Italy Flag.png Italian Specchiovelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 미러코트 Mirror Coat
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tela de Espelho
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Reflektujući Oklop
Spain Flag.png Spanish Manto Espejo

Variations of the move Counter
Physical Counter
Special Mirror Coat

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