Mirror Coat (move)

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Mirror Coat
ミラーコート Mirror Coat
Mirror Coat.png
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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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
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  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Mirror Coat (Japanese: ミラーコート Mirror Coat) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation II. It can be seen as the special counterpart of Counter.

Contents

Effect

Generations II and III

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. Dark-type Pokémon are immune to Mirror Coat, but otherwise, Mirror Coat's type has no effect on the damage done to the target.

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.

Mirror Coat will only consider the last strike of a multi-strike move. It does not counter a move absorbed by a substitute.

Mirror Coat cannot counter Hidden Power, regardless of its actual type and damage category.

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

Mirror Coat can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if move Taunt was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV onwards

Mirror Coat can no longer be copied by Mirror Move.

As Hidden Power is a special move regardless of its actual type, it can now be countered by Mirror Coat.

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.

Mirror Coat can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Encore, Taunt or Torment was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 The foe will receive double the damage the user sustained from a special attack. High accuracy.
GS Counters a Spcl. Atk. move double.
C 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.
Colo.XD Counters a special attack at double the power.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41 49 47 50 50XY
48ORAS
48
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 48 59 57 62 62XY
58ORAS
58
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 37 39 48 48BW
45B2W2
45 45
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15 15 15
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 97 97 97XY
73ORAS
73
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field 57 57BW
33B2W2
33 33
582 Vanillite Vanillite
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44
583 Vanillish Vanillish
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 47 47 47
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 50 50 50
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 40
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 50
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
386 Deoxys DeoxysLv. 50
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous Pokéwalker - Stormy Beach
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon Shinsegae Feebas
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon JR Kyushu Train Station Milotic
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Global Link
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon GO

Mirror Coat
Special Attack
Type Psychic
Power 60
Energy bar 2
Duration 2.6 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
WobbuffetGirafarig

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Mirror Coat status. The user returns the damage it takes from any Special Attack moves used by a foe beside it.

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 Freeze Frame 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 movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Mirror Coat II.png Mirror Coat III.png Mirror Coat IV.png Mirror Coat V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Spin-off series games

Mirror Coat Stad2.png Mirror Coat Colo.png Mirror Coat XD.png Mirror Coat PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Mirror Coat 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • 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
Chinese Cantonese 鏡面反射 Gengmihn Fáanseh *
表面塗層 Bíumihn Tòuhchàhng *
鏡子外衣 Gengjí Ngoihyī *
鏡子大衣 Gengjí Daaihyī *
Mandarin 鏡面反射 / 镜面反射 Jìngmiàn Fǎnshè *
表面塗層 / 表面涂层 Biǎomiàn Túcéng *
鏡子外衣 Jìngzi Wàiyī *
鏡子大衣 Jìngzi Dàyī *
神秘护身 Shénmì Hùshēn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Spiegellaag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Peilipinta (OS/early AG)
Peilaus (AG110)
France Flag.png French Voile Miroir
Germany Flag.png German Spiegelcape
Greece Flag.png Greek Αντανάκλαση
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מעטה מראה Ma'ate Mar'a
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lapisan Cermin
Jas Cermin
Italy Flag.png Italian Specchiovelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 미러코트 Mirror Coat
Poland Flag.png Polish Lustrzany Płaszcz
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Casaco Espelhado (games, XY series-present)
Escudo Espelho (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Capa Reflexo
Capa Espelho
Russia Flag.png Russian Зеркальный Щит Zerkal'nyy Shchit
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Reflektujući oklop
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Barrera de Espejo (EP174)
Escudo Espejo (EP189-EP217, XY001)
Espejo (AG109-AG110)
Espejo Escudo (DP079)
"Defensas" (XY033)
Spain Flag.png Spain Manto Espejo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bội Lực



Variations of the move Counter
Physical Counter
Special Mirror Coat


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