Mirror Move (move)

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Mirror Move
オウムがえし Parrot Mimicry
Mirror Move PE.png
Mirror Move PE 2.png
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.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

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

Effect

Generation I to VII

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Test if in Stadium 2 (much like in GSC), Mirror Move always fails when used by a transformed Pokémon. Account for moves that Mirror Move's "memory" ignores, such as Role Play, in each generation (refer to Smogon for Gen IV). And any other things Smogon mentions that aren't accounted here.
Also, check whether this line applies to both Pokémon Stadium (Japanese) and the international Pokémon Stadium: "In Pokémon Stadium, Mirror Move will copy multi-turn moves during either of the turns they take to execute."

You can discuss this on the talk page.

Mirror Move 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 no moves were targeted at the user (by a Pokémon still on the field) before the use of Mirror Move, if the user of the move that would be called by Mirror Move switches out during the turn Mirror Move is used, or if Mirror Move would call itself or a Z-Move. In Generation II only, Mirror Move will also always fail when used by a transformed Pokémon.

Paralysis, confusion, recharging, and building up for a multi-turn move have no effect on the last move used; if Mirror Move is used against a target that was fully paralyzed, hurt itself in confusion, or executed the first part of a multi-turn move right before its use, Mirror Move will not count this as using a move. In Pokémon Stadium, Mirror Move will copy multi-turn moves during either of the turns they take to execute.

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

If powered up by a Flyinium Z into Z-Mirror Move, the user's Attack stat rises by two stages. Additionally, the copied move will become its corresponding Z-Move. If the copied move is a status move, it will not receive its Z-Power effect.

Generation VIII onwards

Mirror Move cannot be selected in a battle.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user counters the foe by mimicking the move last used by the foe.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user counters the target by mimicking the target's last move.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0016 Pidgey NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 44 47 47 45 45 45 45SMUSUM
9PE
0017 Pidgeotto NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 49 55 52 52 52 52 52SMUSUM
11PE
0018 Pidgeot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 54 61 62 56 56 56 56SMUSUM
11PE
0021 Spearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 22 31 31 21 21 21 18SMUSUM
19PE
0022 Fearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25 32 32 23 23 23 18SMUSUM
19PE
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 1PE
0085 Dodrio NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1PE
0255 Torchic FireIC Big.png Field Field 37 37 37 37XY
41ORAS
41
0256 Combusken FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 43 43 43 43XY
47ORAS
47
0257 Blaziken FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 49
0333 Swablu NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 38 36 36BW
34B2W2
34XY
30ORAS
30
0441 Chatot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 9 9 9 9
0561 Sigilyph PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 34 34 34
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 64 64 64
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 70 1, 70 1, 70
0741 Oricorio FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 43
0785 Tapu Koko ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 38
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 VIII IX
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
0084 Doduo NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0163 Hoothoot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0175 Togepi FairyIC Big.png Flying Fairy
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0276 Taillow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0396 Starly NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0580 Ducklett WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0731 Pikipek NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0276 Taillow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In the Rescue Team, Explorers and Adventure Squad series, Mirror Move gives the user the Mirror Move status, which causes all enemy moves targeting it to be reflected back at the attacker instead, without being affected by them. Mirror Move only reflects the effect the move would have on the user, rather than its usage; for example, moves with multiple targets will still hit the other original targets. Mirror Move does not return regular attacks, if the attacker is not adjacent, if the move has already been bounced back, or if it was cutting a corner. The status lasts for 2-5 turns.

From Gates to Infinity onward, Mirror Move instead targets an enemy in front and uses the enemy's last used move against them. Mirror Move fails if there is no move to copy.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 7 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 15 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 15 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 20 99 —% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 99 —% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Mirror Move status. Any move used against the user is countered with the same move.
MDTDS Gives the Pokémon that uses this move the Mirror Move status, which enables the Pokémon to bounce a move back at its attacker.
BSL じぶんを オウムがえしじょうたいにかえる うけたわざを そのまま てきポケモンへ かえす
MDGtI You counter the enemy by mimicking the enemy's last move.
SMD
MDRTDX
You counter the enemy by mimicking its last move. Your move fails if there's no move to mimic.


In the anime

Sigilyph Mirror Move.png
Sigilyph;
using Thunderbolt
Hobbes Oricorio Mirror Move.png
Pom-Pom Style Oricorio;
using Tackle
The user waits for the opponent to make a move. It then copies the opponent's attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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
Oricorio Pom-Pom Style Oricorio copies the opponent's attack.
Hobbes's Oricorio Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Despite being unusable as of Generation VIII, moves are still programmed to be affected by Mirror Move in later games.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鸚鵡學舌 Yīngmóuh Hohksit
Mandarin 鸚鵡學舌 / 鹦鹉学舌 Yīngwǔ Xuéshé *
學舌術 / 学舌术 Xuéshéshù *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zrcadlový let
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 Ataque Espelhado (SM008-present, TCG, manga)
Espelho (early anime)
Onda de Espelho* (EToP)
Movimento de Espelho (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Espelho
Ataque Espelhado
Russia Flag.png Russian Отраженное движение Otrazhennoe dvizhenie
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Potez iz ogledala
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espejo*
Mov. Espejo*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bắt Chước


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