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Mirror Coat (Japanese: ミラーコート Mirror Coat) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation II.
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 be activated by 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 activate 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.
|| 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.
|| Counters the foe's special attack at double the power.
|| 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.
In other games
The user gains the Mirror Coat status and returns any damage dealt to it from special moves equal to the damage received. Oddly in Explorers of Time and Darkness, though moves are assigned as Physical or Special in game, Mirror Coat will return damage from damaging moves from types previously assigned as special prior to the Physical/Special split. The Mirror Coat status lasts 11-12RBTDS, or 6GtISMD turns.
| Mirror Coat
| Eligible Pokémon:
|| 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.
|| Gives the user a Mirror Coat status, which reflects the damage from specific types of direct moves back at an enemy.
|| Gives the user a Mirror Coat status, which reflects the damage from Special Attack moves back at an enemy.
|| じぶんを ミラーコートじょうたいにかえる となりにいる てきからうけた とくしゅこうげきの わざの ダメージを あいてにかえす
|| You'll get the Mirror Coat status, which reflects the damage from a special move back at an enemy.
|| You'll get the Mirror Coat status condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from a special move.
In the anime
In the manga
In the movie adaptations
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user reflects an opponent's special attack back at them.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| When Suicune gets hit by a special attack, it forms multiple ice mirrors around the opponent. The mirrors causes the opponent to see illusions, and when they touch the mirrors, they shatter and the opponent gets hurt by the same amount of damage that Suicune took, but several times stronger, or Suicune creates an ice mirror in front of it that repels special attacks.
| Misty's Suicune
|| Misdreavus Misgivings
|| Feebas wiggles its body around and a glowing glass wall forms in front of it. The glass wall absorbs an attack and it then shatters, damaging the opponent who used the attack.
| Ruby's Feefee
|| On the Loose and Hyper With Zangoose and Seviper II
|| Milotic raises its tail and a glowing shield appears around Milotic's body. The shield deflects all Special Attacks shot at Milotic back at the opponent, but deals double the damage.
| Lucy's Milotic
|| Just My Luck...Shuckle
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- 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
|| 鏡面反射 Gengmihn Fáanseh *|
表面塗層 Bíumihn Tòuhchàhng *
鏡子外衣 Gengjí Ngoihyī *
鏡子大衣 Gengjí Daaihyī *
|| 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 *
|| Peilipinta (OS/early AG)|
|| Voile Miroir
|| מעטה מראה Ma'ate Mar'a
|| Lapisan Cermin|
|| 미러코트 Mirror Coat
|| Lustrzany Płaszcz*|
|| Casaco Espelhado (games, XY series-present)|
Escudo Espelho (early anime)
|| Capa Reflexo|
|| Зеркальный Щит Zerkal'nyy Shchit
|| Reflektujući oklop
|| Latin America
|| Barrera de Espejo (EP174)|
Escudo Espejo (EP189-EP217, XY001)
Espejo Escudo (DP079)
|| Manto Espejo
|| Bội Lực