Mirror Coat (move)

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Mirror Coat
ミラーコート Mirror Coat
Mirror Coat IX.png
Mirror Coat IX 2.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 Mirror Move
  • 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.

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. If the opponent uses a physical move or does not attack at all, Mirror Coat fails. 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 cannot be activated by Beat Up, despite Dark-type moves usually being special in Generations II and III.

Mirror Coat can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Taunt was used in the previous 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.

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
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
SV A retaliatory attack that counters any special move, inflicting double the damage taken.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field - 16 - -
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 - - - - - - 1 - - -
0100 Voltorb ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41 49 47 50 50XY
48ORAS
48 38 48 50
0101 Electrode ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 48 59 57 62 62XY
58ORAS
58 48 58 58
0122 Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36
0144 Articuno IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - 24 - - -
0202 Wobbuffet PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
0222 Corsola WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 37 39 48 48BW
45B2W2
45 45 55 55
0222 Corsola
Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 55
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 61 61 43 43 43 43 60 60 60
0360 Wynaut PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15 15 15 15 15 1 1
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 97 97 97XY
73ORAS
73 73 73
0428 Lopunny NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
0462 Magnezone ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0471 Glaceon IceIC Big.png Field Field 57 57BW
33B2W2
33 33 45 45 45
0582 Vanillite IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 36
0583 Vanillish IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 47 47 47 38
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 50 50 50 38
0751 Dewpider WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 40 48 48
0752 Araquanid WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 50 62 62
0793 Nihilego RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 60
0826 Orbeetle BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32
0864 Cursola GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 55
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36
0930 Arboliva GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1
0978 Tatsugiri
Tatsugiri
All forms
DragonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 47
0989 Sandy Shocks ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
1008 Miraidon ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field - -
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0203 Girafarig NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field - -
0226 Mantine WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 - -
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0325 Spoink PsychicIC Big.png Field Field -
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0422 Shellos
Shellos
All forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
0458 Mantyke WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0495 Snivy GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0594 Alomomola WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0712 Bergmite IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
0771 Pyukumuku WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0872 Snom IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0884 Duraludon SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon
0948 Toedscool GroundIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Grass
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
0386 Deoxys
DeoxysLv. 50
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
0422 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
0203 Girafarig NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0226 Mantine WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
0594 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
0349 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
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon JR Kyushu Train Station Milotic
0575 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 Mystery Dungeon series

Mirror Coat gives the user the Mirror Coat status condition. With this status condition, the user will reflect any damage taken from special moves back to any adjacent opponents 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 status lasts for 7-12RBTDS / 6GtISMD turns.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 15 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 15 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 15 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 17 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 17 40 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, Mirror Coat could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Mirror Coat could be seen as a move used by Boss Wobbuffet and Wynaut.

PsychicIC RR.png Mirror Coat
Charge time 1.54 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Deals damage as a reprisal after the user takes damage

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent The user takes up a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. The user will leave this posture if hit by a special attack move while it is in this counterattacking posture, then attacks the opponent that made the hit. The more damage the user has taken, the greater the power of this attack. Wallace & Milotic
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: ...The user will attack if hit by a special move while it is in this counterattacking posture, then the user leaves this posture. The more damage the user has taken from the opponent's move, the greater the power of this move.
  • Description prior to Version 2.20.0*: ...The more damage the user has taken, the greater the power of this move.

In-depth description

This move's power scales based on how much HP the user loses while in their counterattacking posture. The more HP lost, the higher this move's power multiplier. This boost resets when the user leaves this posture.

Here is a table showing the specifics of this move[1]:

HP Lost While in Counterattacking Posture Power Multiplier*
0% — 33.3% ×1
33.4% — 50% ×1.5
50.1% — 83.3% ×2.3
83.4% — 99.9% ×3.37

Pokémon GO

GO Psychic.png Mirror Coat
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 2.3 - 2.5 seconds
Mirror Coat GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 55
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
WobbuffetGirafarigSpoinkGrumpigLileepFeebasWynautBergmiteAvaluggDewpiderAraquanidPyukumuku
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

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.
MDTD Gives the user a Mirror Coat status, which reflects the damage from specific types of direct moves back at an enemy.
MDS Gives the user a Mirror Coat status, which reflects the damage from Special Attack moves back at an enemy.
BSL 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
MDGtI You'll get the Mirror Coat status, which reflects the damage from a special move back at an enemy.
SMD You'll get the Mirror Coat status condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from a special move.
MDRTDX You'll get the Mirror Coat condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from a special move.


In the anime

Dewpider Mirror Coat.png
Dewpider
Jessie Wobbuffet Mirror Coat.png
Wobbuffet
May Glaceon Mirror Coat.png
Glaceon
Suicune Mirror Coat.png
Suicune
The user surrounds itself in a reflective coating that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet's body becomes surrounded in a white, blue, or multicolored reflective aura, allowing it to reflect special attacks back at the opponent at twice the initial power. 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 Revealed to know in Imitation Confrontation
A wild Ditto in the form of Wobbuffet Pikachu's Ghost Carnival Used via Transform
Corsola Corsola's body glows yellow-orange, allowing it to redirect special attacks back to the opponent at twice the initial power.
Misty's Corsola A Corsola Caper! None
Suicune Suicune releases a blue energy shield around its body, reflecting all special attacks.
Suicune (recurring) For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! None
Tentacruel Tentacruel becomes coated in a glowing reflective aura that reflects all special attacks.
Juan's Tentacruel The Great Eight Fate! None
Wynaut Wynaut raises its arms into the air and its body becomes surrounded in a white reflective aura, reflecting special attacks back at the opponent.
Multiple wild Wynaut Pikachu's Island Adventure None
Glaceon Glaceon's body becomes surrounded in a glowing reflective aura, blocking all special attacks.
May's Glaceon Strategy with a Smile! None
Dewpider Dewpider expands the bubble covering its head and a rainbow aura shines across it, before turning light blue and reflecting any special attacks hitting it back at the opponent.
A wild Dewpider Dewpider Ascending! None


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

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Side series games

Spin-off series games

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 Mahate Marha
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lapisan Cermin
Jas Cermin
Italy Flag.png Italian Specchiovelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 미러코트 Mireokoteu
Poland Flag.png Polish Lustrzany Płaszcz
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Casaco Espelhado (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, manga)
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
Thailand Flag.png Thai มิเรอร์โค้ต
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bội Lực



Variations of the move Counter
PhysicalIC HOME.png Counter
SpecialIC HOME.png Mirror Coat


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