Reveal Glass

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Reveal Glass
Reflecting Mirror
Bag Reveal Glass Sprite.png
Reveal Glass
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation V
Generation V Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (B2W2)
Generation VI Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VIII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (SwShLA)

The Reveal Glass (Japanese: うつしかがみ Reflecting Mirror) is a Key Item introduced in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. It allows the Forces of Nature to change between their Incarnate and Therian Formes.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


When used from the Bag on Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, or Enamorus, it switches that Pokémon between its Incarnate and Therian Formes.


Games Description
B2W2 A glass that reveals the truth. It is a mysterious glass that returns a Pokémon back to its original shape.
A looking glass that reveals the truth. It's a mysterious glass that returns a Pokémon to its original shape.


Games Method
B2W2 Abundant Shrine (take Therian Forme Landorus to the hokora)
XY Reflection Cave (show Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus to a Scientist near the Shalour City exit)
ORAS Mauville City 1F (show Tornadus, Thundurus, or Landorus to a woman selling mirrors)
SMUSUM Dimensional Research Lab (from Professor Burnet after clearing Olivia's grand trial)
SwSh Stow-on-Side (from the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Tornadus, a Thundurus, or a Landorus)
LA Ancient Retreat (from Cogita after completing the Pokédex entries of all the Forces of Nature)


Key Reveal Glass Sprite.png
Black 2 and White 2
obtain sprite

In the anime

Reveal Glass in the anime

The Reveal Glass first appeared in Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, where Team Rocket used Meloetta and its recorded song in order to open its seal inside the Abyssal Ruins. Giovanni then used it to summon and subsequently transform the Forces of Nature into their Therian Formes so that he could use them to take over Unova.

In Unova's Survival Crisis!, when Ash's Pikachu freed Meloetta and sent the Team Rocket members flying with a powered-up Electro Ball caused by excess energy he absorbed from Thundurus earlier, Giovanni was struck by a beam of light from the Reveal Glass, causing him to become overwhelmed by its power and send the Legendary Pokémon on a rampage to destroy the region instead. Giovanni was eventually released from its possession when Jessie, James, and Meowth pushed him out of the spell circle he had been standing in. Following Team Rocket's subsequent retreat, Ridley used the Reveal Glass and Meloetta's song to calm down the rampaging Legendary Pokémon. Afterwards, the Reveal Glass was sealed away once again.

In the manga

Reveal Glass in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

The Reveal Glass was first hinted at in The Power of Dreams, where Hood Man realized that the Forces of Nature needed a special mirror to unlock their alternate forms.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Team Plasma managed to obtain the Reveal Glass sometime before Legendary Tornadus, where a group of Team Plasma Grunts used it on Tornadus from a distance while attempting to capture Giallo.

The Reveal Glass made its first proper appearance in Colress Machine, where it was shown to be in Colress's possession, using it to transform Thundurus and Landorus into their Therian Formes to fight Blake.

In The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, Keldeo broke the Reveal Glass while trying to strike down Colress, causing the Forces of Nature to revert to their Incarnate Formes and allowing the Swords of Justice to defeat them.


  • In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Reveal Glass is shown to have a handle, which it doesn't have in its other appearances. This implies that said handle breaks off at some point between the time of Legends: Arceus and the games taking place in the modern time.


The Reveal Glass may be based on the Demon Detecting Mirror, an item in Chinese mythology that could reflect the true identity of a yaoguai. Its design is based on the colors of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus, with the Legends: Arceus design adding the colors of Enamorus.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 現形鏡 Yihnyìhng Geng *
寫形鏡 Séyìhng Geng *
Mandarin 現形鏡 / 现形镜 Xiànxíng Jìng *
寫形鏡 Xiěxíng Jìng *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Totuuspeili
France Flag.png French Miroir Sacré
Germany Flag.png German Wahrspiegel
Italy Flag.png Italian Verispecchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비추는거울 Bichu-neun Geoul
Poland Flag.png Polish Zwierciadło Prawdy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Espelho Revelador
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espejo Veraz
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Sanningspegel
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gương Phản Chiếu

See also

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