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Magic Bounce マジックミラー
Magic Mirror
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Generation V
Reflects status-changing moves.
Generation VI
Reflects status moves.
Generation VII
Reflects status moves, instead of getting hit by them.
Generation VIII
Reflects status moves instead of getting hit by them.

Magic Bounce (Japanese: マジックミラー Magic Mirror) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.



In battle

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Reason: If all opponents have Magic Bounce in a Battle Royal, will each reflect Spikes or only one?
Confirm that Z-Parting Shot works the same in v1.1.

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Magic Bounce reflects the effect of all stat-lowering status moves (excluding Memento), status condition-inducing status moves, entry hazard moves, moves like Taunt and Torment, and so on back to the user. Magic Bounce reflects the same moves that Magic Coat does.

Moves reflected by Magic Bounce can still miss. Magic Bounce can reflect status Z-Moves (but not their Z-Power effects) and moves used via Dancer or Instruct. If Parting Shot is reflected, the Pokémon that originally used Parting Shot has its stats lowered while the Pokémon with Magic Bounce is switched out; if Z-Parting Shot is reflected, the Pokémon switched in does not have its HP restored. A Dynamax Pokémon reflecting Parting Shot will still be forced to switch out.

Magic Bounce cannot reflect a move if the Pokémon with Magic Bounce is immune to it due to its type or species (e.g. a Ground-type Pokémon targeted by Thunder Wave, or Dugtrio targeted by Telekinesis) or is protected from that move. Magic Bounce can reflect a move even if the move would fail (e.g. Disable used on a Pokémon that has not used a move or is already disabled) or have no effect on the target (e.g. Feather Dance when the target already has -6 Attack).

If a move targets multiple Pokémon individually (such as Heal Block or Growl), it will still affect each Pokémon that does not have Magic Bounce as normal, then each Pokémon that has Magic Bounce will reflect the move individually. If a move targets an entire side (such as entry hazard moves), if any Pokémon on that side reflects the move with Magic Bounce then the whole side is unaffected; even if multiple Pokémon on that side have Magic Bounce, only one of the Pokémon on that side will have its Magic Bounce activate.

Magic Bounce does not activate if the move is used by a Pokémon with Teravolt, Turboblaze, or Mold Breaker. Magic Bounce cannot reflect a move that was just reflected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce. If a Pokémon with this Ability is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move like Fly, Magic Bounce will not activate.

Outside of battle

Magic Bounce has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Magic Bounce

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Natu Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize Early Bird Magic Bounce
Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize Early Bird Magic Bounce
Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic Synchronize None Magic Bounce
Sableye Sableye
Mega Sableye
Dark Ghost Magic Bounce None None
Absol Absol
Mega Absol
Dark Dark Magic Bounce None None
Diancie Diancie
Mega Diancie
Rock Fairy Magic Bounce None None
Hatenna Hatenna Psychic Psychic Healer Anticipation Magic Bounce
Hattrem Hattrem Psychic Psychic Healer Anticipation Magic Bounce
Hatterene Hatterene Psychic Fairy Healer Anticipation Magic Bounce
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games


Games Description
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD It reflects status moves!
MDRTDX The Pokémon reflects status moves and the effects of wands. Not all moves can be reflected.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 魔法鏡 Mōfaat Geng
Mandarin 魔法鏡 / 魔法镜 Mófǎ Jìng
France Flag.png French Miroir Magik
Germany Flag.png German Magiespiegel
Italy Flag.png Italian Magispecchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 매직미러 Magic Mirror
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Reflexo Mágico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espejo Mágico*

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