Magic Coat (move)

Magic Coat
マジックコート Magic Coat
Magic Coat VIII.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • 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
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
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.

Magic Coat (Japanese: マジックコート Magic Coat) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Spoink and Grumpig.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Do the details of the effects of Magic Bounce also apply to Magic Coat?
Is Floral Healing affected by Magic Coat in 1.2.0 onwards?

You can discuss this on the talk page.

Magic Coat reflects certain status moves back at that move's user. Magic Coat fails if the user goes last in the turn.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Magic Coat, the user's Special Defense rises two stages.

Affected moves

The following moves can be reflected by Magic Coat:

Move Type Generations
III IV V VI VII VIII
Attract  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Baby-Doll Eyes  Fairy  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Block  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Captivate  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Charm  Fairy  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Confide  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Confuse Ray  Ghost  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Corrosive Gas  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Cotton Spore  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Dark Void  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Defog  Flying  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Disable  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Eerie Impulse  Electric  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Embargo  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Encore  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Entrainment  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fake Tears  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Feather Dance  Flying  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Flash  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Flatter  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Floral Healing  Fairy  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Foresight  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Forest's Curse  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Gastro Acid  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Glare  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Grass Whistle  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Growl  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heal Block  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heal Pulse  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hypnosis  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Kinesis  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leech Seed  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leer  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Lovely Kiss  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Magic Powder  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mean Look  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Metal Sound  Steel  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Miracle Eye  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Noble Roar  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Odor Sleuth  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Parting Shot  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Play Nice  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Poison Gas  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Poison Powder  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Powder  Bug  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Purify  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Roar  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sand Attack  Ground  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Scary Face  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Screech  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Simple Beam  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sing  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sleep Powder  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Smokescreen  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Soak  Water  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spider Web  Bug  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spikes  Ground  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spite  Ghost  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spore  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spotlight  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Stealth Rock  Rock  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sticky Web  Bug  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Strength Sap  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
String Shot  Bug  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Stun Spore  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Supersonic  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Swagger  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sweet Kiss  Fairy  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sweet Scent  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Tail Whip  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Tar Shot  Rock  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Taunt  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Tearful Look  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Telekinesis  Psychic  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Thunder Wave  Electric  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Tickle  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Topsy-Turvy  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Torment  Dark  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic Spikes  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic Thread  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Trick-or-Treat  Ghost  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Venom Drench  Poison  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Whirlwind  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Will-O-Wisp  Fire  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Worry Seed  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Yawn  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Reflects special effects back to the attacker.
FRLG Reflects back the foe's Leech Seed and any status- damaging move.
DPPtHGSSPBR A barrier reflects back to the foe moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
SwSh Moves like Leech Seed and moves that inflict status conditions are blocked by a barrier and reflected back to the user of those moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 56 56 56 56 50
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 56 56 1, 56 1, 56 50
325   Spoink
  Field Field 28 21 21 21 21
326   Grumpig
  Field Field 28 21 21 21 21
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 56 56 1, 56 1, 56 50
517   Munna
  Field Field 20
518   Musharna
  Field Field 1
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10ORAS 10
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 49
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7USUM 25
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 8
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
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
359   Absol
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Origin Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Magic Coat is a non-damaging move with 19PP. It gives the user Magic Coat status, which causes certain moves targeting it to be reflected back at the attacker instead, without being affected by them. Magic Coat only reflects the effect the move would have on the user, rather than its usage; for example a move with multiple targets will still target other original targets, even if Pokémon becomes incapable of action from the bounced move. Magic Coat does not bounce back 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 11-12 turns. This move is affected by Taunt.

The following moves can be reflected by Magic Coat:

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Magic Coat status. The user reflects several moves directly back to the foes.
MDTDS Gives the Pokémon that uses this move the Magic Coat status, which reflects several kinds of moves back at enemies.
BSL じぶんを マジックコートじょうたいにかえる いくつかのわざを あいてに そのまま はねかえす
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD You'll get the Magic Coat status, which reflects status moves and effects of items such as wands back at the attacker. But there are some moves and items that cannot be reflected, so be careful! The status will go away after a while.
MDRTDX You and your teammates in the same room will get the Magic Coat status, which reflects status moves and the effects of wands back at the attacker. But there are some moves that cannot be reflected, so be careful! The status will go away after a while.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it does not need an accuracy check). Any move reflected by Magic Coat still has to undergo accuracy checks as normal, however.
  • In Generation VII, Blacephalon can learn this move by leveling up, but not by Move Tutor.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 魔法反射 Mōfaat Fáanseh *
魔術外衣 Mōseuht Ngoihyī *
Mandarin 魔法反射 Mófǎ Fǎnshè *
魔術外衣 / 魔术外衣 Móshù Wàiyī *
  French Reflet Magik
  German Magiemantel
  Greek Μαγικός Μανδύας
  Italian Magivelo
  Korean 매직코트 Magic Coat
Portuguese   Brazil Capa Mágica
  Portugal Capa Mágica
  Serbian Magični Oklop
  Spanish Capa Mágica
  Vietnamese Màn Chắn Ma Thuật



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