Mirror Coat (move)

Mirror Coat
ミラーコート Mirror Coat
Mirror Coat VIII.png
Mirror Coat VIII 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
  • Not 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. 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 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.

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
SwSh
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 16PE
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1PE
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 41 49 47 50 50XY
48ORAS
48SMUSUM
38PE
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 48 59 57 62 62XY
58ORAS
58SMUSUM
48PE
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24PE
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo.
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 37 39 48 48BW
45B2W2
45 45 55
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 55
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43 60
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15 15 15 1
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 97 97 97XY
73ORAS
73
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 57 57BW
33B2W2
33 33 45
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 36
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral 47 47 47 38
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 50 50 50 38
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 40 48
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 50 62
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 60
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 32
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 55
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36
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
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
325   Spoink
  Field Field
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
458   Mantyke
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
872   Snom
 
 
Bug Bug
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
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
386   DeoxysLv. 50
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
422   Shellos
  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
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
594   Alomomola
  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
349   Feebas
  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
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon JR Kyushu Train Station Milotic
575   Gothorita
  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

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky Mirror Coat is a non-damaging move with 15 PP. The user will give itself Counter status condition, causing adjacent special attacks be reflected back at the user. In Time and Darkness, it still uses the old classifications from before physical/special split. Being a non-damaging move, it is affected by Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
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 move.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): ... 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.

Pokémon GO

  Mirror Coat
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 2.3 - 2.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 55  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
       
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
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 Wobbuffet Glaceon Suicune
A retaliation move 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 attacks back at the opponent. 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.
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 raise 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 expans 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 *
  Dutch Spiegellaag
  Finnish Peilipinta (OS/early AG)
Peilaus (AG110)
  French Voile Miroir
  German Spiegelcape
  Greek Αντανάκλαση
  Hebrew מעטה מראה Mahate Marha
  Indonesian Lapisan Cermin
Jas Cermin
  Italian Specchiovelo
  Korean 미러코트 Mirror Coat
  Polish Lustrzany Płaszcz*
Lustrzane Odbicie*
Lustrzana Warstwa*
Portuguese   Brazil Casaco Espelhado (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, manga)
Escudo Espelho (early anime)
  Portugal Capa Reflexo
Capa Espelho
  Russian Зеркальный Щит Zerkal'nyy Shchit
  Serbian Reflektujući oklop
Spanish   Latin America Barrera de Espejo (EP174)
Escudo Espejo (EP189-EP217, XY001)
Espejo (AG109-AG110)
Espejo Escudo (DP079)
"Defensas" (XY033)
  Spain Manto Espejo
  Thai มิเรอร์โค้ต
  Vietnamese Bội Lực




Variations of the move Counter
  Counter
  Mirror Coat


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