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Talk:Mirror Move (move)


Mirror Move is technically any attack, so, how can we define if its "damaging" or "non-damaging"? furthermore, it isnt "status" if it returns an attack, then it would be physical or special.

MAGNEDETHTALK 02:52, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, it is a move, so it can be classified that way. By my standards, it's just as much of an "attack" as Flamethrower! -ニョロトノ666
well ok, but then, shouldnt it go into the "damaging" moves list? can Mirror Move even copy somthing like Tail Whip? MAGNEDETHTALK 02:58, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
That's debatable. I'd say no, because it isn't a damaging move on its own. It can just as easily copy Tail Whip as Hydro Pump, and therefore can be either. Let's leave it as it is for now. -ニョロトノ666
By "non-damaging", it pretty much means the move itself. Mirror Move does no damage unless it's copying a move. It's a status move. Damaging moves are only physical or special. TTEchidnaGSDS! 04:12, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Would a Flying-type get STAB? Or would it be the same type as the move used? ht14 21:20, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
It has the same type as the move copied, so unless it's Flying-type, then there's no STAB. TESHIGIGAS 21:22, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Could this copy Transform? Requiem Bell 17:15, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Given how Mirror Move only copies when an effect actually affects the user, I'd wager it can't copy Transform. Transform doesn't actually do anything to the one packing Mirror Move, similar to how Lock-On only sets that move's user's sights on its target for a sure strike and doesn't actually do anything to the target.
Note that this only affects Mirror Move. Other move-copying effects have their own properties, hence those other moves may be able to copy Transform. Sketch and Metronome are known to be able to copy Transform. As for Mimic and Copycat, we need to do some more research on the issue. --Shiningpikablu252 17:27, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Pokemon Stadium info

In Pokemon Stadium, if a Pokemon uses Mirror Move against a Flying-type, and the move that is copied is Fly, then the Mirror Move user can actually fly in the air, even if they don't have wings or aren't flying types. Should this be added in? Evilgidgit 15:25, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Interaction with glitch moves in Gen 1

In Gen 1, Mirror Move actually looks for the index number of the last used move's *animation*, thus copying the move the glitch move looks like instead of the move itself, as detailed in this video: Should this information be mentioned at all, detailed, or added to another page? --Tom0027 (talk) 03:20, 11 December 2015 (UTC)


I was playing Pokémon Sun, and defeated an Office Worker's Psyduck with my Geodude's Thunder Punch. He then switched in his Fearow, who used Mirror Move right away, and used Thunder Punch on me. I didn't even select a move that turn, because I used a Super Potion on my Geodude. Apparently Mirror Move copies the last move used even if the user wasn't on the field that turn? Thomasdenhaan (talk)

GSC behaviour

Not sure how to clean up this article, but I can say that in GSC, Mirror Move looks at opponent moves the same way as Sketch does, except that unlike Sketch, it doesn't check for Struggle (and can thus use it). As a result, it can use everything except for Selfdestruct, Explosion and Metronome, but will not use moves that the user know. Note that since Metronome in GSC can use Mirror Move, the game can crash (softlock) if you use Mirror Move (unsuccessfully) and the opponent responds with Metronome -> Mirror Move or vice versa. --FIQ (talk) 20:41, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Hm, I think Mirror Move doesn't check for Transformed Pokémon either, right? Anyway, that softlock would certainly belong here (preferably with a video). As for a general cleanup, there's also the Smogon article linked to in the article (I haven't read it, but it seems to be from RSE or later), and then there's plenty of info at UPC, so maybe this will need a radical approach anyway. If you have a good idea for improvement, then please go for it. Nescientist (talk) 17:38, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

List of unaffected moves

In Generation VII, the following are moves that target the user only, or target all Pokémon on the field, but can be copied by Mirror Move. Any other move that does so cannot be copied by Mirror Move.

  • Fairy Lock
  • Magic Room
  • Metal Burst
  • Outrage
  • Petal Dance
  • Thrash
  • Trick Room
  • Uproar
  • Wonder Room

In Generation VII, the following moves cannot be copied by Mirror Move. I have excluded damaging Z-Moves, moves that only target the user itself (except those that only do so nominally like Counter), moves that target all Pokémon on the field, and moves that target the user and all of its allies.

  • Acupressure
  • After You
  • Aromatic Mist
  • Beak Blast
  • Belch
  • Bide
  • Conversion 2
  • Counter
  • Curse
  • Doom Desire
  • Final Gambit
  • Floral Healing
  • Focus Punch
  • Future Sight
  • Guard Split
  • Heal Pulse
  • Helping Hand
  • Hold Hands
  • Instruct
  • Me First
  • Mimic
  • Mirror Coat
  • Mirror Move
  • Nature Power
  • Power Split
  • Psych Up
  • Purify
  • Reflect Type
  • Role Play
  • Shell Trap
  • Sketch
  • Spikes
  • Spit Up
  • Spotlight
  • Stealth Rock
  • Sticky Web
  • Struggle
  • Toxic Spikes
  • Transform

--SnorlaxMonster 11:13, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

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