Magic Coat (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Priority +4
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Magic Coat reflects any move causing status conditions - for example Thunder Wave or Toxic - back to the attacker. It applies only to the turn it is used.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, Teeter Dance and Memento are not affected by Magic Coat.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Magic Coat turns into Z-Magic Coat and raises Special Defense two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Reflects special effects back to the attacker.
FireRed/LeafGreen Reflects back the foe’s LEECH SEED and any status-damaging move.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A barrier reflects back to the foe moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
Sun/Moon A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Magic Coat at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
Level 56
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 56
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 21
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 21
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 56
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 10
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Magic Coat as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Field
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Field
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Field
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Field

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Magic Coat by the various move tutors in the games.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark