Magic Coat (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Priority +4
Makes contact? No
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.

Other languages

English Magic Coat
Japanese マジックコート (Magic Coat)
German Magiemantel
French Reflet Magik
Italian Magivelo
Spanish Capa Mágica

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
Sword​/​Shield Moves like Leech Seed and moves that inflict status conditions are blocked by a barrier and reflected back to the user of those moves.

Learnt by level up

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

Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 50
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 50
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 50
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 20
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 49
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 8

Learnt by breeding

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