Magic Coat (move)

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.

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.

Learnt by level up

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

Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 56
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 56
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 21
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 21
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 56
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 10
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 10
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 43
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 7

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug