Mirror Coat (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority -5
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

When hit by a Special Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Mirror Coat turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver Counters a SPCL. ATK. move double.
Crystal Counters a SPCL. ATK move double.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Counters the foe’s special attack at double the power.
FireRed/LeafGreen A retaliation move that pays back the foe’s special attack double.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Sun/Moon A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.

Learnt by level up

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

VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 48
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 58
WobbuffetWobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 45
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Level 43
WynautWynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 15
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 73
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 33
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 44
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 47
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 50
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 40
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 50
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 43

Learnt by breeding

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

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Amorphous, Water 1
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Amorphous, Water 1
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Human-Like
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Human-Like
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Monster
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Monster
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Monster
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Monster