Reflect (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM33
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM33
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM33
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM33
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM33
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM33
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM09
Sword​/​Shield TM18

Effects

Reflect reduces damage from Physical attacks by 50%, for 5 turns. Its effects apply to all Pokémon on the user's side of the field.

If the user is holding Light Clay when Reflect is used, its effects last for 8 turns.

The move Brick Break, when used against an Pokémon under Reflect's effect, will remove the screen before dealing damage. The ability Infiltrator bypasses the effects of Reflect.

Reflect is the Physical counterpart to Light Screen.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Reflect turns into Z-Reflect and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokémon on the user’s team.

Other languages

English Reflect
Japanese リフレクター (Reflector)
German Reflektor
French Protection
Italian Riflesso
Spanish Reflejo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Raises DEFENSE with a barrier.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Creates a wall of light that weakens physical attacks.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A wall of light cuts damage from physical attacks for five turns.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from physical attacks for five turns.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from physical attacks for five turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from physical attacks for five turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from physical attacks for five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Reflect 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.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 26
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 26
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 7
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 50
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 17
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 18
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 18
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 31
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 36
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 28
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 3
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 1
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 3
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 1
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 3
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 33
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 35
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 57
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 4
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 1
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 4
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 18
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 12

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Staryu
#120 / Water
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Reflect in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 1 — TM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 1 — TM
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Shellder
#090 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Gen 4 — Breeding
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Gen 4 — Breeding
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 4 — Breeding