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Gamefreak actually removed Reflect from a bunch of Pokemon's learnsets. In addition to Venusaur...
Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Butterfree, Beedrill, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Pikachu, Raichu, Nidoran F, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran M, Nidorino, Nidoking, Vulpix, Ninetales, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Growlithe, Arcanine, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Shellder, Cloyster, Voltorb, Electrode, Chansey, Electabuzz, Gyarados, Lapras, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Porygon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Zapdos, Moltres, Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite could all learn Reflect via TM in Gen 1, but have not been able to learn it ever since.

Nobody really knows why. Maybe Gamefreak decided that these Pokemon shouldn't be able to create force fields at will (as if any Pokemon besides Psychic types should).

What's really strange is that Venusaur can still learn Light Screen, which is essentially the same thing...

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