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Magic Coat

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic - - 15 +4 - User

Description

Until the end of the turn, the user is unaffected by certain non-damaging moves directed at it and will instead redirect such moves to the original user. The accuracy check occurs after the move is redirected. This move has a priority of +4. Spikes, Stealth Rock, and Toxic Spikes can only be reflected once per side, by the leftmost Pokemon under this or the ability Magic Bounce's effect. If the user has the ability Soundproof, this move's effect happens before a sound-based move can be nullified. The abilities Lightningrod and Storm Drain redirect their respective moves before this move takes effect. For the turn in which Magic Coat is used, the following moves will not affect the user, but rather, will be bounced back at their user:

  • All moves that induce status as their only effect (including Yawn), except Teeter Dance
  • All moves that do no damage but alter the target's stats (including Flatter and Swagger), except Defog and Memento
  • Attract
  • Block
  • Gastro Acid
  • Leech Seed
  • Mean Look
  • Spider Web
  • Worry Seed

Competitive Use

Magic Coat is useful for surprising opponents that employ non-damaging moves against your team, such as Spore, Stealth Rock, or Whirlwind. However, once the surprise factor is gone, opponents can predict around the move, or use the "free turns" to attack. Furthermore, the prediction itself is hard, since some users opt to attack when they have the slightest hint of Magic Coat.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Porygon Normal LC Trace / Download / Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Spoink Psychic LC Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 60 25 35 70 80 60 330