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Reflect Type

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 15 0 - Single non-user

Description

Changes the user's type to match that of the target. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute. When used against a Pokemon with Illusion, it will copy the target's actual type, and not the Illusion's. This move fails against Pokemon with Multitype.

Competitive Use

Reflect Type is an obscure move with low distribution that is really only featured on a specialized, and somewhat gimmicky, Latias set. This set consists of Reflect Type with Calm Mind and Recover to boost up and attempt a bulky sweep that is augmented by the Steel typing Latias copies from common switch-ins, namely Ferrothorn and Jirachi. With the superior Steel typing, a couple of Calm Minds under its belt, and Levitate as an ability, Latias becomes nigh impenetrable. However, the set is a bit gimmicky because it's dependent on your opponent carrying a Steel-type that Latias can set up against, and Reflect Type takes up a moveslot that could be used instead for another coverage move.

Related Moves

Camouflage also changes the user's type, but changes it according to the terrain being battled on.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340