In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Mirror Move is chosen.
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Mirror Move made its debut since Generation 1, where it was once known as "Parrot Mimicry" before Chatot exists. As its name suggests, it is a move found mainly on birds. Basically, this move allows the user to retaliate the opponent with the same move they use, even if they cannot seem to use it (such as Sigilyph using Jump Kick in the example above). As long as the opponent doesn't escape first, you are able to copy what they used.Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move?
- What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- If a move couldn't possibly be used by a bird, how would said move be executed?
- Would it be possible for a Pokémon who cannot use a move normally to be able to use it independently after copying the move from the opponent, in the same way as Mimic or Copycat?
Here are the current users of this move:
- Pidgey, Pidgeotto & Pidgeot
- Spearow & Fearow
- Torchic, Combusken & Blaziken
- Swablu & Altaria
- Vullaby & Mandibuzz
- Doduo & Dodrio
- Hoothoot & Noctowl
- Togepi, Togetic & Togekiss
- Murkrow & Honchkrow
- Taillow & Swellow
- Ducklett & Swanna
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The Pokémon World Forum Staff