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 Shot is chosen.
Introduced in Generation 4, this is one of the only Special Steel-type attacks, in a type that's mainly Physical. Of them all, it's also the weakest of the three, so this would probably be a nice intermediary move before Flash Cannon is learned. Based on its name, this attack has to do with a polished surface, since that causes reflections like a mirror. It is probably so shiny that it hinders the opponent's concentration, thus reducing their accuracy.
Here's the in-game description for this move:
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
- 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):
- Why is this move not fully accurate?
- How is Vanillite and family able to learn this move?
- What makes other Steel-types incompatible with this move?
- How does the user's polished body generate the energy to fire this attack?
Here are the current users of this move:
- Magnemite, Magneton & Magnezone
- Vanillite, Vanillish & Vanilluxe
- Ferroseed & Ferrothorn
- Klink, Klang & Klinklang
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The General Pokémon Forum Staff
Next Move-of-the-Week: A move that works differently based on the user's type.