Where To Get TM33 Reflect in Pokémon Black & White

Using Reflect in battle in Pokémon Black

TM33 Reflect can be bought for 30,000 Pokédollars in the Nimbasa City Pokémon Center at the desk where TMs are sold.

You’ll be able to reach Nimbasa City after defeating Gym Leader Burgh in Castelia City. After obtaining your Insect Badge from Burgh, you’ll need to cross the sandstorm on Route 4.

In Pokémon Black and White, Poké Marts are no longer a separate building, and are instead included inside Pokémon Centers. The desk where items are sold can be found to the right of the Center’s entrance.

TM33 Reflect Location

Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Nimbasa City, head north into the city.

Head North from the Nimbasa City entrance / Pokémon BW
Head North from the Nimbasa City entrance.

Step 2: Turn going west at the city sign, continuing past the Battle Subway.

Head West past the Battle Subway / Pokémon BW
Head West past the Battle Subway.

Step 3: Continue west until reaching the Pokémon Center.

Keep West and enter the Pokémon Center / Pokémon BW
Keep West and enter the Pokémon Center.

Step 4: Go inside and speak to the clerk closest to the entrance to buy TM33 Reflect.

Buy TM33 Reflect from the clerk nearest the entrance / Pokémon BW
Buy TM33 Reflect from the clerk nearest the entrance.

Along with TM33 Reflect, the clerk also sells the following TMs:

TM Price
TM20 Safeguard 30,000
TM21 Frustration 10,000
TM27 Return 10,000
TM16 Light Screen 30,000
TM73 Thunder Wave 10,000
TM74 Gyro Ball 10,000

Reflect Details + Uses

In-game details for TM33 Reflect / Pokémon BW
In-game details for TM33 Reflect.
Reflect Move Details
Type Psychic
Category Status
PP 20

Here are some key takeaways to note about Reflect:

  • Using TM33 Reflect reduces damage from Physical Attacks. Damage to the user from Physical Attacks is reduced by 50%. Special Attacks aren’t affected.
  • Reflect can protect your entire team in Doubles or Triples battles. Damage from Physical Attacks is reduced by 30% for every friendly Pokémon on the field in multi-battles.
  • The effects of Reflect will last 8 turns (increased from 5) if the user is holding the Light Clay item. This ensures longer protection against Physical Attacks.
  • Certain battle moves can remove Reflect from the field of play. Both Brick Break and Defog will neutralize the effect of Reflect.
  • TM33 Reflect can be bypassed by the special ability Infiltrator. Pokémon like Skiploom can know this ability and can fully-attack protected Pokémon.

Reflect is a Psychic-type Status move that protects against hard-hitting Physical Attacks.

The benefits of Reflect last for at least 5 turns, and will remain in-play even if the user Pokémon is switched out.

Reflect is often used alongside Light Screen, which reduces the damage of Special Attacks. With both moves in play, your Pokémon will reduce any incoming damage by 50% (not including Status damage.)

Pokémon that best use Reflect and Light Screen are referred to as ‘Screeners’.

Typically, Screeners that have the Prankster ability are more useful in battle, as the ability increases the priority of all Status moves by one. Surprisingly, no Pokémon that has the Prankster ability can learn TM33 Reflect in Pokémon Black and White.

The move is much more useful in future games, starting with Gen 6.

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