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.
Step 2: Turn going west at the city sign, continuing past the Battle Subway.
Step 3: Continue west until reaching the Pokémon Center.
Step 4: Go inside and speak to the clerk closest to the entrance to buy TM33 Reflect.
Along with TM33 Reflect, the clerk also sells the following TMs:
|TM16 Light Screen||30,000|
|TM73 Thunder Wave||10,000|
|TM74 Gyro Ball||10,000|
Reflect Details + Uses
|Reflect Move Details|
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.
- Where To Get TM33 Reflect in Pokémon Black & White