Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Mirror Herb [Complete Guide]

In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the Mirror Herb is a helpful item for both teaching Pokemon egg moves and using in battle.

Mirror Herb is a vital “Hold Item” in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The Mirror Herb is an all-new item and did not appear in any of the previous Pokemon games. Hence, it is important to understand its functions and abilities before you acquire it in Paldea. If your Pokemon is holding the Mirror Herb it will automatically gain the opponent’s stat raise in the match. However, there is another hidden Mirror Herb ability where you can make your Pokemon learn an Egg Move.

Key Highlights

  • Mirror Herb is a holding item in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
  • The Pokemon holding the Mirror Herb will have the ability to inherit the stat changes of the opponent Pokemon.
  • Mirror Herb is also used to teach specific Pokemon egg moves.
  • Players can buy the Mirror Herb from the Delibird Presents Cascaraffa Branch in Paldea for 30,000 PokeDollars.

What Is A Mirror Herb?

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Mirror Herb [Image Credit: eXputer]
As we mentioned earlier, the Mirror Herb can be handed to a Pokemon in your team. Once you enter a battle and send that specific Pokemon to the battlefield, it will instantly acquire the opponent’s stat raises during the match. Hence, creating neutral grounds and nullifying the opponent’s advantage, which is important when it comes to facing the Gyms in Paldea.

However, Mirror Herbs can be used in another way, which can prove to be quite useful as well. The Mirror Herb can be used to teach Pokemon an Egg Move. A Pokémon can only inherit an Egg Move from one parent through mating. It is a unique move. Fortunately, there is a method through which you can allow a Pokemon to learn an Egg Move by using the Mirror Herb.

How To Get The Mirror Herb In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet?

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Mirror Herb in Delibird Presents shop [Screenshot by eXputer]
The Mirror Herb item is a purchasable resource in the new Scarlet and Violet games. You can’t find the item as dropped loot, hence, you will need to earn some money before you purchase the Mirror Herb. The Mirror Herb can not be purchased from any shop in the Paldea region.

You can buy the Mirror Herb from the Delibird Presents Shop at Cascaraffa, where you can also buy some Evolution Stones. So far no other branch of the Delibird Presents Shop sells the Mirror Herb, therefore you can only get the resource from the Cascaraffa shop for now. Once you reach the Delibird Presents Shop choose the “Battle Items” option.

From the menu, scroll down until you find the Mirror Herb. In the Delibird Presents Shop, the Mirror Herb costs 30,000 Poke Dollars. So, it is important that you save up money and have enough to buy the item in the game.

How To Use The Mirror Herb In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet?

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Mirror Herb in the bag [Screengrab by eXputer]
Now that you finally have the Mirror Herb in your bag, it is time to learn the methods by which you can use it. In Pokemon games, items are extremely important and it is a recurring theme where a lot of players ignore them completely. The Mirror Herb falls in the same category, it is extremely useful but since it is a newly released item many people are not aware of its functions.

Although, if you do end up using the Mirror Herb in battles, you could easily bamboozle your opponent by adapting their Stat raises. Or you could also allow one of your Pokemon to learn an important Egg Move.

Acquiring Opponents Stats

First up, let’s get familiar with the primary use of Mirror Herb in the game. By now we know that letting one of your Pokemon hold the Mirror Herb will allow it to match the opponent’s stat changes during a match. 

But how can you give Mirror Herb to your Pokemon? Well, first off you will need to open up your Bag. Once you’re at the browsing menu of your bag, switch the tabs from the top bar until you reach “Other Items“. The option is represented by a Rare Candy icon. Here in this menu, you will also find your Terastallize Shards. 

Nevertheless, scroll down until you find the Mirror Herb. If you see a Mirror Herb here, that means that you have successfully bought the item from the Delibird Presents shop. Now go to your Pokemon team and select the Pokemon to which you want to give the item. From the list of options, choose “Give an item to hold” then switch to the Other Items tab and choose Mirror Herb.

Now whenever you enter a battle and send the Pokemon holding the Mirror Herb to the battlefield, it will instantly inherit the opponent’s stat changes. Which is a good strategy against Pokemon who use various abilities and moves to increase their Sp. Attack and Sp. Defense stats. 

Learning An Egg Move

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Picnic in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet [Screenshot by eXputer]
Secondly, you can also use the Mirror Herb to teach some of your Pokemon an Egg Move. The method is a bit tedious to perform but by following all the steps it can be done easily. First up you will need to pick a Pokemon that you want to teach an egg move to. However, to complete the process you will also need another Pokemon which already knows the Egg Move. The move should be applicable to the Pokemon that is holding the Mirror Herb.

The final step, to complete the preparation is to make sure that the Pokemon (holding the Mirror Herb) has at least one “Current Moves” slot free. You can go to the Pokemon summary and then go to the Moves section. Now press “A” to “Change Moves” and then pick the “Forget a move” option. All you need to do now is choose the move that you want to delete

After your Pokemon has a free move slot, it will be able to inherit an Egg Move from a Pokemon who already knows that move. So for example, if you have Muk in your team, it will be able to get the “Curse” move from another Pokemon. If let’s suppose by sheer luck, you do have a Pokemon in your team or PC that knows “Curse”. 

Now put both Pokemon on your team. Make sure the Pokemon you want to teach the Egg move to has a free move slot and is holding the Mirror Herb. After that simply set up a picnic and allow your Pokemon to roam free. Interact with the Pokemon and let a few minutes pass by before calling off the picnic. 

After concluding the picnic, open up your team and then select the Pokemon holding the Mirror Herb and check its moves. You will now see that the empty move slot will be filled with the Egg Move inherited from the other Pokemon.

Wrap Up

There you have it! A complete guide that covers everything there is to know about the Mirror Herb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The item is useful in multiple ways. Firstly, it can help you get an upper hand during battles. Secondly, it can also assist you in creating your dream team by teaching your Pokemon some crucial Egg Moves. The item can be bought from the Delibird Presents Cascaraffa branch in Paldea for 30,000 Poke Dollars.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are finally out and it expands one of the biggest franchises even more. Players can make their mark in the Paldea region by starting their journey at the Naranja/Uva Academy, where they attend classes as a student. Make sure to read through some of the best Tips and Tricks and how you can get all the Starters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Thank you for reading through our extensive guide about Mirror Herb. For more valuable takes on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet make sure to stick around with us at eXputer!

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Sameer Tahir

When Sameer first acquired a Gameboy Advance nearly fifteen years ago, he instantly fell in love with video games. His passion for gaming hasn't wavered to date, and currently, he rejuvenates the experience by drafting video game guides at eXputer.

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