Quote Originally Posted by ansem the wise View Post
ok this one drove me nuts. In the episode "for ho-oh the bells toll"
Brock said that reflect didnt block vine whip cuz it was a special attack......
WHAT?!?!
1 vine whip isnt a special attack
2 reflect blocks special attacks, not physical ones so...... that wouldnt have mattered anyways
Wrong on both counts.
Back in Generation 2 (when the episode took place) moves were divided much more simply than they are now. All grass type moves at the time were classed as "special" moves, be it Vine Whip or Solar Beam, so at the time the episode was made, Brock was correct in what he said. They were divided as they are now in Generation 4, when Vine Whip became a "physical" move.

And Reflect blocks physical attacks, always has. You're thinking of Light Screen.