Ally Switch (move)

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Ally Switch
サイドチェンジ Side Change
Ally Switch.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +2
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Scrambles the order in which Pokémon will move on the next turn.

Ally Switch (Japanese: サイドチェンジ Side Change) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM51 in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V-VI

Ally Switch causes the user to switch places with the ally opposite to itself, and is an increased priority move. It will fail if the user is in the middle of the field in a Triple Battle, if the user has no ally opposite it, or if used in a Single Battle, Multi Battle, or Horde Encounter.

If a Pokémon targeted an ally with a move, but as a result of Ally Switch the Pokémon is now targeting itself when it would execute the move, the move will fail (even if the move is Acupressure).

Ally Switch does not trigger Pursuit.

Generation VII

Ally Switch had its priority increased to +2.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Ally Switch, the user's Speed stat raises two stages.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user teleports using a strange power and switches its place with one of its allies.
XYORAS
SM
The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24XY
36ORAS
36
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24XY
36ORAS
36
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM51
VI
--
VII
--
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other generations

Ally Switch V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Interversion
Germany Flag.png German Seitentausch
Italy Flag.png Italian Cambiaposto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이드체인지 Side Change
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Aliado
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambio Banda



Generation V TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506

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