Skill Swap (move)

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Skill Swap
スキルスワップ Skill Swap
Skill Swap V.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Make the appeal as good as those before it.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Skill Swap (Japanese: スキルスワップ Skill Swap) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM48 from Generation III to Generation IV.

Effect

Skill Swap will exchange the Abilities of the user and the target. If the user switches out of battle after using this move, its original Ability will be restored.

Wonder Guard, Multitype, Illusion, Zen Mode, and Stance Change cannot be exchanged with Skill Swap; if the user or the target has one of these Abilities, Skill Swap will fail.

Skill Swap bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Generation IV

Abilities that normally only activate when a Pokémon is sent out (such as Intimidate) will now activate after being switched via Skill Swap.

Generation V

When using Skill Swap on an opponent, it states the new Abilities of the Pokémon.

Generation VI

If Pokémon have the same Ability, Skill Swap still displays them being changed. If the two abilities being swapped both have an effect that activates when a Pokémon switches in (such as Intimidate), the Pokémon using Skill Swap will always have its new ability activate first.

Description

Games Description
RSE The user swaps special abilities with the target.*
Switches abilities with the foe on the turn this is used.*
FRLG The user employs its psychic power to swap abilities with the foe.
Colo.XD The user swaps special abilities with the target.*
Switches abilities with the target on the turn it is used.*
DPPtHGSS The user employs its psychic power to exchange abilities with the foe.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous 40 40 40
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous 43 43 43
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous 45 45 45
682 Spritzee Spritzee
Fairy Fairy 44 44
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy 44 44
700 Sylveon Sylveon
Field Field 25 25
703 Carbink Carbink
Fairy Mineral 40 40
719 Diancie Diancie
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 35
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Undiscovered Undiscovered 26
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
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
Bug Fairy
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
TM48
IV
TM48
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517 Munna Munna
Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy
700 Sylveon Sylveon
Field Field
703 Carbink Carbink
Mineral Fairy
708 Phantump Phantump
Amorphous Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Amorphous Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
719 Diancie Diancie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Spooky Manor
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Windswept Sky
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Switches the user's ability with that of the target.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In other generations

Skill Swap III.png Skill Swap IV.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
Skill Swap PMD RB.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
Skill Swap Colo.png Skill Swap XD.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

Doll Meowth III.png This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Greek and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Greek.
Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 交換絕招 Jiāohuàn Juézhāo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vaardigheids Ruil
France Flag.png French Échange
Germany Flag.png German Wertewechsel
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανταλλαγή Δεξιοτήτων
Italy Flag.png Italian Baratto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스킬스웹 Skill Swap
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ferdighetsbytte
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Habilidade
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zamena veština
Spain Flag.png Spanish Intercambio


Variations of the move Skill Swap
Status Skill SwapHeart SwapPower SwapGuard SwapSpeed Swap


Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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