Trick (move)

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Trick
トリック Trick
Trick.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Trick (Japanese: トリック Trick) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

The user switches held items with the target. It fails if neither Pokémon has a held item, if either Pokémon is holding Griseous Orb, if the target is behind a substitute, or if the target has Sticky Hold (even if it has no held item). It also fails if either Pokémon has Multitype.

In link battles, battle facilities, Secret Bases, and the Trainer House, items stolen will be returned at the end of the battle.

In Japanese Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Trick can exchange Mail, but causes the Trick Mail bug. In international releases of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as all releases of subsequent games, Trick will fail if either Pokémon is holding Mail.

Generation V onwards

Trick no longer switches a Trainer's Pokémon's items permanently; however, items switched in wild battles are permanently switched.

Trick will now succeed with a Pokémon with Multitype as long as neither the user nor the target holds a Plate, and will succeed with a Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina. Trick cannot exchange a Drive if the user or the target is a Genesect. Trick will also fail if the user or the target is holding a Mega Stone or a colored orb that could allow either Pokémon to undergo Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion, holding a Z-Crystal, or a Memory if either Pokémon has the Ability RKS System.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Trick, the user's Speed is raised two stages.

Description

Games Description
RSE Tricks the foe into trading held items.
FRLG A move that tricks the foe into trading held items with the user.
Colo.XD Tricks the target into trading held items.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user catches the foe off guard and swaps the foe's held item with its own.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43 46 52 50XY
46ORAS
46
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43 46 52 50XY
46ORAS
46
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 37RSE
36FRLG
36 36 36 36
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 50 55BW
50B2W2
50 50
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 66 75BW
58B2W2
58 58
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 36 36 36 36
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1ORAS 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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
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 Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
436 Bronzor Bronzor
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Chief Golgo's Sableye
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Trick fails if either Pokémon is not holding an item.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Switches the user's hold item with the target's hold item. It only works if both Pokémon hold items.

In the anime

None.png Rhonda Mr Mime Trick.png None.png None.png
Mr. Mime
The user catches the foe off guard and swaps the foe's held item with its own.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime's body becomes outlined in light blue, and an item it's holding glows white and disappears. It is then replaced with an item the opponent was holding.
Rhonda's Mr. Mime Hail to the Chef! Debut

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Trick III.png Trick IV.png Trick 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

Spin-off series games

Trick Colo.png Trick XD.png Trick PBR.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
Trick 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

Trivia

  • In Generation IV, despite being able to learn this move via Move Tutor, it will always fail when used by Arceus due to its Ability Multitype. In later generations, it can successfully use the move as long as neither Pokémon is holding a Plate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戲法 Heifaat *
騙術 Pinseuht *
Mandarin 戲法 / 戏法 Xìfǎ *
騙術 / 骗术 Piànshù *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Truc
Finland Flag.png Finnish Temppu
France Flag.png French Tourmagik
Germany Flag.png German Trickbetrug
Greece Flag.png Greek Ταχυδακτυλουργικό
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggiro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트릭 Trick
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Truque
Travessura (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Truque
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Trik
Spain Flag.png Spanish Truco
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gian Manh


Variations of the move Trick
Status TrickSwitcheroo


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