Volt Switch (move)

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Volt Switch
ボルトチェンジ Volt Change
Volt Switch.png
Volt Switch 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Volt Switch (Japanese: ボルトチェンジ Volt Change) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM72 as of Generation V.

Effect

Volt Switch deals damage and then switches the user out. The user will not be switched out if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle, if Volt Switch fails to hit the target, if using Volt Switch ends the battle, if the opponent's Ability prevents damage from Volt Switch, or if the opponent is Ground type. If Volt Switch faints a foe Trainer's Pokémon, the next Pokémon sent out by the user will not be counted for additional experience (although if it is holding the Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, it will be counted for that).

If the foe Pokémon uses Pursuit on the same turn Volt Switch is used, Pursuit will deal normal damage if the foe is faster, or double damage if the foe is slower than the user.

Volt Switch may be used to switch out of Ingrain, but Ingrain's effects will not be passed on. Volt Switch can also be used to switch out even if the user is under the effect of Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Shadow Tag, Mean Look, Spider Web, or Block. Volt Switch will not force a switch if the user is holding a Red Card or the target is holding an Eject Button.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field 42 42
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon 40
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy 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 TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM72
VI
TM72
VII
TM72
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
081 Magnemite Magnemite
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
Mineral Mineral
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
462 Magnezone Magnezone
Mineral Mineral
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug
599 Klink Klink
Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
Mineral Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy
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 Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★★
Power = 41 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = The user will switch places with any Pokémon one tile behind it when the move is used.
Used by : Emolga

Description

Games Description
Conq. After making its attack, the user will switch places with another Pokémon

In the anime

None.png Iris Emolga Volt Switch.png None.png None.png
Emolga
The user releases a ball of electricity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
587 Emolga Emolga puts its arms together in front of it and a yellow orb of electricity appears in front of it. It then opens its arms and fires the orb of electricity at the opponent. When the orb hits the opponent, the opponent's body becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, or Emolga raises its arm into the air and a yellow orb of electricity with yellow electricity around it forms above it. It then hits the opponent with it, causing a flash of bright light. Then, Emolga rushes past a nearby Trainer and another Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball and onto the battlefield. Sometimes, Emolga can choose not to send out another Pokémon when the attack is used.
Iris's Emolga Emolga the Irresistible! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Volt 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

Trivia

  • In the anime, Volt Switch can bring out a Pokémon that does not belong to the user's Trainer.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 伏特替換 Fuhkdahk Taiwuhn *
交換伏特 Gāauwuhn Fuhkdahk *
Mandarin 伏特替換 / 伏特替换 Fútè Tìhuàn *
交換伏特 Jiāohuàn Fútè *
France Flag.png French Change Éclair*
ChangeÉclair*
Germany Flag.png German Voltwechsel
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Saklar Tegangan
Italy Flag.png Italian Invertivolt
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼트체인지 Volt Change
Poland Flag.png Polish Elektrozmiana
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Troca Elétrica
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Troca Elétrica
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Strujni Krug
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cambia Voltaje
Spain Flag.png Spain Voltiocambio


Variations of the move U-turn
Physical U-turn
Special Volt Switch


Generation V TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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