Guard Swap (move)

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Guard Swap
ガードスワップ Guard Swap
Guard 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 IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Guard Swap (Japanese: ガードスワップ Guard Swap) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Guard Swap switches the user's Defense stat stages and Special Defense stat stages with the target's Defense stat stages and Special Defense stat stages. Since this changes stat stages, the stat stages can be passed via Baton Pass.

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

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Guard Swap, the user's Speed stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the foe.
BWB2W2 The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the target.
XYORAS
SM
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 64 57 43 43
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 44 47 47 47
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 54 59 59XY
53ORAS
53
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
45B2W2
45 45
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 52 50 50
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
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying HGSS
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy HGSS
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png 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 games

Description

Games Description
MDS Swaps any modified stat levels and rates for Defense and Special Defense with the Pokémon the user is facing.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Guard 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

Spin-off series games

Guard Swap 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 防禦交換 Fángyù Jiāohuàn
France Flag.png French Permugarde
Germany Flag.png German Schutztausch
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανταλλαγή Άμυνας Antallagí Hamunas
Italy Flag.png Italian Barattoscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가드스웹 Guard Swap
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vaktbytte
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Defesas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambia Defensa*
Cambia Def.*



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


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