Ally Switch (move)

Ally Switch
サイドチェンジ Side Change
Ally Switch VIII.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. In Generation VIII, it is TR83.

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, Rotation 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).

Generation VII onwards

Ally Switch had its priority increased to +2.

Snipe Shot and the Abilities Stalwart and Propeller Tail ignore Ally Switch and hit the intended target.

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

Description

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 24 24XY
36ORAS
36 15
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 24 24XY
36ORAS
36 15
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 16
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 28
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 28
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 28
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1ORAS 1
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 24
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 16
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM51
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR83
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
236   Tyrogue
  Human-Like Human-Like XY
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying 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 Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SM USUM PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
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 VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field Pokémon Bank Hidden Ability Oranguru
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
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It switches the positions of you and your teammate.


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 交換場地 Gāauwuhn Chèuhngdeih
Mandarin 交換場地 / 交换场地 Jiāohuàn Chǎngdì
  French Interversion
  German Seitentausch
  Italian Cambiaposto
  Korean 사이드체인지 Side Change
  Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Aliado
  Spanish Cambio de Banda*
Cambio Banda*




Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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