Ally Switch (move)

Ally Switch
サイドチェンジ Side Change
Ally Switch IX.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 and TR83 in Generation VIII.

Effect

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).

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

Generation V-VI

Ally Switch's priority is +1.

Generation VII-VIII

Ally Switch has its priority increased to +2.

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

Generation IX

Using Ally Switch consecutively now decreases the chance of success for each consecutive use. Ally Switch will fail when used successfully by another ally Pokémon on the same turn.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user teleports using a strange power and switches its place with one of its allies.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.
SV The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies. This move's chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0064     Human-Like Human-Like 24 24XY
36ORAS
36 15 15
0065     Human-Like Human-Like 24 24XY
36ORAS
36 15 15
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 16
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - 30 30 30
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - Rem.*
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - Rem.*
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - Rem.*
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - 24
0577     Amorphous Amorphous - - - 28 28
0578     Amorphous Amorphous - - - 28 28
0579     Amorphous Amorphous - - - 28 28
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
0826    
 
Bug Bug 24
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 16
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 42
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 42
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 84
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0063     Human-Like Human-Like -
0077     Field Field -
0098     Water 3 Water 3 -
0177    
 
Flying Flying -
0203    
 
Field Field - - - -
0236     Human-Like Human-Like - XY - - -
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous - -
0433     Amorphous Amorphous - - - -
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - - -
0562     Mineral Amorphous -
0566    
 
Flying Water 3 -
0605     Human-Like Human-Like -
0619     Field Human-Like - -
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like -
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous - -
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous -
0906     Field Grass
0955     Flying Flying
0971     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 TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy - -
0036     Fairy Fairy - -
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0050     Field Field - -
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field -
0051     Field Field - -
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field -
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0077     Field Field -
0077  
Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0078     Field Field -
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0096     Human-Like Human-Like -
0097     Human-Like Human-Like -
0098     Water 3 Water 3 -
0099     Water 3 Water 3 -
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0113     Fairy Fairy -
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3 -
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0137     Mineral Mineral -
0144  
Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - -
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0178    
 
Flying Flying
0196     Field Field -
0199    
 
Monster Water 1 - -
0200     Amorphous Amorphous -
0203    
 
Field Field -
0205    
 
Bug Bug -
0233     Mineral Mineral -
0242     Fairy Fairy -
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0280    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0281    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0282    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0292    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0325     Field Field -
0326     Field Field -
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral
0353     Amorphous Amorphous -
0354     Amorphous Amorphous -
0355     Amorphous Amorphous -
0356     Amorphous Amorphous -
0358     Amorphous Amorphous -
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - -
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug -
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0429     Amorphous Amorphous -
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0436    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0468    
 
Flying Fairy - -
0474     Mineral Mineral -
0475    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0477     Amorphous Amorphous -
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral -
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0517     Field Field -
0518     Field Field -
0523     Field Field -
0527    
 
Field Flying -
0528    
 
Field Flying -
0531     Fairy Fairy -
0562     Mineral Amorphous -
0562  
Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
0563     Mineral Amorphous -
0566    
 
Flying Water 3 -
0567    
 
Flying Water 3 -
0574     Human-Like Human-Like -
0575     Human-Like Human-Like -
0576     Human-Like Human-Like -
0577     Amorphous Amorphous -
0578     Amorphous Amorphous -
0579     Amorphous Amorphous -
0582     Mineral Mineral -
0583     Mineral Mineral -
0584     Mineral Mineral -
0600     Mineral Mineral -
0601     Mineral Mineral -
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0619     Field Human-Like -
0620     Field Human-Like -
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral -
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0764     Grass Grass
0765    
 
Field Field
0779    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0813     Field Human-Like
0814     Field Human-Like
0815     Field Human-Like
0825    
 
Bug Bug
0826    
 
Bug Bug
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous
0876  
Indeedee
All forms
 
 
Fairy Fairy
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0898  
Calyrex
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0765    
 
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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0972     Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - South Province (Area Five)SV
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

Ally Switch has the same effect as Baton Pass. The user switches positions with a teammate, and the switched ally receives a random stat boost. The user will switch with a teammate anywhere on the floor who is ordered first on the team list (or second on the list if the user is listed first).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD - - 17 40 —% - Entire floor Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It switches the positions of you and your teammate.


In the anime

 
Lampent


The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Lampent and its ally become outlined in purple energy. Both of them then suddenly disappear and switch places.
Tepen's Lampent HZ028 Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • All Pokémon that can learn Ally Switch through TM in Generation V that have genders can learn it through breeding in Generations VI and VII.
  • In X and Y, Tyrogue is programmed to learn Ally Switch as an Egg Move, but there are no legitimate ways to pass the move, as it is male-only and none of its evolutions can learn Ally Switch by other means. Despite this, Tyrogue and its evolutions are unable to learn Ally Switch through Move Tutor in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon or TR in Sword and Shield.

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 Saideucheinji
  Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Aliado
  Spanish Cambio de BandaVIII+
Cambio BandaVVII



Generation V TMs
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77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
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BDSP
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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