Court Change (move)

Court Change
コートチェンジ Court Change
Court Change IX.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Court Change (Japanese: コートチェンジ Court Change) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is one of the signature moves of Cinderace.


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Court Change causes any active battle effects to swap sides. This affects barriers like Reflect, multi-turn effects like Tailwind, and entry hazards like Spikes. Court Change does not cause any Pokémon afflicted with a volatile or non-volatile status condition to pass that condition to another Pokémon, nor does it transfer any Pokémon's stat changes to any other Pokémon. Court Change has no effect on effects that affect the entire field (like weather, terrain, or Trick Room).

If both sides of the battle are affected by the same effect, but are each on different remaining turns, Court Change will swap both effects' remaining turns.

If Court Change transfers an entry hazard, it will not have any effect until a new Pokémon is switched in. If a Pokémon with Defiant or Competitive is then switched in onto a Sticky Web, the Speed drop happens as usual, but the Abilities will not activate. Other Abilities like Contrary will, however.

The following moves are affected by Court Change:

Move Type Cat.
Reflect  Psychic  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Light Screen  Psychic  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Aurora Veil  Ice  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fire Pledge  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Grass Pledge  Grass  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Water Pledge  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mist  Ice  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Safeguard  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spikes  Ground  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sticky Web  Bug  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic Spikes  Poison  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Tailwind  Flying  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
G-Max Steelsurge  Steel  Unknown {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
G-Max Vine Lash  Grass  Unknown {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
G-Max Wildfire  Fire  Unknown {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
G-Max Cannonade  Water  Unknown {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Court Change does not swap Quick Guard, Wide Guard, or Crafty Shield.

It is likely that Court Change would also swap Lucky Chant; however, the two moves have never appeared in a game together.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Court Change cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
With its mysterious power, the user swaps the effects on either side of the field.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0815     Field Human-Like 62 62
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 換場 Wuhn Chèuhng
Mandarin 換場 / 换场 Huàn Chǎng
  French Change-Côté
  German Seitenwechsel
  Italian Cambiocampo
  Korean 코트체인지 Koteu Cheinji
  Spanish Cambio de Cancha

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