Eject Button

Eject Button
Break-Out Button
Eject Button
Eject Button
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Introduced in Generation V
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The Eject Button (Japanese: だっしゅつボタン Break-Out Button) is a type of consumable held item introduced in Generation V. It switches out the holder if it is hit by a damaging move.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  100
N/A  2,000


If the holder is hit by a damaging move and does not faint, it consumes the Eject Button and is immediately switched out for a Pokémon of its Trainer's choice. It does not activate if the holder is a wild Pokémon or its Trainer has no Pokémon to switch in.

The Eject Button will not activate if a Pokémon's substitute takes the hit instead. If a move is affected by the effect of Sheer Force, that move will not activate the Eject Button. The Eject Button activates after the last strike of a multi-strike move. If multiple Pokémon, each holding an Eject Button, are hit by a single attack, only the fastest holder's held Eject Button will activate.

Suction Cups, trapping moves, Abilities, and Dynamax do not prevent a Pokémon being switched out by the Eject Button.

The Eject Button will be knocked off or stolen by Knock Off, Thief, Covet, or Magician before it has the opportunity to activate. If a Pokémon steals an Eject Button due to Pickpocket, that Eject Button cannot activate for that same attack. If a Pokémon holding an Eject Button is hit by Dragon Tail or Circle Throw, it is forced to switch out or flee before its held Eject Button has the opportunity to activate. If U-turn or Volt Switch causes a Pokémon's held Eject Button to activate, the Pokémon that used the move is not switched out. If a Pokémon with Emergency Exit or Wimp Out holds an Eject Button, the Eject Button activates before the Ability has the opportunity to.

Generation VI

The Eject Button is involved in the Symbiosis Eject Button glitch. If an ally's Eject Button is consumed, Symbiosis will activate and transfer an item to that ally after it switches out but before its replacement is sent out. Any item transferred in response to an Eject Button activating cannot activate at this time.

Generation VII

The Eject Button activating can no longer trigger Symbiosis.


Games Description
BWB2W2 If the holder is hit by an attack, it will switch with another Pokémon in your party.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the holder is hit by an attack, it will be switched out of battle.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Battle Subway (32 BP)
B2W2 Twist MountainWinter Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
XY Battle Maison (32 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
SMUSUM Festival PlazaUSUM Battle Tree (32 BP)
SwSh Battle Tower (20 BP)

In spin-off games

Eject Button in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, the Eject Button can be used to teleport to a set distance away.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 逃脫按鍵Tòuhtyut Ongihn
Mandarin 逃脫按鍵 / 逃脱按键 Táotuō Ànjiàn
  French Bouton Fuite
  German Fluchtknopf
  Italian Pulsantefuga
  Korean 탈출버튼 Talchul Button
  Brazilian Portuguese Botão de Fuga
  Spanish Botón Escape

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