Guard Swap (move)

Guard Swap
ガードスワップ Guard Swap
Guard Swap VIII.png
Guard Swap VIII 2.png
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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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. It is TM61 in Generation VIII.

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 target 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 is raised by 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
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 VIII
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 64 57 43 43 56
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 44 47 47 47 35
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 54 59 59XY
53ORAS
53 34
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
45B2W2
45 45 35
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 52 50 50 32
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 1
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 28
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 32
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM61
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 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
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
719   Diancie
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
801   Magearna
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
831   Wooloo
  Field Field
832   Dubwool
  Field Field
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
898   Calyrex
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying HGSS
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy HGSS
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 USUM
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

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Guard Swap is a move with 11PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets Pokémon in the front, ally or enemy, while also cutting corners. The user and target swap Defense and Sp. Defense stat boosts as well as multipliers from Screech. This move is affected by Taunt.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Guard Swap is Mr. Mime's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 upgrading Light Screen into it instead of Barrier. The user fires a beam, swapping base Defense and Sp. Defense with another Pokémon for as long as they stay in range or until another target is Guard Swapped. Swapping with an enemy slows and damages them over time while increasing the yser's movement speed. Swapping with an ally increases the movement speed of that ally and the user. Damage ticks every .5s. At level 13, the move heals the uuser, plus an ally if tethered to them every .5s.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Swaps any modified stat levels and rates for Defense and Special Defense with the Pokémon the user is facing.
BSL しょうめんの ポケモンの ぼうぎょ とくぼうの だんかいと ばいりつを じぶんと いれかえる
MDGtI It switches any changes to your Defense and Special Defense with the target. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It switches existing changes to your Defense and Sp. Def with the target.*
It switches any changes to your Defense and Sp. Def with the target's. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.*

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防守互換 Fòhngsáu Wuhwuhn *
防禦交換 Fòhngyuh Gāauwuhn *
Mandarin 防守互換 / 防守互换 Fángshǒu Hùhuàn *
防禦交換 / 防御交换 Fángyù Jiāohuàn *
  French Permugarde
  German Schutztausch
  Greek Ανταλλαγή Άμυνας Antallagí Hamunas
  Italian Barattoscudo
  Korean 가드스웹 Guard Swap
  Norwegian Vaktbytte
  Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Defesa
  Spanish Cambiadefensa*
Cambia Defensa*
Cambia Def.*
  Vietnamese Hoán Đổi Phòng Ngự




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


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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