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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.

Contents

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 Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 64 57 43 43 56
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 44 47 47 47 35
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 54 59 59XY
53ORAS
53 34
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
45B2W2
45 45 35
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 52 50 50 32
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 28
832 Dubwool Dubwool
NormalIC Big.png 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 Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
436 Bronzor Bronzor
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
FireIC Big.png Field Field
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
825 Dottler Dottler
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
832 Dubwool Dubwool
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
858 Hatterene Hatterene
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
867 Runerigus Runerigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Female
PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png 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 Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying HGSS
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy HGSS
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
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

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 IconTileGTI.pngWonder 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 IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.*

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

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 *
France Flag.png French Permugarde
Germany Flag.png German Schutztausch
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανταλλαγή Άμυνας Antallagí Hamunas
Italy Flag.png Italian Barattoscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가드스웹 Guard Swap
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vaktbytte
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Defesas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambiadefensa*
Cambia Defensa*
Cambia Def.*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hoán Đổi Phòng Ngự



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


Generation VIII TMs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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