Power Swap (move)

Power Swap
パワースワップ Power Swap
Power Swap VIII.png
Power 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  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
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.

Power Swap (Japanese: パワースワップ Power Swap) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TM60 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Power Swap switches the user's Attack stat stages and Special Attack stat stages with the target's Attack stat stages and Special Attack stat stages. Since this changes stat stages, the stat stages can be passed via Baton Pass.

Power 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-Power 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 Attack and Sp. Atk with the foe.
BWB2W2 The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk with the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk 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
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 64 57 43 43 56
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 44 47 47 47 30
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 54 54 54XY
53ORAS
53 34
196   Espeon
  Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
45B2W2
45 45 35
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 52 1, 52 1, 52 32
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 70
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
TM60
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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
037   Vulpix
  Field Field HGSS
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass HGSS
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass HGSS
240   Magby
  Human-Like Human-Like
273   Seedot
  Field Grass HGSS
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon HGSS
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 2017 World Championships Alolan Exeggutor
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, Power Swap is a move with 13PP 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 Attack and Sp. Attack stat boosts as well as multipliers from Aurora Beam, Memento and Charm. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Swaps any modified stat levels and rates for Attack and Special Attack with the Pokémon the user is facing.
BSL しょうめんの ポケモンの こうげき とくこうの だんかいと ばいりつを じぶんと いれかえてしまう
MDGtI It switches any changes to your Attack and Special Attack 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 Attack and Sp. Atk with the target.*
It switches any changes to your Attack and Sp. Atk 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 力量互換 Lihkleuhng Wuhwuhn *
力量交換 Lihkleuhng Gāauwuhn *
Mandarin 力量互換 / 力量互换 Lìliàng Hùhuàn *
力量交換 / 力量交换 Lìliàng Jiāohuàn *
  French Permuforce
  German Krafttausch
  Greek Ανταλλαγή Δυνάμεων Antallagí Dunámeno
  Italian Barattoforza
  Korean 파워스웹 Power Swap
  Norwegian Kraftbytte
  Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Poderes
  Spanish Cambiafuerza*
Cambia Fuerza*
Cambia Fue.*
  Vietnamese Hoán Đổi Năng Lượng



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


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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