Power Trick (move)

Power Trick
パワートリック Power Trick
Power Trick IX.png
Power Trick IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works well if it is the same type as the move used by the last Pokémon.

Power Trick (Japanese: パワートリック Power Trick) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Power Trick switches the user's raw Attack stat with its raw Defense stat. Stat modifiers are not swapped. The effect of Power Trick may be Baton Passed to swap the recipient's stats. Using Power Trick again will swap the user's stats again, but will not prevent Baton Pass from passing the effect.

Because Power Trick swaps the user's raw stats, a Pokémon that Transforms into another Pokémon that has swapped its stats will copy the target's swapped stats instead of its original stats.

If a Pokémon uses Power Trick and then uses Transform, the swapped stats are overwritten and Power Trick's effect can no longer be Baton Passed.

Similarly to transforming, if a Pokémon uses Power Trick and then levels up or undergoes a form change, the swapped stats are overwritten (even if the new form has identical base stats to the previous form). However, unlike with transforming, Power Trick's effect can still be Baton Passed as usual.

Generation V onwards

Power Trick can now be stolen by Snatch. If a Pokémon uses Power Trick and then undergoes Mega Evolution, the swapped stats are overwritten. However, Power Trick's effect can still be Baton Passed as usual.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Power Trick, the user's Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack with its Defense stat.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack stat with its Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0213    
 
Bug Bug 48 43BW
31B2W2
31 31 55 55
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 39 43 43XY
36ORAS
36 36 36
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 42 49 49XY
36ORAS
36 36 36
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
17B2W2
17XY
25ORAS
25 12 12
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
17B2W2
17XY
25ORAS
25 12 12
0679    
 
Mineral Mineral 39 39 40
0680    
 
Mineral Mineral 41 41 44
0681    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0066     Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
0204     Bug Bug HGSS
0207    
 
Bug Bug HGSS -
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

Power Trick swaps the user's Attack and Defense stat boosts (as well as the unique multipliers from Aurora Beam, Memento, Charm and Screech in the Explorers series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 13 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 13 - —% - User User -
SMD - - 10 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDTDS The user swaps all modified levels and rates of its Attack with those of its Defense.
BSL じぶんの こうげきと ぼうぎょの だんかいと ばいりつを いれかえてしまう
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It switches any changes of your Attack and Defense. The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

 
Shuckle


The user switches its Attack stat with its Defense stat.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Shuckle's body glows multicolored as its Attack and Defense stats switch.
Conway's Shuckle Working on a Right Move! Debut


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 力量戲法 Lihkleuhng Heifaat *
能量騙術 Nàhngleuhng Pinseuht *
Mandarin 力量戲法 / 力量戏法 Lìliàng Xìfǎ *
能量騙術 Néngliàng Piànshù *
  Czech Silová Proměna
  Dutch Krachttruc
  French Astuce Force
  German Krafttrick
  Greek Τέχνασμα Δυνάμεως Téchnasma Dunámenos
  Indonesian Power Trick
  Italian Ingannoforza
  Korean 파워트릭 Pawoteurik
  Polish Sztuczka
Portuguese   Brazil Truque da Troca
  Portugal Transferência
  Serbian Moćni trik
  Spanish Truco Fuerza
  Vietnamese Tráo Đổi Sức Mạnh


Variations of the move Power Trick
  Power TrickPower Shift


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.