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Power Trick
パワートリック Power Trick
Power Trick VII.png
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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.

Contents

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 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

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Can the Pokémon still Baton Pass the effect of Power Trick after undergoing Mega Evolution?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Power Trick can now be stolen by Snatch. If a Pokémon uses Power Trick and then undergoes Mega Evolution, the swapped stats are overwritten.

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 The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack stat with its Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 48 43BW
31B2W2
31 31
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 39 43 43XY
36ORAS
36
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 42 49 49XY
36ORAS
36
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
17B2W2
17XY
25ORAS
25
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
17B2W2
17XY
25ORAS
25
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 39 39
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 41 41
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug HGSS
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
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

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 IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
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 IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.

In the anime

None.png Conway Shuckle Power Trick.png None.png None.png
Shuckle
The user switches its attack stat with its defense stat.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
213 Shuckle Shuckle's body glows multicolored as its attack and defense stats switch.
Conway's Shuckle Working on a Right Move! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

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 *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Krachttruc
France Flag.png French Astuce Force
Germany Flag.png German Krafttrick
Greece Flag.png Greek Τέχνασμα Δυνάμεως Téchnasma Dunámenos
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Power Trick
Italy Flag.png Italian Ingannoforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파워트릭 Power Trick
Poland Flag.png Polish Sztuczka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Truque da Troca
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Tranferência
Troca de Poder
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Moćni trik
Spain Flag.png Spanish Truco Fuerza
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tráo Đổi Sức Mạnh


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