Shift Gear (move)

Shift Gear
ギアチェンジ Gear Change
Shift Gear VIII.png
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Type  Steel
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 V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Shift Gear (Japanese: ギアチェンジ Gear Change) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VII, it was one of the signature moves of Klink's evolutionary line.

Effect

Shift Gear increases the user's Speed by two stages and the user's Attack by one stage.

Shift Gear can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Gear Grind to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Steelium Z into Z-Shift Gear, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user rotates its gears, raising its Attack and sharply raising its Speed.
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user rotates its gears, raising its Attack stat and sharply raising its Speed stat.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 48 48 48 40SwSh
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 52 52 52 42SwSh
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 54 54 54 42SwSh
801   Magearna
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 48SwSh
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 52SwSh
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Cinema Genesect
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
MDGtI It boosts your Attack and also sharply boosts your Travel Speed. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It boosts your Attack. It also sharply boosts your Travel Speed.*
It boosts your Attack while also boosting your Travel Speed sharply. The stat returns 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

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Despite being described as a move where "the user rotates its gears", Amped Form Toxtricity can learn this move naturally despite having no visible gears on its body.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 換檔 Huàndǎng *
换挡 Huàndǎng *
换档 Huàndàng *
  French Changement Vitesse*
  German Gangwechsel
  Italian Cambiomarcia
  Korean 기어체인지 Gear Change
  Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Marcha
  Spanish Cambio de Marcha*
Cambiomarcha*
  Vietnamese Thay Bánh Răng



  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.