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Stance Change (Ability)

110 bytes added, 09:17, 10 June 2016
In battle: Previously, it was unclear if it changed Forme immediately before using the move or at the start of the turn
==Effect==
===In battle===
Stance Change allows Aegislash to switch between Shield Forme (high defensive stats, low offensive stats) and Blade Forme (high offensive stats, low defensive stats). Aegislash is always in Shield Forme if it is not battling, and as such, switching out reverts it to Shield Forme. It changes to Blade Forme when using a damaging move, and reverts to Shield Forme when using {{m|King's Shield}}. [[Status move]]s other than King's Shield will not change its form. {{cat|Moves that call other moves}}, such as {{m|Sleep Talk}}, will not change Aegislash's Forme, even if they call a damaging move or King's Shield.
 
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Stance Change cannot be copied with {{a|Trace}} or {{m|Role Play}}, suppressed with {{m|Gastro Acid}}, or replaced with {{m|Simple Beam}}, {{m|Worry Seed}}, {{m|Entrainment}}, {{m|Skill Swap}}, or {{a|Mummy}}. If a Pokémon other than Aegislash obtains Stance Change with {{a|Imposter}} or {{m|Transform}}, the Pokémon will not change Formes.
 
===Outside of battle===