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Stance Change (Ability)

50 bytes added, 06:39, 25 June 2017
In battle: I briefly wondered whether Instruct could cause a Forme change, then realized that Instruct will always command a move corresponding to the Pokémon's current Forme so could never trigger a change
==Effect==
===In battle===
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====Generation VI====
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.
If Shield Forme Aegislash uses a damaging move, it changes to Blade Forme immediately before using the move. If Blade Forme Aegislash uses {{m|King's Shield}}, it changes to Shield Forme immediately before using the move. [[Status move]]s other than King's Shield will not change its Forme. {{cat|Moves that call other moves}}, such as {{m|Sleep Talk}}, will not change its Forme, even if they call a damaging move or King's Shield.
 
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{{m|Role Play}}, {{m|Gastro Acid}}, {{m|Worry Seed}}, {{m|Simple Beam}}, and {{m|Entrainment}} fail if the target has the Ability Stance Change. {{m|Skill Swap}} fails if either Pokémon has Stance Change. Stance Change cannot be copied by {{a|Trace}}, {{a|Power of Alchemy}}, or {{a|Receiver}}. Stance Change cannot be replaced by {{a|Mummy}} or suppressed by {{m|Core Enforcer}}. If a Pokémon other than Aegislash obtains Stance Change with {{a|Imposter}} or {{m|Transform}}, the Pokémon will not change Formes.
 
====Generation VII====
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{{status|Sleep}} and {{status|confusion}} now prevent Aegislash from changing Formes.
 
===Outside of battle===