Topsy-Turvy (move)

Topsy-Turvy redirects here. For the mini-game in Pokémon Stadium 2, see Pokémon Stadium series mini-games → In Pokémon Stadium 2.
ひっくりかえす Flip
Topsy-Turvy IX.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Scrambles the order in which Pokémon will move on the next turn.

Topsy-Turvy (Japanese: ひっくりかえす Flip) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Generation VIII and in Generation IX, it is the signature move of Inkay and Malamar.


Generation VI

Topsy-Turvy reverses all stat stage changes on the target Pokémon, making positive changes negative and vice versa. If all the target's stat stages are neutral (equal to 0), Topsy-Turvy fails.

Topsy-Turvy does not reverse stat changes that are not based on stat stages, e.g. the Speed drop from paralysis.

Because Topsy-Turvy changes stats rather than raising or lowering them, it is unaffected by effects such as Mist or Abilities such as Simple, Contrary, and Clear Body. It does not activate Defiant or Competitive.

Generation VII onwards

Topsy-Turvy now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Topsy-Turvy, the user's Attack stat rises by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Topsy-Turvy cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
All stat changes affecting the target turn topsy-turvy and become the opposite of what they were.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Water 1 Water 2 15 15 36 36
Water 1 Water 2 15 15 42 42
0853     Water 1 Human-Like 50
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
InkayLv. 10
Water 1 Water 2 Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay Inkay
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

Topsy-Turvy reverses any stat changes of the target in front.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD - - 17 40 —% - Front All No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 2 —% An opponent Returns the target's raised stats to normal (except critical-hit rate) and lowers the target's stats by the same amount. Hilda (Summer 2022) & Grapploct*


Games Description
SMD It reverses stat changes of a target.*
It reverses any changes in Attack, Sp. Atk, Defense, Sp. Def, accuracy, and evasiveness of the Pokémon in front of you.*

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 顛倒 Dīndóu
Mandarin 顛倒 / 颠倒 Diāndǎo
  French Renversement
  German Invertigo
  Italian Sottosopra
  Korean 뒤집어엎기 Dwijibeo-eopgi
  Spanish Reversión

  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.