Trick (move)

Trick
トリック Trick
Trick VIII.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Trick (Japanese: トリック Trick) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is TR38 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations III and IV

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does it fail when used at the Trainer Hill in Emerald?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

The user switches held items with the target. If only one of them is holding an item, the item is moved to the other.

Trick fails if:

In link battles, battle facilities, Secret Bases, and the Trainer House, items stolen will be returned at the end of the battle.

In Japanese Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Trick can exchange Mail, but causes the Trick Mail bug. In international releases of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as all releases of subsequent games, Trick will fail if either Pokémon is holding Mail. Trick also fails if either Pokémon is holding an e-Reader Berry.

Generations V to VII

Trick no longer switches a Trainer's Pokémon's items permanently; however, items switched in wild battles are permanently switched.

Trick fails if either the user or target holds:

Trick can now exchange a Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina. Trick can now exchange items with a Pokémon that has Multitype (but still cannot exchange Plates with Arceus).

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Trick, the user's Speed is raised two stages, then the move itself will fail after obtaining the Z-Power since it won't be possible to exchange its own Z-Crystal.

Generation VIII

Trick will always fail when used in a Max Raid Battle, regardless of the items or target. (It works as normal against Dynamax Pokémon in other battles.)

Due to a presumed glitch in accounting for the removal of colored orbs, Trick would fail in versions 1.2.0 through 1.3.1 if it was used by or against Groudon or Kyogre and either the user or the target was not holding an item. This behavior was corrected in version 1.3.2.

Description

Games Description
RSE Tricks the foe into trading held items.
FRLG A move that tricks the foe into trading held items with the user.
Colo.XD Tricks the target into trading held items.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user catches the foe off guard and swaps the foe's held item with its own.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 46 52 50XY
46ORAS
46
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 46 52 50XY
46ORAS
46
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 37RSE
36FRLG
36 36 36 36
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 50 55BW
50B2W2
50 50
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 66 75BW
58B2W2
58 58
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 36 36 36 36
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 45
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 40
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 40
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1ORAS 1
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47USUM 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR38
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 VIII
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
161   Sentret
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
677   Espurr
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
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
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like Chief Golgo's SableyeBW
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Trick is a move with 100% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user targets enemy in the front, swapping user's and enemy's held items. This move fails if at least one of the Pokémon is not holding an item. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Trick works even if either Pokémon is not holding an item.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Switches the user's hold item with the target's hold item. It only works if both Pokémon hold items.
MDTD Switches the user's hold item with the target's hold item. It works only if both Pokémon are holding items.
MDS Switches the user's held item with the target's held item. It works only if both Pokémon are holding items.
BSL てきポケモンのどうぐと じぶんのどうぐを いれかえる じぶんと てきポケモンの りょうほうが どうぐを もっていないと せいこうしない
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It swaps your held item with a target's held item. The move succeeds even if either you or the target doesn't have an item.


In the anime

       
Mr. Mime
The user catches the foe off guard and swaps the foe's held item with its own.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mr. Mime Mr. Mime's body becomes outlined in light blue, and an item it's holding glows white and disappears. It then switches places with an item the opponent was holding.
Rhonda's Mr. Mime Hail to the Chef! Debut


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation IV, despite being able to learn this move via Move Tutor, it will always fail when used by Arceus due to its Ability Multitype. In later generations, it can successfully use the move as long as neither Pokémon is holding a Plate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戲法 Heifaat *
騙術 Pinseuht *
Mandarin 戲法 / 戏法 Xìfǎ *
騙術 / 骗术 Piànshù *
  Dutch Truc
  Finnish Temppu
  French Tour de Magie*
Tourmagik*
  German Trickbetrug
  Greek Ταχυδακτυλουργικό
  Italian Raggiro
  Korean 트릭 Trick
Portuguese   Brazil Travessura (TCG, manga)
Truque
  Portugal Truque
  Serbian Trik
  Spanish Truco
  Vietnamese Gian Manh



Variations of the move Trick
  TrickSwitcheroo


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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