Volt Switch (move)

Volt Switch
ボルトチェンジ Volt Change
Volt Switch IX.png
Volt Switch IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Volt Switch (Japanese: ボルトチェンジ Volt Change) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V.

It is:

Effect

Volt Switch deals damage and then switches the user out. The same Pokémon cannot be sent back out after using Volt Switch. The user will not be switched out if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle, if Volt Switch fails to hit the target, if the opponent is not affected by Volt Switch, if Volt Switch triggers an opponent's Wimp Out or Emergency Exit, or if using Volt Switch ends the battle. If Volt Switch faints a foe Trainer's Pokémon, the next Pokémon sent out by the user will not be counted for additional experience (although if it is holding an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, it will be counted for that).

If the foe Pokémon uses Pursuit on the same turn Volt Switch is used, Pursuit will deal normal damage if the foe is faster, or double damage if the foe is slower than the user.

Volt Switch may be used to switch out of Ingrain, but Ingrain's effects will not be passed on. Volt Switch can also be used to switch out even if the user is under the effect of Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Shadow Tag, Mean Look, Spider Web, or Block. Volt Switch will not force a switch if the user is holding a Red Card or the target is holding an Eject Button.

Volt Switch can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0403     Field Field 24 24 24
0404     Field Field 31 31 31
0405     Field Field 33 33 33
0587    
 
Field Field 42 42 42 40
0642  
Thundurus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35
0694    
 
Monster Dragon 40 40 24
0695    
 
Monster Dragon 1
0702    
 
Field Fairy 26 26 30 30
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15USUM 32
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying 37
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying 43
1023    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM72
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0100     Mineral Mineral
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0135     Field Field
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0179     Monster Field
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0205    
 
Bug Bug
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0299     Mineral Mineral
0309     Field Field
0310     Field Field
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0417     Field Fairy
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0587    
 
Field Field
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0603     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0736     Bug Bug
0737    
 
Bug Bug
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0835     Field Field
0836     Field Field
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0938     Water 1 Water 1
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0990    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1023    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Volt Switch inflicts damage. If there is an teammate right behind the user, the user will switch positions with the teammate after using this move.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 5 99 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: The user will switch places with any Pokémon one tile behind it when the move is used.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Volt Switch is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Volt Switch
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 14
Energy boost 21
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 0.7 - 0.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 12
Energy boost 16
Turns 4
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                    
By Elite Fast TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 20
    • Energy boost: 20 → 25
  • January 23, 2020
    • Power: 20 → 14
    • Energy boost: 25 → 21
    • Duration: 2.3 → 1.6 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.8 - 2.1 → 0.7 - 0.9 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 23, 2020
    • Energy boost: 10 → 16
    • Duration: 2.5 → 2 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Volt Switch
★★★★
Attack power 26.23087
Charge time 0.82 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Volt Switch is Zeraora's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Agility into it instead of Spark. The user charges forward, damaging enemies in their path and increasing their basic attack speed for a short time. Activating this again within 3s will teleport the user their original location. At level 12, the increased basic attack speed duration and move's damage are increased.

Description

Games Description
Conq. After making its attack, the user will switch places with another Pokémon
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It switches the positions of you and your teammate right behind you when there is one there.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. If one of your teammates is right behind you, it switches the positions of you and your teammate.


In the anime

 
Emolga


The user releases a ball of electricity. After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with an ally Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Emolga puts its arms together in front of it and a yellow orb of electricity appears in front of it. It then opens its arms and fires the orb of electricity at the opponent. When the orb hits the opponent, the opponent's body becomes surrounded by yellow electricity; or, Emolga raises its arm into the air and a yellow orb of electricity with yellow electricity around it forms above it. It then hits the opponent with it, causing a flash of bright light. Then, Emolga rushes past a nearby Trainer and another Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball and onto the battlefield. Sometimes, Emolga can choose not to send out another Pokémon when the attack is used.
Iris's Emolga Emolga the Irresistible! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In the anime, Volt Switch can bring out a Pokémon that does not belong to the user's Trainer.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 伏特替換 Fuhkdahk Taiwuhn *
交換伏特 Gāauwuhn Fuhkdahk *
Mandarin 伏特替換 / 伏特替换 Fútè Tìhuàn *
交換伏特 Jiāohuàn Fútè *
  Dutch Voltwissel
  French Change-ÉclairIX+
Change ÉclairVIVIII
ChangeÉclairV
  German Voltwechsel
  Indonesian Saklar Tegangan*
  Italian Invertivolt
  Korean 볼트체인지 Bolteucheinji
  Polish Elektrozmiana
  Portuguese Troca Elétrica
  Serbian Strujni Krug
Spanish   Latin America Cambia Voltaje
  Spain Voltiocambio
  Thai โวลต์เชนจ์
  Vietnamese Hoán Đổi Tức Thời


Variations of the move U-turn
  U-turnFlip Turn
  Volt Switch


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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