Volt Switch (move)

Volt Switch
ボルトチェンジ Volt Change
Volt Switch VIII.png
Volt Switch VIII 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 was TM72 from Generation V to Generation VII, and is TM80 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Volt Switch deals damage and then switches the user out. 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
SMUSUM
SwSh
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
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
403   Shinx
  Field Field 24
404   Luxio
  Field Field 31
405   Luxray
  Field Field 33
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 42 42 42 40
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 40 40 24
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 26 26 30
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15USUM 32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM72
VI
TM72
VII
TM72
VIII
TM80
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
309   Electrike
  Field Field
310   Manectric
  Field Field
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
835   Yamper
  Field Field
836   Boltund
  Field Field
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
894   Regieleki
  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.


In other games

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Check Mystery Dungeon series description and effect

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

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.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Emolga 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 Éclair*
ChangeÉclair*
  German Voltwechsel
  Indonesian Saklar Tegangan
  Italian Invertivolt
  Korean 볼트체인지 Volt Change
  Polish Elektrozmiana
Portuguese   Brazil Troca Elétrica
  Portugal 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-turn
  Volt Switch


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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