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Skill Swap (move)

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Skill Swap
スキルスワップ Skill Swap
Skill Swap IV.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Make the appeal as good as those before it.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Skill Swap (Japanese: スキルスワップ Skill Swap) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Skill Swap will exchange the abilities of the user and the target. Wonder Guard* and Multitype are the only abilities that cannot be Skill Swapped. In Generation V a message is shown indicating which abilities have been swapped when the move is used.

Learnset

Generation III

By TM48

#   Pokémon Type
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 113 Chansey Normal
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
124 124 Jynx Ice Psychic
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
196 196 Espeon Psychic
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
234 234 Stantler Normal
238 238 Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 242 Blissey Normal
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
325 325 Spoink Psychic
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
327 327 Spinda Normal
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 344 Claydol Ground Psychic
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
355 355 Duskull Ghost
356 356 Dusclops Ghost
358 358 Chimecho Psychic
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic
386 386A Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic
386 386D Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

By TM48

#   Pokémon Type
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 113 Chansey Normal
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
124 124 Jynx Ice Psychic
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
196 196 Espeon Psychic
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
234 234 Stantler Normal
238 238 Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 242 Blissey Normal
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
325 325 Spoink Psychic
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
327 327 Spinda Normal
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 344 Claydol Ground Psychic
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
355 355 Duskull Ghost
356 356 Dusclops Ghost
358 358 Chimecho Psychic
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic
386 386A Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic
386 386D Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic
413 413 Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
413 413G Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground
413 413S Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel
414 414 Mothim Bug Flying
425 425 Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 426 Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 429 Mismagius Ghost
433 433 Chingling Psychic
436 436 Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 437 Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic
475 475 Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost
480 480 Uxie Psychic
481 481 Mesprit Psychic
482 482 Azelf Psychic
488 488 Cresselia Psychic
490 490 Manaphy Water
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
577 577 Solosis Psychic 40
578 578 Duosion Psychic 43
579 579 Reuniclus Psychic 45
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat* | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Butterfree
Venonat, Venomoth
Mothim

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | Abra* | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam
Drowzee, Hypno
Mr. Mime
Spinda

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | Drowzee* | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam
Drowzee, Hypno
Mr. Mime
Spinda

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | 102 | style="background: #FFF" | Exeggcute* | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Exeggcute, Exeggutor

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 178 | style="background: #FFF" | 178 | style="background: #FFF" | Natu* | colspan="1" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Natu, Xatu

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 200 | style="background: #FFF" | 200 | style="background: #FFF" | Misdreavus | colspan="2" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost | style="background: #FFF" | Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 203 | style="background: #FFF" | 203 | style="background: #FFF" | Girafarig* | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Espeon
Girafarig
Stantler
Spoink, Grumpig
Kecleon
Spinda

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 280 | style="background: #FFF" | 280 | style="background: #FFF" | Ralts | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 325 | style="background: #FFF" | 325 | style="background: #FFF" | Spoink* | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Espeon
Girafarig
Stantler
Spoink, Grumpig
Kecleon
Spinda

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 352 | style="background: #FFF" | 352 | style="background: #FFF" | Kecleon* | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Espeon
Girafarig
Stantler
Spoink, Grumpig
Kecleon
Spinda

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 355 | style="background: #FFF" | 355 | style="background: #FFF" | Duskull | colspan="2" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost | style="background: #FFF" | Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 358 | style="background: #FFF" | 358 | style="background: #FFF" | Chimecho | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 433 | style="background: #FFF" | 433 | style="background: #FFF" | Chingling | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 561 | style="background: #FFF" | 561 | style="background: #FFF" | Sigilyph* | colspan="1" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Natu, Xatu

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 605 | style="background: #FFF" | 605 | style="background: #FFF" | Elgyem* | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam
Drowzee, Hypno
Mr. Mime
Spinda

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

By event

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic Dream World
234 234 Stantler Normal Dream World
425 425 Drifloon Ghost Flying Dream World
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Diamond and Pearl Adventure


Trivia

  • All move variations of Skill Swap have "swap" in their name.
  • In Generation III, Skill Swap was able to transfer Shedinja's Wonder Guard, thereby giving a Pokémon immunity to all non-Super Effective moves. For example, if Wonder Guard were Skill Swapped onto a Kingdra, the Kingdra could only be hurt by Dragon-type moves, as that is its only weakness. Skill Swapping Wonder Guard onto a Sableye would result in a Pokémon that could not be hurt directly by any type, because Sableye's Dark/Ghost typing has no weaknesses. Since Generation IV, Skill Swap can no longer transfer Shedinja's Wonder Guard.
  • Solosis's evolutionary family are the only Pokémon able to learn Skill Swap via leveling up.

In other languages

  • Chinese: 交換絕招 Jiāohuàn Juézhāo
  • Dutch: Vaardigheids Ruil
  • French: Échange
  • German: Wertewechsel
  • Greek: Ανταλλαγή Δεξιοτήτων
  • Italian: Baratto
  • Korean: 스킬스웹 Skill Swap
  • Spanish: Intercambio
  • Serbian: Zamena Veština


Variations of the move Skill Swap
Status Skill SwapHeart SwapPower SwapGuard Swap


Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
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