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Skill Swap (Japanese: スキルスワップ Skill Swap) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM48 from Generation III to Generation IV.
Skill Swap will exchange the Abilities of the user and the target. Wonder Guard cannot be Skill Swapped. If the user switches out of battle after using this move, its original Ability will be restored.
Same as before, but now Multitype also cannot be Skill Swapped. Also certain Abilities that normally only activate when a Pokémon is sent out, such as Intimidate, will activate after being switched via Skill Swap (though Pokémon has to switch out to do this a second time).
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|| The user swaps special abilities with the target.*|
Switches abilities with the foe on the turn this is used.*
|| The user employs its psychic power to swap abilities with the foe.
|| The user swaps special abilities with the target.
|| The user employs its psychic power to exchange abilities with the foe.
|| The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- All move variations of Skill Swap have "swap" in their name.
- Solosis's evolutionary family are the only Pokémon able to learn Skill Swap via leveling up.
In other languages