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Ally Switch (move)

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Ally Switch
サイドチェンジ Side Change
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +1
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  

Ally Switch (Japanese: サイドチェンジ Side Change) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM51 in Generation V. In Generation VI, it is the signature move of Kadabra and Alakazam.

Effect

Ally Switch causes the user to switch places with the ally opposite to itself, and is an increased priority move. It will fail if the user is in the middle of the field in Triple Battles, if the user has no ally opposite it, or if used in a Single Battle or Multi Battle. Ally Switch does not trigger Pursuit.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user teleports using a strange power and switches its place with one of its allies.
XY The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 24 24
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 24 24
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic   KadabraAlakazam
077 Ponyta Ponyta* Fire Fire   Mienfoo
098 Krabby Krabby* Water Water   Archen
177 Natu Natu* Psychic Flying   NatuXatu
280 Ralts Ralts* Psychic Fairy   RaltsKirliaGardevoirGallade
562 Yamask Yamask* Ghost Ghost   RaltsKirliaGardevoirGallade
566 Archen Archen* Rock Flying   NatuXatu
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic   KadabraAlakazam
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting   KadabraAlakazam
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying   KadabraAlakazam
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 Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM51
VI
--
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
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 generations

Ally Switch V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Interversion
Germany Flag.png German Seitentausch
Italy Flag.png Italian Cambiaposto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이드체인지 Side Change
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Aliado
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambio Banda



Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506

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