Power Swap (move)

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Power Swap
パワースワップ Power Swap
Power Swap V.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 adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Power Swap (Japanese: パワースワップ Power Swap) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Power Swap switches the user's Attack stat stages and Special Attack stat stages with the target's Attack stat stages and Special Attack stat stages. Since this changes stat stages, the stat stages can be passed via Baton Pass.

Power Swap bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Power Swap, the user's Speed stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk with the foe.
BWB2W2 The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk with the target.
XYORAS
SM
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk stats with the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 64 57 43 43
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 44 47 47 47
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 54 54 54XY
53ORAS
53
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
45B2W2
45 45
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 52 1, 52 1, 52
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field HGSS
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass HGSS
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass HGSS
240 Magby Magby
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass HGSS
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon HGSS
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
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

Description

Games Description
MDS Swaps any modified stat levels and rates for Attack and Special Attack with the Pokémon the user is facing.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Power Swap IV.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Spin-off series games

Power Swap PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Chinese Cantonese 力量互換 Lihkleuhng Wuhwuhn *
力量交換 Lihkleuhng Gāauwuhn *
Mandarin 力量互換 / 力量互换 Lìliàng Hùhuàn *
力量交換 / 力量交换 Lìliàng Jiāohuàn *
France Flag.png French Permuforce
Germany Flag.png German Krafttausch
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανταλλαγή Δυνάμεων Antallagí Dunámeno
Italy Flag.png Italian Barattoforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파워스웹 Power Swap
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Kraftbytte
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Poderes
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambia Fuerza*
Cambia Fue.*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hoán Đổi Năng Lượng


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


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