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Shift Gear (move)

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Shift Gear
ギアチェンジ Gear Change
Shift Gear V.png
Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Shift Gear (Japanese: ギアチェンジ Gear Change) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation V. It is one of the signature moves of Klink's evolutionary line.


Shift Gear increases the user's Speed by two stages and the user's Attack by one stage.


Games Description
The user rotates its gears, raising its Attack and sharply raising its Speed.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel 48 48
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel 52 52
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel 54 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
649 649 Genesect Bug Steel Movie Genesect
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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Changement Vitesse*
Chgt Vitesse*
Germany Flag.png German Gangwechsel
Italy Flag.png Italian Cambiomarcia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기어체인지 Gear Change
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Engrenagem
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambio de Marcha*

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