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Skill Swap (move)

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Skill Swap
スキルスワップ Skill Swap
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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 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.

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. It was Solosis's evolutionary line signature move in Pokémon Black and White.

Effect

Generation III

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.

Generation IV

Multitype cannot be Skill Swapped either.

Abilities that normally only activate when a Pokémon is sent out (such as Intimidate) will now activate after being switched via Skill Swap.

Generation V and on

Illusion and Stance Change cannot be Skill Swapped either. Also, when using Skill Swap on an opponent, it states the new Abilities of the Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
RSE The user swaps special abilities with the target.*
Switches abilities with the foe on the turn this is used.*
FRLG The user employs its psychic power to swap abilities with the foe.
Colo.XD The user swaps special abilities with the target.*
Switches abilities with the target on the turn it is used.*
PMDTDS Switches the user's ability with that of the target.
DPPtHGSS The user employs its psychic power to exchange abilities with the foe.
BWB2W2
XY
The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic     40 40
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic     43 43
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic     45 45
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy       44
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy       44
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy       25
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy       40
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy       40
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
048 Venonat Venonat* Bug Poison     ButterfreeVenonatVenomothMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothMothim
063 Abra Abra* Psychic Psychic     AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpinda AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpindaGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyem AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. Mime
Spinda
096 Drowzee Drowzee* Psychic Psychic     AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpinda AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpindaGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyem AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpindaGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyem
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute* Grass Psychic     ExeggcuteExeggutor ExeggcuteExeggutor
177 Natu Natu* Psychic Flying     NatuXatu NatuXatuWoobatSwoobatSigilyph NatuXatuWoobatSwoobatSigilyph
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost     SolosisDuosionReuniclus SolosisDuosionReuniclus
203 Girafarig Girafarig* Normal Psychic     EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleon EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharnaWoobatSwoobat Sylveon
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy     SolosisDuosionReuniclus SolosisDuosionReuniclus
325 Spoink Spoink* Psychic Psychic     EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleon EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharnaWoobatSwoobat Sylveon
352 Kecleon Kecleon* Normal Normal     EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleon EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharnaWoobatSwoobat Sylveon
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost     SolosisDuosionReuniclus SolosisDuosionReuniclus
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic     SolosisDuosionReuniclus SolosisDuosionReuniclus
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic     SolosisDuosionReuniclus SolosisDuosionReuniclus
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph* Psychic Flying     NatuXatu NatuXatuWoobatSwoobatSigilyph NatuXatuWoobatSwoobatSigilyph
605 Elgyem Elgyem* Psychic Psychic     AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpinda AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpindaGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyem AbraKadabraAlakazamDrowzeeHypnoMr. MimeSpindaGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyem
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
TM48
IV
TM48
V
--
VI
--
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
BW B2W2
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison Dream World - Dream Park
063 063 Abra Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic Dream World - Pleasant Forest
234 234 Stantler Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
238 238 Smoochum Ice Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
325 325 Spoink Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
352 352 Kecleon Normal Dream World - Dream Park
425 425 Drifloon Ghost Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
436 436 Bronzor Steel Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In other generations

Skill Swap III.png Skill 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)
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
Skill Swap PMD RB.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
Mandarin Chinese 交換絕招 Jiāohuàn Juézhāo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vaardigheids Ruil
France Flag.png French Échange
Germany Flag.png German Wertewechsel
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανταλλαγή Δεξιοτήτων
Italy Flag.png Italian Baratto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스킬스웹 Skill Swap
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ferdighetsbytte
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca de Habilidade
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zamena Veština
Spain Flag.png Spanish Intercambio


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


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


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