Stance Change (Ability)
Stance Change allows Aegislash to switch between Shield Forme (high defensive stats, low offensive stats) and Blade Forme (high offensive stats, low defensive stats). Aegislash is always in Shield Forme if it is not battling, and as such, switching out reverts it to Shield Forme. It changes to Blade Forme when using a damaging move, and reverts to Shield Forme when using King's Shield. Status moves other than King's Shield will not change its form. Moves that call other moves, such as Sleep Talk, will not change Aegislash's Forme, even if they call a damaging move or King's Shield.
Stance Change cannot be Traced, copied with Role Play, suppressed with Gastro Acid, or replaced with Simple Beam, Worry Seed, Entrainment, Skill Swap, or Mummy. If a Pokémon other than Aegislash obtains Stance Change with Imposter or Transform, the Pokémon will not change Formes.
Outside of battle
It is unknown if Stance Change has an effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Stance Change
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|Blade Forme||Shield Forme|
|The Pokémon changes form depending on how it battles.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Aegislash||Aegislash changes its form depending on the battle situation.|
|Celosia's Aegislash||Lucky Lucario Was Here||Debut|
In other languages
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