Stance Change (Ability)

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Stance Change バトルスイッチ
Battle Switch
Flavor text
Generation VI
The Pokémon changes form depending on how it battles.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Stance Change (Japanese: バトルスイッチ Battle Switch) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature Ability of Aegislash.


In battle

Stance Change allows Aegislash to switch between Blade Forme and Shield Forme. It changes to Blade Forme when using an attacking move, and reverts to Shield Forme when using a status move.

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
Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 战斗切换
France Flag.png French Déclic Tactique
Germany Flag.png German Taktikwechsel
Italy Flag.png Italian Accendilotta
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Troca de postura
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Troca de postura
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambio Táctico

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