Shift Gear (move)

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Shift Gear
ギアチェンジ Gear Change
Shift Gear.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. Prior to Generation VII, it was 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.

Shift Gear can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Gear Grind to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Steelium Z into Z-Shift Gear, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 48 48 48
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 52 52 52
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 54 54 54
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC 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 event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Cinema Genesect
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


Games Description
SMD It boosts your Attack. It also sharply boosts your Travel Speed.*
It boosts your Attack while also boosting your Travel Speed sharply. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.*

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Shift Gear V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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
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 Marcha
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambio de Marcha*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thay Bánh Răng

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