Switcheroo (move)

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Switcheroo
すりかえ Secret Switch
Switcheroo.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
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 IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Switcheroo (Japanese: すりかえ Secret Switch) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

The user switches held items with the target.

Switcheroo fails if neither Pokémon has a held item, if either Pokémon is holding Griseous Orb or Mail, if the target is behind a substitute, or if the target has Sticky Hold (even if it has no held item). It also fails if either Pokémon has Multitype.

In link battles, battle facilities, Secret Bases, and the Trainer House, items stolen will be returned at the end of the battle.

Generation V onwards

Switcheroo no longer switches a Trainer's Pokémon's items permanently; however, items switched in wild battles are permanently switched.

Switcheroo can now exchange a Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina. Switcheroo fails if the user or the target is Arceus when either Pokémon holds a Plate (Multitype has no effect on Switcheroo), if the user or the target is Genesect when either Pokémon holds a Drive, if the user or the target is holding a Mega Stone or a colored orb that could allow either Pokémon to undergo Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion, if either Pokémon is holding Mail or a Z-Crystal, or if the user or the target is Silvally and either Pokémon is holding a memory.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Switcheroo, the user's Speed stat is raised two stages.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user trades held items with the foe faster than the eye can follow.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user trades held items with the target faster than the eye can follow.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 13ORAS 13
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 23 23
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 23 23
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon HGSS
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field HGSS
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon HGSS
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
707 Klefki Klefki
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Switcheroo fails if either Pokémon is not holding an item.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Switcheroo IV.png Switcheroo V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Spin-off series games

Switcheroo PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Chinese Cantonese 掉包 Diuhbāau
Mandarin 掉包 Diàobāo
France Flag.png French Passe-Passe
Germany Flag.png German Wechseldich
Greece Flag.png Greek Υποχθόνια Αλλαγή
Italy Flag.png Italian Rapidscambio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바꿔치기 Bakkweochigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Troca Secreta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Trapicheo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Tráo


Variations of the move Trick
Status TrickSwitcheroo


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