Switcheroo (move)

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Switcheroo
すりかえ Secret Switch
Switcheroo VIII.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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. If only one of them is holding an item, the item is moved to the other.

Switcheroo fails if neither Pokémon has a held item, the user is a wild Pokémon, 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 fails if either the user or target holds:

Switcheroo can now exchange a Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina. Switcheroo can now exchange items with a Pokémon that has Multitype (but still cannot exchange Plates with Arceus).

Generation VII

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Switcheroo, the user's Speed is raised two stages, then the move itself will fail after obtaining the Z-Power since it won't be possible to exchange its own Z-Crystal.

Generation VIII

Switcheroo will always fail when used against the raid boss in a Max Raid Battle, regardless of item. It can be used successfully against Dynamax Pokémon in standard trainer battles, subject to the above list of exceptions.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user trades held items with the foe faster than the eye can follow.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 VIII
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 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 1
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 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 31
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 23 23 33
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 36
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 40
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 24
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 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 VIII
019 Rattata Rattata
Alolan 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 Dragon
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.

Description

Games Description
MDTD Switches the user's hold item with the target's hold item. It works only if both Pokémon are holding items.
MDS Switches the user's held item with the target's held item. It works only if both Pokémon are holding items.
BSL てきポケモンのどうぐと じぶんの どうぐを いれかえる じぶんと てきポケモンの りょうほうが どうぐを もっていないと せいこうしない
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It swaps your held item with a target's held item. The move succeeds even if either you or the target doesn't have an item.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Switcheroo IV.png Switcheroo V.png Switcheroo VI.png Switcheroo VII.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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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