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Volt Switch (Japanese: ボルトチェンジ Volt Change) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM72 from Generation V to Generation VII, and TM80 in Pokémon Sword and Shield. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it is TM43.
Volt Switch deals damage and then switches the user out. The user will not be switched out if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle, if Volt Switch fails to hit the target, if the opponent is not affected by Volt Switch, if Volt Switch triggers an opponent's Wimp Out or Emergency Exit, or if using Volt Switch ends the battle. If Volt Switch faints a foe Trainer's Pokémon, the next Pokémon sent out by the user will not be counted for additional experience (although if it is holding an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, it will be counted for that).
If the foe Pokémon uses Pursuit on the same turn Volt Switch is used, Pursuit will deal normal damage if the foe is faster, or double damage if the foe is slower than the user.
Volt Switch may be used to switch out of Ingrain, but Ingrain's effects will not be passed on. Volt Switch can also be used to switch out even if the user is under the effect of Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Shadow Tag, Mean Look, Spider Web, or Block. Volt Switch will not force a switch if the user is holding a Red Card or the target is holding an Eject Button.
Volt Switch can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.
In other games
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Reason: Check Mystery Dungeon series description and effect
|Effect: The user will switch places with any Pokémon one tile behind it when the move is used.
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
In Pokémon GO, Volt Switch is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.
- Gyms & Raids
- February 21, 2017
- Power: 12 → 20
- Energy boost: 20 → 25
- January 23, 2020
- Power: 20 → 14
- Energy boost: 25 → 21
- Duration: 2.3 → 1.6 seconds
- Damage window: 1.8 - 2.1 → 0.7 - 0.9 seconds
- Trainer Battles
- January 23, 2020
- Energy boost: 10 → 16
- Duration: 2.5 → 2 seconds
In Pokémon UNITE, Volt Switch is Zeraora's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Agility into it instead of Spark. The user charges forward, damaging enemies in their path and increasing their basic attack speed for a short time. Activating this again within 3s will teleport the user their original location. At level 12, the increased basic attack speed duration and move's damage are increased.
||After making its attack, the user will switch places with another Pokémon
||It damages an enemy. It switches the positions of you and your teammate right behind you when there is one there.
|It damages an enemy. If one of your teammates is right behind you, it switches the positions of you and your teammate.
In the anime
|The user releases a ball of electricity. After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with an ally Pokémon.
||First Used In
||Emolga puts its arms together in front of it and a yellow orb of electricity appears in front of it. It then opens its arms and fires the orb of electricity at the opponent. When the orb hits the opponent, the opponent's body becomes surrounded by yellow electricity; or, Emolga raises its arm into the air and a yellow orb of electricity with yellow electricity around it forms above it. It then hits the opponent with it, causing a flash of bright light. Then, Emolga rushes past a nearby Trainer and another Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball and onto the battlefield. Sometimes, Emolga can choose not to send out another Pokémon when the attack is used.
||Emolga the Irresistible!
In the manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- In the anime, Volt Switch can bring out a Pokémon that does not belong to the user's Trainer.
In other languages