Guard Swap (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

User and opponent swap Defense and Special Defense.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the target.
X/Y The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Guard Swap at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 43
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 47
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 59
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 45
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 50

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Guard Swap as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Flying
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Castform
#351 / Normal
Amorphous, Fairy
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like