Guard Swap (move)

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Move data

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

Effects

User and opponent swap Defense and Special Defense.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Guard Swap turns into Z-Guard Swap and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.
Sun/Moon 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 43
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 47
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 53
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 45
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
ShelmetShelmet
#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.

AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Flying
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Amorphous, Fairy
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like