Skill Swap (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM48
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM48

Effects

The user swaps Abilities with the opponent.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
The user swaps special abilities with the target.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user employs its psychic power to swap abilities with the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user employs its psychic power to exchange abilities with the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
X/Y The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Skill 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.

Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 40
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 43
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 45
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 44
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 44
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 25
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 40
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 40
Hoopa
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 25

Learnt by breeding

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

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
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
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like