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
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Skill Swap in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Audino
#531 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor