Trick (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Trick switches held items with the target. It does not require both Pokémon to be holding an item, in which case the item is simply given to the target or received from it.

Switching items with wild Pokémon is permanent (received items are kept, given items are lost). All held items in Trainer battles and wi-fi/linked battles (including Battle Tower/Subway/Maison) are returned to their respective owners at the end of a battle.

Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold cannot have their held item removed. The Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; Type Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; Drives cannot be removed from Genesect; and Mega Stones cannot be removed from their respective Pokémon.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, switching items with a Trainer's Pokémon is also permanent, but Trick will fail if used by a wild Pokémon or a Trainer's Pokémon.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Tricks the foe into trading held items.
FireRed/LeafGreen A move that tricks the foe into trading held items with the user.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user catches the foe off guard and swaps the foe’s held item with its own.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
X/Y The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Trick 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.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 50
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 50
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 50
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 58
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Hoopa
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Field
Furret
#162 / Normal
Field
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Field
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Field
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Field