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
#721 / 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

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Abra
#063 / Psychic
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
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
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
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
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
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Liepard
#510 / Dark
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
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
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
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor