Volt Switch (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Special Special
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM72
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM72

Effects

User must switch out after attacking.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
X/Y After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Volt Switch 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.

Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 42
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 40
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 26

Learnt by TM

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy