Stance Change (ability)

Effect

Stance Change is exclusive to Aegislash. When using a damage-dealing move, Aegislash switches to its Blade Forme. When using the move King's Shield, Aegislash switches to its Shield Forme.

The form change occurs when the appropriate move is selected, regardless of whether the attack goes ahead (e.g. prevented by paralysis).

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The Pokémon changes form depending on how it battles.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The Pokémon changes its form to Blade Forme when it uses an attack move, and changes to Shield Forme when it uses King’s Shield.

Other languages

English Stance Change
Japanese バトルスイッチ (Battle Switch)
German Taktikwechsel
French Déclic Tactique
Italian Accendilotta
Spanish Cambio Táctico

Pokémon with Stance Change

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
681 Aegislash
Blade Forme
681 Aegislash
Shield Forme

Stance Change as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Stance Change as a hidden ability.