Ally Switch (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM51

Effects

In a triple battle, if the user is on either the left or right of the team (not in the middle), Ally Switch switches with the Pokémon on the other end of the team.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Ally Switch turns into Z-Ally Switch and raises Speed two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Ally Switch
Japanese サイドチェンジ (Side Change)
German Seitentausch
French Interversion
Italian Cambiaposto
Spanish Cambio Banda

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user teleports using a strange power and switches its place with one of its allies.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Ally Switch at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 36
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 36
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Ally Switch from a move tutor in the games.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
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
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 6 — Breeding
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 6 — Breeding
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Gen 6 — Breeding
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 6 — Breeding