Ally Switch (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Priority +2
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM51
Sword​/​Shield TR83

Effects

Ally Switch swaps the user with its teammate. In triple battles the user must be on either end, not in the middle.

Changes

In Generations 5-6, Ally Switch has +1 priority.

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 15
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 15
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 16
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 30
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 28
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 28
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 28
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 24
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 16

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
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
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · 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
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
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
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost