Guard Swap (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM61

Effects

User and opponent swap Defense and Special Defense.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Guard Swap turns into Z-Guard Swap and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Guard Swap
Japanese ガードスワップ (Guard Swap)
German Schutztausch
French Permugarde
Italian Barattoscudo
Spanish Cambia Defensa

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the foe.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.
Sword​/​Shield The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Guard Swap 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.

Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 56
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 34
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 35
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 32
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Level 28
Dubwool
#832 / Normal
Level 32

Learnt by TM

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost