Skill Swap (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM48
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM48

Effects

The user swaps Abilities with the opponent.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Skill Swap turns into Z-Skill 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 Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
The user swaps special abilities with the target.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user employs its psychic power to swap abilities with the foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user employs its psychic power to exchange abilities with the foe.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Skill Swap 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.

Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 40
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 43
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 45
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 44
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 44
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 25
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 40
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 35
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 25
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 25
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 26

Learnt by breeding

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

Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Skill Swap by the various move tutors in the games.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / 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
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy