Skill Swap (move)

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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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 40
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 43
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 45
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 44
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 44
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 25
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 40
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 35
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 25
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 25
Tapu LeleTapu 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.

VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Bug, Fairy
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Bug, Fairy