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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 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 40
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 25
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 25

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
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

Learnt by move tutor

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

ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark