Skill Swap (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM48
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM48
Sword​/​Shield TR40

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Skill Swap
Japanese スキルスワップ (Skill Swap)
German Wertewechsel
French Échange
Italian Baratto
Spanish Intercambio

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

Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 60
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 40
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 46
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 48
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 39
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 39
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 40

Learnt by TR

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice