Trick (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR38

Effects

Trick switches held items with the target. It does not require both Pokémon to be holding an item, in which case the item is simply given to the target or received from it.

Switching items with wild Pokémon is permanent (received items are kept, given items are lost). All held items in Trainer battles and wi-fi/linked battles (including Battle Tower/Subway/Maison) are returned to their respective owners at the end of a battle.

Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold cannot have their held item removed. The Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; Type Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; Drives cannot be removed from Genesect; and Mega Stones cannot be removed from their respective Pokémon.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, switching items with a Trainer's Pokémon is also permanent, but Trick will fail if used by a wild Pokémon or a Trainer's Pokémon.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Trick turns into Z-Trick and raises Speed two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Trick
Japanese トリック (Trick)
German Trickbetrug
French Tourmagik
Italian Raggiro
Spanish Truco

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Tricks the foe into trading held items.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A move that tricks the foe into trading held items with the user.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user catches the foe off guard and swaps the foe’s held item with its own.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
Sword​/​Shield The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Trick 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.

Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 45
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 45
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 45
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 45
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 45
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 40
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
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
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal