Trick (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Trick 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.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 46
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 46
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 50
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 58
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 47

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

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

Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Froslass
#478 / Ice · 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
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy