Volt Switch (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   Special
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM72
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM72
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM72
Sword​/​Shield TM80

Effects

User must switch out after attacking.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Volt Switch turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Volt Switch
Japanese ボルトチェンジ (Volt Change)
German Voltwechsel
French Change Éclair
Italian Invertivolt
Spanish Voltiocambio

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Sword​/​Shield After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Volt Switch 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.

Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 24
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 31
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 33
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 40
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 24
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 30
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 32

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
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
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark