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As the title says.
I was looking at interesting movesets for Kecleon, and one of them said to use Skill Swap/Shadow Claw for good super effective hits. However, would Skill Swapping Color Change change the targets type to Psychic after it resolves? Or would they stay their normal type?

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commented Dec 14 by Aaaaaaaaa

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The Pokemon hit with Colour Change would stay their own type.

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a damage-dealing move, Colour Change will change the Pokémon's own type to the type of the move that it was hit by.

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Though Skill Swap is a Psychic type move, it doesn't change the target's type to Psychic because:

  • Skill Swap is not a damage-dealing move.
  • Colour change activates after it has been given to a Pokemon. So you'll need to hit a Pokemon with a damage dealing move to change its type after you use Skill Swap.

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So the Skill Swap + Ghost type move strategy won't work sadly.

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The strategy was probably because ghost is super effective on ghost, so after you skill swap them you can keep on using shadow claw and it will be super effective.
commented 1 day ago by Cicada

The strategy would work this way, but you'll need to hit the opponent at least once to give them the Ghost type. This would also work with a Dragon type move.

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