Essentials

Guard Swap

Psychic status

Generation 4

Summary

User swaps Defense and Special Defense changes with the target.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 0
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

User swaps its Defense and Special Defense modifiers with the target.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the foe.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def with the target.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ガードスワップ (gaadosuwappu)
Korean
가드스웹
French
Permugarde
German
Schutztausch
Spanish
Cambia Defensa
Italian
Barattoscudo
Czech
Výměna obrany

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
Flavor text
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Guard Swap.

Pokémon

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
78 78 78 45 45 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
64 64 64 57 57 43 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
43 Mega Mewtwo X Mega Mewtwo X Psychic Fighting Steadfast genderless Undiscovered 106 190 100 154 100 130 780
43 Mega Mewtwo Y Mega Mewtwo Y Psychic Insomnia genderless Undiscovered 106 150 70 194 120 140 780
44 44 44 47 47 47 Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
54 54 54 59 59 59 Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
52 52 50 Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
• • • • Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
• Wooper Water Ground Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 45 45 25 25 15 210
• Slugma Fire Magma Armor
Flame Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
• • • • Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
• • • • Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
• Mega Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy Huge Power ½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 105 125 55 95 50 480
• • • • • • Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
• Castform Normal Forecast ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Amorphous
70 70 70 70 70 70 420
• Sunny Castform Sunny Castform Fire Forecast ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Amorphous
70 70 70 70 70 70 420
• Rainy Castform Rainy Castform Water Forecast ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Amorphous
70 70 70 70 70 70 420
• Snowy Castform Snowy Castform Ice Forecast ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Amorphous
70 70 70 70 70 70 420
• Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
54 78 103 53 45 22 355
• • • Elgyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 55 55 55 85 55 30 335

23 Pokémon

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