Essentials

Power Trick

Psychic status

Generation 4

Summary

User swaps Attack and Defense.

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
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

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

Effect

The user's original Attack and Defense are swapped.

This effect is passed on by Baton Pass.

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 its Attack with its Defense stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack with its Defense stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack with its Defense stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
パワートリック (pawaatorikku)
Korean
파워트릭
French
Astuce Force
German
Krafttrick
Spanish
Truco Fuerza
Italian
Ingannoforza
Czech
Trik síly

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
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 Power Trick.

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.
48 48 43 31 31 Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
39 39 43 43 43 Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
42 42 49 49 49 Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
49 Mega Medicham Mega Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power ½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 100 85 80 85 100 510
31 31 31 17 17 Baltoy Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
31 31 31 17 17 Claydol Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
39 Honedge Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 45 80 100 35 37 28 325
41 Doublade Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 59 110 150 45 49 35 448
Shield Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 50 150 50 150 60 520
Blade Aegislash Blade Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 150 50 150 50 60 520
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
• • • • Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
• • • • Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
• • • • Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430

14 Pokémon

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