Essentials

Volt Switch

Electric special

Generation 5

Summary

User must switch out after attacking.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
70; percentile 48.9
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 5
TM72
Generation 6
TM72

Effect

Inflicts regular damage, then the user immediately switches out, and the trainer selects a replacement Pokémon from the party. If the target faints from this attack, the user's trainer selects the new Pokémon to send out first. If the user is the last Pokémon in its party that can battle, it will not switch out.

The user may be hit by Pursuit when it switches out, if it has been targeted and Pursuit has not yet been used.

This move may be used even if the user is under the effect of Ingrain. Ingrain's effect will end.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Foreign Names

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

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Volt Switch.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
U-turn Bug physical 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

Pokémon

Electric Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Volt Switch's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

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.
42 42 42 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
40 Helioptile Electric Normal Sand Veil
Dry Skin
Solar Power
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
44 38 33 61 43 70 289
26 Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Plus
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
67 58 57 81 67 101 431
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
72 72 72 Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
72 72 72 Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
72 72 72 Raichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 90 55 90 80 110 485
72 72 72 Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
72 72 72 Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
72 72 72 Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
72 72 72 Voltorb Electric Soundproof
Static
Aftermath
genderless Mineral 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
72 72 72 Electrode Electric Soundproof
Static
Aftermath
genderless Mineral 60 50 70 80 80 140 480
72 72 72 Elekid Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
72 72 72 Electabuzz Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
72 72 72 Electivire Electric Motor Drive
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
72 72 72 Jolteon Electric Volt Absorb
Quick Feet
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
72 72 72 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
72 72 72 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
72 72 72 Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
72 72 72 Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
72 72 72 Flaaffy Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
70 55 55 80 60 45 365
72 72 72 Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
72 Ampharos Mega Ampharos Electric Dragon Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 95 105 165 110 45 610
72 72 72 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
72 72 72 Raikou Electric Pressure
Volt Absorb
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
72 72 72 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
72 72 72 Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
72 72 72 Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
72 72 72 Manectric Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
72 Manectric Mega Manectric Electric Intimidate ½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 80 135 80 135 575
72 72 72 Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
72 72 72 Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
72 72 72 Shinx Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
72 72 72 Luxio Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 49 60 49 60 363
72 72 72 Luxray Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
72 72 72 Pachirisu Electric Run Away
Pickup
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 45 70 45 90 95 405
72 72 72 Rotom Electric Ghost Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 50 77 95 77 91 440
72 72 72 Rotom Heat Rotom Electric Fire Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
72 72 72 Rotom Wash Rotom Electric Water Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
72 72 72 Rotom Frost Rotom Electric Ice Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
72 72 72 Rotom Fan Rotom Electric Flying Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
72 72 72 Rotom Mow Rotom Electric Grass Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
72 72 72 Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
72 72 72 Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
72 72 72 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
72 72 72 Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
72 72 72 Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
72 72 72 Klink Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
72 72 72 Klang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
72 72 72 Klinklang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
72 72 72 Eelektrik Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 85 70 75 70 40 405
72 72 72 Eelektross Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
72 72 72 Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
72 72 72 Incarnate Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
72 72 Thundurus Therian Thundurus Electric Flying Volt Absorb always male Undiscovered 79 105 70 145 80 101 580
72 72 72 Zekrom Dragon Electric Teravolt genderless Undiscovered 100 150 120 120 100 90 680
72 Helioptile Electric Normal Sand Veil
Dry Skin
Solar Power
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
44 38 33 61 43 70 289
72 Heliolisk Electric Normal Sand Veil
Dry Skin
Solar Power
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
62 55 52 109 94 109 481
72 Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Plus
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
67 58 57 81 67 101 431

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