Essentials

Switcheroo

Dark status

Generation 4

Summary

User and target swap items.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
100%
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 and target permanently swap held items. Works even if one of the Pokémon isn't holding anything. If either Pokémon is holding mail, this move will fail.

If either Pokémon has Multitype or Sticky Hold, this move will fail.

If this move results in a Pokémon obtaining Choice Band, Choice Scarf, or Choice Specs, and that Pokémon was the latter of the pair to move this turn, then the move it used this turn becomes its chosen forced move. This applies even if both Pokémon had a choice item before this move was used. If the first of the two Pokémon gains a choice item, it may select whatever choice move it wishes next turn.

Neither the user nor the target can recover its item with Recycle.

This move cannot be selected by Assist or Metronome.

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 trades held items with the foe faster than the eye can follow.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user trades held items with the target faster than the eye can follow.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user trades held items with the target faster than the eye can follow.

Foreign Names

Japanese
すりかえ (surikae)
Korean
바꿔치기
French
Passe-Passe
German
Wechseldich
Spanish
Trapicheo
Italian
Rapidscambio
Czech
Zamíchání

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Flavor text
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Switcheroo.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Trick Psychic status 10 100%

User and target swap items.

Pokémon

Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 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.
Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Linoone Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Delphox Fire Psychic Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 69 72 114 100 104 534
23 Inkay Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
53 54 53 37 46 45 288
23 Malamar Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
86 92 88 68 75 73 482
Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 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.
• • • Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
• • Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
• • • Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
• • Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
• • • Seviper Poison Shed Skin
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
73 100 60 100 60 65 458
• Corphish Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
43 80 65 50 35 35 308
• Snorunt Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
50 50 50 50 50 50 300
• • Buizel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 65 35 60 30 85 330
• • • • Buneary Normal Run Away
Klutz
Limber
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
55 66 44 44 56 85 350
• • Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
• Archen Rock Flying Defeatist ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Water 3
55 112 45 74 45 70 401
• Binacle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 42 52 67 39 56 50 306
• Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster
Magician
½ male, ½ female Mineral 57 80 91 80 87 75 470
• Noibat Flying Dragon Frisk
Infiltrator
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 30 35 45 40 55 245

20 Pokémon

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