Essentials

Transform

Normal status

Generation 1

Summary

User becomes a copy of the target until it leaves battle.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • 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 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

User copies the target's species, weight, type, ability, calculated stats (except HP), and moves. Copied moves will all have 5 PP remaining. IVs are copied for the purposes of Hidden Power, but stats are not recalculated.

Choice Band, Choice Scarf, and Choice Specs stay in effect, and the user must select a new move.

This move cannot be copied by Mirror Move, nor forced by Encore.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

The user assumes the foe's guise.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Alters the user’s cells to become a copy of the foe.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user transforms into a copy of the foe with even the same move set.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user transforms into a copy of the foe right down to having the same move set.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user transforms into a copy of the target right down to having the same move set.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user transforms into a copy of the target right down to having the same move set.

Foreign Names

Czech
Transformace
Spanish
Transform
German
Wandler
Italian
Trasformazione
French
Morphing
Japanese
へんしん (henshin)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Transform.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 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.
Ditto Normal Limber
Imposter
genderless Ditto 48 48 48 48 48 48 288
10 10 10 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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