The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
Does not make contact
Affected by Protect
Not affected by Magic Coat
Not affected by Snatch Not affected by King's Rock
May affect anyone but the user
*If the user switches out after using this move, its original Ability will be restored
Skill Swap is an ability swapping Psychic-type move. It is TM48. It is located on Route 9, south of the Pyromaniac in versions 1.02 and beyond.
Skill Swap exchanges the Abilities of the user and the target. If a Pokémon affected by Skill Swap is switched out, it regains its original Ability. Skill Swap bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as
Dig or Fly.
Pokémon that learn Skill Swap
By leveling up
For clarity, only the lowest stage possible of every compatible evolutionary line are listed as fathers. When Ratsy ( *) is listed as a father, it means that the move must be acquired via Sketch beforehand.