Skill Swap
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
Accuracy  —%
PP  10 (max. 16)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
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
Foe Foe
Self Ally
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.

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.

It is TM48. It is located on Route 9, south of the Pyromaniac in versions 1.02 and beyond.

Pokémon that learn Skill Swap

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#123 Icon123 Spritzee Fairy Unknown 44
#124 Icon124 Aromatisse Fairy Unknown 44
#125 Icon125 Miasmedic Fairy Poison 44
#137 Icon137 Sylveon Fairy Unknown 25
#142 Icon142 Masking Psychic Unknown 40
#143 Icon143 Dramsama Psychic Ghost 40
#144 Icon144 Antarki Ghost Fire 40

Via TM

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#035 Icon035 Owten
Normal Flying
#036 Icon036 Eshouten
Normal Flying
#042 Icon042 Brailip
Water Psychic
#043 Icon043 Brainoar
Water Psychic
#054 Icon054 Comite
Rock Rock
#055 Icon055 Cometeor
Rock Psychic
#056 Icon056 Astronite
Rock Psychic
#065 Icon065 Costraw
Poison Psychic
#066 Icon066 Trawpint
Poison Psychic
#069 Icon069 Minyan
Dark Poison
#070 Icon070 Vilucard
Dark Poison
#088 Icon088 Nupin
Grass Electric
#089 Icon089 Gellin
Grass Electric
#092 Icon092 Misdreavus
Ghost Ghost
#093 Icon093 Mismagius
Ghost Ghost
#097 Icon097 S51
Psychic Steel
#098 Icon098 S51-A
Psychic Steel
#117 Icon117 Titanice
Ice Ice
#123 Icon123 Spritzee
Fairy Fairy
#124 Icon124 Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy
#125 Icon125 Miasmedic
Fairy Poison
#133 Icon133 Espeon
Psychic Psychic
#137 Icon137 Sylveon
Fairy Fairy
#142 Icon142 Masking
Psychic Psychic
#143 Icon143 Dramsama
Psychic Ghost
#160 Icon160 Swabone
Ghost Fighting
#161 Icon161 Skelerogue
Ghost Fighting
#162 Icon162 Navighast
Ghost Fighting
#191 Icon191 Garlikid
Grass Fighting

By breeding

Pokémon Type Father
#092 Icon092 Misdreavus Ghost Unknown Icon142Icon144
#093 Icon093 Mismagius Ghost Unknown
  • For clarity, only the lowest stage possible of every compatible evolutionary line are listed as fathers.
  • When Ratsy (Icon139*) is listed as a father, it means that the move must be acquired via Sketch beforehand.

TMs and HMs
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