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Switcheroo

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark - 100% 10 0 - Single non-user

Description

User exchanges held item with that of the target. Fails if either the user or the target is holding a Mail, if neither is holding an item, or if the user is trying to give or take a Griseous Orb, a Plate, or a Drive to or from a Giratina, an Arceus, or a Genesect, respectively. Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold are immune.

Competitive Use

Beyond its much more limited distribution, Switcheroo is identical to Trick. As such, all of the excellent disruptive strategies that are used with Trick carry over to Switcheroo as well; feel free to Switcheroo around troublesome items to your heart's content. Notable users of this move include Manectric, who can Switcheroo Choice Specs and Choice Scarf onto special walls, as well as Whimsicott, who—in doubles—can Switcheroo a Lagging Tail onto one of your opponent's Pokemon and still move first on that turn thanks to Prankster.

Related Moves

Trick is a Psychic-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Buizel Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 65 35 60 30 85 330
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Electrike Electric LC Static / Lightningrod / Minus 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Manectric Electric RU Static / Lightningrod / Minus 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480