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Ally Switch
Ally Switch.png
Side Change
Generation: V
Battle Data
Type: Type Psychic.gif
Category Special
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A%
PP: 15, max: 24
Affects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: [[File:Type_{{{contesttype}}}.gif|{{{contesttype}}}]]
{[[Category:{{{contesttype}}}-type moves]]

Ally Switch is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user teleports using a strange power and switches its place with one of its allies.
The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.


In Battle

The move allows the user to switch places with the ally opposite itself.

The move cannot be used while in the middle position in a Triple Battle and is useless in Single Battles.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
064.png Kadabra psychic Human-like 24 24 (XY)
36 (ORAS)
36 15
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-like 24 24 (XY)
36 (ORAS)
36 15
122A.png Mr. Mime ice/psychic Human-like 16
381.png Latios dragon/psychic Undiscovered 30
577.png Solosis psychic Amorphous 28
578.png Duosion psychic Amorphous 28
579.png Reuniclus psychic Amorphous 28
720.png Hoopa psychic/ghost Undiscovered 1 1
720U.png Hoopa psychic/dark Undiscovered 1 (ORAS) 1
826.png Orbeetle bug/psychic Bug 24
866.png Mr. Rime ice/psychic Human-like 16
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
026A.png Raichu electric/psychic Field/Fairy TR83
035.png Clefairy fairy Fairy TR83
036.png Clefable fairy Fairy TR83
039.png Jigglypuff normal/fairy Fairy TR83
040.png Wigglytuff normal/fairy Fairy TR83
050.png Diglett ground Field TR83
050A.png Diglett ground/steel Field TR83
051.png Dugtrio ground Field TR83
051A.png Dugtrio ground/steel Field TR83
063.png Abra psychic Human-Like TM51 TR83
064.png Kadabra psychic Human-Like TM51 TR83
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-Like TM51 TR83
077.png Ponyta fire Field TR83
077A.png Ponyta psychic Field TR83
078.png Rapidash fire Field TR83
078A.png Rapidash psychic/fairy Field TR83
092.png Gastly ghost/poison Amorphous TR83
093.png Haunter ghost/poison Amorphous TR83
094.png Gengar ghost/poison Amorphous TR83
098.png Krabby water Water 3 TR83
099.png Kingler water Water 3 TR83
105A.png Marowak fire/ghost Monster TR83
113.png Chansey normal Fairy TR83
121.png Starmie water/psychic Water 3 TR83
122.png Mr. Mime psychic/fairy Human-Like TR83
122A.png Mr. Mime ice/psychic Human-Like TR83
124.png Jynx ice/psychic Human-Like TR83
137.png Porygon normal Mineral TR83
144A.png Articuno psychic/flying Undiscovered TR83
150.png Mewtwo psychic Undiscovered TR83
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TM51 TR83
177.png Natu psychic/flying Flying TM51 TR83
178.png Xatu psychic/flying Flying TM51 TR83
196.png Espeon psychic Field TR83
233.png Porygon2 normal Mineral TR83
242.png Blissey normal Fairy TR83
251.png Celebi psychic/grass Undiscovered TR83
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous TM51 TR83
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous TM51 TR83
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous TM51 TR83
292.png Shedinja bug/ghost Mineral TR83
302.png Sableye dark/ghost Human-Like TR83
337.png Lunatone rock/psychic Mineral TR83
338.png Solrock rock/psychic Mineral TR83
343.png Baltoy ground/psychic Mineral TM51 TR83
344.png Claydol ground/psychic Mineral TM51 TR83
355.png Duskull ghost Amorphous TR83
356.png Dusclops ghost Amorphous TR83
375.png Metang steel/psychic Mineral TR83
376.png Metagross steel/psychic Mineral TR83
380.png Latias dragon/psychic Undiscovered TR83
381.png Latios dragon/psychic Undiscovered TR83
385.png Jirachi steel/psychic Undiscovered TR83
386.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered TM51
425.png Drifloon ghost/flying Amorphous TR83
426.png Drifblim ghost/flying Amorphous TR83
436.png Bronzor steel/psychic Mineral TR83
437.png Bronzong steel/psychic Mineral TR83
439.png Mime Jr. psychic/fairy Undiscovered TR83
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark Amorphous TR83
462.png Magnezone electric/steel Mineral TR83
468.png Togekiss fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TR83
474.png Porygon-Z normal Mineral TR83
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting Human-Like/Amorphous TM51 TR83
477.png Dusknoir ghost Amorphous TR83
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral TR83
479.png Rotom electric/ghost Amorphous TR83
480.png Uxie psychic Undiscovered TR83
481.png Mesprit psychic Undiscovered TR83
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered TR83
488.png Cresselia psychic Undiscovered TR83
517.png Munna psychic Field TR83
518.png Musharna psychic Field TR83
527.png Woobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TR83
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TR83
531.png Audino normal Fairy TR83
562.png Yamask ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR83
562A.png Yamask ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR83
563.png Cofagrigus ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR83
566.png Archen rock/flying Flying/Water 3 TR83
567.png Archeops rock/flying Flying/Water 3 TR83
574.png Gothita psychic Human-Like TR83
575.png Gothorita psychic Human-Like TR83
576.png Gothitelle psychic Human-Like TR83
577.png Solosis psychic Amorphous TR83
578.png Duosion psychic Amorphous TR83
579.png Reuniclus psychic Amorphous TR83
582.png Vanillite ice Mineral TR83
583.png Vanillish ice Mineral TR83
584.png Vanilluxe ice Mineral TR83
600.png Klang steel Mineral TR83
601.png Klinklang steel Mineral TR83
605.png Elgyem psychic Human-Like TM51 TR83
606.png Beheeyem psychic Human-Like TM51 TR83
607.png Litwick ghost/fire Amorphous TR83
608.png Lampent ghost/fire Amorphous TR83
609.png Chandelure ghost/fire Amorphous TR83
619.png Mienfoo fighting Field/Human-Like TR83
620.png Mienshao fighting Field/Human-Like TR83
622.png Golett ground/ghost Mineral TR83
623.png Golurk ground/ghost Mineral TR83
649.png Genesect bug/steel Undiscovered TR83
677.png Espurr psychic Field TR83
678.png Meowstic psychic Field TR83
678A.png Meowstic psychic Field TR83
682.png Spritzee fairy Fairy TR83
683.png Aromatisse fairy Fairy TR83
686.png Inkay dark/psychic Water 1/Water 2 TR83
687.png Malamar dark/psychic Water 1/Water 2 TR83
694.png Helioptile electric/normal Monster/Dragon TR83
695.png Heliolisk electric/normal Monster/Dragon TR83
701.png Hawlucha fighting/flying Flying/Human-Like TR83
702.png Dedenne electric/fairy Field/Fairy TR83
703.png Carbink rock/fairy Fairy/Mineral TR83
708.png Phantump ghost/grass Grass/Amorphous TR83
709.png Trevenant ghost/grass Grass/Amorphous TR83
710.png Pumpkaboo ghost/grass Amorphous TR83
711.png Gourgeist ghost/grass Amorphous TR83
719.png Diancie rock/fairy Undiscovered TR83
742.png Cutiefly bug/fairy Bug/Fairy TR83
743.png Ribombee bug/fairy Bug/Fairy TR83
764.png Comfey fairy Grass TR83
765.png Oranguru normal/psychic Field TR83
781.png Dhelmise ghost/grass Mineral TR83
786.png Tapu Lele psychic/fairy Undiscovered TR83
793.png Nihilego rock/poison Undiscovered TR83
800.png Necrozma psychic Undiscovered TR83
800DM.png Necrozma psychic/steel Undiscovered TR83
800DW.png Necrozma psychic/ghost Undiscovered TR83
804.png Naganadel poison/dragon Undiscovered TR83
805.png Stakataka rock/steel Undiscovered TR83
813.png Scorbunny fire Field/Human-Like TR83
814.png Raboot fire Field/Human-Like TR83
815.png Cinderace fire Field/Human-Like TR83
825.png Dottler bug/psychic Bug TR83
826.png Orbeetle bug/psychic Bug TR83
854.png Sinistea ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR83
855.png Polteageist ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR83
866.png Mr. Rime ice/psychic Human-Like TR83
867.png Runerigus ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR83
876.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TR83
876A.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TR83
886.png Drakloak dragon/ghost Amorphous/Dragon TR83
887.png Dragapult dragon/ghost Amorphous/Dragon TR83
898.png Calyrex psychic/grass Undiscovered TR83
898I.png Calyrex psychic/ice Undiscovered TR83
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered TR83
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

By Move Tutor

Pokémon Type Egg groups Games
026A.png Raichu electric/psychic Field/Fairy USUM
039.png Jigglypuff normal/fairy Fairy USUM
040.png Wigglytuff normal/fairy Fairy USUM
063.png Abra psychic Human-Like USUM
064.png Kadabra psychic Human-Like USUM
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-Like USUM
075A.png Graveler rock/electric Mineral USUM
076A.png Graveler rock/electric Mineral USUM
077.png Ponyta fire Field USUM
078.png Rapidash fire Field USUM
092.png Gastly ghost/poison Amorphous USUM
093.png Haunter ghost/poison Amorphous USUM
094.png Gengar ghost/poison Amorphous USUM
096.png Drowzee psychic Human-Like USUM
097.png Hypno psychic Human-Like USUM
098.png Krabby water Water 3 USUM
099.png Kingler water Water 3 USUM
105A.png Marowak fire/ghost Monster USUM
113.png Chansey normal Fairy USUM
121.png Starmie water/psychic Water 3 USUM
122.png Mr. Mime psychic/fairy Human-Like USUM
124.png Jynx ice/psychic Human-Like USUM
137.png Porygon normal Mineral USUM
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered USUM
177.png Natu psychic/flying Flying USUM
178.png Xatu psychic/flying Flying USUM
196.png Espeon psychic Field USUM
199.png Slowking water/psychic Monster/Water 1 USUM
200.png Misdreavus ghost Amorphous USUM
203.png Girafarig normal/psychic Field USUM
205.png Forretress bug/steel Bug USUM
233.png Porygon2 normal Mineral USUM
242.png Blissey normal Fairy USUM
251.png Celebi psychic/grass Undiscovered USUM
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy Amorphous USUM
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy Amorphous USUM
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy Amorphous USUM
292.png Shedinja bug/ghost Mineral USUM
302.png Sableye dark/ghost Human-Like USUM
325.png Spoink psychic Field USUM
326.png Grumpig psychic Field USUM
337.png Lunatone rock/psychic Mineral USUM
338.png Solrock rock/psychic Mineral USUM
343.png Baltoy ground/psychic Mineral USUM
344.png Claydol ground/psychic Mineral USUM
353.png Shuppet ghost Amorphous USUM
354.png Banette ghost Amorphous USUM
355.png Duskull ghost Amorphous USUM
356.png Dusclops ghost Amorphous USUM
358.png Chimecho psychic Amorphous USUM
375.png Metang steel/psychic Mineral USUM
376.png Metagross steel/psychic Mineral USUM
380.png Latias dragon/psychic Undiscovered USUM
381.png Latios dragon/psychic Undiscovered USUM
386.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered USUM
386B.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered USUM
386C.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered USUM
386D.png Deoxys psychic Undiscovered USUM
413.png Wormadam bug/grass Bug USUM
413B.png Wormadam bug/ground Bug USUM
413C.png Wormadam bug/steel Bug USUM
425.png Drifloon ghost/flying Amorphous USUM
426.png Drifblim ghost/flying Amorphous USUM
429.png Mismagius ghost Amorphous USUM
433.png Chingling psychic Undiscovered USUM
436.png Bronzor steel/psychic Mineral USUM
437.png Bronzong steel/psychic Mineral USUM
439.png Mime Jr. psychic/fairy Undiscovered USUM
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark Amorphous USUM
462.png Magnezone electric/steel Mineral USUM
474.png Porygon-Z normal Mineral USUM
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting Amorphous USUM
476.png Probopass rock/steel Mineral USUM
477.png Dusknoir ghost Amorphous USUM
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral USUM
479.png Rotom electric/ghost Amorphous USUM
480.png Uxie psychic Undiscovered USUM
481.png Mesprit psychic Undiscovered USUM
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered USUM
488.png Cresselia psychic Undiscovered USUM
517.png Munna psychic Field USUM
518.png Musharna psychic Field USUM
523.png Zebstrika electric Field USUM
527.png Woobat psychic/flying Field/Flying USUM
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying Field/Flying USUM
531.png Audino normal Fairy USUM
562.png Yamask ghost Mineral/Amorphous USUM
563.png Cofagrigus ghost Mineral/Amorphous USUM
566.png Archen rock/flying Flying/Water 3 USUM
567.png Archeops rock/flying Flying/Water 3 USUM
574.png Gothita psychic Human-Like USUM
575.png Gothorita psychic Human-Like USUM
576.png Gothitelle psychic Human-Like USUM
577.png Solosis psychic Amorphous USUM
578.png Duosion psychic Amorphous USUM
579.png Reuniclus psychic Amorphous USUM
582.png Vanillite ice Mineral USUM
583.png Vanillish ice Mineral USUM
584.png Vanilluxe ice Mineral USUM
600.png Klang steel Mineral USUM
601.png Klinklang steel Mineral USUM
605.png Elgyem psychic Human-Like USUM
606.png Beheeyem psychic Human-Like USUM
607.png Litwick ghost/fire Amorphous USUM
608.png Lampent ghost/fire Amorphous USUM
609.png Chandelure ghost/fire Amorphous USUM
619.png Mienfoo fighting Field/Human-Like USUM
620.png Mienshao fighting Field/Human-Like USUM
622.png Golett ground/ghost Mineral USUM
623.png Golurk ground/ghost Mineral USUM
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation VII