Magnet Switch


Base PowerPower PointsAccuracy
Effect ChancePriorityTarget
—%-6Single non-user

Taught via


Move Flags

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Flavor Text

The target is blasted away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Move Description

The user catches the opponent off guard with a short burst of energy, damaging it slightly and either scaring it away or repelling it back into its Poké Ball. A second burst with reversed polarity roughly drags a new Pokémon into trainer battles.


Inflicts regular damage, then switches the target out for another of its trainer's Pokémon, selected at random. The replacement Pokémon is then also immediately attacked by this move. If the target is a single wild Pokémon whose level is equal to or lower than the user's level, the battle ends instead. This move cannot end a wild battle if there are multiple conscious Pokémon on the target's side of the field.

If the target is under the effect of Ingrain or Suction Cups, it has a Substitute, its Trainer has no more usable Pokémon, or either the user or the initial target faints immediately after this attack, the target will not be switched out/the battle will not end.

Pokémon that learn Magnet Switch by TM/HM (26)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (16)

Canon Pokémon (10)