You can get the only copy of TM48 Skill Swap by speaking with an NPC residing in a house in Canalave City. The house is located directly south of the Canalave Poké Mart.
As for the move itself, Skill Swap is a non-damaging, Psychic-type status move that allows the user to switch Abilities with the target.
TM48 Skill Swap Location (Step-by-Step)
TM48 Skill Swap is given to you by an NPC in a house in Canalave City.
There are no prerequisites for receiving this TM; you only need to reach Canalave and then speak with the NPC, and she will provide it free of charge.
To reach her house, first head south going down from the Canalave Pokémon Center.
Pass the first house with a blue roof.
Continue south past the Poké Mart.
Your destination is the second blue-roofed house, directly northwest of the southern entrance gate.
There are two NPCs in this home; speak to the girl on the right-hand side of the room to receive TM48 Skill Swap at no cost.
Note: This is the sole copy of TM48 Skill Swap found in the game.
Skill Swap Details and Uses
Skill Swap is a non-damaging Psychic-type status move that allows the user to exchange Abilities with its target.
|Skill Swap Move Details|
|PP||10 (max. 16)|
In general, Skill Swap is more of a fun, gimmicky move than a useful one.
The turn that is spent swapping Abilities would usually be better suited for setting up status moves or landing attacks.
An exception would be if the user’s Ability acts as a hindrance to the user.
For example, Slaking is a Pokémon with an extremely high base Attack stat. But its Ability, Truant, causes it to waste every other turn loafing around – severely affecting its performance.
Not only would Skill Swap gain Slaking a new Ability, it would force the self-sabotaging Truant Ability on its opponent.
Miscellaneous information about Skill Swap:
- The Abilities Wonder Guard and Multitype are not affected by Skill Swap.
- If a Pokémon affected by Skill Swap is switched out of battle, it will regain its original Ability.
- Although not recommended due to its scarcity, TM48 Skill Swap can be sold for 1500 PokéDollars.
- If used in a Pokémon Contest, Skill Swap earns no appeal points, but steals the Voltage of the last Pokémon to act.