Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect any foe, but not the ally
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Swindle is a damage-dealing Dark-type move.


Swindle inflicts damage and steals the target's held item. If the target is not holding an item or the user is already holding an item, Swindle cannot steal an item. Held Mail cannot be stolen.

An item cannot be stolen if the target has the Sticky Hold ability. A held Enigma Berry cannot be stolen.

Opposing Pokémon cannot permanently steal held items of the player's Pokémon (but the player's Pokémon can permanently steal items from foes).


Greedily coerces the foe into giving their held item using mind tricks.


By leveling upEdit

# Pokémon Type Egg Group Level
#124 124MS Chantruth DarkIC Big Human-Like Human-Like 45
#248 248MS Jewipede BugIC Big
NormalIC Big
Undiscovered Undiscovered 65
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
  • Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.