Transform Details Level Up TM Egg Move5th Gen Dex4th Gen Dex3rd Gen Dex
Gen IX Dex Gen VIII Dex Gen VII Dex Gen VI Dex Gen V Dex Gen IV Dex
Gen III Dex Gen II Dex Gen I Dex

Attack Name Battle Type Category
Power Points Base Power Accuracy
10 0 0
Battle Effect:
The user transforms into a copy of the target right down to having the same move set.
In-Depth Effect:

Transform can change many features of the Pokémon temporarily. The features are as follows;

  • Pokémon Species
  • Pokémon Cry
  • Attack Stat
  • Defense Stat
  • Speed Stat
  • Special Attack Stat
  • Special Defense Stat
  • Stat Changes
  • EXP Yield
  • Pokémon Moves
As such, this means that apart from its HitPoints and Level, Ditto/Mew is essentially the other Pokémon. However, due to this, its special items; Metal Powder & Quick Powder will stop working, and all other species items may work if you transform into the correct species. For example, if you had a Ditto with a Light Ball and you transformed into a Pikachu. the Light Ball would increase Ditto's Attack & Special Attack stats. Also, the EV training that you have put on Ditto becomes void for this battle. However, that said, when Critical Hits happen, it will still be based upon Ditto/Mew's stats.

As the Pokémon's catch rate changes, if you wish to capture a Ditto or a Mew (Level 30 in Emerald will know Transform, although it isn't too likely to use it) with greater ease, then send in a Pokémon with a high capture rate such as Magikarp in battle first and then it should be very simple to capture. Its EXP Yield also changes so the EXP gained from beating a Ditto depends upon the Pokémon it has transformed into.

Secondary Effect: Effect Rate:
User transforms to the opponent. -- %
TM # Speed Priority Pokémon Hit in Battle
None 0 Selected target
Contest Type Appeal Jam
Contest Effect
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.
Physical Contact Sound-Type - Details Punch Move - Details Snatchable Usable in Sky Battles?
No No No No Yes
Defrosts When Used? Hits the opposite side in Triple Battles? Reflected By Magic Coat/Magic Bounce? Blocked by Protect/Detect? Copyable by Mirror Move?
No No No No No

Pokémon That Learn Transform By Level Up

No. Pic Name Type Abilities Base Stats Level
HP Att Def S.Att S.Def Spd XY ΩRαS
Ditto Limber
48 48 48 48 48 48 Lv. 1Lv. 1
Mew Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 Lv. 1Lv. 1
Pokémon That Learn Transform By Breeding:

No. Pic Name Type Abilities Base Stats
HP Att Def S.Att S.Def Spd