Volt Switch is a damaging Electric-type move that will cause the user to switch out for a different Pokémon in the user's party, decided by the user's choice. The user will be able to switch out even if the user is under the effects of Ingrain, Mean Look, or Block. The user will not switch out if Volt Switch fails to hit the target due to Protect, Detect, missing, or Ground-types' Electric-type immunity. If the target uses Pursuit in the turn, Pursuit will strike for double damage if the user of Volt Switch is faster than the target. If there are no other Pokémon in the user's party capable of battling, the user will not be switched out.