Statistical Attributes

Base Power



  • Vendor Kevin at Trainers Valley for 9,000

Substitute is a Normal type, Status move. It uses 1/4 of the users total HP and creates a substitute to take hits and status conditions. If used when under a binding moves, the substitute removes the binding effect.

Weather damage and damage from status effects is still taken. Sound-based moves and Pokémon with Infiltrator bypass the substitute. Switching out removes the substitute. If the user doesn’t have enough HP to create a substitute or already has one in place, the move will fail.

Baton Pass passes the effect.


Level Up

No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2
122 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy 29
352 Kecleon Normal 42
439 Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy 29
479 Rotom Electric Ghost 36
479A Rotom-Wash Electric Water 36
479B Rotom-Heat Electric Fire 36
479C Rotom-Frost Electric Ice 36
479D Rotom-Fan Electric Flying 36
479E Rotom-Mow Electric Grass 36
656 Froakie Water 35
657 Frogadier Water 40
658 Greninja Water Dark 42

Emboldened Pokémon avail from a STAB bonus for this move.


Substitute can be taught via TM 50 by purchasing it from Vendor Kevin located in Trainers Valley for 10,000.

All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Substitute except the ones listed below:

No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2
010 Caterpie Bug
011 Metapod Bug
013 Weedle Bug Poison
014 Kakuna Bug Poison
011 Metapod Bug
129 Magikarp Water
132 Ditto Normal
201 Unown Psychic
202 Wobbuffet Psychic
235 Smeargle Normal
265 Wurmple Bug
266 Silcoon Bug
268 Cascoon Bug
360 Wynaut Psychic
374 Beldum Steel Psychic
401 Kricketot Bug
412 Burmy Bug
415 Combee Bug Flying
602 Tynamo Electric
664 Scatterbug Bug
665 Spewpa Bug
789 Cosmog Psychic
790 Cosmoem Psychic

Emboldened Pokémon avail from a STAB bonus for this move.