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This article is about Pyra and Mythra's down special. For Zelda and Sheik's down special in Melee and Brawl, see Transform. For Pokémon Trainer's down special, see Pokémon Change.
Pyra's down special in Ultimate.
Mythra's down special in Ultimate.

Pyra swapping out for Mythra and vice versa.
Users Pyra
Universe Xenoblade Chronicles

Swap (チェンジ, Change), officially referred to as Swap to Mythra (ヒカリチェンジ, Hikari Change) and Swap to Pyra (ホムラチェンジ, Homura Change), is Pyra and Mythra's down special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It allows Pyra and Mythra to turn into each other, in the same fashion as Zelda and Sheik's Transform in Melee and Brawl.


Like Transform in Melee, Swap is a very fast switch between Pyra and Mythra. The move is fairly fast to complete, allowing Pyra/Mythra to act earlier than Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon after Pokémon Change, and having no cooldown for each transformation; unlike with Pokémon Change, however, Pyra/Mythra are granted intangibility for a shorter duration, starting from frame 6 instead of frame 1. Additionally, both characters maintain their drift when using the move, greatly circumventing potential momentum loss, especially in the case of Mythra swapping to Pyra.

Both have quotes they will say when swapping to the other:

As Pyra
To Mythra:
  • "Switching!"
  • "To you!"
  • "Mythra!
From Mythra:
  • "Right here!"
  • "Got it!"
As Mythra
To Pyra:
  • "Swap!"
  • "All yours!"
  • "Pyra!"
From Pyra:
  • "Let me at 'em!"
  • "You're done!"

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List PyraHeadSSBU.png Swap to Mythra in the middle of the battle. Mythra is faster but less powerful.
MythraHeadSSBU.png Swap to Pyra in the middle of the battle. Pyra is slower but more powerful.


After both Pyra and Mythra become playable in Chapter 5 of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the player can freely swap between them during battle to use their unique abilities and special moves. This mechanic was recreated in the context of Smash. The names "Swap to Mythra" and "Swap to Pyra" are directly from the in-game menu prompt that allows the player to swap between them outside of battle.


Names in other languages[edit]

Swap to Mythra[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ヒカリチェンジ, Hikari Change
UK English Swap to Mythra
France French Incarner Mythra
Germany German Wechsel zu Mythra
Spain Spanish Cambio a Mythra
Italy Italian Passa a Mythra
China Chinese (Simplified) 转换为光
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 切換為光
South Korea Korean 히카리 체인지, Hikari Change
Netherlands Dutch Naar Mythra wisselen
Russia Russian Превращение в Мифру

Swap to Pyra[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ホムラチェンジ, Homura Change
UK English Swap to Pyra
France French Incarner Pyra
Germany German Wechsel zu Pyra
Spain Spanish Cambio a Pyra
Italy Italian Passa a Pyra
China Chinese (Simplified) 转换为焰
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 切換為焰
South Korea Korean 호무라 체인지, Homura Change
Netherlands Dutch Naar Pyra wisselen
Russia Russian Превращение в Пайру


  • In Squad Strike, swapping between Pyra and Mythra does not change their stock icon. Instead, the stock icon always displays the character who started out the match.