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The Change
Katakana チェンジ
Sign Moon
Hierarchy The Dark
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Temperament Evasive
Important Events
Episode 32
Episode 53

The Change is a Clow Card with the power to cause two people to switch bodies. It is aligned under The Dark.

It is one of the fifty-three Clow Cards in the anime.


CCS EP32 - The Change Charging

The main body of The Change.

The Change's main body appears to be a blue, vaguely chameleon-like creature with great, orange eyes. It shoots out its tongue to switch objects around like a real chameleon does to capture prey. In card form, it is white with small, green eyes and long, wing-like ears.

Magic and Abilities[]

Swapping Magic: The Change is able to swap the minds and bodies of two people. This swap can only occur once a day, and if a change is not reverted after some time, it becomes permanent.

Fortune Telling: All Clow Cards have the ability to help their user predict the future. Their method of fortune-telling is similar to that of tarot cards. The interpretation of the message the Clow Cards relay depends on the magical power of the user.


Clow Cards arc[]

Syaoran Li and Cerberus become victims of Change's ability, resulting in a rather unique day at school and at home, before Sakura is able to reverse their switched minds a day later (Episode 32).

Sakura Cards arc[]

Change is transformed into a Sakura Card in Episode 53 during Sakura's frantic wave of transformations.



  • The Change appears to based on a chameleon.
  • The Change is the first card The Nothing card steals from Sakura.[1]
  • On the card, The Change has small, green eyes; yet in the anime, it's eyes are large and red.
  • When switching over, the body keeps the original voice, but not the dialect or way of speaking.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 替, (Pronounced 'kawa') means 'substitution' in Japanese.


  1. Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card