Muscle bands effect on Sharpedo

there will be a new card in primal clash that is sharpedo ex he has an attack called pursue whch does:

Switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon with his or her Active Pokémon. This attack does 30 damage to the new Active Pokémon.

this attack is similar to some other which is why i am asking does this attack work with muscle band to deal 50 to the new active im fear that the ruling will be no since its technically not “direct damage” to the active pokemon but i wish it would do 50

Definitely +20, as the damage is done to the new Active Pokémon.

that would be cool for getting rid of a deck like garbotoad since ill keep forcing his trubbish or anyone with out float stone and still dealing decent damage