Essentials

Baton Pass

Normal status

Generation 2

Summary

Allows the trainer to switch out the user and pass effects along to its replacement.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Effect

User switches out, and the trainer selects a replacement Pokémon from the party. Stat changes, confusion, and persistent move effects are passed along to the replacement Pokémon.

The following move effects are passed:

The replacement Pokémon does not trigger effects that respond to Pokémon switching in.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Switches while keeping effects.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Switches out the user while keeping effects in play.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user switches out, passing along any stat changes to the new battler.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.

Foreign Names

Japanese
バトンタッチ (batontacchi)
Korean
바톤터치
French
Relais
German
Staffette
Spanish
Relevo
Italian
Staffetta
Czech
Štafeta

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
Flavor text
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Baton Pass.

Pokémon

Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
46 46 46 46 Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
41 41 49 47 46 46 46 46 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
36 36 36 36 36 33 33 Eevee Normal Run Away
Adaptability
Anticipation
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
80 80 80 80 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
39 39 39 39 Sentret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
46 46 46 46 Furret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
29 29 29 29 22 22 22 22 Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
33 33 33 33 24 24 24 24 Ledian Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Iron Fist
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
41 42 41 41 41 Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
41 42 41 41 41 Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
12 12 18 18 11 11 11 11 Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
11 11 11 11 Ambipom Normal Technician
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
30 30 37 37 23 23 23 23 Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
40 40 40 40 37 37 37 37 Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
43 43 43 43 Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
40 30 32 50 52 65 269
45 45 45 45 45 45 Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
31 31 31 31 31 31 Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
31 Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy Huge Power ½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 105 125 55 95 50 480
40 40 42 44 44 44 Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
40 40 42 44 44 44 Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
43 43 33 33 33 33 Huntail Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
43 43 33 33 33 33 Gorebyss Water Swift Swim
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Water 1 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
33 38 44 44 Drifloon Ghost Flying Aftermath
Unburden
Flare Boost
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
37 44 52 52 Drifblim Ghost Flying Aftermath
Unburden
Flare Boost
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
26 26 26 26 Buneary Normal Run Away
Klutz
Limber
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
55 66 44 44 56 85 350
26 26 26 26 Lopunny Normal Cute Charm
Klutz
Limber
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
65 76 84 54 96 105 480
33 33 33 Patrat Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
39 39 39 Watchog Normal Illuminate
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
30 30 30 Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
• • • • • • • • Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
• • • • • • • • Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
• • • • Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
• • • • Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
• • • • • • Skitty Normal Cute Charm
Normalize
Wonder Skin
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
50 45 45 35 35 50 260
• • • • • • Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
• • • • • • Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 55 47 75 85 400
• • • • • • Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 55 73 75 85 400
• • • • • • Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
• • • • • • Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
• Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
• • • • Buizel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 65 35 60 30 85 330
• • • Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
• • • Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
• • • Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
• • • Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
• • • Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
• • • Mienfoo Fighting Inner Focus
Regenerator
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
45 85 50 55 50 65 350
• • • Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
• Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500

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