Baton Pass (move)

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Baton Pass
バトンタッチ Baton Touch
Baton Pass VI.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Baton Pass (Japanese: バトンタッチ Baton Touch) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Baton Pass switches out the user, passing all temporary stat increases and decreases on to the Pokémon that replaces it in battle. Most volatile status conditions (such as confusion, seeding, and curse, but not infatuation) and volatile battle statuses (such as Substitute, Lock-On, and Ingrain) can also be passed. The move will fail if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle.

No matter what type of Poké Ball the user was captured in, the animation will always display a normal Poké Ball.

Baton Pass will not change the effect of Pursuit. Baton Pass will also not pass on secondary effects of moves; for example, the effect of Minimize causing Stomp to hit at double power will not be passed, nor will the effect of Defense Curl causing Rollout and Ice Ball to hit at double power be passed. Other status changes that result in a type change to the user of Baton Pass, such as Soak or Conversion, will also not be passed to the target.

Generations V onwards

The effects of moves that prevent ordinary switching, such as Mean Look, are no longer passed on to the incoming Pokémon; this does not include the effects of Ingrain.

The correct type of Poké Ball the user was caught with is now displayed in the animation.

Baton Pass can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if a certain move (Agility, Amnesia, Autotomize, Calm Mind, Cotton Guard, Hone Claws, Nasty Plot, Rock Polish or Shell Smash) was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Baton Pass, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that transfers the user's status changes to the next Pokémon when switching.
GSC Switches while keeping effects.
RSEColo.XD Switches out the user while keeping effects in play.
FRLG The user switches out, passing along any stat changes to the new battler.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.
XYORAS
SM
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 49RSE
47FRLG
46 46 46 46
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 36C 36 36 36BW
33B2W2
33 33
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 80 80 80 80
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39 39 39 39
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 46 46 46 46
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 29 29 22 22 22 26
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 33 33 24 24 24 29
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 41FRLG 42 41 41 41
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 41FRLG 42 41 41 41
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 12 18 11 11 11 11
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 30 37 23 23 23XY
41ORAS
41
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 37 37 37 37
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 43 43 43XY
35ORAS
35
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45XY
35ORAS
35
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 31 31 31 31XY
25ORAS
25
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 40 42 44 44XY
34ORAS
34
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 40 42 44 44XY
34ORAS
34
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 43 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 43 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 11 11 11 11
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 33 38BW
44B2W2
44 44
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 37 44BW
52B2W2
52 52
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 46 46 46 46
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33 33 38
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39 39 46
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 30 1, Evo.
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field Baton Pass Farfetch'dStad2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
078 Rapidash Rapidash
FireIC Big.png Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field Pokéwalker - White Lake
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Baton Pass makes the user switch places with another Pokémon in the room. If the user has any stat changes, those effects will be copied to the other Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Successively switches the user's position with the positions of other Pokémon in the room.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other generations

Core series games

Baton Pass II.png Baton Pass III.png Baton Pass IV.png Baton Pass V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Baton Pass Stad2.png Baton Pass Colo.png Baton Pass XD.png Baton Pass PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Baton Pass PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 接棒 Jippáahng
Mandarin 接棒 Jiēbàng
France Flag.png European French Relais
Germany Flag.png German Staffette (Gen II-VI)
Stafette (since Gen VII)
Greece Flag.png Greek Σκυτάλη
Italy Flag.png Italian Staffetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바톤터치 Baton Touch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Passa Bastão
Passar o Bastão (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Passa Bastão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Štafeta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Relevo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chuyển Giao


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