Baton Pass (move)

Baton Pass
バトンタッチ Baton Touch
Baton Pass IX.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. It was TR29 in Generation VIII, and is TM132 in Generation IX.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Baton Pass passes any of those? Nightmare, Encore, center of attention (for instance, if someone else used Spotlight), Taunt, Throat Chop, Torment, Splinters, Power Boost, Power Drop, Guard Boost, Guard Drop, etc. Also, does Baton Pass pass Telekinesis to Diglett, Dugtrio, Alolan Diglett, Alolan Dugtrio, Sandygast, or Palossand?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Baton Pass switches out the user, passing all temporary stat stage increases and decreases on to the Pokémon that replaces it in battle. Baton Pass also passes some volatile status conditions, namely confusion, getting pumped, can't escape, Ability suppression, seeding (from Leech Seed or Sappy Seed), Curse, Substitute, Ingrain, Power Trick, Heal Block, Embargo, Perish Song, Magnet Rise, and Aqua Ring. Ability suppression disappears if the replacement Pokémon's ability cannot be suppressed.

Baton Pass passes the effect of Telekinesis. This effect disappears if the replacement Pokémon is Mega Gengar. If a Pokémon inflicts "can't escape" on a target and then uses Baton Pass, the target will no longer be trapped. The effect can be passed only if the Pokémon that can't escape uses Baton Pass.

Baton Pass does not pass non-volatile status conditions, infatuation, drowsiness (from Yawn or G-Max Snooze), a type change, Ability change, a move learned by Mimic, or a transformation (from Transform or Imposter). It also does not pass the effects of Disable (even if the replacement Pokémon knows the disabled move), Imprison, or Defense Curl's effect of doubling the power of Rollout or Ice Ball. It does not pass Minimize's tiny sprite, or its effect of causing the user to become more vulnerable to some moves (Stomp, Steamroller, Heat Crash, etc.).

Even though the Baton Pass user switches out, Pursuit has no additional power or priority against it.

Baton Pass fails if there are no other Pokémon in the user's party that can be switched in in its place.

Generations II to IV

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

Generation V

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

Generation VI

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.

Generation VII

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

Generation VIII

Baton Pass cannot pass the critical hit rate boosts from G-Max Chi Strike.[1]

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that transfers the user's status changes to the next Pokémon when switching.
GSC Switches while keeping effects.
RSEColoXD 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
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 49RSE
47FRLG
46 46 46 46 1 1
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0133     Field Field 36C 36 36 36BW
33B2W2
33 33 35 35 35
0134     Field Field 1 1 1
0135     Field Field 1 1 1
0136     Field Field 1 1 1
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 80 80 80 80 20 20 20
0161     Field Field 39 39 39 39 39 39
0162     Field Field 46 46 46 46 46 46
0165    
 
Bug Bug 29 29 22 22 22 26 26
0166    
 
Bug Bug 33 33 24 24 24 29 29
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41FRLG 42 41 41 41 44 44
0176    
 
Flying Fairy 41FRLG 42 41 41 41 44 44
0190     Field Field 12 18 11 11 11 11 11 11
0196     Field Field 1 1 1
0197     Field Field 1 1 1
0203    
 
Field Field 30 37 23 23 23XY
41ORAS
41 41 41
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 37 37 37 37 20 20
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug 43 43 43XY
35ORAS
35 35 35
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug 1
0291    
 
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45XY
35ORAS
35 1 1
0303    
 
Field Fairy 31 31 31 31XY
25ORAS
25 8 8
0311     Fairy Fairy 40 42 44 44XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0312     Fairy Fairy 40 42 44 44XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0367     Water 1 Water 1 43 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29 29
0368     Water 1 Water 1 43 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29 29
0424     Field Field 11 11 11 11 11 11
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 33 38BW
44B2W2
44 44 36 36 36
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 37 44BW
52B2W2
52 52 42 42 42
0427     Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26 28 28
0428     Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26 28 28
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 46 46 46 46 4 4
0468    
 
Flying Fairy 1 1
0470     Field Field 1 1 1
0471     Field Field 1 1 1
0504     Field Field 33 33 38
0505     Field Field 39 39 46
0545    
 
Bug Bug 30 30 1, Evo. 1
0700     Field Field 1 1
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 16 16
0771     Water 1 Water 1 1 1
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0876  
Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy 5 5
0926     Field Mineral 26
0927     Field Mineral 29
0981    
 
Field Field 41
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0037     Field Field
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038     Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0078     Field Field
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0083    
 
Flying Field
0084    
 
Flying Flying
0085    
 
Flying Flying
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0133     Field Field
0134     Field Field
0135     Field Field
0136     Field Field
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0167    
 
Bug Bug
0168    
 
Bug Bug
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0178    
 
Flying Flying
0182     Grass Grass
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0188    
 
Fairy Grass
0189    
 
Fairy Grass
0190     Field Field
0196     Field Field
0197     Field Field
0203    
 
Field Field
0206     Field Field
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0255     Field Field
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug
0291    
 
Bug Bug
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0402     Bug Bug
0418     Water 1 Field
0419     Water 1 Field
0424     Field Field
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0461    
 
Field Field
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0470     Field Field
0471     Field Field
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0489     Water 1 Fairy
0490     Water 1 Fairy
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0540    
 
Bug Bug
0541    
 
Bug Bug
0542    
 
Bug Bug
0545    
 
Bug Bug
0572     Field Field
0573     Field Field
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0587    
 
Field Field
0594     Water 1 Water 2
0616     Bug Bug
0617     Bug Bug
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0632    
 
Bug Bug
0647  
Keldeo
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0700     Field Field
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0727    
 
Field Field
0736     Bug Bug
0737    
 
Bug Bug
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0766     Field Field
0771     Water 1 Water 1
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0813     Field Human-Like
0814     Field Human-Like
0815     Field Human-Like
0816     Water 1 Field
0817     Water 1 Field
0818     Water 1 Field
0826    
 
Bug Bug
0827     Field Field
0828     Field Field
0832     Field Field
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous
0856     Fairy Fairy
0857     Fairy Fairy
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy
0863     Field Field
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0876  
Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0885    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0898  
Calyrex
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900    
 
Bug Bug
0912     Flying Water 1
0913     Flying Water 1
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0924     Field Fairy
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy *
0926     Field Mineral
0927     Field Mineral
0944    
 
Field Field
0945    
 
Field Field
0955     Flying Flying
0956     Flying Flying
0978  
Tatsugiri
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0981    
 
Field Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1015    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0167    
 
Bug Bug
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0255     Field Field
0300     Field Fairy
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0327     Field Human-Like
0359     Field Field
0418     Water 1 Field
0517     Field Field
0540    
 
Bug Bug
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0587    
 
Field Field
0616     Bug Bug
0619     Field Human-Like
0632    
 
Bug Bug
0701    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0924     Field Fairy
0978  
Tatsugiri
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0083    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0015    
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0021    
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0078     Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0083    
 
Flying Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0085    
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0097     Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0177    
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0277    
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0338    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0418     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0048    
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
0123    
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0616     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Rescue Team, Explorers and Adventure Squad series, Baton Pass targets all other Pokémon in the room and consecutively swaps places with them (assuming it doesn't miss them) in a mostly random order (prioritizing allies before enemies). A Pokémon that stays on a tile they cannot walk on will be warped away.

In Gates to Infinity, the user switches places with a teammate in front, and the switched ally receives a random stat boost. In Super Mystery Dungeon, the user now switches with a teammate anywhere on the floor who is ordered first on the team list (or second on the list if the user is listed first).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 19 - 100% - Entire room All Yes
MDTDS - - 15 - 75% - Entire room All Yes
BSL - - 15 - 75% - Entire room All Yes
MDGtI - - 30 99 —% - Front Teammate No
SMD - - 30 99 —% - Entire floor Teammate -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Successively switches the user's position with the positions of other Pokémon in the room.
MDTDS Switches the user's position with the positions of other Pokémon in the room successively.
BSL おなじへやの ポケモンの ばしょと じぶんの ばしょを つぎつぎと いれかえる
MDGtI After switching positions with your teammate, it boosts the Pokémon's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, accuracy, or evasiveness. (The stat changes return to normal when it goes to the next floor or steps on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It switches the positions of you and your teammate. It also boosts the teammate's stat.*
After switching your position with your teammate, it boosts your teammate's Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., accuracy, or evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when the Pokémon goes to the next floor or steps on a  Wonder Tile.*


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 接棒 Jippáahng
Mandarin 接棒 Jiēbàng
  European French Relais
  German StafetteVII+
StaffetteIIVI
  Greek Σκυτάλη
  Italian Staffetta
  Korean 배턴터치 BaeteonteochiIX+
바톤터치 BatonteochiII, IVVIII
  Brazilian Portuguese Passar o Bastão
  Serbian Štafeta
  Spanish Relevo
  Vietnamese Chuyển Giao


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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