Baton Pass (move)

Baton Pass
バトンタッチ Baton Touch
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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. In Generation VIII, it is TR29.

Effect

Generations II to IV

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, taking aim, can't escape, Ability suppression, Leech 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.

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

Baton Pass fails if there are no other Pokémon in the user's party that can be switched in in its place. Baton Pass will not change the effect of Pursuit. Baton Pass will also not pass the effect of Minimize causing Stomp to hit at double power nor the effect of Defense Curl causing Rollout and Ice Ball to hit at double power.

Generation V onwards

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.

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
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 VIII
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 49RSE
47FRLG
46 46 46 46SMUSUM 1
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
133   Eevee
  Field Field 36C 36 36 36BW
33B2W2
33 33SMUSUM 35
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 80 80 80 80SMUSUM 20
161   Sentret
  Field Field 39 39 39 39
162   Furret
  Field Field 46 46 46 46
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug 29 29 22 22 22 26
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug 33 33 24 24 24 29
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 41FRLG 42 41 41 41 44
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 41FRLG 42 41 41 41 44
190   Aipom
  Field Field 12 18 11 11 11 11
196   Espeon
  Field Field 1
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 30 37 23 23 23XY
41ORAS
41
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 37 37 37 37 20
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug 43 43 43XY
35ORAS
35
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 45 45 45 45XY
35ORAS
35 1
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 31 31 31 31XY
25ORAS
25 8
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 40 42 44 44XY
34ORAS
34
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 40 42 44 44XY
34ORAS
34
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1 43 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1 43 33 33 33XY
29ORAS
29
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 11 11 11 11
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 33 38BW
44B2W2
44 44 36
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 37 44BW
52B2W2
52 52 42
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26 28
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26 28
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 46 46 46 46 4
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 1
504   Patrat
  Field Field 33 33 38
505   Watchog
  Field Field 39 39 46
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 30 30 1, Evo. 1
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 1
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 16
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy 5
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR29
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
133   Eevee
  Field Field
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
136   Flareon
  Field Field
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
359   Absol
  Field Field
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
832   Dubwool
  Field Field
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 VIII
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
255   Torchic
  Field Field
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
359   Absol
  Field Field
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
742   Cutiefly
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
078   Rapidash
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
338   Solrock
 
 
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
  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
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
616   Shelmet
  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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Baton Pass is a move with 19PP and 100% accuracy. The user 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. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 15 and its accuracy to 75%.

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 接棒 Jippáahng
Mandarin 接棒 Jiēbàng
  European French Relais
  German Staffette (Gen II-VI)
Stafette (since Gen VII)
  Greek Σκυτάλη
  Italian Staffetta
  Korean 바톤터치 Baton Touch
Portuguese   Brazil Passar o Bastão (TCG, manga)
Passa Bastão
  Portugal Passa Bastão
  Serbian Štafeta
  Spanish Relevo
  Vietnamese Chuyển Giao



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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