Baton Pass (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Baton Pass causes the user to switch out for another Pokémon, passing any stat changes to the Pokémon that switches in. These effects are passed:

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Switches while keeping effects.
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.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.
X/Y The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Baton Pass at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 46
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 33
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 80
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 39
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 46
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 22
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 24
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 41
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 41
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 11
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 23
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 37
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 43
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 45
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 31
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 44
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 44
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 33
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 33
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 11
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 44
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 52
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 26
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 26
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 46
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 33
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 39
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 30

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Baton Pass as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Buizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Field
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Field
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Field
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Human-Like