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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 46
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Level 33
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Level 80
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Level 39
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Level 46
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 22
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 24
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 41
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 41
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 11
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 41
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 37
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 35
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 35
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 25
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 34
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 34
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 29
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 29
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 11
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 44
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 52
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Level 26
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 26
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 46
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Level 33
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 39
ScolipedeScolipede
#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.

VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Field
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Field
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Field
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Human-Like