Baton Pass (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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:

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Baton Pass turns into Z-Baton Pass and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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 26
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 41
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 41
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 11
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 41
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 37
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 35
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 35
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 25
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 34
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 34
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 29
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 29
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 38
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 46
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Level 16
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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