Baton Pass (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR29

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.

Other languages

English Baton Pass
Japanese バトンタッチ (Baton Touch)
German Stafette
French Relais
Italian Staffetta
Spanish Relevo

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 35
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 1
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 20
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 44
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 44
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 20
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 8
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 36
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 42
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 28
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 28
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 5

Learnt by TR

Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Sobble
#816 / Water
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Dreepy
#885 / Dragon · Ghost
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost