Baton Pass
Type  Normal
Category  Status
Accuracy  —%
PP  40 (max. 64)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user

Baton Pass is a Normal-type move.


Baton Pass switches out the user, passing all temporary stat changes on to the Pokémon that replaces it in battle. Most volatile status conditions (such as confusion, seeding, and Curse —but not infatuation and trapping caused by moves like Mean Look or the secondary effect of Whirlpool); and volatile battle statuses (such as Substitute, Lock-On, and Ingrain) can also be passed.

Baton Pass will not change the effect of Pursuit. Baton Pass will also not pass on secondary effects of moves; for example, the effect of Minimize causing Stomp to hit at double power will not be passed, nor will the effect of Defense Curl causing Rollout and Ice Ball to hit at double power be passed. Type changes are not passed.

The switch cannot be prevented by Abilities such as Shadow Tag or Arena Trap.

The move will fail if the user is the only Pokémon in the party that is able to battle.

Pokémon that learn Baton Pass

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#129 Icon129 Eevee Normal Unknown 33
#149 Icon149 Pufluff Ice Fairy 29
#163 Icon163 Stenowatt Electric Unknown 29
#176 Icon176 Luxi Dragon Fairy 29
#177 Icon177 Luxor Dragon Fairy 29
#178 Icon178 Luxelong Dragon Fairy 29

Via Prior Evolution

Pokémon Type Father
#130 Icon130 Vaporeon Water Unknown Icon129
#131 Icon131 Jolteon Electric Unknown Icon129
#132 Icon132 Flareon Fire Unknown Icon129
#133 Icon133 Espeon Psychic Unknown Icon129
#134 Icon134 Umbreon Dark Unknown Icon129
#135 Icon135 Leafeon Grass Unknown Icon129
#136 Icon136 Glaceon Ice Unknown Icon129
#137 Icon137 Sylveon Fairy Unknown Icon129
#138 Icon138 Nucleon Nuclear Unknown Icon129
#150 Icon150 Alpico Ice Fairy Icon149
#151 Icon151 Anderind Ice Ground Icon149
#190 Icon190 Seikamater Bug Normal N/A

By Breeding

Pokémon Type Father
#007 Icon007 Chyinmunk Normal Unknown Icon071Icon129Icon149
#008 Icon008 Kinetmunk Normal Electric
#012 Icon012 Cubbug Bug Unknown N/A
#013 Icon013 Cubblfly Bug Fairy N/A
#014 Icon014 Nimflora Bug Fairy N/A
#040 Icon040 Smore Bug Unknown N/A
#041 Icon041 Firoke Bug Fire N/A
#048 Icon048 Sponee Bug Unknown N/A
#049 Icon049 Sponaree Bug Water N/A
#063 Icon063 Tricwe Bug Unknown N/A
#064 Icon064 Harylect Bug Electric N/A
#071 Icon071 Buizel Water Unknown Icon007Icon129Icon149
#072 Icon072 Floatzel Water Unknown
#126 Icon126 Jackdeary Fairy Fighting Icon149
#127 Icon127 Winotinger Fairy Fighting
#190 Icon190 Seikamater Bug Normal N/A
  • For clarity, only the lowest stage possible of every compatible evolutionary line are listed as fathers.
  • When Ratsy (Icon139*) is listed as a father, it means that the move must be acquired via Sketch beforehand.
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