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Baton Pass

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 40 0 - User

Description

The user switches with another Pokemon on its team and passes along all stat changes and some special conditions which are listed below. In a rotation battle, the user cannot switch to an inactive teammate on the field using Baton Pass.

The following are the only conditions that are Baton Passed:

  • Aqua Ring
  • Confusion status
  • Curse status (when used by a Ghost on the Baton Passer)
  • Embargo
  • Focus Energy / other altered critical hit rates
  • Gastro Acid
  • Ingrain
  • Leech Seed
  • Lock-On
  • Magnet Rise
  • Mind Reader
  • Perish Song's count
  • Power Trick
  • Substitute (keeps HP of original user)
  • Stat boosts / drops

Competitive Use

Baton Pass can completely make or break a game in just one move. Passing a stat boost to a sweeper who would normally lack the means to boost its stats effectively can have deadly consequences. For the most part, offensive boosts are Baton Passed out on teams not centered around the attack. Gorebyss and Huntail are renowned for being the only two Pokemon in existence (bar Smeargle) to be able to Baton Pass Shell Smash boosts. A Shell Smash Baton Pass to a teammate like Garchomp virtually seals the opponent's fate. Venomoth, an all-around mediocre Pokemon on paper, is saved from obscurity with its ability to put opponents to sleep with Sleep Powder and quickly Baton Pass Quiver Dance boosts. Mew can Baton Pass boosts of nearly any kind and can come in and pass almost always successfully with its 100 / 100 / 100 defenses and access to Taunt. Some teams even base their entire strategy around Baton Pass, constantly boosting and passing to other teammates until the final pass to a nasty sweeper at full power.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Buizel Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 65 35 60 30 85 330
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Celebi Psychic / Grass OU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Ledian Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Early Bird / Iron Fist 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Ledyba Bug / Flying LC Swarm / Early Bird / Rattled 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Minun Electric NU Minus 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Surskit Bug / Water LC Swift Swim / Rain Dish 40 30 32 50 52 65 269
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420