Baton Pass is a Normal-Type move introduced in Generation II. This unique move allows the user to switch Pokémon during the attack phase of the turn (as opposed to when selecting moves). This has various advantages, such as protection from Pursuit and allowing a slower Pokémon to take damage that would normally be dealt to the Pokémon that switches in. U-turn and Volt Switch also have this effect, but causes normal attack damage at the same time.
What separates Baton Pass from both U-turn and Volt Switch is that passive effects attached to the current Pokémon will be passed on to the next one. For example, if the current Pokémon is using the healing effects of Aqua Ring and uses Baton Pass, the Pokémon that switches in this way will keep the healing effect.
Effects that can be passed on
Statistic decreases from the following moves: Acid, Aurora Beam, Bubble, Bubblebeam, Bug Buzz, Captivate, Charm, Constrict, Cotton Spore, Crunch, Crush Claw, Defog, Earth Power, Energy Ball, Fake Tears, Featherdance, Flash, Flash Cannon, Focus Blast, Growl, Icy Wind, Iron Tail, Kinesis, Leer, Luster Purge, Memento, Metal Sound, Mirror Shot, Mist Ball, Mud Bomb, Mud Shot, Mud-Slap, Muddy Water, Octazooka, Psychic, Rock Smash, Rock Tomb, Sand-Attack, Scary Face, Screech, Seed Flare, Shadow Ball, Smokescreen, String Shot, Sweet Scent, Tail Whip, Tickle, Close Combat, Curse, Draco Meteor, Hammer Arm, Leaf Storm, Overheat, Psycho Boost and Superpower
Stat increases from the following moves: Acid Armour, Agility, Amnesia, Ancientpower, Barrier, Bulk Up, Calm Mind, Charge, Charge Beam, Cosmic Power, Curse, Defend Order, Defense Curl, Double Team, Dragon Dance, Growth, Harden, Howl, Iron Defense, Meditate, Metal Claw, Meteor Mash, Minimize, Nasty Plot, Ominous Wind, Rock Polish, Sharpen, Silver Wind, Skull Bash, Steel Wing, Stockpile, Swords Dance, Tail Glow and Withdraw, Acupressure
The effect is passed on either side, for both the Pokémon being blocked and the baton passer
Confusion is also passed
Pokémon that Learn this Move via Level-Up
Pokémon that Learn this Move via Breeding
Pokémon that Learn this Move via Sketch
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