- Base energy
Switches out, passing the user's stat modifiers and various effects to its replacement.
The user glows a reddish color and freezes in place, before reverting to a ball of glowing red energy. The trainer's next Pokémon is sent out into this ball of energy, absorbing the Baton Passer's stat changes and some other special conditions before the user is returned to its Poké Ball. In addition to simple stat modifiers, the effects of Ingrain, Leech Seed and Mean Look may be passed. This attack may only be used in 2vs2 or greater matches, and only if the user's trainer has at least one Pokémon left that has not yet been revealed. In addition, the Pokémon that used Baton Pass must eventually be sent out again. Thus, in a 2vs2 battle if an Absol passes to a Pelipper and the Pelipper faints, the Absol must be sent out again with the same amount of HP/energy left as when it used Baton Pass, and it may at that point no longer use Baton Pass.