Held: If the holder has full HP and is attacked for regular damage that would faint it, this item is consumed and prevents the holder's HP from lowering below 1. This effect works against multi-hit attacks, but does not work against the effects of Doom Desire or Future Sight.
Trait: Speed Boost Raises Speed one stage after each turn.
Description: Amazing baton passer. Use protect first turn to scout for possible double hit moves and to keep safe while you gain an extra speed boost. Next go for a Swords Dance and if you can attack. The moment you take nasty damage Baton Pass out to another hard hitting Physical Attacker (like an Azumarill, Mawile, ect).
Options: Poison jab is useless versus Steel types and X-scissor is essential for taking out Ghost-types like Aegislash and Gengar.
Counters: Beware of Taunts, Multi-hit moves (which disrupt your sash) and Mega-Kangaskhan (hits twice)
This is a good moveset for scolipede (Pokemon #545) with the speed-boost ability/trait, a Jolly nature, and equipped with Focus Sash submitted by Cybermewtwo. For use in competitive Pokemon battles featuring an Export option and breeding guide.