Sturdy (Ability)

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Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

Sturdy negates one-hit knockout moves.

Generation V and on

In addition to Sturdy’s previous effect, Sturdy now works like a Focus Sash, causing the Pokemon to have 1 HP remaining if an attack’s hit would have brought it from full health to 0 HP (including confusion damage). Sturdy will activate as long as a Pokemon has full HP, and can therefore be used multiple times if brought back to full health, or if the Pokemon has a maximum of 1 HP.

If a Pokemon with Sturdy is holding a Focus Sash, Sturdy will activate first. If a Pokemon with Sturdy uses a move that causes the user to faint, such as Explosion or Final Gambit, it will still faint. It does not protect the Pokemon with Sturdy from knocking itself out with recoil damage. Destiny Bond and Perish Song can still cause a Pokemon with Sturdy to faint.

When a multi-strike move hits a Pokemon with Sturdy, Sturdy’s effect activates only for hits while the user has full HP, so hits after the first one can potentially KO the Sturdy Pokemon.

Outside of battle

Sturdy has no effect outside of battle.

Pokemon with Sturdy

MS
Pokemon
[type1]
Ability 1
Ability 2
Hidden
Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Golem Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull Sturdy Analytic
Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull Sturdy Analytic
Onix Rock Ground Sturdy Rock Head Weak Armor
Sudowoodo Rock Sturdy Rock Head Rattled
Pineco Bug Sturdy None Overcoat
Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy None Overcoat
Steelix Steel Ground Sturdy Rock Head Sheer Force
Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy Gluttony Contrary
Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye Sturdy Weak Armor
Donphan Ground Sturdy None Sand Veil
Nosepass Rock Sturdy Magnet Pull Sand Force
Aron Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
Lairon Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim Rock Head Sturdy
Regirock Rock Clear Body None Sturdy
Shieldon Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
Bastiodon Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
Bonsly Rock Sturdy Rock Head Rattled
Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull Sturdy Analytic
Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy Magnet Pull Sand Force
Roggenrola Rock Sturdy None Sand Force
Boldore Rock Sturdy None Sand Force
Gigalith Rock Sturdy None Sand Force
Sawk Fighting Sturdy Inner Focus Mold Breaker
Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Tyrunt Rock Dragon Strong Jaw None Sturdy
Carbink Rock Fairy Clear Body None Sturdy
Bergmite Ice Own Tempo Ice Body Sturdy
Avalugg Ice Own Tempo Ice Body Sturdy

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