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Sturdy
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The Pokémon is protected against 1-hit KO attacks

Sturdy is an Ability. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Sturdy negates one-hit knockout moves.

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

If a Pokémon with Sturdy is holding a Focus Sash, Sturdy will activate first. If a Pokémon 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 Pokémon with Sturdy from knocking itself out with recoil damage. Destiny Bond and Perish Song will still cause a Pokémon with Sturdy to faint.

When a multi-strike move is used on a Pokémon with Sturdy, the effect of Sturdy only activates while the user has full HP, so hits on the user after they have taken damage can KO the Pokémon.


Pokémon with Sturdy

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
028MS Terratetra Normal Rock Solid Rock Sturdy None
029MS Gigaard Normal Rock Solid Rock Sturdy None
038MS Caracrust Bug Ground Sturdy None None
052MS Rocano Fire Rock Magma Armor Sturdy None
053MS Volcaroc Fire Rock Magma Armor Sturdy None
095MS Sedirrot Rock Flying Rock Head Sturdy None
096MS Condesa Rock Flying Rock Head Sturdy None
119MS Cobrasket Ground Poison Synchronize Sturdy None
127MS Ignishell Fire Fire Shell Armor Sturdy None
128MS Shelosene Fire Steel Shell Armor Sturdy None
129MS Flarrapin Fire Steel Shell Armor Sturdy None
135MS Calphite Rock Ground Sturdy Sand Force None
136MS Indrolith Rock Ground Sturdy Sand Force None
213MS Pressaur Dragon Rock Pressure Sturdy Conditioning