Hold Back (move)

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Hold Back
てかげん Go Easy
Hold Back.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Hold Back (Japanese: てかげん Go Easy) is a damage-dealing Normal-type event-exclusive move introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

Hold Back inflicts damage, but will leave the target with 1 HP if it would otherwise cause it to faint. If the target has 1 HP remaining, Hold Back will hit and leave the target at 1 HP.

If used against a substitute, Hold Back is able to break it and will not leave the substitute with 1 HP.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS The user holds back when it attacks and the target is left with at least 1 HP.
SM The user holds back when it attacks, and the target is left with at least 1 HP.

Learnset

Special move

Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Bank Celebi
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Event move

Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field National Pokédex Mareep
374 Beldum Beldum
Mineral Mineral Steven's Beldum
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Field Hidden Ability Present Serperior
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field Hidden Ability Present Emboar
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field Hidden Ability Present Samurott
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

  • Hold Back was first revealed on the December 18, 2013 episode of Nintendo Direct.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 手下留情 Sáuhah Làuhchìhng
Mandarin 手下留情 Shǒuxià Liúqíng
France Flag.png French Retenue
Germany Flag.png German Zurückhaltung
Italy Flag.png Italian Riguardo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 적당히손봐주기 Jeokdanghisonbwajugi
Russia Flag.png Russian Воздержание Vozderzhaniye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Clemencia


Variations of the move False Swipe
Physical False SwipeHold Back


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