Hold Hands (move)

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Hold Hands
てをつなぐ Holding Hands
Hold Hands.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects an adjacent ally
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Hold Hands (Japanese: てをつなぐ Holding Hands) is a non-damaging Normal-type event-exclusive move introduced in Generation VI.


Hold Hands has no known effect in battle. When a Pokémon uses this move in a Double Battle or Triple Battle, it and its target ally will perform a brief animation together.

It will fail if used in a Single Battle or Horde Encounter (even if used by one of the five opposing Pokémon). It will hit the target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield or in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move like Fly or Dig.


Games Description
XYORAS The user and an ally hold hands. This makes them very happy.


By events

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
006 006 Charizard Fire Flying Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Charizard
Spring 2015 Charizard
Pokémon Center Hiroshima Charizard
025 025 Pikachu Electric Minato Mirai Pikachu
Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Pikachu
Tohoku Pikachu
Pokémon Center Hiroshima Pikachu
Pika Pika Pokémon Spa Pikachu
666 666Fan Vivillon Bug Flying GTS Fancy Pattern Vivillon
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Mains Jointes
Germany Flag.png German Händchenhalten
Italy Flag.png Italian Mano nella Mano
South Korea Flag.png Korean 손에손잡기 Son-esonjabgi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Manos Juntas

Variations of the move Splash
Status CelebrateHold HandsSplash

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