Sticky Hold (Ability)

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Sticky Hold ねんちゃく
Adhesion
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents item theft.
Generation IV
Protects the Pokémon from item theft.
Generation V
Protects the Pokémon from item theft.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from item theft.
Generation VII
Items held by the Pokémon are stuck fast and cannot be removed by other Pokémon.
Generation VIII
Items held by the Pokémon are stuck fast and cannot be removed by other Pokémon.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's held items cling to its sticky body and cannot be removed by other Pokémon.

Sticky Hold (Japanese: ねんちゃく Adhesion) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

This Ability prevents the held item of the Pokémon with this Ability from being taken by Covet, Thief, Pickpocket, or Magician; eaten by Bug Bite or Pluck; destroyed by Incinerate or Corrosive Gas; or removed by Knock Off. It also prevents the Pokémon from being affected by other Pokémon's Trick or Switcheroo (even if it has no held item), but not its own.

Sticky Hold does not prevent a Sticky Barb being transferred by its own effect.

Sticky Hold can be ignored by Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt.

Generation III and IV

Even if the Pokémon is knocked out by the attack, Sticky Hold protects the held item.

Generation V onward

If the Pokémon is knocked out by the attack, Sticky Hold does not protect the held item.

Outside of battle

385Jirachi.png This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: In Generation VII, does Sticky Hold only make Pokémon fishing encounters more common, or does it make hooking anything more common?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Sticky Hold is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), bites will occur more often while fishing. Suction Cups has the same effect.

Due to an error in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the ability has no effect outside of battle.[1] This behavior is kept in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, where the ability also has no effect outside of battle.[2]

Pokémon with Sticky Hold

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0088 Grimer Grimer
Poison Poison Stench Sticky Hold Poison Touch
0089 Muk Muk
Poison Poison Stench Sticky Hold Poison Touch
0316 Gulpin Gulpin
Poison Poison Liquid Ooze Sticky Hold Gluttony
0317 Swalot Swalot
Poison Poison Liquid Ooze Sticky Hold Gluttony
0422 Shellos Shellos
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
0423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
0568 Trubbish Trubbish
Poison Poison Stench Sticky Hold Aftermath
0617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug Hydration Sticky Hold Unburden
1011 Dipplin Dipplin
Grass Dragon Supersweet Syrup Gluttony Sticky Hold
1019 Hydrapple Hydrapple
Grass Dragon Supersweet Syrup Regenerator Sticky Hold
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents the Pokémon's hold item from being taken.
MDTDS Prevents the Pokémon's hold item from being taken.
BSL もっている どうぐを うばわれない
MDGtI Held items can't be dropped or stolen.*
The Pokémon won't drop items or have them taken away from it.*
SMD The Pokémon won't drop items or have them taken away from it.
MDRTDX The Pokémon won't drop items or have them taken away.


In the anime

Rocket Prize Master Gulpin Sticky Hold.png
Gulpin


The Pokémon's sticky body firmly attaches to any object it touches.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Gulpin Any object that touches Gulpin's sticky skin gets firmly stuck on it.
Team Rocket's multiple Gulpin A Rollicking Roll… Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • Alder's Accelgor was revealed to have Sticky Hold as its Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黏著 Nìhmjeuk
Mandarin 黏著 / 黏着 Niánzhuó
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tahmaote
France Flag.png French GluVIII+
GlueIIIVII
Germany Flag.png German KlebekörperVIII+
WertehalterIIIVII
Italy Flag.png Italian Antifurto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 점착 Jeomchak
Poland Flag.png Polish Kleistość
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Viscosidade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Viscosidad

References


Variations of the Ability Sticky Hold
Sticky HoldSuction Cups


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