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Sticky Hold (Ability)

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.

Sticky Hold (Japanese: ねんちゃく Adhesion) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Eight Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

This Ability prevents the user's held item from being taken by Covet or Thief, traded by Trick or Switcheroo, eaten by Bug Bite or Pluck, or removed by Knock Off.

Outside of battle

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

Pokémon with Sticky Hold

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Grimer Grimer Poison Poison Stench Sticky Hold Poison Touch
Muk Muk Poison Poison Stench Sticky Hold Poison Touch
Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison Liquid Ooze Sticky Hold Gluttony
Swalot Swalot Poison Poison Liquid Ooze Sticky Hold Gluttony
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Shellos Shellos
East Sea
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon
West Sea
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon
East Sea
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison Stench Sticky Hold Aftermath
Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug Hydration Sticky Hold Unburden
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 黏著 Niánzhuó
France Flag.png French Glue
Germany Flag.png German Wertehalter
Italy Flag.png Italian Antifurto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 점착 Jeomchak
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Viscosidade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Viscosidad


Variations of the Ability Sticky Hold
Sticky HoldSuction Cups
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Last modified on 5 July 2014, at 05:43