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| Sticky Hold
| Generation VII
| Items held by the Pokémon are stuck fast and cannot be removed by other Pokémon.
Sticky Hold (Japanese: ねんちゃく Adhesion) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
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 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 to 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
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.
Pokémon with Sticky Hold
In other languages
| Variations of the Ability Sticky Hold
| Sticky Hold • Suction Cups