Suction Cups (Ability)

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Reason: Is a Red Card still consumed?.

Suction Cups きゅうばん
Suction Cups
Flavor text
Generation III
Firmly anchors the body.
Generation IV
Negates moves that force switching out.DPPt
Negates foes' moves that force switching out.HGSS
Generation V
Negates all moves that force switching out.
Generation VI
Negates all moves and items that force switching out.
Generation VII
This Pokémon uses suction cups to stay in one spot to negate all moves and items that force switching out.

Suction Cups (Japanese: きゅうばん Suction Cups) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

This Ability prevents the opponent from forcing a switch—or in the wild, ending the battle—with the moves Roar, Whirlwind, Dragon Tail or Circle Throw, or by activating a Red Card.

Outside of battle

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Reason: In Generation VII, does Suction Cups only make Pokémon fishing encounters more common, or does it make hooking anything more common?.

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

Pokémon with Suction Cups

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Octillery Octillery Water Water Suction Cups Sniper Moody
Lileep Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups None Storm Drain
Cradily Cradily Rock Grass Suction Cups None Storm Drain
Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic Suction Cups Contrary Infiltrator
Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic Suction Cups Contrary Infiltrator
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吸盤 Kāppún
Mandarin 吸盤 / 吸盘 Xī​pán​
France Flag.png French Ventouse
Germany Flag.png German Saugnapf
Italy Flag.png Italian Ventose
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흡반 Heupban
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Ventosas de Sucção
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ventosas


Variations of the Ability Sticky Hold
Sticky HoldSuction Cups
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