This article is incomplete. Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it. Reason: Is a Red Card still consumed?.
Negates moves that force switching out. D P Pt Negates foes' moves that force switching out.
Negates all moves and items that force switching out.
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.
This Ability prevents other Pokémon from forcing it to switch out or flee with a move (
Roar, Whirlwind, Dragon Tail or Circle Throw) or item ( Red Card). Suction Cups does not affect the Pokémon switching out manually, or switching out or fleeing with its own move ( Teleport, Baton Pass, etc.) or item ( Eject Button).
A Pokémon with the Ability Suction Cups cannot be forced to switch or flee even if it is
Ghost-type or holds a Smoke Ball or Shed Shell.
If a Pokémon with Suction Cups is under the effect of
Ingrain, Suction Cups will take priority over Ingrain if it would be forced to switch or flee.
Outside of battle
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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.
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