Hold Back (move)

Hold Back
てかげん Go Easy
Hold Back IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Hold Back (Japanese: てかげん Go Easy) is a damage-dealing Normal-type event-exclusive move introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

Hold Back inflicts damage, but will leave the target with 1 HP if it would otherwise cause it to faint. If the target has 1 HP remaining, Hold Back will hit and leave the target at 1 HP.

If used against a substitute, Hold Back is able to break it and will not leave the substitute with 1 HP.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Hold Back cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS The user holds back when it attacks and the target is left with at least 1 HP.
SMUSUM
SwShLA
SV
The user holds back when it attacks, and the target is left with at least 1 HP.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

Special move

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Bank Celebi
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0179     Monster Field National Pokédex Mareep
0374    
 
Mineral Mineral Steven's Beldum
0497     Field Grass Hidden Ability Present Serperior
0500    
 
Field Field Hidden Ability Present Emboar
0503     Field Field Hidden Ability Present Samurott
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Snorlium Z Munchlax
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other generations

Trivia

  • Hold Back was first revealed on the December 18, 2013 episode of Nintendo Direct.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 手下留情 Sáuhah Làuhchìhng
Mandarin 手下留情 Shǒuxià Liúqíng
  French Retenue
  German Zurückhaltung
  Italian Riguardo
  Korean 적당히손봐주기 Jeokdanghisonbwajugi
  Russian Воздержание Vozderzhaniye
  Spanish Clemencia


Variations of the move False Swipe
  False SwipeHold Back



Event exclusives
Pokémon
Pikachu in a capSpiky-eared PichuVictiniGenesect
Ash-GreninjaVivillon (Poké Ball Pattern)DiancieHoopa
VolcanionMagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMelmetalZarude
Walking WakeIron LeavesPecharunt
Moves
Happy HourCelebrateHold HandsHold Back
Items
Egg TicketEon TicketMysticTicketAuroraTicket
Old Sea MapMember CardOak's LetterEnigma Stone
Liberty PassDiscount CouponDynamax Crystal
Mythical Pecha Berry
Pokéwalker Routes
Yellow ForestWinner's PathSightseeingRallyAmity Meadow
Other
C-Gear Skins


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.