Hold Back (move)

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Hold Back
てかげん Go Easy
Hold Back VII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
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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.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS The user holds back when it attacks and the target is left with at least 1 HP.
SMUSUM
SwSh
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
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
179   Mareep
  Monster Field National Pokédex Mareep
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral Steven's Beldum
497   Serperior
  Field Grass Hidden Ability Present Serperior
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field Hidden Ability Present Emboar
503   Samurott
  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.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 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.


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


  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.