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
This move effect may be in need of research. Reason: In Generation VII, does Sticky Hold only make Pokémon fishing encounters more common, or does it make hooking anything more common? You can
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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 games
MD R B Prevents the Pokémon's hold item from being taken.
MD T D S Prevents the Pokémon's hold item from being taken.
B S L もっている どうぐを うばわれない
MD GtI Held items can't be dropped or stolen. * The Pokémon won't drop items or have them taken away from it. *
S MD The Pokémon won't drop items or have them taken away from it.
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