Sturdy (Ability)

Sturdy がんじょう
Sturdy
Flavor text
Generation III
Negates 1-hit KO attacks.
Generation IV
The Pokémon is protected against 1-hit KO attacks.
Generation V
It cannot be knocked out with one hit.
Generation VI
It cannot be knocked out with one hit.
Generation VII
It cannot be knocked out with one hit. One-hit KO moves cannot knock it out, either.
Generation VIII
It cannot be knocked out with one hit. One-hit KO moves cannot knock it out, either.

Sturdy (Japanese: がんじょう Sturdy) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

Sturdy makes the Pokémon unaffected by one-hit knockout moves.

Generation V onward

In addition to Sturdy's previous effect, Sturdy now works like a Focus Sash, causing the Pokémon to have 1 HP remaining if another Pokémon's attack or confusion damage would have brought it from full health to 0 HP. Sturdy will activate as long as a Pokémon has full HP before the attack, and therefore it can activate multiple times if the Pokémon is brought back to full health, or if the Pokémon has a maximum of 1 HP.

If a Pokémon with Sturdy is holding a Focus Sash, Sturdy will activate first. A Pokémon with Mold Breaker will ignore Sturdy. When a multi-strike move hits a Pokémon with Sturdy, Sturdy's effect can only activate for hits while the user has full HP. Destiny Bond and Perish Song will not cause Sturdy to activate.

Outside of battle

Sturdy has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sturdy

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
  Geodude
Alolan Form
Rock Electric Magnet Pull Sturdy Galvanize
  Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
  Graveler
Alolan Form
Rock Electric Magnet Pull Sturdy Galvanize
  Golem Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
  Golem
Alolan Form
Rock Electric Magnet Pull Sturdy Galvanize
  Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull Sturdy Analytic
  Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull Sturdy Analytic
  Onix Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Weak Armor
  Sudowoodo Rock Rock Sturdy Rock Head Rattled
  Pineco Bug Bug Sturdy None Overcoat
  Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy None Overcoat
  Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sheer Force
  Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy Gluttony Contrary
  Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye Sturdy Weak Armor
  Donphan Ground Ground Sturdy None Sand Veil
  Nosepass Rock Rock Sturdy Magnet Pull Sand Force
  Aron Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
  Lairon Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
  Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
  Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim Rock Head Sturdy
  Regirock Rock Rock Clear Body None Sturdy
  Shieldon Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
  Bastiodon Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
  Bonsly Rock Rock Sturdy Rock Head Rattled
  Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull Sturdy Analytic
  Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy Magnet Pull Sand Force
  Roggenrola Rock Rock Sturdy Weak Armor Sand Force
  Boldore Rock Rock Sturdy Weak Armor Sand Force
  Gigalith Rock Rock Sturdy Sand Stream Sand Force
  Sawk Fighting Fighting Sturdy Inner Focus Mold Breaker
  Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
  Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
  Tyrunt Rock Dragon Strong Jaw None Sturdy
  Carbink Rock Fairy Clear Body None Sturdy
  Bergmite Ice Ice Own Tempo Ice Body Sturdy
  Avalugg Ice Ice Own Tempo Ice Body Sturdy
  Togedemaru Electric Steel Iron Barbs Lightning Rod Sturdy
  Cosmoem Psychic Psychic Sturdy None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Blocks one-hit KO moves.
MDTDS Blocks one-hit KO moves on the Pokémon.
BSL いちげきで たおれてしまう わざを うけない
Conq. The Pokémon is protected against 1-hit KO attacks.
MDGtI If the Pokémon's HP is full, no matter how much damage it takes, it will be left with 1 HP.*
If the Pokémon's HP is full, it will be left with 1 HP when it takes damage that would normally make it faint! It also protects the Pokémon from one-hit KO moves like Fissure!*
SMD If the Pokémon's HP is full, moves that would defeat the Pokémon instead leave the Pokémon with 1 HP!
MDRTDX If the Pokémon's HP is full, moves that would defeat the Pokémon instead leave the Pokémon with 1 HP. This is also effective against moves like Fissure that can cause Pokémon to faint with a single hit.


In the anime

       
Dwebble Roggenrola Boldore
The Pokémon is prevented from being knocked out after being hit by a strong move.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dwebble When Dwebble is hit with a powerful attack, it pulls its body into its shell. When it comes out, it doesn't have any damage on it at all.
Cilan's Dwebble A Connoisseur's Revenge! Debut
  Roggenrola When Roggenrola is hit with a powerful attack, it doesn't get hurt much from it. Also, when Roggenrola is hit with a one-hit knockout move, it stays in its place and does nothing. The move is then canceled on the spot.
Ash's Roggenrola Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! None
  Boldore When Boldore is hit with a one-hit knockout move, it stays in its place and does nothing.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

       
Roggenrola
The Pokémon withstands an attack that would otherwise knock it out in one hit with 1 HP remaining.
Pokémon Method
User First Chapter Used In Notes
  Roggenrola Roggenrola withstands an attack that would otherwise knock it out in one hit with 1 HP remaining.
Monta's Roggenrola The Key to Triple Battles Debut


Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 結實 Gitsaht
Mandarin 結實 / 结实 Jiēshi
  Dutch Stoer
  Finnish Jämäkkyys
  French Fermeté
  German Robustheit
  Hindi डटे रेह्ना Datte Rehna*
  Indonesian Keras
  Italian Vigore
  Korean 옹골참 Onggolcham
  Polish Wytrwałość
Portuguese   Brazil Fortificar
Robustez (TCG)
  Portugal Fortificar
Robusto
  Russian Выносливость Vynoslivost'
Spanish   Latin America Resistencia
  Spain Robustez
  Vietnamese Cứng cáp
Mạnh mẽ



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