Sturdy is an Ability. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability.
Sturdy negates one-hit knockout moves.
In addition to this effect, Sturdy also works similarly to a Focus Sash, causing the Pokémon to have 1 HP remaining if an attack would have brought it from full health to 0 HP (including confusion damage). Sturdy will activate as long as a Pokémon has full HP, and can therefore be used multiple times if 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. If a Pokémon with Sturdy uses a move that causes the user to faint, such as Explosion or Final Gambit, it will still faint. It does not protect the Pokémon with Sturdy from knocking itself out with recoil damage. Destiny Bond and Perish Song will still cause a Pokémon with Sturdy to faint.
When a multi-strike move is used on a Pokémon with Sturdy, the effect of Sturdy only activates while the user has full HP, so hits on the user after they have taken damage can KO the Pokémon.
Pokémon with Sturdy
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