Sturdy (ability)

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Effect

Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).

If Sturdy activates before the final hit of a multi-hit move (such as Fury Swipes), the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the Pokémon to faint.

Sturdy does not prevent self-inflicted KO moves such as Selfdestruct, Explosion and Final Gambit.

Game descriptions

Generation 3 Negates 1-hit KO attacks.
Generation 4 It is protected against 1-hit KO attacks.
Generation 5 It cannot be knocked out with one hit.
Generation 6 It cannot be knocked out with one hit.