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Multiple turn move versus Sturdy + Focus Band?

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Well, I was pondering about how terrible the item Focus Band really is. Which got me thinking about Sturdy. Then, it got me thinking about this...

Is it possible for Sturdy + Focus band to work when a multiple turn move is used on that Pokemon? If so, which would activate first, Sturdy or Focus Band?

asked Jan 1, 2013 by Lusty

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Best answer

It works.

Cloyster used Icicle Spear!
It's not very effective... The foe's Aron held on thanks to Sturdy!
The foe's Aron lost 92% of its health!
It's not very effective... Aron held on using its Focus Band! (placeholder)
The foe's Aron lost 0% of its health!
It's not very effective... The foe's Aron lost 8% of its health!
Hit 3 time(s)!

Source: I believe that you ad I have tested this, LeBoss.

Take a look:

There is a 10% chance that when the holder is hit by an attack that would otherwise cause fainting, it can survive with 1 HP. Can also protect against multi-strike moves, recoil damage, self-inflicted confusion damage, and damage from Future Sight or Doom Desire.

Even if it had Sturdy, it will still protect, no matter what.

Source

answered Jan 2, 2013 by Mewderator
I wish Bulbapedia was up when this was asked :P
Cloyster used Icicle Spear!
It's not very effective... The foe's Aron held on thanks to Sturdy!
The foe's Aron lost 92% of its health!
It's not very effective... Aron held on using its Focus Band!
The foe's Aron lost 0% of its health!
It's not very effective... Aron held on using its Focus Band!
The foe's Aron lost 0% of its health!
It's not very effective... Aron held on using its Focus Band!
The foe's Aron lost 0% of its health!
It's not very effective... Aron held on using its Focus Band!
The foe's Aron lost 0% of its health!