Suction Cups (ability)

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Effect

Suction Cups prevents opponents forcing the ability-holder to switch out or scaring it into fleeing via moves such as Roar or Whirlwind.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Suction Cups is the leading party Pokémon, the chance of hooking a Pokémon during fishing increases.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
Firmly anchors the body.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Negates moves that force switching out.
HeartGold/SoulSilver Negates foes’ moves that force switching out.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Negates all moves that force switching out.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Negates all moves and items that force switching out.
Sun/Moon This Pokémon uses suction cups to stay in one spot to negate all moves and items that force switching out.

Pokémon with Suction Cups

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
Octillery 224 Octillery Sniper Moody
Lileep 345 Lileep Storm Drain
Cradily 346 Cradily Storm Drain
Inkay 686 Inkay Contrary Infiltrator
Malamar 687 Malamar Contrary Infiltrator

Suction Cups as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Suction Cups as a hidden ability.