Suction Cups (ability)

Effect

Suction Cups prevents opponents forcing the ability-bearer to switch out or flee via the moves Roar, Whirlwind, Circle Throw, or Dragon Tail, or the item Red Card.

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This Pokémon uses suction cups to stay in one spot to negate all moves and items that force switching out.
Sword​/​Shield
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
This Pokémon uses suction cups to stay in one spot to negate all moves and items that force switching out.
Scarlet​/​Violet The Pokémon uses suction cups to stay in one spot. This protects it from moves and items that would force it to switch out.

Other languages

English Suction Cups
Japanese きゅうばん (Kyūban)
German Saugnapf
French Ventouse
Italian Ventose
Spanish Ventosas

Pokémon with Suction Cups

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
Octillery224 Octillery Sniper Moody
Lileep345 Lileep Storm Drain
Cradily346 Cradily Storm Drain
Inkay686 Inkay Contrary Infiltrator
Malamar687 Malamar Contrary Infiltrator

Suction Cups as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Suction Cups as a hidden ability.