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Sturdy

Description

Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, and Sheer Cold will fail when used against the wielder. If at 100% health, any move that would normally KO the user in one hit will leave it at 1 HP instead. Multi-hit moves can KO through Sturdy, as does Destiny Bond. Final Gambit, however, will not. Sturdy will allow the holder to survive the first hit of a multi-hit move like Fury Attack, but it will be KOed on the second. Sturdy prevents the user from OHKOing itself by confusion damage while it is at full HP. Does not protect the holder from OHKOing itself from recoil damage. The wielder will have its ability activate before Focus Sash, so Focus Sash has no effect on a Pokemon with Sturdy.

Competitive Use

Sturdy is a great ability; providing that the wielder is at 100% health, they will more than likely last the turn with at least 1 HP. Sturdy has some awesome users, like Skarmory, Forretress, Donphan, and the Aggron family, all perfectly capable of using Sturdy to its fullest. The most "off the wall" Sturdy user has to be Aron, who coupled with an immunity to sandstorm, can single-handedly decimate teams even at level 1, using Endeavor, Shell Bell, and sandstorm to KO many Pokemon whilst keeping itself intact due to Sturdy. It is very competitively viable and many BW matches will involve a Sturdy user.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Gigalith Rock NU Sturdy / Sand Force 85 135 130 60 70 25 505
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Magnemite Electric / Steel LC Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
Magneton Electric / Steel RU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
Magnezone Electric / Steel OU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Roggenrola Rock LC Sturdy / Sand Force 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Sawk Fighting NU Sturdy / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485