Sticky Fingers


Base PowerPower PointsAccuracy
Effect ChancePriorityTarget
—%0Single non-user

Flavor Text

The user reaches out with its sticky fingers and steals the target’s held item. If it can’t hold onto the item, it throws it away.

Move Description

The user stretches across the battlefield and wraps the sticky fingers on its tongue and hands around the opponent and its item, then yanks the item away. The user will keep the pilfered item for itself if it isn’t holding anything else; if its hands are full, it just throws the item away so the opponent can’t use it, either.

Sticky Fingers is Gumbwaal and Handerwaal's signature move.


If the target is holding an item and the user is not, the user will permanently take the item. If both the user and the target are holding an item, the target's held item is removed instead. If the item is removed, neither the user nor the target can recover the lost item by any means. Removed items are restored to the target after the battle ends. If this move would remove an item but could trigger that item's effect then that effect will occur before the item is removed (and the item will be consumed rather than removed if it would normally be consumed).

If this Pokémon is wild, it cannot steal from a trained Pokémon, but it can still remove an item.

Damage is still inflicted if an item cannot be taken or removed.

This move cannot steal/remove a Griseous Orb from Giratina, a Gilded Crown or Wilted Crown from Athlauria, a Plate from a Pokémon with Multitype, a Drive from Genesect, a Mega Stone from its corresponding Pokémon, or anything from a Pokémon with Sticky Hold.

The target cannot recover its item with Recycle.

This move cannot be selected by Assist or Metronome.

Pokémon that learn Sticky Fingers by level (2)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (2)

Sticky Hold, Suction Cups
Level 30