Pixelmon Mod - Bug tracker

If a damaging Ground-type move is used against a Pokemon with Sturdy who is holding an Air Balloon, the game will erroneously claim that Sturdy is the reason for the move failing (8.3.8) fix completed

Ticket description:
This bug has existed before 8.3.8 , but it still exists in 8.3.8. If you use a Ground-type move on a Pokemon with the Sturdy ability and it fails because the Sturdy Pokemon is holding an Air Balloon, the game will claim that the Sturdy ability negated the attack rather than the Air Balloon.

The "Sturdy negated the attack" message is used when the Pokemon is targetted with a OHKO move, but it also gets used when Ground-type moves target Sturdy Pokemon with Air Balloons.

Here is what is shown:
"Ninetales used Scorching Sands!
It doesn't affect Onix...
Onix's Sturdy negated the attack!"

How to reproduce:
1) Give yourself a Pokemon that knows a Ground-type damaging move.
2) Use the NPC editor to create a NPC trainer.
3) Give the NPC trainer a Pokemon with the Sturdy ability.
4) Give that Pokemon with the Sturdy ability an Air Balloon as its held item.
5) Enter a battle with the NPC you created.
6) Use a Ground-type move on the Pokemon with the Sturdy ability and Air Balloon item.
7) Watch as the game claims that the Sturdy ability is responsible for the move failing.

I discovered this when battling Rock gyms against Pokemon like Bastiodon.

Tested using The Pixelmon Modpack on Curseforge.


#24748 Posted by Biz » 31 Mar 2022 12:59

Good afternoon, I confirmed what you passed and really the sturdy ability is denying the move ground even though it is not a one-hit knockout move, it will be passed to the team responsible for it to correct, thank you very much for the ticket.

#24761 Posted by Katzyn » 02 Apr 2022 20:29

Thank you! This report has been forwarded to the Internal tracker!

Ticket details

  • Ticket ID: 17188
  • Project: Pixelmon Mod
  • Status: Fix completed
  • Component: Battle
  • Project version: 1.12.2-8.x.x
  • Priority: Normal
  • Severity: Normal
  • Forge/Sponge: (unknown)
  • What else would be useful to know?: (unknown)
  • Assigned to: Biz
  • Reported by: 9Tales (Send PM)
  • Reporter's tickets: (List all tickets)
  • Reported on: 30 Mar 2022 11:20
  • Ticket last visited by: Sophie847 on 15 Jul 2022 01:47