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Pickpocket (Ability)

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Pickpocket わるいてぐせ
Bad Habit
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Generation V
Steals an item when hit by another Pokémon.
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Pickpocket (Japanese: わるいてぐせ Bad Habit) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon can have this Ability, and it is exclusively obtainable as a Hidden Ability. All Pokémon that can have this ability are Dark type Pokémon or evolve into a Dark type.


In battle

Whenever an opponent makes contact with the user of Pickpocket, it steals the opponent's held item. It will fail if the user is holding an item or if either Pokémon is behind a Substitute.

Outside of battle

Pickpocket has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Pickpocket

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus Keen Eye Pickpocket
Seedot Seedot Grass Grass Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark Chlorophyll Early Bird Pickpocket
Weavile Weavile Dark Ice Pressure None Pickpocket
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pickpocket
Germany Flag.png German Langfinger
Italy Flag.png Italian Arraffalesto
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Furto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hurto

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