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| Picking Up Things
Pickup (Japanese: ものひろい Picking Up Things) is an ability introduced in Generation III. Ten Pokémon have this ability.
The ability was shown in the anime episode Showdown at Linoone and the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga chapter Find Munchlax!!.
Generation III to IV
Pickup has no effect during battle.
When an opponent or ally uses a held berry or a held one-time use item, Pokémon with Pickup gain the used berry or item if they are not already holding an item. A Pokémon with Pickup can also gain an item thrown at it using Fling. In double and triple battles if more than one Pokémon have Pick Up, then only the faster Pokémon will pick up used items.
Outside of battle
Pickup allows the player to receive free items. After a battle, any Pokémon on the team that has this ability and is not already holding an item has a 10% chance of picking up an item. It can be retrieved through the normal means of taking a held item.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Abilities first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. These are the items that Pokémon with this ability may pick up:
Like in Ruby and Sapphire, the Pokémon may pick up items after each battle.
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the ability focused on Berries, which are not as readily available in Kanto as they are in Hoenn:
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
The ability may obtain Full Heals, Super Potions and Great Balls, regardless of the users level, as well as Ultra Balls and Rare Candy if the user is at or above level 25.
In Pokémon Emerald, the ability was changed to be affected by the Pokémon's level:
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl & Platinum
The only changes in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum were a few tweaks to the items received:
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
While the Pickup items remained very similar to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, several changes were made in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Some evolutionary stones and TMs were replaced with similar items; new items were also added.
Pokémon Black and White
While the Pickup items remained very similar to HeartGold and SoulSilver, several changes were made in Black and White. Previously obtainable TMs and items were replaced with either new or different items.
Pokémon with Pickup
In the anime
| The user finds many rare items and picks them up, even going as far as stealing items from others.
|| First Used In
|| Linoone finds many rare items everywhere and puts them in its cheeks. It even goes as far as to steal items from others.
| Kimmy Shoney's Linoone
|| Showdown at Linoone
In other languages
- French: Ramassage
- German: Mitnahme
- Greek: Συλλογή
- Italian: Raccolta
- Spanish: Recogida
- Portuguese: Pegar Objeto