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Pickup (Ability)

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Generation III
May pick up items.
Generation IV
The Pokémon may pick up items.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Pickup (Japanese: ものひろい Picking Up Things) is an ability introduced in Generation III. Nine Pokémon have this ability.

The ability was shown in the anime episode Showdown at Linoone and the manga chapter Find Munchlax!!.

Effect

In battle

Pickup has no effect during battle.

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.

Items received

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Abilities first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. These are the items that Pokémon with this ability may pick up:

Item Rarity
Super Potion 30%
Ultra Ball 10%
Full Restore
Full Heal
Nugget
Revive
Rare Candy
Protein 5%
PP Up 4%
King's Rock 1%
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:

Item Rarity
Oran Berry 15%
Aspear Berry 10%
Cheri Berry
Chesto Berry
Pecha Berry
Persim Berry
Rawst Berry
Nugget 5%
PP Up
Rare Candy
TM10 (Hidden Power)
Belue Berry 1%
Durin Berry
Pamtre Berry
Spelon Berry
Watmel Berry
Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the ability was changed to be affected by the Pokémon's level:

Level 30% 10% 5% 3% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive Ether White Herb
51-60 Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up White Herb TM44 (Rest)
61-70 X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore TM44 (Rest) Elixir
71-80 Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive Elixir TM01 (Focus Punch)
81-90 Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive PP Up TM01 (Focus Punch) Leftovers
91-100 Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl & Platinum

The only changes in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum were a few tweaks to the items received:

Level 30% 10% 5% 3% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Ether White Herb
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone White Herb TM44 (Rest)
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore TM44 (Rest) Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore Max Revive Elixir TM01 (Focus Punch)
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore Max Revive PP Up TM01 (Focus Punch) Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

While mostly around the same basis as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a few tweaks were made for Pickup in HeartGold and SoulSilver. The changes include replacing evolution stones and a few TM's with different ones and adding in other new items as well.

Level 30% 10% 5% 3% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Max Repel Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Full Restore Iron Ball
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Iron Ball Lucky Egg
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Lucky Egg TM56 (Fling)
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore TM56 (Fling) Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive Elixir TM86 (Grass Knot)
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up TM86 (Grass Knot) Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up PP Max Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)

Pokémon with Pickup

Single ability

# Pokémon Type
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground
Phanpy
Phanpy
Phanpy
Phanpy
Phanpy

Dual ability

# Pokémon Type Other ability

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In other languages

  • Italian: Raccolta
  • Spanish: Recogida