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Covet (move)

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Covet
ほしがる Covet
Covet.png
Covet 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Makes the appeal as good as those before it.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Covet (Japanese: ほしがる Covet) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Covet inflicts damage and steals the target's held item if it is holding any. If the target is not holding an item or the user is already holding an item, Covet only inflicts damage and will not be able to steal an item. Held mail cannot be stolen. The item cannot be stolen if the target has the Sticky Hold Ability.

The player's Pokémon's held item would not be stolen if Covet is used by a wild Pokémon.

Covet can steal a non-player character's Pokémon's items permanently. In link battles and Secret Bases items stolen will be returned at the end of the battle.

Generation IV

Same as Generation III. Additionally, all stolen held items will be returned to the player if the opponent manages to steal an item by using Thief or Covet.

Items cannot be stolen from Pokémon with the Ability Multitype, and the Griseous Orb cannot be stolen. If the target's consumable held item is triggered by Covet, such as a Chilan Berry or Focus Sash, it will not be stolen.

Like in link battles, items stolen in the Trainer Houses will be returned at the end of the battle.

Generation V

The power of Covet increased from 40 to 60. Covet no longer steals a Trainer's Pokémon's items permanently; however, a wild Pokémon's item is still permanently stolen by the player. Covet will now succeed with a Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina.

Generation VI

Covet's PP is changed from 40 to 25. Mega Stones that can Mega Evolve the user or target cannot be taken via Covet.

Description

Games Description
RSE Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the foe.
FRLG A cutely executed attack that also steals the foe’s hold item.
Colo.XD Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the target.
DPPtHGSS The user endearingly approaches the foe, then steals the item the foe is holding.
BWB2W2
XY
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting   -- -- --
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal       21 23
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal 42 45     '
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal   -- -- --
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal   -- -- --
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal 29 29 29 29
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal 35 35 35 35
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal 31 31 31 31
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal 31 31 31 31
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal 31 32 36 36 36
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug 37 45 45 45
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic       5
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic       5
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying   MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal   MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire ZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal   MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
173 Cleffa Cleffa* Fairy Fairy   Skitty Skitty Skitty
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy   Skitty Skitty Skitty
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal   MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark ZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric   MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying     MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkitty MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy       MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy* Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable* Fairy Fairy
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
173 Cleffa Cleffa* Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy
175 Togepi Togepi* Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic* Fairy Flying
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
209 Snubbull Snubbull* Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull* Fairy Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
468 Togekiss Togekiss* Fairy Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass Grass
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
669 Flabébé Flabébé Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette Fairy Fairy
671 Florges Florges Fairy Fairy
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
161 161 Sentret Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
417 417 Pachirisu Electric Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Covet III.png Covet IV.png Covet V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Covet PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 渴望 Kěwàng
France Flag.png French Implore
Germany Flag.png German Bezirzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Πλεονεξία
Italy Flag.png Italian Supplica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탐내다 Tamnaeda
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cobiça
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Žudnja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Antojo


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