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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
Steals an item from an attacker that made direct contact.

Pickpocket (Japanese: わるいてぐせ Bad Habit) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.

Effect

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
Binacle Binacle Rock Water Tough Claws Sniper Pickpocket
Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water Tough Claws Sniper 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.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pickpocket
Germany Flag.png German Langfinger
Italy Flag.png Italian Arraffalesto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나쁜손버릇 Nappeun Somboreus
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Furto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hurto


Variations of the Ability Pickpocket
PickpocketMagician

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