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| Bad Habit
| 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.
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, the Pokémon with this Ability will steal the held item of the attacking Pokémon. It will not activate if the Pokémon with this Ability already has a held item, or if either Pokémon is behind a substitute.
It cannot steal a Plate from a Pokémon with Multitype or Mail. It cannot steal a Griseous Orb if either Pokémon is Giratina, a Drive if either Pokémon is Genesect, a Red Orb if either Pokémon is Groudon, a Blue Orb if either Pokémon is Kyogre, or a Mega Stone that can Mega Evolve either Pokémon.
Outside of battle
Pickpocket has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Pickpocket
In other languages
| Variations of the Ability Pickpocket
| Pickpocket • Magician