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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.
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. Plates held by Pokémon with the Multitype ability, Mega Stones held by their associated Pokémon, Drives held by Genesect and Griseous Orbs held by Giratina cannot be stolen via Pickpocket.
Outside of battle
Pickpocket has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Pickpocket
In other languages
| Variations of the Ability Pickpocket
| Pickpocket • Magician