Pluck (move)

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Pluck
ついばむ Pick
Pluck VI.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Receives voltage points in the previous Pokémon reaches max voltage
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Pluck (Japanese: ついばむ Pick) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM88 in Generation IV to Generation V.

Effect

Generation IV

Pluck inflicts damage. If the target is holding a Berry, the user will eat the Berry and gain its effect. Pluck will not eat the Berry of a target that is behind a substitute. Pluck will not consume the Berry of a target that has the Ability Sticky Hold.

The effect of a Jaboca or Coba Berry will activate before the Berry can be stolen. Berries like Liechi or Sitrus Berries will be eaten by the attacker, regardless of them meeting their consumption requirement upon taking damage from Pluck.

Generation V

Pluck can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user pecks the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user plucks it and gains the effect.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user pecks the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 21ORAS 19
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1XY
21ORAS
19
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22 22 22
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 1 1 1 1
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 15 15 15
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 15 15 15
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 10 10 10
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 35 35
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 35 35
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 22
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 24
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 24
731 Pikipek Pikipek
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 15
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16
733 Toucannon Toucannon
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM88
V
TM88
VI
--
VII
--
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
396 Starly Starly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
397 Staravia Staravia
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
441 Chatot Chatot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
468 Togekiss Togekiss
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
519 Pidove Pidove
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
581 Swanna Swanna
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

If Pluck is used on any member of the player's team, a random food item such as a Seed, Apple, or Max Elixir in their bag is eaten by the user.

In the anime

Cameron Swanna Pluck.png Mandibuzz Pluck.png Vullaby Pluck.png Skyla Unfezant Pluck.png
Swanna Mandibuzz Vullaby Unfezant
The user pecks the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
630 Mandibuzz The black parts of Mandibuzz's beak glow pale blue and it flies at the opponent, slamming the tip of its beak into it.
A wild Mandibuzz Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! Debut
521 Unfezant Unfezant's beak glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Skyla's Unfezant Cilan Takes Flight! None
629 Vullaby Vullaby's beak glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Nursery's Vullaby Unrest at the Nursery! None
581 Swanna Swanna's beak glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Pluck IV.png Pluck 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Chinese Cantonese 啄食 Deuksihk
Mandarin 啄食 Zhuóshí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pluk
France Flag.png French Picore
Germany Flag.png German Pflücker
Greece Flag.png Greek Μάδημα
Italy Flag.png Italian Spennata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쪼아대기 Jjoadaegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Skubnięcie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Picotear (early anime)
Colher (BW107-present)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Čupanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Picoteo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gắp


Variations of the move Bug Bite
Physical Bug BitePluck


Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506


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