Pickpocket (Ability)

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Pickpocket わるいてぐせ
Bad Habit
Flavor text
Generation V
Steals an item when hit by another Pokémon.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Pickpocket (Japanese: わるいてぐせ Bad Habit) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon have this Ability. This Ability is exclusively obtained via Dream World.


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
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pickpocket
Germany Flag.png German Langfinger
Italy Flag.png Italian Arraffalesto
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Furto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hurto

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