Covet (move)

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Covet
ほしがる Covet
Covet.png
Covet 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Makes the appeal as good as those before it.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Covet (Japanese: ほしがる Covet) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

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Covet inflicts damage and steals the target's held item if it is holding any. If the target is not holding an item or the user is already holding an item, Covet cannot steal an item.

Even if the user faints when using Covet (such as due to the target's Rough Skin), it still steals the target's held item.

Covet cannot steal an item if the target has the Sticky Hold Ability, or if it hits a Pokémon's substitute. Held e-Reader Berries and Mail cannot be stolen.

Covet can permanently steal items from both wild Pokémon and Trainer's Pokémon; however, wild Pokémon cannot steal the player's Pokémon's held items. In Link Battles, battle facilities (except the Battle Pyramid), and Secret Bases, stolen items are returned at the end of the battle (or the end of the challenge in the case of the Battle Pike). In Pokémon Colosseum and XD, Covet does not permanently steal items.

In this generation, Covet does not make contact.

Generation IV

Covet now makes contact. If a Trainer's Pokémon steals an item from the player, it will be returned at the end of the battle.

Items cannot be stolen from Pokémon with the Ability Multitype. A held Griseous Orb cannot be stolen.

If the target's consumable held item is triggered by Covet (such as a Chilan Berry or Focus Sash), it will be consumed before it can be stolen.

Generation V

Covet's power was changed from 40 to 60.

If the user faints when using Covet (such as due to the target's Rough Skin or Rocky Helmet), it cannot steal the target's held item. If Covet causes a Pokémon with the Sticky Hold Ability to faint, it can now steal its held item.

Covet no longer steals a Trainer's Pokémon's items permanently; however, a wild Pokémon's item is still permanently stolen by the player.

Covet can now steal a held Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina, and can steal an item other than a Plate from a Pokémon with Multitype. Drives can only be stolen if neither the user nor the target is Genesect.

Generation VI onwards

Covet's PP was changed from 40 to 25.

Covet cannot steal a Mega Stone or Orb if either the user or the target could use it to Mega Evolve or undergo Primal Reversion, a Z-Crystal from any Pokémon, or a Memory if either the user or the target is Silvally.

Covet can be used as a part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Bestow, Fling and Present to give an extra three appeal points if any of them is used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
RSE Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the foe.
FRLG A cutely executed attack that also steals the foe's hold item.
Colo.XD Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user endearingly approaches the foe, then steals the item the foe is holding.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 21B2W2 23 1
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 42RSE
45FRLG
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 29 29 29 29XY
23ORAS
23
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 35 35 35 35XY
24ORAS
24
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
22ORAS
22
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
23ORAS
23
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy 31 32DP
36PtHGSS
36 36XY
34ORAS
34
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 37 45 45 45XY
47ORAS
47
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 5 5
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 5 1, 5
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 5 1, 5
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
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
498 Tepig Tepig
FireIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
FireIC Big.png Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
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
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498 Tepig Tepig
FireIC Big.png Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
FireIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
IceIC Big.png Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
669 Flabébé Flabébé
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
671 Florges Florges
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
707 Klefki Klefki
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Pokémon Center Eevee
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also snatches the target's hold item to make it the user's.
MDGtI It steals an enemy's item.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Covet III.png Covet IV.png Covet 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

Spin-off series games

Covet Colo.png Covet XD.png Covet PBR.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
Covet PMD RB.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 渴望 Hotmohng
Mandarin 渴望 Kěwàng
France Flag.png French Implore
Germany Flag.png German Bezirzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Πλεονεξία
Italy Flag.png Italian Supplica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탐내다 Tamnaeda
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cobiça
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Žudnja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Antojo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ham Muốn


Variations of the move Thief
Physical ThiefCovet


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