When another Pokemon on the field uses a single-use held item, a Pokemon with Pickup will obtain the used item (if they are not already holding anything) and it can be used again.
Pokemon with Pickup will also obtain an item thrown at them with Fling (if they are not already holding anything).
In Generations 3-4, Pickup has no effect in battle.
When a battle ends, any party Pokemon with Pickup has a 10% chance of picking up an item (if they are not already holding an item).
Items picked up range from Potions, Great Balls, Ultra Balls and Rare Candies up to Leftovers and some TMs. Better items have a lower chance of being found; furthermore, higher-level Pokemon will obtain better items.
|Generation III||May pick up items.|
|Generation IV||The Pokémon may pick up items.|
|Generation V||The Pokémon may pick up items.|
|190||Aipom||Run Away||Skill Link|
|216||Teddiursa||Quick Feet||Honey Gather|
|417||Pachirisu||Run Away||Volt Absorb|
|506||Lillipup||Vital Spirit||Run Away|
No Pokemon have Pickup as a hidden ability in Pokemon Black & White.
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