Pickup (ability)

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Effect

When another Pokémon on the field uses a single-use held item, a Pokémon with Pickup will obtain the used item (if they are not already holding anything) and it can be used again.

Pokémon with Pickup will also obtain an item thrown at them with Fling (if they are not already holding anything).

Changes

In Generations 3-4, Pickup has no effect in battle.

Outside of battle

When a battle ends, any party Pokémon 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 Pokémon will obtain better items.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
May pick up items.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The Pokémon may pick up items.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The Pokémon may pick up items.
X/Y The Pokémon may pick up items.

Pokémon with Pickup

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
052 Meowth Technician Unnerve
190 Aipom Run Away Skill Link
216 Teddiursa Quick Feet Honey Gather
231 Phanpy Sand Veil
263 Zigzagoon Gluttony Quick Feet
264 Linoone Gluttony Quick Feet
417 Pachirisu Run Away Volt Absorb
424 Ambipom Technician Skill Link
446 Munchlax Thick Fat Gluttony
506 Lillipup Vital Spirit Run Away
659 Bunnelby Cheek Pouch Huge Power
660 Diggersby Cheek Pouch Huge Power
702 Dedenne Cheek Pouch Plus
710 Pumpkaboo
Average Size
Frisk Insomnia
710 Pumpkaboo
Small Size
Frisk Insomnia
710 Pumpkaboo
Large Size
Frisk Insomnia
710 Pumpkaboo
Super Size
Frisk Insomnia
711 Gourgeist
Average Size
Frisk Insomnia
711 Gourgeist
Small Size
Frisk Insomnia
711 Gourgeist
Large Size
Frisk Insomnia
711 Gourgeist
Super Size
Frisk Insomnia

Pickup as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Pickup as a hidden ability.