Covet (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Covet deals damage and steals the target's held item, if the user is not holding an item.

In-game, if the player steals an item from a wild Pokemon or trainer's Pokemon, it is kept after the battle ends; however if an opponent Pokemon steals the player's held item, it is returned at the end of the battle.

If the item would activate on attack (e.g. Focus Band), it does so before being stolen. If the item is consumable on attack (e.g. Focus Sash) then the item is consumed as normal and cannot be stolen.

Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold cannot have their held item removed. Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; the Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; and Drives cannot be removed from Genesect.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Covet has 40 PP.

In Generations 3-4, Covet has a base power of 40.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A cutely executed attack that also steals the foe’s hold item.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user endearingly approaches the foe, then steals the item the foe is holding.
Black/White The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target’s held item.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Covet at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 21
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 29
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 35
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 31
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 31
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 36
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 45
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 5
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 5
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 5

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Covet as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Flying, Field
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Field
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Field
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Field
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Field
Furret
#162 / Normal
Field
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Field
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Field
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Field
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Field
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Simipour
#516 / Water
Field
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Field, Fairy

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Covet by the various move tutors in the games.

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Audino
#531 / Normal
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic