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 already holding an item.

Items stolen from wild Pokémon are kept after the battle ends, but items stolen from a Trainer's Pokémon are not. Items stolen from the player's Pokémon, either by wild Pokémon or Trainer Pokémon, are returned at the end of the battle. All held items in wi-fi/linked battles (including Battle Tower/Subway/Maison) are returned to their respective owners at the end of a 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. The Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; Type Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; Drives cannot be removed from Genesect; and Mega Stones cannot be removed from their respective Pokémon.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Covet has 40 PP.

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

In Generations 3-4, Covet steals a Trainer Pokémon's item permanently, but a wild Pokémon or a Trainer's Pokémon using Covet will not steal the player's item at all.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Covet turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 120.

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
Black 2/White 2
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target’s held item.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target’s held item.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Level 1
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 23
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 24
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 22
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 23
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Level 34
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 47
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 5
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 5
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Female)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.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Field, Flying
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Field
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Field
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Field
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Field
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Field
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Field
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Field
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Field
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Field
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Field
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Field
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Field
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Field
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Field
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Field
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Field
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Field
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Fairy, Field