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

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. Held Mail cannot be stolen. The item cannot be stolen if the target has the Sticky Hold Ability.

A wild Pokémon cannot steal the held item of the player's Pokémon.

Covet can steal a Trainer's Pokémon's items permanently. In Link Battles, Battle Frontier facilities and Secret Bases, items stolen will be returned at the end of the battle.

In this generation, Covet does not make contact.

In Pokémon Colosseum and XD, Covet does not permanently steal items.

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, and the 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 not be stolen.

Generation V

Covet's power was changed from 40 to 60.

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 will now succeed with a Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina. Covet can now steal items from a Pokémon with Multitype, as long as the user is not holding a Plate.

Generation VI

Covet's PP was changed from 40 to 25.

Mega Stones that can Mega Evolve the user or target cannot be stolen via Covet.

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.
DPPtHGSS The user endearingly approaches the foe, then steals the item the foe is holding.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field 1 1 1 1
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field 21B2W2 23 1
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster 42RSE
45FRLG
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field 1 1 1 1
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field 29 29 29 29XY
23ORAS
23
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field 35 35 35 35XY
24ORAS
24
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
22ORAS
22
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
23ORAS
23
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy 31 32DP
36PtHGSS
36 36XY
34ORAS
34
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like 37 45 45 45XY
47ORAS
47
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field 5 5
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field 5 1, 5
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field
702 Dedenne Dedenne
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 Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
Fairy Grass
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Flying Fairy
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
Field Field
489 Phione Phione
Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
504 Patrat Patrat
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil
Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Grass Grass
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
647 Keldeo Keldeo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
669 Flabébé Flabébé
Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
Fairy Fairy
671 Florges Florges
Fairy Fairy
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
Fairy Fairy
700 Sylveon Sylveon
Field Field
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink
Fairy Mineral
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral
719 Diancie Diancie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
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.


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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

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
Covet Colo.png Covet XD.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
Mandarin Chinese 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


Variations of the move Thief
Physical ThiefCovet


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