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Covet (Japanese: ほしがる Covet) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in 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.
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.
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 other than Plates from a Pokémon with Multitype. Drives cannot be stolen from, or by, Genesect.
Generation VI onwards
Covet's PP was changed from 40 to 25.
Mega Stones that can Mega Evolve the user or target cannot be stolen via Covet, nor Memories from Pokémon with RKS System.
Covet can be used as a part of a Contest Spectaculars combination, causing Bestow, Fling and Present to give extra three appeal points if any of them is used in the next turn.
|| Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the foe.
|| A cutely executed attack that also steals the foe's hold item.
|| Cutely begs to obtain an item held by the target.
|| The user endearingly approaches the foe, then steals the item the foe is holding.
| The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.
In other games
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It also snatches the target's hold item to make it the user's.
|| It steals an enemy's item.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
In other languages