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Pickup (Ability)

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Pickup ものひろい
Picking Up Things
Flavor text
Generation III
May pick up items.
Generation IV
The Pokémon may pick up items.
Generation V
The Pokémon may pick up items.
Generation VI
The Pokémon may pick up items.

Pickup (Japanese: ものひろい Picking Up Things) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Fifteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Generation III to IV

Pickup has no effect during battle.

Generation V onwards

At the end of the turn in which another Pokémon used a one-time use item (including throwing an item with Fling or using Natural Gift), a Pokémon with Pickup will collect the item if they are not holding anything. If more than one Pokémon have Pickup or Harvest, the faster Pokémon will restore an item first. If multiple items can be collected, the Pokémon will collect the item most recently consumed.

A single Pokémon's Pickup will not activate more than once per turn.

Pickup cannot collect an item if the Pokémon that consumed the item is no longer on the field at the end of the turn, or if the item has already been recovered (such as with Recycle, another Pokémon's Pickup, or Harvest). Pickup cannot collect an item that a Pokémon consumed before switching out, even if it switched back in again before the end of the turn. Pickup cannot collect items that have been destroyed with Incinerate, eaten with Bug Bite or Pluck, or knocked off with Knock Off. A popped Air Balloon cannot be collected.

A Pokémon may only have one consumed item at a time; if a Pokémon consumes an item, obtains another item and consumes it, the original consumed item cannot be collected, even if the second item is collected or restored then swapped away. If the Pokémon obtains another item after consuming an item, Pickup can still collect the old item as long as the Pokémon does not consume the new one.

Outside of battle

After winning a battle, any Pokémon on the team that has this Ability and is not already holding an item has a 10% chance of creating a held item for itself, even if the Pokémon was not used in battle. This Ability is still active while the Pokémon is fainted.

Items received

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Abilities first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. These are the items that Pokémon with this Ability can pick up.

Rarity 30% 10% 5% 4% 1%
Item Super Potion Ultra Ball Full Restore Full Heal Nugget Revive Rare Candy Protein PP Up King's Rock

Pokémon Colosseum

Like in Ruby and Sapphire, the Pokémon may pick up items after each battle.

Rarity 30% 10% 5% 4% 1%
Item unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the Ability focuses on Berries, which are not as readily available in Kanto and the Sevii Islands as they are in Hoenn.

Rarity 15% 10% 5% 1%
Item Oran Berry Aspear Berry Cheri Berry Chesto Berry Pecha Berry Persim Berry Rawst Berry Nugget PP Up Rare Candy TM10 (Hidden Power) Belue Berry Durin Berry Pamtre Berry Spelon Berry Watmel Berry

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the Ability was changed to be affected by the Pokémon's level.

Level 30% 10% 5% 3% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive Ether White Herb
51-60 Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up White Herb TM44 (Rest)
61-70 X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore TM44 (Rest) Elixir
71-80 Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive Elixir TM01 (Focus Punch)
81-90 Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive PP Up TM01 (Focus Punch) Leftovers
91-100 Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)

Battle Pyramid

In addition, the Battle Pyramid has a separate list of items that can be received; this table, however, is instead based on the number of floors/rounds the player has completed inside the Pyramid.

The Pickup table and the item balls on the ground share this same pool of items.

Round 30% 10% 5%
1 Hyper Potion Fluffy Tail Cheri Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
2 Hyper Potion Dire Hit Pecha Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
3 Hyper Potion X Attack Rawst Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
4 Hyper Potion X Defend Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
5 Hyper Potion X Speed Chesto Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
6 Hyper Potion X Accuracy Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
7 Hyper Potion X Special Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
8 Hyper Potion Guard Spec. Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
9 Hyper Potion Fluffy Tail Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
10 Hyper Potion Dire Hit Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
11 Hyper Potion X Attack Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
12 Hyper Potion X Defend Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
13 Hyper Potion X Speed Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
14 Hyper Potion X Accuracy Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
15 Hyper Potion X Special Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
16 Hyper Potion Guard Spec. Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
17 Hyper Potion Fluffy Tail Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
18 Hyper Potion Dire Hit Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
19 Hyper Potion X Attack Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
20 Hyper Potion X Defend Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
21 Hyper Potion Fluffy Tail Cheri Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
22 Hyper Potion Dire Hit Pecha Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
23 Hyper Potion X Attack Rawst Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
24 Hyper Potion X Defend Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
25 Hyper Potion X Speed Chesto Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
26 Hyper Potion X Accuracy Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
27 Hyper Potion X Special Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
28 Hyper Potion Guard Spec. Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
29 Hyper Potion Fluffy Tail Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
30 Hyper Potion Dire Hit Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
31 Hyper Potion X Attack Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
32 Hyper Potion X Defend Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
33 Hyper Potion X Speed Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
34 Hyper Potion X Accuracy Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
35 Hyper Potion X Special Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
36 Hyper Potion Guard Spec. Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir
37 Hyper Potion Fluffy Tail Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive BrightPowder Shell Bell Max Revive Sacred Ash
38 Hyper Potion Dire Hit Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Leftovers Choice Band Full Restore Max Elixir
39 Hyper Potion X Attack Lum Berry Ether Lum Berry Revive Scope Lens Focus Band Max Revive Sacred Ash
40 Hyper Potion X Defend Lum Berry Ether Leppa Berry Revive Quick Claw King's Rock Full Restore Max Elixir

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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As in Pokémon Emerald, the items gained from Pickup are dependent on level.

Level 30% 10% 5% 3% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope X Attack Full Heal Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Full Restore Ether
41-50 Burn Heal Paralyze Heal unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
51-60 unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
61-70 unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
71-80 unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
81-90 unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
91-100 Hyper Potion Rare Candy Protein Revive HP Up Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

The only changes in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum were a few tweaks to the items received.

Level 30% 10% 4% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Ether White Herb
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone White Herb TM44 (Rest)
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore TM44 (Rest) Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore Max Revive Elixir TM01 (Focus Punch)
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore Max Revive PP Up TM01 (Focus Punch) Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Dusk Stone Shiny Stone Dawn Stone Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

While the Pickup items remained very similar to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, several changes were made in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Some evolutionary stones and TMs were replaced with similar items; new items were also added.

Level 30% 10% 5% 3% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Max Repel Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Ether Iron Ball
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Iron Ball TM56 (Fling)
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore TM56 (Fling) Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive Elixir TM86 (Grass Knot)
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up TM86 (Grass Knot) Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers TM26 (Earthquake)

Pokémon Black and White

While the Pickup items remain very similar to HeartGold and SoulSilver overall, changes include previously-obtainable TMs replaced by Prism Scales, and where it was previously possible to obtain Ethers between levels 31 and 50, it is now possible to obtain a Lucky Egg between levels 41 and 60.

Level 30% 10% 4% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Max Repel Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Full Restore Iron Ball
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Iron Ball Lucky Egg
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Lucky Egg Prism Scale
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Prism Scale Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive Elixir Prism Scale
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Prism Scale Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers Prism Scale

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Again, only minor changes have been made to the item table. Lucky Eggs have been removed and Ethers have been re-inserted in the same place as in HeartGold and SoulSilver. The Max Repel available between levels 1 to 10 is replaced by a Hyper Potion.

Level 30% 10% 4% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Ether Iron Ball
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Iron Ball Prism Scale
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Prism Scale Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive Elixir Prism Scale
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Prism Scale Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers Prism Scale

Pokémon X and Y

The table for Pokémon X and Y is identical to the one for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Level 30% 10% 4% 1%
1-10 Potion Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Hyper Potion Nugget
11-20 Antidote Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Nugget King's Rock
21-30 Super Potion Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy King's Rock Full Restore
31-40 Great Ball Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Full Restore Ether
41-50 Repel Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Ether Iron Ball
51-60 Escape Rope Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Iron Ball Prism Scale
61-70 Full Heal Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Prism Scale Elixir
71-80 Hyper Potion Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive Elixir Prism Scale
81-90 Ultra Ball Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Prism Scale Leftovers
91-100 Revive Rare Candy Sun Stone Moon Stone Heart Scale Full Restore Max Revive PP Up Max Elixir Leftovers Prism Scale

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

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Reason: exact chance of finding an item.

Every time player enters a floor, Pokémon with Pickup will have chance to find an item that can appear on that floor (other than Poké) if it isn't holding an item. In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, it will not activate prior to obtaining the Treasure Bag.

Pickup works for Makuhita Dojo, even though items do not spawn on the ground.

Pokémon with Pickup

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Meowth Meowth Normal Normal Pickup Technician Unnerve
Aipom Aipom Normal Normal Run Away Pickup Skill Link
Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal Pickup Quick Feet Honey Gather
Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground Pickup None Sand Veil
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal Pickup Gluttony Quick Feet
Linoone Linoone Normal Normal Pickup Gluttony Quick Feet
Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric Run Away Pickup Volt Absorb
Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal Technician Pickup Skill Link
Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal Pickup Thick Fat Gluttony
Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal Vital Spirit Pickup Run Away
Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal Pickup Cheek Pouch Huge Power
Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground Pickup Cheek Pouch Huge Power
Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch Pickup Plus
Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass Pickup Frisk Insomnia
Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass Pickup Frisk Insomnia
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

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Linoone
The user finds many rare items and picks them up, even going as far as stealing items from others.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
264 Linoone Linoone finds many rare items everywhere and puts them in its cheeks. It even goes as far as to steal items from others.
Kimmy Shoney's Tokin Showdown at Linoone Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 物品拾取 Wùpǐn Shíqǔ
France Flag.png French Ramassage
Germany Flag.png German Mitnahme
Italy Flag.png Italian Raccolta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 픽업 Pick-Up
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pegar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Recogida


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Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 20:03