Covet (move)

Covet
ほしがる Covet
Covet VIII.png
Covet VIII 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

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Can the Focus Band trigger before being stolen?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

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.

Even if the user faints when using Covet (such as due to the target's Rough Skin), it still steals the target's held item.

Covet cannot steal an item if the target has the Sticky Hold Ability, or if it hits a Pokémon's substitute. Held e-Reader Berries and Mail cannot be stolen.

Covet can permanently steal items from both wild Pokémon and Trainer's Pokémon; however, wild Pokémon cannot steal the player's Pokémon's held items. In Link Battles, battle facilities (except the Battle Pyramid), and Secret Bases, stolen items are returned at the end of the battle (or the end of the challenge in the case of the Battle Pike). In Pokémon Colosseum and XD, Covet does not permanently steal items.

In this generation, Covet does not make contact.

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. A held 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 be consumed before it can be stolen.

Generation V

Covet's power was changed from 40 to 60.

If the user faints when using Covet (such as due to the target's Rough Skin or Rocky Helmet), it cannot steal the target's held item. If Covet causes a Pokémon with the Sticky Hold Ability to faint, it can now steal its held item.

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 can now steal a held Griseous Orb as long as neither the user nor the target is Giratina. Plates cannot be stolen if either the user or the target is Arceus (Multitype has no effect on Covet), and Drives cannot be stolen if either the user or the target is Genesect.

Generation VI onwards

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does a Cell Battery or Snowball trigger before being stolen if Covet's type is converted?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Covet's PP was changed from 40 to 25.

Covet cannot steal a Mega Stone or Orb if either the user or the target could use it to Mega Evolve or undergo Primal Reversion, a Z-Crystal from any Pokémon, or a memory if either the user or the target is Silvally.

Covet can be used as a part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Bestow, Fling and Present to give an extra three appeal points if any of them is used in the next turn.

Generation VIII

When used in a Max Raid Battle, no matter if the target is the raid boss or one of the player's own teammates, Covet fails entirely, without dealing damage.

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 8
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1
056   Mankey
  Field Field 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 1
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 16
133   Eevee
  Field Field 21B2W2 23 1SMUSUM 1
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 42RSE
45FRLG
1
196   Espeon
  Field Field 1
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 1
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 29 29 29 29XY
23ORAS
23 9
264   Linoone
  Field Field 35 35 35 35XY
24ORAS
24 9
287   Slakoth
  Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
22ORAS
22
289   Slaking
  Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
23ORAS
23
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 31 32DP
36PtHGSS
36 36XY
34ORAS
34
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 37 45 45 45XY
47ORAS
47
440   Happiny
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 12
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 1
677   Espurr
  Field Field 5 5 18
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field 5 1, 5 18
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 5 1, 5 18
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 1
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy 1
820   Greedent
  Field Field 1, Evo.
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
133   Eevee
  Field Field
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
161   Sentret
  Field Field
173   Cleffa
  Fairy Fairy
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
190   Aipom
  Field Field
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
498   Tepig
  Field Field
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
702   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 Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
019   Rattata
  Field Field
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
133   Eevee
  Field Field
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
136   Flareon
  Field Field
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
190   Aipom
  Field Field
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440   Happiny
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
502   Dewott
  Field Field
503   Samurott
  Field Field
504   Patrat
  Field Field
505   Watchog
  Field Field
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
507   Herdier
  Field Field
508   Stoutland
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
572   Minccino
  Field Field
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
614   Beartic
  Field Field
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
744   Rockruff
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
803   Poipole
  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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
161   Sentret
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
417   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.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
133   Eevee
  Field Field Pokémon Center Eevee
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Covet is a move with 8 base power, 88% accuracy, and 27 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, stealing their held item if the user isn't holding one. If the target faints, the item will drop on the floor as normal.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also snatches the target's hold item to make it the user's.
MDTD Inflicts damage on the target. It also snatches the target's hold item and makes it the user's, but only if the user is not already holding an item.
MDS Inflicts damage on the target. It also snatches the target's held item and makes it the user's, but only if the user is not already holding an item.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも あいてのどうぐを うばい じぶんの どうぐにする じぶんが どうぐを もっているときは うばえない
MDGtI It damages an enemy. You also steal an item that the enemy has. If you can't have any more items, you can't steal the item.
SMD It damages an enemy. You'll also steal an item that the enemy has. If you can't carry any more items, your attempt to steal it will fail.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. You'll also steal an item that the enemy has. If you can't carry any more items, your attempt to steal will fail.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 渴望 Hotmohng
Mandarin 渴望 Kěwàng
  French Implore
  German Bezirzer
  Greek Πλεονεξία
  Italian Supplica
  Korean 탐내다 Tamnaeda
  Brazilian Portuguese Cobiça
  Serbian Žudnja
  Spanish Antojo
  Vietnamese Ham Muốn



Variations of the move Thief
  ThiefCovet


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