Covet (move)

Covet
ほしがる Covet
Covet IX.png
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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? What happens in wild Pokémon battles in Generation IX?
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

  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? Also, does Covet fail to steal Booster Energy even if held by Koraidon or Miraidon?
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, a memory if either the user or the target is Silvally, the Rusted Sword if either the user or the target is Zacian, the Rusted Shield if either the user or the target is Zamazenta, or a Booster Energy if either the user or the target is a Paradox Pokémon.

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 onwards

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
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy - - - - - 8 8 8
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy - - - - - 1 1 1
0056     Field Field - 1 1 1 1 1 1
0057     Field Field - - - - - 1 -
0113     Fairy Fairy - - - - - 1 1 1
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - 16 16
0133     Field Field - - 21B2W2 23 1 1 1 1
0134     Field Field - - - - - 1 1 1
0135     Field Field - - - - - 1 1 1
0136     Field Field - - - - - 1 1 1
0143     Monster Monster 42RSE
45FRLG
- - - - 1 1 1
0196     Field Field - - - - - 1 1 1
0197     Field Field - - - - - 1 1 1
0216     Field Field - 1 1 1 1 1 1
0217     Field Field - 1 1 1 1 1 1
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - 16 16
0242     Fairy Fairy - - - - - 1 1 1
0263     Field Field 29 29 29 29XY
23ORAS
23 9 9
0264     Field Field 35 35 35 35XY
24ORAS
24 9 9
0287     Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
22ORAS
22 22 22
0288     Field Field - - - - - 1 -
0289     Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
23ORAS
23 23 23
0300     Field Fairy 31 32DP
36PtHGSS
36 36XY
34ORAS
34 34
0301     Field Fairy - - - - - 1
0314     Bug Human-Like 37 45 45 45XY
47ORAS
47 47 -
0440     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 16 16 16
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 12 12 12
0470     Field Field - - - - 1 1 1
0471     Field Field - - - - 1 1 1
0677     Field Field 5 5 18 18
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field 5 1, 5 18 18
0700     Field Field - - 1 1
0742    
 
Bug Fairy - - 30
0743    
 
Bug Fairy - 1 32
0820     Field Field 1, Evo. Evo.
0901    
 
Field Field 1
0915     Field Field 15
0916     Field Field 15
0916     Field Field 12
0926     Field Mineral 8
0927     Field Mineral 8
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy 11
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy 11
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy 11
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0052     Field Field - - - - -
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0058     Field Field - -
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0083    
 
Flying Field -
0083  
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
0133     Field Field - -
0155     Field Field
0161     Field Field - -
0173     Fairy Fairy - -
0174    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0190     Field Field -
0213    
 
Bug Bug - - - - -
0261     Field Field
0417     Field Fairy
0498     Field Field -
0506     Field Field - - -
0509     Field Field
0511     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0587    
 
Field Field
0702    
 
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 Compatibility
Tutor
0019     Field Field
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0020     Field Field
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0027     Field Field
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0028     Field Field
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0037     Field Field
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038     Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0058     Field Field
0059     Field Field
0083    
 
Flying Field
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0113     Fairy Fairy
0115     Monster Monster
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0133     Field Field
0134     Field Field
0135     Field Field
0136     Field Field
0143     Monster Monster
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0155     Field Field
0156     Field Field
0157     Field Field
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0185     Mineral Mineral
0190     Field Field
0196     Field Field
0197     Field Field
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0236     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0242     Fairy Fairy
0261     Field Field
0262     Field Field
0263     Field Field
0264     Field Field
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0298    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0300     Field Fairy
0301     Field Fairy
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0314     Bug Human-Like
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0327     Field Human-Like
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0393     Water 1 Field
0394     Water 1 Field
0395    
 
Water 1 Field
0399     Water 1 Field
0400    
 
Water 1 Field
0406    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407    
 
Fairy Grass
0417     Field Fairy
0424     Field Field
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0431     Field Field
0432     Field Field
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0440     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0470     Field Field
0471     Field Field
0489     Water 1 Fairy
0490     Water 1 Fairy
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0498     Field Field
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0501     Field Field
0502     Field Field
0503     Field Field
0504     Field Field
0505     Field Field
0506     Field Field
0507     Field Field
0508     Field Field
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0511     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0516     Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0547    
 
Grass Fairy
0548     Grass Grass
0549     Grass Grass
0570     Field Field
0571     Field Field
0572     Field Field
0573     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0575     Human-Like Human-Like
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0587    
 
Field Field
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0647  
Keldeo
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0653     Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0669  
Flabébé
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0670  
Floette
Eternal Flower
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0684     Fairy Fairy
0685     Fairy Fairy
0700     Field Field
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0725     Field Field
0726     Field Field
0727    
 
Field Field
0728     Water 1 Field
0729     Water 1 Field
0730    
 
Water 1 Field
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0744     Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
0746     Water 2 Water 2
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0761     Grass Grass
0762     Grass Grass
0763     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0765    
 
Field Field
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0803     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0161     Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0417     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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0058     Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - East Province (Area Two)SV
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
0133     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

Covet deals damage and steals the enemy's held item if the user isn't holding one. If the target faints, Covet will not steal the held item (though the item will fall on the floor). In Super Mystery Dungeon, if an enemy successfully steals an item from the player, they will warp and become Terrified, therefore running away with the stolen item.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 8 - 27 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 8 - 27 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 8 - 27 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 4 99 13 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 4 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Covet
★★★
Attack power 31.49594
Charge time 0.54 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Covet is Greedent's second move. It is obtained by evolving from Skwovet at level 5 and upgrading Defense Curl into it instead of Stuff Cheeks. The user runs with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and throwing them. The user then becomes resistant to hindrances for a short time. While running, the user drops Berries from its body. If the user eats a dropped Berry, its movement speed is increased for a short time. The more Berries the user eats, the more its movement is increased. In addition, Tackle, Belch or Bullet seed can also be used while the user is running. Using this move will reset the cooldown of Tackle or Belch. At level 11, the frequency of Oran Berries and the move's damage are increased.

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 탐내기 TamnaegiIX+
탐내다 TamnaedaIVVIII
  Brazilian Portuguese Cobiça
  Serbian Žudnja
  Spanish Antojo
  Vietnamese Ham Muốn


Variations of the move Thief
  ThiefCovet


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