Pluck (move)

Pluck
ついばむ Pick
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Receives voltage points in the previous Pokémon reaches max voltage
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Pluck (Japanese: ついばむ Pick) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM88 in Generation IV to Generation V.

Effect

Generation IV

Pluck inflicts damage. If the target is holding a Berry, the user will eat the Berry and gain its effect. Pluck will not eat the target's Berry if it hits its substitute. Pluck will not consume the Berry of a target that has the Ability Sticky Hold. If the user has the Ability Klutz or is affected by Embargo, it will consume the target's held Berry without gaining its effect.

The effect of a Jaboca or Coba Berry will activate before the Berry can be stolen. Berries like Liechi or Sitrus Berries will be eaten by the attacker, regardless of them meeting their consumption requirement upon taking damage from Pluck.

Generation V onward

Pluck can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

The user will now receive the effects of the target's held Berry even if it has the Ability Klutz or is affected by Embargo.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user pecks the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user plucks it and gains its effect.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user pecks the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying 21ORAS 19
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1XY
21ORAS
19
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22 22 22 15
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 15 15 15 15
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 15 15 15 15
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 10 10 10 12
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 35 35 12
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 35 35 12
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 22 21
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 24 25
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 24 25
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying 15
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying 16
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 16
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying 16
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying 16
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 16
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying 21
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM88
V
TM88
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
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
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
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 Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, Pluck is a move with 10 base power, 15PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front, consuming target's edible item, such as a Seed, Apple, Max Elixir or Gummi. If Pluck is used on any member of the player's team, the enemy will pick an item from the Bag. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. If the enemy has a beneficial food item, such as a Berry, the user steals and eats it, gaining its effect.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あいてが きのみなどを もっていれば それを じぶんに つかう
MDGtI It damages an enemy. If the enemy has food, you eat it.
SMD It damages an enemy. If the enemy is carrying any food, you'll pluck it from their grasp and eat it!


In the anime

       
Mandibuzz Unfezant Vullaby Swanna
The user pecks the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mandibuzz The black parts of Mandibuzz's beak glow pale blue and she flies at the opponent, slamming the tip of her beak into it.
A wild Mandibuzz Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! Debut
  Unfezant Unfezant's beak glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Skyla's Unfezant Cilan Takes Flight! None
  Vullaby Vullaby's beak glows white and she hits the opponent with it.
Nursery's Vullaby Unrest at the Nursery! None
  Swanna Swanna's beak glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 啄食 Deuksihk
Mandarin 啄食 Zhuóshí
  Dutch Pluk
  French Picore
  German Pflücker
  Greek Μάδημα
  Italian Spennata
  Korean 쪼아대기 Jjoadaegi
  Polish Skubnięcie
Portuguese   Brazil Colher (BW107-present, TCG)
Picotar (early anime)
  Portugal Bicar
  Serbian Čupanje
Spanish   Latin America Picotazo*
  Spain Picoteo
  Vietnamese Gắp



Variations of the move Bug Bite
  Bug BitePluck


Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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