After a battle in which a Pokémon with the Pickup Ability is in your party, there is a 10% chance of that Pokémon finding an item after battle, making that item its Held Item.
Starting in Generation V, the Pickup Ability also activates if another Pokémon dropped or used a Held Item-such as a Berry-in battle. However, the Pickup Ability won't take effect if the Pokémon that has the Pickup Ability is holding an item at the conclusion of the battle.
Pickup doesn't have an effect in the Overworld.
- Generation 3 Pickup Mechanics
- Generation 4 Pickup Mechanics
- Generation 5 Pickup Mechanics
- NOTE: Generation 6 Pickup Mechanics will be added as drop rates become known.
Pokémon With Pickup
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