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Covet

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 60 100% 40 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and steals the target's item, unless they have the abilities Sticky Hold or Multitype, or is Giratina-O. In these cases it will only do damage with no added effect. If the user obtains a Life Orb, it takes recoil damage.

Competitive Use

Even though taking the opponent's item is indeed a great thing, Covet is outclassed by other moves for the simple fact that it requires the user to not hold any item itself for it to work. Which is a pretty big deal, especially if that item would give you an edge in a battle. For this fact alone, it's outclassed by Knock Off, which works a bit differently and has less power, but comes with the option of keeping your own held item. Trick is a still more common choice than both of these attacks, as it can combine the merits of retaining a held item and crippling the opponent.

Related Moves

Thief is a Dark-type equivalent.

Knock Off is a weaker attack that removes the opponent's item from the battle entirely.

Trick is a non-damaging move that switches the items of the user and the target with each other.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cleffa Normal LC Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Friend Guard 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Pachirisu Electric NU Run Away / Pickup / Volt Absorb 60 45 70 45 90 95 405
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Zigzagoon Normal LC Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 38 30 41 30 41 60 240