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Pluck

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Flying 60 100% 20 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. Should the target be holding a Berry, the user steals this and immediately consumes it; if applicable, the user will experience the Berry's effect, for instance, recovering itself from status with a Lum Berry. The user will not experience the effects of a Custap Berry or Berry Juice consumed by this move.

Competitive Use

Pluck is a rather gimmicky move to use, mainly because of its low Base Power. While the chance of taking and using a Berry the opposing Pokemon may be holding seems like a cool idea, Pluck just isn't strong enough to do anything meaningful and is outclassed by other, stronger physical Flying-type moves such as Brave Bird. In addition, using Pluck purely for the purpose of taking the opponent Pokemon's Berry is very gimmicky, as the opposing Pokemon may not even be holding a Berry at all. Also, the Berry that is stolen from the opposing Pokemon may be detrimental to your own Pokemon, so it's best to abstain from using Pluck.

Related Moves

Brave Bird is a much more powerful option that causes the user to take recoil damage.

Drill Peck is a more powerful option that does not steal the foe's berry.

Bug Bite is a Bug-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Altaria Dragon / Flying NU Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Articuno Ice / Flying NU Pressure / Snow Cloak 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
Bibarel Normal / Water NU Simple / Unaware / Moody 79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Bidoof Normal LC Simple / Unaware / Moody 59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Braviary Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Defiant 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
Chatot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Delibird Ice / Flying NU Vital Spirit / Hustle / Insomnia 45 55 45 65 45 75 330
Dodrio Normal / Flying NU Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
Doduo Normal / Flying LC Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
Ducklett Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 62 44 50 44 50 55 305
Empoleon Water / Steel UU Torrent / Defiant 84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Fearow Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sniper 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Hoothoot Normal / Flying LC Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Natu Psychic / Flying NU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Pelipper Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Rain Dish 60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Piplup Water LC Torrent / Defiant 53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Raticate Normal NU Run Away / Guts / Hustle 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
Rattata Normal LC Run Away / Guts / Hustle 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Rufflet Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Hustle 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Spearow Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sniper 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Swablu Normal / Flying LC Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Swanna Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 75 87 63 87 63 98 473
Swellow Normal / Flying NU Guts / Scrappy 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Taillow Normal / Flying LC Guts / Scrappy 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Wingull Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Rain Dish 40 30 30 55 30 85 270
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
Zapdos Electric / Flying UU Pressure / Lightningrod 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245