In order to pick a character's pockets, you must be sneaking. Approach the target from behind, and press to bring up their inventory. Choose the item from their inventory you'd like to steal and select it. Once you've selected the item, it will be added to your inventory provided you weren't detected by the target.
It isn't a crime to look in another character's pockets. But any time you steal an item, there's a chance you may be detected. The higher your pickpocket skill, the lower the chance that you'll get caught.
It's also possible to plant an item into the target's inventory while pickpocketing. Just select the item from your own inventory, just like you would put something into a container.
|Light Fingers||None||Pickpocketing bonus of 20%. Item weight and value reduce pickpocketing odds.|
|Pickpocket 20||Pickpocketing bonus of 40%. Item weight and value reduce pickpocketing odds.|
|Pickpocket 40||Pickpocketing bonus of 60%. Item weight and value reduce pickpocketing odds.|
|Pickpocket 60||Pickpocketing bonus of 80%. Item weight and value reduce pickpocketing odds.|
|Pickpocket 80||Pickpocketing bonus of 100%. Item weight and value reduce pickpocketing odds.|
|Night Thief||Pickpocket 30, Light Fingers||+25% chance to pickpocket if the target is asleep.|
|Cutpurse||Pickpocket 40, Night Thief||Pickpocketing gold is 50% easier.|
|Poisoned||Pickpocket 40, Night Thief||Silently harm enemies by placing poison in their pockets.|
|Extra Pockets||Pickpocket 50, Night Thief||Carrying capacity is increased by 100.|
|Keymaster||Pickpocket 60, Cutpurse||Pickpocketing keys almost always works.|
|Misdirection||Pickpocket 70, Cutpurse||Can pickpocket equipped weapons.|
|Perfect Touch||Pickpocket 100, Misdirection||Can pickpocket equipped items.|
|Minor Deft Hands||Deft Hands||Major Deft Hands||Eminent Deft Hands||Exteme Deft Hands||Peerless Deft Hands|
- Thief – Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets
|Mage||Alteration • Conjuration • Destruction • Enchanting • Illusion • Restoration|
|Warrior||Archery • Block • Heavy Armor • One-handed • Two-handed • Smithing|
|Thief||Alchemy • Light Armor • Pickpocket • Lockpicking • Sneak • Speech|