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How to stop Pickpockets in Pacific Drive

Say no to theft!

Some of the pesky anomalies you run into in Pacific Drive will do everything they can to sabotage you. One in particular I have an outgoing rivalry with is the Pickpocket. This anomaly will steal your items, whether it be off your car or directly off your person. Here's how to stop them!

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Pacific Drive - How to defend against Pickpockets

It's a nuisance to deal with any kind of anomaly while you're collecting materials or trying to complete quests in the zone, but it becomes a full-on feud when a Pickpocket takes an item that you've put in hard work to make or harvest. Thankfully, there are some ways you can prevent this from happening.

How to protect your car from theft in Pacific Drive

No object is off limits to the Pickpockets. They will not hesitate to grab onto a headlight or even a car door and yank it right off. You'll want to use the LIMpulse Emitter to prevent that from happening. You can unlock it from the Fabrication Station and equip it to your ability slots within your car.

Pre-RequisitesMaterialsEnergyCrafting Recipe
Basic Workbench
Install the Scanning Antenna
Scan a Bunny Anomaly
Fabric x2Stable Energy 1kLIMScrap Metal x4
Copper Wire x4
Electronics x4
Plasma x2

With the LIMpulse Emitter equipped, press the key bound to the ability at the precise time when the Pickpocket approaches to ward him off. You can also attempt to go around him to avoid parts being taken. However, if one happens to grab something without you noticing, you can backtrack and find the object hanging from the Pickpocket's tentacle and can, most times, retrieve it again.

Related: All Utility upgrades and how to unlock them in Pacific Drive

Best equipment to protect against theft in Pacific Drive

You are probably more at risk of losing items to Pickpockets when you are on foot. They will sneak up on you and take items right out of your backpack if you aren't careful. The best way to prevent that from happening is to upgrade your equipment using the Outfitting Station. These are the best items to craft:

UpgradeHow to unlockDescription
Grip GlovesRubber x10
Fabric x20
Marsh Eggs x220
Blocks items from being stolen from your hands
Antitheft BackpackPlastic x15
Duct Tape x15
Fabric x50
Swamp Coral x300
Blocks items from being stolen from your backpack

With these upgrades to your car and to your equipment, you can more effectively defend against these anomalies. It's never fun losing an item, but you don't have to start a war—you can just prevent it from even happening in the first place.

Looking for more ways to defend against anomalies in Pacific Drive? Check out How to deal with radiation damage in Pacific Drive or How to deal with explosive damage in Pacific Drive on Pro Game Guides.


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