Pickpocketing is a recurring Specialty in the Star Ocean series. Pickpocketing works by having your lead character attempt to steal an item from an NPC, or in the case of Private Actions, even your own Party Members. Of course, this is not without repercussions: aside from failing to steal an item and not being able to reattempt pickpocketing, Affection Ratings between your party members are also compromised. The Talent Nimble Fingers is normally related with this Speciality. Characters must have the Nimble Fingers talent, have either the Thief's Glove or Magician's Glove equipped, and level up the abilities Poker Face and Courage; the higher the levels of those abilities, the greater chance of success.
In the first Star Ocean: First Departure, Roddick Farrence can repeatedly pickpocket until he succeeds.
Edge Maverick can pickpocket characters with a Thief's Glove and the Pickpocket ability.