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Pick redirects here. For the item with the same function, see Lockpick.


Is 3ds01 locktouch.png
Icon of the Locktouch skill in Awakening and Fates.

Allows the user to open doors and chests without keys.




Locktouch (Japanese: 鍵開け Open a Lock), known as Pick in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. It allows the user to unlock locks without a key.

In its debut appearance, it is an ability of the Thief class that lets it open chests; Marth also gets this ability after obtaining the Fire Emblem, which is shown by an icon (Is nes01 fire emblem.png) in his status menu. Thieves were able to use lockpicks to open doors and lower bridges, and all units can use the single-use door keys and bridge keys to open doors and lower bridges, respectively.

While not present in Gaiden, in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light's direct sequel, Mystery of the Emblem, the lockpick was removed and thieves were given the ability to open doors and lower bridges without it. Marth upon gaining the Fire Emblem can still only open chests however. Despite the Fire Emblem being an item in Mystery, the ability to open chests is a separate ability from the item, once again shown with an icon (Is snes01 fire emblem.png, or, upon obtaining the Binding Shield, Is snes01 binding shield.png).

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, the next game in the franchise to have chests, doors, and bridges able to be opened or lowered with keys, abandoned the thief class's innate ability altogether, having them only use lockpicks to open or lower them. This continued into the next two installments.

The skill returned in The Sacred Stones, now a visible skill. It acts like Mystery of the Emblem, allowing the user to open chests and doors without a key or lockpick; however, it is limited to the rogue class, with thieves and assassins being required to use a lockpick like the previous three installments. In Path of Radiance, it once again usurps the lockpick entirely, and it became a hidden ability again. This continued in the next three games before Locktouch became a visible skill again in Awakening. In Awakening it is associated with the Thief class, and in Fates, the Ninja and Outlaw classes. Due to how these games handle class skills, this ability can be kept even if the user reclasses to another class.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- Opens chests. Command -- Undefined skill
Mystery of the Emblem -- Thieves: Opens doors and chests and lowers bridges without the use of a key.
Marth: Opens chests without the use of a key.
Command -- Undefined skill
The Sacred Stones -- Opens doors and chests without the use of a key. Command
-- --
Path of Radiance -- Opens doors and chests without the use of a key. For Volke only, it costs 50 gold per use. Command 0 Hidden and unnamed.
Radiant Dawn -- Opens doors and chests without breaking the door down or using a key. Command 0 Hidden and unnamed.
Shadow Dragon -- Opens doors and chests and lowers bridges without the use of a key. Command -- Undefined skill
New Mystery of the Emblem -- Opens doors and chests and lowers bridges without the use of a key, Command -- Undefined skill
Awakening Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Opens doors and chests without the use of a key. Command
(Door, Chest)
-- --
Fates Is 3ds02 locktouch.png Opens doors and chests without the use of a key. Command
(Door, Chest)
-- Negates damage taken from starting a turn on caltrop terrain.
Three Houses Is ns01 locktouch.png Opens doors and chests without the use of a key. Command
(Door, Chest)
-- --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Units JulianRickardMarth (after obtaining the Fire Emblem)
Classes Thief

Mystery of the Emblem

Units JulianRickardMarth (after obtaining the Fire Emblem)
Classes Thief

The Sacred Stones

Units Rennac
Classes Rogue (Learned at Level 1)

Path of Radiance

Units SotheVolke
Classes ThiefAssassin

Radiant Dawn

Units SotheVolke
Classes ThiefRogueWhisperAssassin

Shadow Dragon

Units JulianRickard
Classes Thief

New Mystery of the Emblem

Units JulianRickard
Classes Thief


Units GaiusAnnaGangrelLeif (both versions)MatthewJaffarSothe
Classes Thief (Learned at Level 1)


Units All campaigns: ShuraKaze
Birthright and Revelation: AsugiKageroSaizo
Conquest and Revelation: NinaNiles
Anna on the Run: Anna
Classes Ninja (Learned from Level 1)Outlaw (Learned from level 1)

Three Houses

Units Ashe ("Lockpick")
Classes AssassinThiefTrickster

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening Allows the unit to open doors
and chests without keys.
Fates Allows the unit to open doors
and chests without keys.
Three Houses Allows unit to open doors and chests
without keys.


  • The name of the skill in its The Sacred Stones incarnation, Pick, is also the name of the command used to activate the skill. The Pick command basically rolls the Door and Chest commands associated with the keys and the Lockpick into a single command, primarily to allow a Rogue holding a key or a Lockpick to distinguish between usage of the Pick skill and usage of the Lockpick. Subsequent games use the same commands as the keys, and Locktouch takes priority over the keys, so a unit with this ability cannot use up any keys in their inventory.

Etymology and other languages


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Pick
• Locktouch
• This name is used in The Sacred Stones.
• This name is used from Awakening onward.
Japanese 鍵開け Roughly "open a lock." Written as かぎ開 in The Sacred Stones.
Spanish Descerrajar To break open, unlock
French Crochetage Lock-picking
German Schlossknacker Lock-picking
Italian Scasso Forced entry
Korean 자물쇠 열기 Open a lock
Simplified Chinese 开锁 Unlock
Traditional Chinese 開鎖 Unlock


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lockpick As Ashe used to live in poverty, he learned thievery to feed himself and his siblings.
Japanese 生きるための知恵 Wisdom to live
Spanish Cerrajero Locksmith
French Passe-partout Master Key
German Dietrich Lockpick
Italian Grimaldello Lockpick
Korean 생활의 지혜 Wisdom to live
Simplified Chinese 生存的智慧 Wisdom to survive
Traditional Chinese 生存的智慧 Wisdom to survive



Skills in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Great ShieldPickPierceSilencerSlayerSummonSure Strike
Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire ---
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp ---
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance ---
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker ---
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsEnclosing WallHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4