Pickpocketing is a game mechanic which allows Yandere-chan to obtain items that are carried by other NPCs.
In order to pickpocket someone, Yandere-chan must stand behind the target. When they've stopped walking, a timer will show the player how long they have left before the target starts moving again.
Once Yandere-chan has started to pickpocket an NPC, a series of button prompts will appear. If the player completes all of these prompts correctly before the timer runs out, Yandere-chan will successfully steal the item. If the player makes a mistake or runs out of time, the NPC will notice and scold Yandere-chan, and her reputation will drop by ten points.
- Shed key: The shed key can be stolen from Uekiya Engeika while she is doing her rounds around the Gardening Club. However, the other Gardening Club members will alert her if they see Yandere-chan trying to steal the keys.
- Infirmary cabinet key: To obtain the emetic poison, the Infirmary cabinet key can be stolen from Nasu Kankoshi while she is walking around the Infirmary.
|“||I don't know what you're trying to do, but if it's supposed to be a joke, it's not funny.||”|
— Reaction to the player being caught pickpocketing.
- Pickpocketing was implemented in the January 3rd, 2017 Build.
- YandereDev may change the pickpocketing mini-game if he receives negative feedback from fans.