Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum

Pickleplum the Crow -dks3
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
n/a n/a Firelink Shrine n/a

Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

  • You cannot attack this NPC and you cannot see her.




In order to trade with it/them, drop an item (by selecting 'leave' in the item menu) on either the roof nest or the nest in the shrine rafters, and pick up the item she gives you in return. Do not leave the area or exit the game or the item she dropped will be lost. If she doesn't want the item you offered, she will say no, and will return your item. 

You may only trade one of each item per New Game cycle.

Note: You also learn the Call Over Gesture the first time you trade an item that gives a "Pickle pee" response from the crow. (eleonora, mendicant's staff and avelyn still needs verification)

Note: Medicant's Staff must not be upgraded for the trade to be accepted.




First encounter dialogue

You, you! Me me Pickle Pee! Me, me Pump-a-rum!"

(trade) "Pump-a-rum, pump-a-rum!"

(trade) "Pickle-pee, pickle-pee!"

(no trade) "You, you. No, no. That no pickle pee, that no pump-a-rum."

(same item) "You, you. Not that. Enough, enough."

(all items?) "???"



  • "Pickle-pee" and "Pump-a-rum" come from an old children's poem called "The Ceremonial Band" by James Reeves. In the poem, "pickle-pee" is the sound of a fife and "pump-a-rum" is the sound of a drum.
  • The crow is referred to as "Nestling" in the end credits, and is voiced by Clare Corbett. The official strategy guide refers to the crow as 'The Nestling of Firelink Shrine (Snuggly The Crow)" and states the crow is rumored to be named Snuggly.
  • Demon's Souls version is known as Sparkly the Crow, because she only accepted sparkling items.
  • Dark Souls version is known as Snuggly the Crow, because she only accepted warm and soft items.
  • Dark Souls II version is known as Dyna & Tilo.



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    • Anonymous

      05 Jul 2017 14:37  

      I Just dropped all of my consumable items ... (including all of my Embers)
      she saw them and said " OH! that's ... pickle-pee, pickle-pee!! "
      and then, she gave me NOTHIN!!! JUST NOTHIN!!! Ate all of my EMBERS and GAVE ME NOTHIN !!!
      what the hell?!!! :||

      • Anonymous

        04 Jul 2017 14:32  

        The items wich are responded with pump-a rum can be traded once per new game. The ones wich are with pickle-pee only can be traded once per character.

        • Anonymous

          06 May 2017 01:09  

          You do NOT get any unique dialogue when you give everything!!!
          It does NOT reset all the trades nor do you get anything special.

          • Anonymous

            02 Apr 2017 01:34  

            My personal theory is that this crow wants things to play music on. Seeing as her lines of "pickle-pee" and "pump-a-rum" are references to music in a poem, she's indicating the sounds she wants to make with the items you bring her.

            Firebombs and lightning urns make a loud bang noise. Kind of like a drum. Pump-a-rum
            Loretta's bone and vertebra shackles can be hollowed out to make a flute. Pickle-pee
            Prism stones, alluring skulls, and a barrel of siegbrau can be beat on like drums. Pump-a-rum
            Sacred chimes make soft and pretty sounds, and the Avelyn looks like a harp. Pickle-pee
            And so on

            • Anonymous

              18 Mar 2017 16:13  

              So theory here: pump-a-rum are all items you can drum on, with the exception of the hammer, which is to drum with, all the pickle pee items are items of the nature to be made into a flute; wood, bone, and glass.

              • Anonymous

                16 Feb 2017 06:23  

                Traded him a homeward bone for solaire's bracers on the rafters instead of the roof for no *****ing reason, then fell off like the drunk degenerate I am causing the item to disappear forever until the next game cycle

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