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 (or "Nestling") 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: None of the weapons you offer must be upgraded for the trade to be accepted (for example, if you offer a Avelyn+1 the trade won't go off).




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

      16 Sep 2021 08:10  

      I went to trade in some items and got dc'd while dropping items and now I lost everything. You can't even give the same item twice in the same playthrough if you happen to lose it because reasons. Thank you Dark Souls.

      • Anonymous

        30 Aug 2021 10:59  

        Since you can do each trade once per new game its better to give the coiled sword fragment before going to ng+ to not miss a Slab

        • Anonymous

          29 Aug 2021 08:45  

          "-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."

          Bloodborne's version is known as Eileen the Crow, because, come on. And she only accepts hoonters that hoont.

          • Anonymous

            21 Aug 2021 21:01  

            Don't trade undead bone shard until ng+. Failing to reach "ultimate bonfire" on ng blocked the achievement for the character.

            • Anonymous

              14 Apr 2021 17:23  

              I did not know you can now just pick the item up and don't have to return to the bonfire first. Using Homeward makes the item disappear, that much I learned when I left a Siegbrau...

              • Anonymous

                31 Mar 2021 19:01  

                nobody going to mention that it has to be yorkshas chime and not just any sacred one. Got denyed for all of them except yorks.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Mar 2021 11:15  

                  So fun fact. If you drop an item (my case lighting urn) and accidently hit the back jump button off the rafters and die before picking up the item, the item will not be there when you return and dropping another lighting urn will be refused. Got rejected an iron helm, rip solaire cosplay.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Mar 2021 22:43  

                    Everyone depicts Pickle Pee as like a cute anime harpy in fan art and stuff, what if From Soft one day confirms what she looks like and she’s actually one of the ****in crow demons from the painted world in ds1

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Feb 2021 05:27  

                      Looks like quite a few people skipped DS2 and missed out on the QoL change of not needing to reload or kill yourself for the nest item to change. That karma come back with a vengeance.

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Jan 2021 03:14  

                        It should noted. None of the equipment you hand in can be upgraded. Not just the Mendicant's Staff.

                        I got rejected everytime I tried popping in +'d gear.

                        • Anonymous

                          01 Jan 2021 19:29  

                          The first time I ever traded an item I thought it was like Dark Souls 1. I quit the game and re-entered, and, to my surprise, the item was gone.
                          Genius move.

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Dec 2020 17:27  

                            v nvm i figured it out since im playing on keyboard and mouse i had to click the RT to get to my bow section

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Nov 2020 11:06  

                              You can trade with her twice in the same playthrough by going to both of her nests by not leaving the area and hitting both locations right after each other

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