Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum

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General Info
icon hp 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.

Location

 

Trade

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. It works with Mendicant's Staff (Screenshot) (Eleonora, 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).

 

 

Dialogue

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?) "???"

 

Trivia

  • "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

      by the way, the sacred chime trade only works if the chime does not provide any further effects. it must be named ‘sacred chime’ not ‘sacred chime of …’. trust me i’ve got 30 sacred chimes.. and now a lot of help me carvings

      • She instantly drops her trade, it looks like that item is the one you dropped, but its her trade, don't reload the area!! Learned the hardway cause i thought it was like demon's souls

        • Anonymous

          Pickle dee, pumple rump, how can I talk to you? I leave you this, I leave you that, and all I get is humple stump.

          • Anonymous

            Friendly Advice: ALWAYS wear the CAT RING to trade with the crows. You don't want to fall to your death and permanently miss an item for that playthrough.

            • Anonymous

              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

                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

                  "-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

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

                    • Anonymous

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Guys.... I accidentally hit circle and leaped off to the Shrine below before picking up the Armor of the Sun TvT

                                        • Anonymous

                                          i dropped my coiled sword fragment and exit the game cuz i thought it was the same like DS1. Good thing that Dark Souls is a game where you dont have to look up every single thing cuz***** like this could happen.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This doesn't work the way it did in DS1. IF YOU RELOAD AFTER DROPPING THE ITEM YOU GET NOTHING. The item is switched on the ground the moment you dropped it, just pick it back up. How is this not in the comments yet?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              the fact that these kinds of exchanges are in the game pretty much seals the fact that the devs expect the game to be played using guides. how would we know otherwise?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                "In order to trade with it/them" Is it unclear if it is one or two birds or something? Is this mentioned in-game?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Your character never questions the voice of a crack addict coming from a bird nest offering to trade items with you. This npc truly predicted the DS3 trading subreddit

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    when you throw rubbish it has a different reacts. it didnt take rubbish and says "you you, no no,that no pickle pee, that no pump a rum.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      without a tower key, you can still access her nest with a little bit dashing+jumping skills...remember there is a tree next to the roof? There are certain parts of it that you can dash on for an instance. Dash to it, then jump right toward the roof. A few trial and you may get to the roof. Then just walk a bit and you'll find a gate to the ceiling and a nest. Don't fall on there cuz the height kills.

                                                      • Some say it's not worth. So first point: you can get 2 large titaine shards soooo early. You can. Make your weapon +4 way before the game would let you normally. Same thing with twinkling titanite. Or the praise the sun arm part and the chest part very early. The chest part is Not a bad gear at all. And it isn't so heavy, but good stats. And lots more good stuff.. So please don't talk about things you have no idea from!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you happen to die after dropping your item you will lose that item, the output trade and will no longer be able to trade for that item.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Nothing happens when you complete all trades on this list. It really is not worth it for the things you get from her aswell most of the time. The only thing that makes it kind of worth it is her crow adorableness.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Hmm... Just tested whether Pickle-pee actually trades any sacred chime for the "help me" carving. It turns out, almost. The single exception being the "Sacred Chime of Fillianore" which results in "That no pickle pee... that no pump a rum..." This is likely a programming oversight, rather than a bug.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I gotta give all of the others as well as pickle pee credit for dealing with the bull*****of all the unkindled/ ashen ones/ etc. They never get a rest.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Daaamn, lotsa haters for Pickle-Pee... at least the game she’s present in is both canon and properly programmed

                                                                  • Believe it or not, one of the things that disappointed me about this game was learning that this crow was nowhere near as endearing and fun to trade with as the two birds from Dark Souls 2; quite the opposite in fact. I find this one as unbearable to listen to as the one from Dark Souls, with the same annoying kid voice and this monotonous and emotionless tone that shows no enthusiasm at all about trading. I'm actually glad there's little reason to go up there, since other than the various titanite stones the rest of his stock is virtually worthless. And honestly, unless you have a massive hard-on for Solaire, you have to be out of your mind to give up a Mendicant's Staff for a Sunlight Shield.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      How are you all falling to your deaths? If you go the nest on the roof of the shrine you can trade there and there is plenty of room to move around without falling. You DO NOT need to go onto the rafters inside the shrine to trade.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Its not really that big of a deal to play through the game again. Do this all the time in order to try out something new.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Dropped the Siegbru, accidentally rolled and died from fall damage./.. looks like I'm not getting the Armor of The Sun anytime soon...

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            So I dropped a Divine Blessing, Hidden Blessing, and Alluring Skull to Pickle Pee, but before I left the Menu I got kicked out of the game with the 'offline' message. When I reloaded the game, there were no carvings on the ground (or in my inventory) and when I tried drop another Alluring Skull, Pump-A-Rump said "You, you. Not that. Enough, enough."
                                                                            So now I can't get the Hello Carving, Thank You Carving, or the Very Good Carving.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              the stuff you get from Pickle Pee is *****ing garbage compared to Dyna and Tillo, you dont have to give up anything usefull and you get so much better rewards

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Traded a bunch of things, accidentally hit back one too many times, fell to my death, items gone. F**k you Miyazaki, f**k you.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Pickle-pee items will give you the call over gesture. Pump-a-rum items will uh.. uhm.. uh........... do nothing.

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