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A basket filled with Berries; Tamato, Cheri, Nanab, Bluk, Aspear, Sitrus, Tamato, and Oran are seen

Berries (Japanese: きのみ Berries) are small, juicy, fleshy fruit. As in the real world, a large variety exists in the Pokémon world, with a large range of flavors. First found in the Generation II games, many Berries have since become critical held items in battle, where their various effects include HP restoration, stat enhancement, and even damage negation.

In Generation II

A berry tree in Gold, Silver and Crystal

In their introductory generation, Berries were somewhat hard to obtain, with a very limited amount of trees scattered across the Kanto and Johto regions, each giving out only one Berry of one of the ten types each day. Berries regenerated at midnight every day, and could be picked at any time. Wild Pokémon often held Berries, while several could be won as prizes in certain competitions. Apricorns are seen by many as similar to these Berries, in regards to their maturity time, availability, and other aspects.

List of Berries

Main article: Berries (Generation II)

The main Berry list from Generation II incorporated several functions of different healing items into the group of ten Berries. The names were simplistic, often describing only what the Berry itself did, with names like PRZCureBerry and PSNCureBerry standing out to many.

Name Effect
Berry Restores 10 HP
Bitter Berry Cures Confusion
Burnt Berry Cures Freeze
Gold Berry Restores 30 HP
Ice Berry Cures Burn
Mint Berry Cures Sleep
MiracleBerry Cures any Status ailment
MysteryBerry Restores 5 PP
PRZCureBerry Cures Paralysis
PSNCureBerry Cures Poison

In Generation III

Brendan encounters Oran and Pecha trees

Much as other aspects of the Pokémon franchise received their most major updates in the transition from Generation II to Generation III, the Berry system was completely overhauled in Generation III. Each of the Berries introduced in Generation III was given a number, not unlike the Pokédex numbers given to Pokémon, with the first ten in this ordering system having identical or nearly-identical effects to the Berries of Generation II. Several more Berries, found at the end of the listing, are extremely rare, with effects similar to items like X Attack. A majority of Berries, however, find their only use in being made into Pokéblocks for Contests. As most Pokémon resemble real-world animals, these Berries typically resemble real-world fruit (though not all fruit represented are berries, botanically or in common parlance, in real life). Descriptive tags detail some of their traits, much like a Pokédex entry, which are often shared with their real-world counterparts.

While in Generation II, all Berries would regenerate at midnight, with only one fruit available from each tree each day, Generation III advanced the system, giving each Berry a specific growth time, ranging between four hours and four days, and four stages of maturity which would be reached at the quarter, halfway, and three-quarters point of the full maturity time. Additionally, Berries no longer grew only in a specific plant that was a permanent fixture in the landscape, but in plants that disappeared when the Berries were picked from them, leaving behind a patch of loamy soil where another Berry could be planted. This loamy soil only exists in Hoenn, however, and is not present in the Kanto or Orre regions, where Berries must be obtained by other means.

Beginning in this generation, Berries are typically grouped in "families". This is an unofficial term for a group of five Berries that have the same growth period and similar flavoring distributions (such as Razz, which is mostly spicy but somewhat dry, and Bluk, which is mostly dry but somewhat sweet).

In Pokémon Emerald, a further advancement came to the Berry system, though only slightly. Six Berries, previously only usable to make Pokéblocks, were given an additional use. The Pomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Hondew, Grepa, and Tamato Berries, formerly useless outside of the Contest circuit, now became known by fans as "EV Berries", as they now lowered the effort values gained by a Pokémon in battle while raising its happiness.

List of Berries

The Generation III Berry list has its core in the first ten Berries in order, with the ones coming last in sequence being among the most rare and sought after for their in-battle effect. A majority of these Berries are used solely for Pokéblock making, falling between those with other effects in the listing.

No. Spr Name Effect
01 Cheri Berry Cheri Berry Cures Paralysis
02 Chesto Berry Chesto Berry Cures Sleep
03 Pecha Berry Pecha Berry Cures Poison
04 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry Cures Burn
05 Aspear Berry Aspear Berry Cures Freeze
06 Leppa Berry Leppa Berry Restores 10 PP
07 Oran Berry Oran Berry Restores 10 HP
08 Persim Berry Persim Berry Cures Confusion
09 Lum Berry Lum Berry Cures any status ailment
10 Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Restores 30 HP
11 Figy Berry Figy Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike spicy food
12 Wiki Berry Wiki Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike dry food
13 Mago Berry Mago Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike sweet food
14 Aguav Berry Aguav Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike bitter food
15 Iapapa Berry Iapapa Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike sour food
16 Razz Berry Razz Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
17 Bluk Berry Bluk Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
18 Nanab Berry Nanab Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
19 Wepear Berry Wepear Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
20 Pinap Berry Pinap Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
21 Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry Pokéblock ingredient onlyRS
Lowers HP EVs, raises happinessE
22 Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry Pokéblock ingredient onlyRS
Lowers Attack EVs, raises happinessE
23 Qualot Berry Qualot Berry Pokéblock ingredient onlyRS
Lowers Defense EVs, raises happinessE
24 Hondew Berry Hondew Berry Pokéblock ingredient onlyRS
Lowers Special Attack EVs, raises happinessE
25 Grepa Berry Grepa Berry Pokéblock ingredient onlyRS
Lowers Special Defense EVs, raises happinessE
26 Tamato Berry Tamato Berry Pokéblock ingredient onlyRS
Lowers Speed EVs, raises happinessE
27 Cornn Berry Cornn Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
28 Magost Berry Magost Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
29 Rabuta Berry Rabuta Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
30 Nomel Berry Nomel Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
31 Spelon Berry Spelon Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
32 Pamtre Berry Pamtre Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
33 Watmel Berry Watmel Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
34 Durin Berry Durin Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
35 Belue Berry Belue Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
36 Liechi Berry Liechi Berry Raises Attack when HP falls below 33%
37 Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry Raises Defense when HP falls below 33%
38 Salac Berry Salac Berry Raises Speed when HP falls below 33%
39 Petaya Berry Petaya Berry Raises Special Attack when HP falls below 33%
40 Apicot Berry Apicot Berry Raises Special Defense when HP falls below 33%
41 Lansat Berry Lansat Berry Raises critical hit ratio when HP falls below 33%
42 Starf Berry Starf Berry Raises a random stat when HP falls below 33%
43 Enigma Berry Enigma Berry Placeholder for e-Reader Berries

e-Reader Berries

The following Berries exist only in the games if the specific e-Reader card is swiped while the e-Reader is linked to a Ruby or Sapphire game cartridge. These Berries cannot be traded to other Generation III games, and if held by a Pokémon sent to Generation IV through Pal Park, will become an Enigma Berry when the Pokémon is recaught. As the e-Reader's lifespan was much shorter than expected by Nintendo, only two series of these special Berry e-cards were released, the first both in Japan and internationally, and the second only in Japan.

Series 1
No. Spr Name Effect
44 TagPumkin.png Pumkin Berry Cures Freeze
45 TagDrash.png Drash Berry Cures Poison
46 TagEggant.png Eggant Berry Cures Infatuation
47 TagStrib.png Strib Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
48 TagChilanIII.png Chilan Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
49 TagNutpea.png Nutpea Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
Series 2

These Berries were only available to players of Japanese games, as the second series of e-cards was never released outside of Japan. All names used are transliterated Japanese names, as these Berries do not have English names.

No. Spr Name Effect
50 TagGinema.png Ginema Berry Raises a lowered stat
51 TagKuo.png Kuo Berry Cures Burn
52 TagYago.png Yago Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
53 TagTouga.png Touga Berry Cures Confusion
54 TagNiniku.png Niniku Berry Pokéblock ingredient only
55 TagTopo.png Topo Berry Pokéblock ingredient only

In Generation IV

Dawn poses with her Razz and Bluk trees

Much like most other aspects of Generation III, Berries remained very much the same in Generation IV, with the main set of 43 carried over to the new games. The e-Reader Berries, perhaps due to their relative obscurity and exclusivity to Ruby and Sapphire (as the e-Reader was incompatible with FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald), are not present in this generation, though one of them shares its name in all languages with one of the newly-introduced Berries.

A total of 21 new Berries were introduced in Generation IV, with 16 of them weakening super effective moves used on the holder, one for each type, and one weakening any Template:Type2 move used on the holder. The remaining four are exclusive to events, being held by event Pokémon given out in conjunction with the first three Diamond & Pearl series movies. This brings the total amount of Berries to 64.

Several Berries' growth times were changed in Generation IV, most notably that of the Tamato Berry, which formerly grew in the same amount of time as the others in its flavor group, now grows in the same amount of time as the rest of the EV Berries. Other Berries whose growth times changed remained with the same growth times as the rest of their flavor group. Many Berries also received edits to their tree styles, with different palettes used to give each tree a more unique appearance, rather than the similar appearance several, most notably Razz and Bluk, had.

Miniature Wacan and Yache trees grow in the Berry Planter

In addition to the base growth time changes, special mulch was introduced that could be spread over a patch of loamy soil to alter the growth rate of Berry plants, allowing them to be tended to more easily by those with a busy schedule. This mulch is available only at the Berry Master's house in Sinnoh or at the flower shop in Goldenrod City in Johto.

Like how Berries were most used in Generation III to make Pokéblocks, in Generation IV Berries are used to make Poffin, which achieves a similar condition-enhancing effect. Aside from this, those which have no in-battle effect can be traded in for Accessories to be used to dress up Pokémon for Super Contests and pictures.

While in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, loamy soil could be found in most places in Sinnoh, much like in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, no loamy soil exists in Johto or Kanto, visited in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The Berry Planter, however, holds four portable patches of loamy soil, allowing the player to carry their Berry trees with them anywhere.

List of Berries

The Generation IV Berry list is exactly the same as the Generation III list, but with all Berries falling after Belue moved back 17 places, to accommodate the type-resistant Berries. The other four event Berries are added to the end, after the Enigma Berry. All Berries now have some in-battle or out-of-battle use, but can also be used to make Poffin.

No. Spr Name Effect Tree
01 Cheri Berry Cheri Berry Cures Paralysis AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CheriTreeTaller.png CheriTreeBloom.png CheriTreeBerry.png
02 Chesto Berry Chesto Berry Cures Sleep AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChestoTreeTaller.png ChestoTreeBloom.png ChestoTreeBerry.png
03 Pecha Berry Pecha Berry Cures Poison AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PechaTreeTaller.png PechaTreeBloom.png PechaTreeBerry.png
04 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry Cures Burn AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RawstTreeTaller.png RawstTreeBloom.png RawstTreeBerry.png
05 Aspear Berry Aspear Berry Cures Freeze AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png AspearTreeTaller.png AspearTreeBloom.png AspearTreeBerry.png
06 Leppa Berry Leppa Berry Restores 10 PP AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LeppaTreeTaller.png LeppaTreeBloom.png LeppaTreeBerry.png
07 Oran Berry Oran Berry Restores 10 HP AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png OranTreeTaller.png OranTreeBloom.png OranTreeBerry.png
08 Persim Berry Persim Berry Cures Confusion AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PersimTreeTaller.png PersimTreeBloom.png PersimTreeBerry.png
09 Lum Berry Lum Berry Cures any status ailment AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LumTreeTaller.png LumTreeBloom.png LumTreeBerry.png
10 Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Restores 25% HP AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png SitrusTreeTaller.png SitrusTreeBloom.png SitrusTreeBerry.png
11 Figy Berry Figy Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike spicy food AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png FigyTreeTaller.png FigyTreeBloom.png FigyTreeBerry.png
12 Wiki Berry Wiki Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike dry food AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WikiTreeTaller.png WikiTreeBloom.png WikiTreeBerry.png
13 Mago Berry Mago Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike sweet food AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png MagoTreeTaller.png MagoTreeBloom.png MagoTreeBerry.png
14 Aguav Berry Aguav Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike bitter food AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png AguavTreeTaller.png AguavTreeBloom.png AguavTreeBerry.png
15 Iapapa Berry Iapapa Berry Restores 12.5% HP, confuses Pokémon that dislike sour food AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png IapapaTreeTaller.png IapapaTreeBloom.png IapapaTreeBerry.png
16 Razz Berry Razz Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RazzTreeTaller.png RazzTreeBloom.png RazzTreeBerry.png
17 Bluk Berry Bluk Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png BlukTreeTaller.png BlukTreeBloom.png BlukTreeBerry.png
18 Nanab Berry Nanab Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png NanabTreeTaller.png NanabTreeBloom.png NanabTreeBerry.png
19 Wepear Berry Wepear Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WepearTreeTaller.png WepearTreeBloom.png WepearTreeBerry.png
20 Pinap Berry Pinap Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PinapTreeTaller.png PinapTreeBloom.png PinapTreeBerry.png
21 Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry Lowers HP EVs, raises happiness AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PomegTreeTaller.png PomegTreeBloom.png PomegTreeBerry.png
22 Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry Lowers Attack EVs, raises happiness AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png KelpsyTreeTaller.png KelpsyTreeBloom.png KelpsyTreeBerry.png
23 Qualot Berry Qualot Berry Lowers Defense EVs, raises happiness AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png QualotTreeTaller.png QualotTreeBloom.png QualotTreeBerry.png
24 Hondew Berry Hondew Berry Lowers Special Attack EVs, raises happiness AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png HondewTreeTaller.png HondewTreeBloom.png HondewTreeBerry.png
25 Grepa Berry Grepa Berry Lowers Special Defense EVs, raises happiness AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png GrepaTreeTaller.png GrepaTreeBloom.png GrepaTreeBerry.png
26 Tamato Berry Tamato Berry Lowers Speed EVs, raises happiness AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png TamatoTreeTaller.png TamatoTreeBloom.png TamatoTreeBerry.png
27 Cornn Berry Cornn Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CornnTreeTaller.png CornnTreeBloom.png CornnTreeBerry.png
28 Magost Berry Magost Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png MagostTreeTaller.png MagostTreeBloom.png MagostTreeBerry.png
29 Rabuta Berry Rabuta Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RabutaTreeTaller.png RabutaTreeBloom.png RabutaTreeBerry.png
30 Nomel Berry Nomel Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png NomelTreeTaller.png NomelTreeBloom.png NomelTreeBerry.png
31 Spelon Berry Spelon Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png SpelonTreeTaller.png SpelonTreeBloom.png SpelonTreeBerry.png
32 Pamtre Berry Pamtre Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PamtreTreeTaller.png PamtreTreeBloom.png PamtreTreeBerry.png
33 Watmel Berry Watmel Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WatmelTreeTaller.png WatmelTreeBloom.png WatmelTreeBerry.png
34 Durin Berry Durin Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png DurinTreeTaller.png DurinTreeBloom.png DurinTreeBerry.png
35 Belue Berry Belue Berry Able to be traded for accessories AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png BelueTreeTaller.png BelueTreeBloom.png BelueTreeBerry.png
36 Occa Berry Occa Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png OccaTreeTaller.png OccaTreeBloom.png OccaTreeBerry.png
37 Passho Berry Passho Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PasshoTreeTaller.png PasshoTreeBloom.png PasshoTreeBerry.png
38 Wacan Berry Wacan Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WacanTreeTaller.png WacanTreeBloom.png WacanTreeBerry.png
39 Rindo Berry Rindo Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RindoTreeTaller.png RindoTreeBloom.png RindoTreeBerry.png
40 Yache Berry Yache Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png YacheTreeTaller.png YacheTreeBloom.png YacheTreeBerry.png
41 Chople Berry Chople Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChopleTreeTaller.png ChopleTreeBloom.png ChopleTreeBerry.png
42 Kebia Berry Kebia Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png KebiaTreeTaller.png KebiaTreeBloom.png KebiaTreeBerry.png
43 Shuca Berry Shuca Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ShucaTreeTaller.png ShucaTreeBloom.png ShucaTreeBerry.png
44 Coba Berry Coba Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CobaTreeTaller.png CobaTreeBloom.png CobaTreeBerry.png
45 Payapa Berry Payapa Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PayapaTreeTaller.png PayapaTreeBloom.png PayapaTreeBerry.png
46 Tanga Berry Tanga Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png TangaTreeTaller.png TangaTreeBloom.png TangaTreeBerry.png
47 Charti Berry Charti Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChartiTreeTaller.png ChartiTreeBloom.png ChartiTreeBerry.png
48 Kasib Berry Kasib Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png KasibTreeTaller.png KasibTreeBloom.png KasibTreeBerry.png
49 Haban Berry Haban Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png HabanTreeTaller.png HabanTreeBloom.png HabanTreeBerry.png
50 Colbur Berry Colbur Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ColburTreeTaller.png ColburTreeBloom.png ColburTreeBerry.png
51 Babiri Berry Babiri Berry Weakens foe's super effective Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png BabiriTreeTaller.png BabiriTreeBloom.png BabiriTreeBerry.png
52 Chilan Berry Chilan Berry Weakens foe's Template:Type2 move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChilanTreeTaller.png ChilanTreeBloom.png ChilanTreeBerry.png
53 Liechi Berry Liechi Berry Raises Attack when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LiechiTreeTaller.png LiechiTreeBloom.png LiechiTreeBerry.png
54 Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry Raises Defense when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png GanlonTreeTaller.png GanlonTreeBloom.png GanlonTreeBerry.png
55 Salac Berry Salac Berry Raises Speed when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png SalacTreeTaller.png SalacTreeBloom.png SalacTreeBerry.png
56 Petaya Berry Petaya Berry Raises Special Attack when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PetayaTreeTaller.png PetayaTreeBloom.png PetayaTreeBerry.png
57 Apicot Berry Apicot Berry Raises Special Defense when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ApicotTreeTaller.png ApicotTreeBloom.png ApicotTreeBerry.png
58 Lansat Berry Lansat Berry Raises critical hit ratio when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LansatTreeTaller.png LansatTreeBloom.png LansatTreeBerry.png
59 Starf Berry Starf Berry Raises a random stat when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png StarfTreeTaller.png StarfTreeBloom.png StarfTreeBerry.png
60 Enigma Berry Enigma Berry Restores holder's HP if hit by a super effective move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png EnigmaTreeTaller.png EnigmaTreeBloom.png EnigmaTreeBerry.png
61 Micle Berry Micle Berry Raises the accuracy of one move when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png MicleTreeTaller.png MicleTreeBloom.png MicleTreeBerry.png
62 Custap Berry Custap Berry Causes the holder to go first once when HP falls below 33% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CustapTreeTaller.png CustapTreeBloom.png CustapTreeBerry.png
63 Jaboca Berry Jaboca Berry Causes recoil on foe if holder is hit by a physical move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png JabocaTreeTaller.png JabocaTreeBloom.png JabocaTreeBerry.png
64 Rowap Berry Rowap Berry Causes recoil on foe if holder is hit by a special move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RowapTreeTaller.png RowapTreeBloom.png RowapTreeBerry.png

Proper care of Berry plants

After a Berry is planted in loamy soil, a player can ignore it until fruit appears and will most often still get more Berries than were planted, as most Berry trees will bear more than one fruit at minimum. Truly effective Berry care, however, requires that the player pay close attention to the growing tree, watering it often, so as to reap the benefit.

Formula

Berry formula

The formula that the games use to decide how many fruits a specific Berry tree will bear is to the right of the page. This formula is calculated as follows:

  • a is the maximum number of Berries that can appear on the plant
  • b is the minimum number of Berries that can appear on the plant
  • c is a number randomly chosen between a and b, inclusive
  • d is the number of growth stages during which the plant was watered

This formula is only used if the player has watered the plant at least once during its growth. If the plant is left to its own devices, it will always bear the minimum number of fruit.

Stages

After they are planted in loamy soil, all Berries have four stages of growth, which they will assume after a quarter, half, and three quarters of their full growth time has passed since their planting. Specific messages are associated with specific growth times, and will be displayed if the player checks the plant.

Tree Time Gen III Message Gen IV Message
AllTreeSeed.png 00:00 - 11:59 One Lum Berry was planted here. A Lum Berry was planted here.
AllTreeSprout.png 12:00 - 23:59 Lum has sprouted. The Lum Berry has sprouted.
LumTreeTaller.png 24:00 - 35:59 This Lum plant is growing taller. The Lum Berry plant is growing bigger.
LumTreeBloom.png 36:00 - 47:59 These Lum flowers are blooming cutely/prettily/very beautifully. This Lum Berry plant is in bloom!
LumTreeBerry.png 48:00 - ??? There are (number) Lum Berries! There are (number) Lum Berries!
Note that all times are for the Lum Berry with no mulch

In the TCG

Berries were introduced in the Trading Card Game in the Neo Genesis expansion, released shortly after Pokémon Gold and Silver themselves. All of them are Pokémon Tools, a special subclass of Trainer card that may be attached to a Pokémon in play, much in the same way that items can be held by Pokémon in the games. Most of the TCG Berries are in fact Berries from the games, however, several of them are unique to the TCG. The following is a list of TCG Berries:

In the anime

A pink Rhyhorn eating a Pinkan Berry

In the anime, while several ordinary fruits from the real world have and continue to be featured, Berries have appeared on occasion as well, suggesting that the Berries are not the only fruit in the Pokémon world. Additionally, the Berries that have made an appearance in the games are not the only Berries featured. Pinkan Berries appeared, central to the plot of In the Pink, where they had the amazing property of changing a Pokémon's coloration completely to pink, and due to the rarity of strangely-colored Pokémon, only grew on an isolated island in the Orange Archipelago that was kept secret to prevent poachers from stealing Pokémon who lived there. A Snover was also shown to grow berries on its body in The Lonely Snover, though they had no strange effects when consumed by humans or Pokémon.

See also


Items
Items RepelsEvolutionary stonesFossilsFlutesShardsHeld items
Escape itemsExchangeable itemsValuable itemsLegendary artifacts
Medicine PotionsStatus condition healing itemsRevives
EthersVitaminsWingsDrinksHerbal medicine
Berries and Apricorns Poké BallsBerriesMulchApricorns
Aesthetic DecorationsAccessoriesBackdropsPropsDécorClothing
Others MailBattle itemsKey itemsEvent items

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesDrivesEV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsExperience-affecting items
GemsIncensePlatesMega StonesStat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing items

Out-of-battle effect items
EV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsIncenseMailScarves

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