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Real Fruit

All of the berries are named after real fruit. Should we including this in the article? I think it's important... Here's what I've come up with so far. Some of them are really obscure. I'm only missing a few.

  1. Cheri - Cherry (or, Cherimoya)
  2. Chesto - Chestnut
  3. Pecha - Peach
  4. Rawst - Straw(berry)
  5. Aspear - Pear?
  6. Leppa - Apple
  7. Oran - Orange
  8. Persim - Persimmon
  9. Lum - Lime? Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): It's from mulberry ("mul" backwards is "lum").
  10. Sitrus - Citrus
  11. Figy - Fig
  12. Wiki - Kiwi
  13. Mago - Mango
  14. Aguav - Guava
  15. Iapapa - Papaya
  16. Razz - Rasp(berry)
  17. Bluk - Black(barry)
  18. Nanab - Banana
  19. Wepear - Pear?
  20. Pinap - Pineapple
  21. Pomeg - Pomegranate Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): I fixed the spelling of pomegranate.
  22. Kelpsy - Kelp?
  23. Qualot - Kumquat?
  24. Hondew - Honeydew
  25. Grepa - Grape
  26. Tamato - Tomato
  27. Cornn - Corn
  28. Magost - Mangosteen!
  29. Rabuta - ? Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): It's from rutabaga.
  30. Nomel - Lemon
  31. Spelon - ?
  32. Pamtre - Palm Tree (Palm Fruit)
  33. Watmel - Watermelon
  34. Durin - Durian
  35. Belue - Blue(berry)
  36. Liechi - Lychee
  37. Ganlon - Longan
  38. Salac - Salak
  39. Petaya - Pitaya
  40. Apicot - Apricot
  41. Lansat - Langsat
  42. Starf - Starfruit

I didn't want to put this directly onto the page because it's not complete yet. Help is appreciated

Evin290 18:39, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Qualot is from an obscure one, the Loquat. Lum's from Mulberry. Rabuta sounds like Rutabaga, though I'm not honestly sure if that's it. I'm very certain Spelon is Melon.--Pie 20:59, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually, now that I think about it, Lum could also just be from Plum. --Pie 02:29, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

I was actually thinking there could be a whole article about each berry, containing flavor and written tag information. I think the real fruit information could be better placed on each individual berry's page. However, we'd probably need a template for a page, or something to make them good. But I don't know how to make a template ... Slim 19:32, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I think I could make a good one, given just a bit of time... --Pie 20:59, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I'll start up some pages for berries. The pages will be called, for example, Cheri (Berry). I'll get started →Evin290 00:31, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

What kind of melon is spelon? It would have to be a specific type of melon to get the "sp" from. Also, could Aspear be Asian Pear. I can't think of anything for Wepear. I thought "Western Pear," but wikipedia doesn't have an article called that, and when I search for it on Google, all I got was "Best Western/Pear Tree Inn" Anyone have any ideas about "Wepear?" →Evin290 15:52, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Here's my best guess for Wepear: Pyrus communis pyraster, the Wild European Pear. JudgeSpear 00:58, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I figured out "Rabuta." It's Rambutan. It sounds more like "Rabuta" than "Rutabaga" and it's got hairs all over it, just like the rabuta berry.

Here are the Generation IV berries and their origins that do not have origins put up yet (I will put them up in their respective berry pages momentarily):

41. Chople: Possibly Chipotle, in reference to its spiciness in the games and the real-life pepper's intense heat.
42. Kebia: Akebia; the scientific name, akebia, is a Latinization of the Japanese name for the genus, akebi. Here is a page showing Akebia fruit that closely resembles the in-game Kebia Berry graphic.
44. Coba: Coba, an English name for several species of Manchurian wild rice, whose stems are used as a vegetable.
47. Charti: wp:Artichoke
48. Kasib: wp:Cassava root
49. Colbur: Muntingia calabura, the plant from which the Calabura fruit comes
50. Babiri: Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
52. Chilan: Ancho chili pepper (also called Poblano)
61. Micle: The word "miracle". Or it could be from Clematis.
62. Custap: Custard Apple (Annona reticulata), native to the tropical New World
63. Jaboca: Jabuticaba, or Brazilian Grape Tree
64. Rowap: Rowan plant, native throughout the cool temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in the mountains of western China and the Himalaya
JudgeSpear 02:15, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Soil system in generation IV?

it seems the soil and watering work differently from generation III, the soil visibly changes color, from dark brown, to an orange-brown, to pale and sand-like. as far as i can tell, the soil dries by one shade in half the time it takes the plant to grow a stage. the planted berries start with dark watered soil, and it seems the timer on the soil resets based on when the plants are watered, as opposed to being directly linked with plant growth.

Not to mention the kinds of mulch you can buy that also affect the soil. --DarkfireTaimatsu 23:15, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
moreover, based on my observations, you have to water twice as often for the best results, and the max yield for older berries seems higher. those details are probably pretty important. ~Kendai
Later on, I'm definitely gonna be revamping the page. Adding a "growth" section, possibly to each generation. TTEchidna 18:25, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Damage-reducing Berries

Do these reduce an attack's damage by 50%? The reason I ask is because no damage calculator I know of factors these in, so it's been bugging me for a while. Would the effect be as if the defending pokemon had +2 defense? Juunannio 10:14, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Far as I know, they cancel out the super-effectiveness, which means a 50% damage reduction. TTEchidnaFire echy 01:38, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
THey cancel out, alright. But if it is 4x (Like on Flygon-san) then itdecreases to only 2x. OptimatumTalk|Links14:04 3 May 2008

Cards

Should we include the CCG berries, like "Balloon Berry"?KrytenKoro 10:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Berry dropping

After berries grow in loamy soil, they stay for a while, but replant or vanish if not picked. The fact doesn't seem to be covered in this article, or i missed it while looking. I was hoping to find an explanation of how long berries stay on a plant after growing. The individual berry pages list total growth time and length of each stage, but i haven't seen the addition of how long they stay before vanishing. on those pages either. ~Kendai