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.
- Cheri - Cherry (or, Cherimoya)
- Chesto - Chestnut
- Pecha - Peach
- Rawst - Straw(berry)
- Aspear - Pear?
- Leppa - Apple
- Oran - Orange
- Persim - Persimmon
- Lum - Lime? Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): It's from mulberry ("mul" backwards is "lum").
- Sitrus - Citrus
- Figy - Fig
- Wiki - Kiwi
- Mago - Mango
- Aguav - Guava
- Iapapa - Papaya
- Razz - Rasp(berry)
- Bluk - Black(barry)
- Nanab - Banana
- Wepear - Pear?
- Pinap - Pineapple
- Pomeg - Pomegranate Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): I fixed the spelling of pomegranate.
- Kelpsy - Kelp?
- Qualot - Kumquat?
- Hondew - Honeydew
- Grepa - Grape
- Tamato - Tomato
- Cornn - Corn
- Magost - Mangosteen!
- Rabuta - ? Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): It's from rutabaga.
- Nomel - Lemon
- Spelon - ?
- Pamtre - Palm Tree (Palm Fruit)
- Watmel - Watermelon
- Durin - Durian
- Belue - Blue(berry)
- Liechi - Lychee
- Ganlon - Longan
- Salac - Salak
- Petaya - Pitaya
- Apicot - Apricot
- Lansat - Langsat
- 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)
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
I managed to do some berry-watching, I have to say I was thinking it was a lot more complicated than it actually was, if what Gathered is correct. It seems the soil simply dries in the same amount of time it takes for the plant to grow a stage. Using route 218, i planted a pair of leppa berries, and a pair of razz barries. the razz dried the same time they grew the first stage. after that, I watered all the berries, and watered only one of each an hour later. the one watered later dried out later, and the one left unwatered completely dried at the same rate it dried the first step.
Summary: It takes the same time as one stage of growth for soil to dry a step. This is based on berries grown during the DAY time period, on route 218, I hear some things like location or time of day may effect the rate, so I'll probably test the NIGHT period later in Solasceon or route 10.
Setting aside time or location effects, basically this means you need to water berries BEFORE they grow each stage. if you wait until after the growth, the soil will already have dried a step, and it will probably count against your yield. it also means you'll have to water earlier for each "phase" since the goal is to water it again before it dries.
Well, all that was a bit long-winded, and it didn't reveal much, but that's what I've got. ~Kendai
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)
Should we include the CCG berries, like "Balloon Berry"?KrytenKoro 10:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
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