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This article is about the class of item. For the held item that heals 10 HP in Generation II, see Berry (Generation II).
If you were looking for the character of the day in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways! with the Japanese name Berry, see Beatrice.
A basket filled with Berries; Tamato, Cheri, Nanab, Bluk, Razz, Aspear, Sitrus, 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, names, and effects. First found in the Generation II games, many Berries have since become critical held items in battle, where their various effects include HP and status condition restoration, stat enhancement, and even damage negation.

List of Berries

In Generation II

Main article: Berry (Generation II)
Name Effect
Berry Restores 10 HP
Gold Berry Restores 30 HP
MysteryBerry Restores 5 PP
MiracleBerry Cures any status condition
Mint Berry Cures sleep
Burnt Berry Cures freeze
Ice Berry Cures burn
Bitter Berry Cures confusion
PRZCureBerry Cures paralysis
PSNCureBerry Cures poison

Generation III onwards

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In Generations III and IV, beyond the sprouting stages, all Berry plants had different sprites as they grew. In Generation VI, Berry plants only have unique sprites in their final, harvestable stage. In Pokémon X and Y, the sprites for the earlier stages differ based on the Berry's color, but in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the earlier stages use the same sprite for all Berries.

Gen No. Spr Name Effect Gen IV trees XY fruited ORAS fruited
III 01 Cheri Berry Cheri Berry Cures paralysis AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CheriTreeTaller.png CheriTreeBloom.png CheriTreeBerry.png
III 02 Chesto Berry Chesto Berry Cures sleep AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChestoTreeTaller.png ChestoTreeBloom.png ChestoTreeBerry.png
III 03 Pecha Berry Pecha Berry Cures poison AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PechaTreeTaller.png PechaTreeBloom.png PechaTreeBerry.png
III 04 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry Cures burn AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RawstTreeTaller.png RawstTreeBloom.png RawstTreeBerry.png
III 05 Aspear Berry Aspear Berry Cures freeze AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png AspearTreeTaller.png AspearTreeBloom.png AspearTreeBerry.png
III 06 Leppa Berry Leppa Berry Restores 10 PP AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LeppaTreeTaller.png LeppaTreeBloom.png LeppaTreeBerry.png
III 07 Oran Berry Oran Berry Restores 10 HP AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png OranTreeTaller.png OranTreeBloom.png OranTreeBerry.png
III 08 Persim Berry Persim Berry Cures confusion AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PersimTreeTaller.png PersimTreeBloom.png PersimTreeBerry.png
III 09 Lum Berry Lum Berry Cures any status condition AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LumTreeTaller.png LumTreeBloom.png LumTreeBerry.png
III 10 Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Restores 30 HPGen III/25% HPGen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png SitrusTreeTaller.png SitrusTreeBloom.png SitrusTreeBerry.png
III 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
III 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
III 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
III 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
III 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
III 16 Razz Berry Razz Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RazzTreeTaller.png RazzTreeBloom.png RazzTreeBerry.png
III 17 Bluk Berry Bluk Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png BlukTreeTaller.png BlukTreeBloom.png BlukTreeBerry.png
III 18 Nanab Berry Nanab Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png NanabTreeTaller.png NanabTreeBloom.png NanabTreeBerry.png
III 19 Wepear Berry Wepear Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WepearTreeTaller.png WepearTreeBloom.png WepearTreeBerry.png
III 20 Pinap Berry Pinap Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PinapTreeTaller.png PinapTreeBloom.png PinapTreeBerry.png
III 21 Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry Lowers HP EVs, raises friendshipE, Gen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PomegTreeTaller.png PomegTreeBloom.png PomegTreeBerry.png
III 22 Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry Lowers Attack EVs, raises friendshipE, Gen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png KelpsyTreeTaller.png KelpsyTreeBloom.png KelpsyTreeBerry.png
III 23 Qualot Berry Qualot Berry Lowers Defense EVs, raises friendshipE, Gen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png QualotTreeTaller.png QualotTreeBloom.png QualotTreeBerry.png
III 24 Hondew Berry Hondew Berry Lowers Special Attack EVs, raises friendshipE, Gen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png HondewTreeTaller.png HondewTreeBloom.png HondewTreeBerry.png
III 25 Grepa Berry Grepa Berry Lowers Special Defense EVs, raises friendshipE, Gen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png GrepaTreeTaller.png GrepaTreeBloom.png GrepaTreeBerry.png
III 26 Tamato Berry Tamato Berry Lowers Speed EVs, raises friendshipE, Gen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png TamatoTreeTaller.png TamatoTreeBloom.png TamatoTreeBerry.png
III 27 Cornn Berry Cornn Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CornnTreeTaller.png CornnTreeBloom.png CornnTreeBerry.png
III 28 Magost Berry Magost Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png MagostTreeTaller.png MagostTreeBloom.png MagostTreeBerry.png
III 29 Rabuta Berry Rabuta Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RabutaTreeTaller.png RabutaTreeBloom.png RabutaTreeBerry.png
III 30 Nomel Berry Nomel Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png NomelTreeTaller.png NomelTreeBloom.png NomelTreeBerry.png
III 31 Spelon Berry Spelon Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png SpelonTreeTaller.png SpelonTreeBloom.png SpelonTreeBerry.png
III 32 Pamtre Berry Pamtre Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PamtreTreeTaller.png PamtreTreeBloom.png PamtreTreeBerry.png
III 33 Watmel Berry Watmel Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WatmelTreeTaller.png WatmelTreeBloom.png WatmelTreeBerry.png
III 34 Durin Berry Durin Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png DurinTreeTaller.png DurinTreeBloom.png DurinTreeBerry.png
III 35 Belue Berry Belue Berry None AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png BelueTreeTaller.png BelueTreeBloom.png BelueTreeBerry.png
IV 36 Occa Berry Occa Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Fire-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png OccaTreeTaller.png OccaTreeBloom.png OccaTreeBerry.png
IV 37 Passho Berry Passho Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Water-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PasshoTreeTaller.png PasshoTreeBloom.png PasshoTreeBerry.png
IV 38 Wacan Berry Wacan Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Electric-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png WacanTreeTaller.png WacanTreeBloom.png WacanTreeBerry.png
IV 39 Rindo Berry Rindo Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Grass-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RindoTreeTaller.png RindoTreeBloom.png RindoTreeBerry.png
IV 40 Yache Berry Yache Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Ice-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png YacheTreeTaller.png YacheTreeBloom.png YacheTreeBerry.png
IV 41 Chople Berry Chople Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Fighting-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChopleTreeTaller.png ChopleTreeBloom.png ChopleTreeBerry.png
IV 42 Kebia Berry Kebia Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Poison-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png KebiaTreeTaller.png KebiaTreeBloom.png KebiaTreeBerry.png
IV 43 Shuca Berry Shuca Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Ground-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ShucaTreeTaller.png ShucaTreeBloom.png ShucaTreeBerry.png
IV 44 Coba Berry Coba Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Flying-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CobaTreeTaller.png CobaTreeBloom.png CobaTreeBerry.png
IV 45 Payapa Berry Payapa Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Psychic-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PayapaTreeTaller.png PayapaTreeBloom.png PayapaTreeBerry.png
IV 46 Tanga Berry Tanga Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Bug-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png TangaTreeTaller.png TangaTreeBloom.png TangaTreeBerry.png
IV 47 Charti Berry Charti Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Rock-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChartiTreeTaller.png ChartiTreeBloom.png ChartiTreeBerry.png
IV 48 Kasib Berry Kasib Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Ghost-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png KasibTreeTaller.png KasibTreeBloom.png KasibTreeBerry.png
IV 49 Haban Berry Haban Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Dragon-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png HabanTreeTaller.png HabanTreeBloom.png HabanTreeBerry.png
IV 50 Colbur Berry Colbur Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Dark-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ColburTreeTaller.png ColburTreeBloom.png ColburTreeBerry.png
IV 51 Babiri Berry Babiri Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Steel-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png BabiriTreeTaller.png BabiriTreeBloom.png BabiriTreeBerry.png
IV 52 Chilan Berry Chilan Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a Normal-type move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ChilanTreeTaller.png ChilanTreeBloom.png ChilanTreeBerry.png
III 53* Liechi Berry Liechi Berry Raises Attack when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LiechiTreeTaller.png LiechiTreeBloom.png LiechiTreeBerry.png
III 54* Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry Raises Defense when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png GanlonTreeTaller.png GanlonTreeBloom.png GanlonTreeBerry.png
III 55* Salac Berry Salac Berry Raises Speed when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png SalacTreeTaller.png SalacTreeBloom.png SalacTreeBerry.png
III 56* Petaya Berry Petaya Berry Raises Special Attack when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png PetayaTreeTaller.png PetayaTreeBloom.png PetayaTreeBerry.png
III 57* Apicot Berry Apicot Berry Raises Special Defense when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png ApicotTreeTaller.png ApicotTreeBloom.png ApicotTreeBerry.png
III 58* Lansat Berry Lansat Berry Raises critical hit ratio when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png LansatTreeTaller.png LansatTreeBloom.png LansatTreeBerry.png
III 59* Starf Berry Starf Berry Sharply raises a random stat when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png StarfTreeTaller.png StarfTreeBloom.png StarfTreeBerry.png
III 60* Enigma Berry Enigma Berry Placeholder for e-Reader BerriesRS/Restores holder's HP if hit by a supereffective moveGen IV+ AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png EnigmaTreeTaller.png EnigmaTreeBloom.png EnigmaTreeBerry.png
IV 61 Micle Berry Micle Berry Raises the accuracy of one move when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png MicleTreeTaller.png MicleTreeBloom.png MicleTreeBerry.png
IV 62 Custap Berry Custap Berry Causes the holder to go first once when HP falls below 25% AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png CustapTreeTaller.png CustapTreeBloom.png CustapTreeBerry.png
IV 63 Jaboca Berry Jaboca Berry Damages a Pokémon that hits the holder with a physical move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png JabocaTreeTaller.png JabocaTreeBloom.png JabocaTreeBerry.png
IV 64 Rowap Berry Rowap Berry Damages a Pokémon that hits the holder with a special move AllTreeSeed.png AllTreeSprout.png RowapTreeTaller.png RowapTreeBloom.png RowapTreeBerry.png
VI Roseli Berry Roseli Berry Decreases damage taken by the holder from a supereffective Fairy-type move
VI Kee Berry Kee Berry Raises Defense if holder is hit by a physical move
VI Maranga Berry Maranga Berry Raises Special Defense if holder is hit by a special move

e-Reader Berries

These Berries are exclusive to Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. To obtain these Berries, the player must scan a specific e-Reader card into their Ruby or Sapphire game. These Berries cannot be traded, and if held by a Pokémon sent to Generation IV through Pal Park, they will become an Enigma Berry.

Series 1
No. Spr Name Effect
43 TagPumkin.png Pumkin Berry Cures freeze
43 TagDrash.png Drash Berry Cures poison
43 TagEggant.png Eggant Berry Cures infatuation
43 TagStrib.png Strib Berry None
43 TagChilanIII.png Chilan Berry None
43 TagNutpea.png Nutpea Berry None
Series 2

The e-Reader cards for these Berries were only released in Japan. The names used are transliterated from the Japanese names.

No. Spr Name Effect
43 TagGinema.png Ginema Berry Raises a lowered stat
43 TagKuo.png Kuo Berry None
43 TagYago.png Yago Berry Cures burn
43 TagTouga.png Touga Berry Cures confusion
43 TagNiniku.png Niniku Berry None
43 TagTopo.png Topo Berry None

In different generations

Generation II

A Berry tree in Gen II

When Berries were first introduced in Generation II, their implementation was relatively basic. There were only 10 different Berries. They were mainly designed to allow Pokémon to heal themselves when held.

Berries were somewhat hard to obtain in Generation II. There were a limited number of trees scattered across the Kanto and Johto regions, each tree only gave out one Berry each day, and each tree only gave out one type of Berry. Berries on trees would regenerate at midnight every day, and could be picked at any time. Some wild Pokémon could also hold Berries, while several could be won as prizes in certain competitions.

In Generation II, Apricorns had several similarities to Berries, such as maturity time and availability.

Generation III

Brendan finding Oran and Pecha trees
Oran and Pecha Berries artwork

The Berry system was completely overhauled in Generation III. There were a total of 43 different Berries (counting all of the e-Reader Berries as one). These new Berries were given an explicit numerical order. In the same way most Pokémon resemble real-world animals, these Berries typically resemble real-world fruit (though not all fruit represented are berries in real life, botanically or in common parlance). Descriptive tags detail some of their traits, much like a Pokédex entry, which are often shared with their real-world counterparts.

About half of the new Berries have some effect when held by a Pokémon. The first ten of the new Berries were derived from the Generation II Berries, allowing Pokémon to heal themselves. The next five Berries could also heal Pokémon, but they had the potential to confuse the healed Pokémon. Seven of the last Berries had effects similar to battle items such as X Attack. The remainder of the Berries had no effect when held.

The Berries with held effects can also be fed to Pokémon outside of battle. All other Berries have no effect in most Generation III games. However, in Pokémon Emerald, six Berries were given a new effect when fed to a Pokémon: the Pomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Hondew, Grepa, and Tamato Berries would lower one of a Pokémon's effort values (depending on the Berry) and raise its friendship.

Whereas all Berry trees in Generation II were on the same, unflexible schedule and in fixed locations, in Generation III, it is possible to plant any Berry in any place where there is an open patch of soft soil. The growth time of a Berry depends on the Berry (ranging from four hours to four days), though Berries can generally be grouped into sets with similar growth times, yields, flavor profiles, and effects. The player can also care for the Berry plant by watering it with the watering can, which can increase the plant's final yield.

In Generation III, soft soil only exists in Hoenn and is not found in the Kanto or Orre regions. However, in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, many varieties of Berries can be obtained in the Sevii Islands' Berry Forest, where certain Berries regularly fall off trees and regenerate themselves.

Growth and care

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Berries have four stages of maturity which advance at quarters of the plant's full maturity time. In general, plants must be watered at least once per stage in order to achieve the maximum yield. When a plant is fully grown, the player has an amount of time equal to the full growth time of the plant to pick the Berry; after this time, the plant will return to its sprouting stage. This regrowth can occur up to 9 times (for a total of 10 plantings) before the plant is permanently lost.

Formula
Berry formula

If a Berry plant is not watered at all during its growth, it will always bear its minimum number of fruit. Otherwise, the formula on the right is used to decide how many fruits a Berry tree will bear. The variables evaluate as follows:

  • max and min are the maximum and minimum number of Berries that can appear on the plant
  • rand is an integer randomly chosen between 0 and max - min, inclusive
  • water is the number of growth stages during which the plant was watered

The difference between a Berry's maximum and minimum yield can range from 1 to 4, and there are 4 stages a Berry can be watered in. If the plant is fully watered (water equals 4), then if rand equals max - min, the numerator is equal to (max - min) × water and the denominator evenly divides water, so that the formula evaluates to max - min + min, or max. In short, there is a 1 in max - min + 1 chance that a Berry plant will provide its maximum yield if it is fully watered.

Stages

After they are planted in soft soil, all Berries have four stages of growth before reaching their final, harvestable stage. Each stage of growth lasts a quarter of the Berry's full growth time. When the player interacts with a Berry plant, a message will display describing the Berry's current stage of growth.

The table below is based on a Lum Berry.

Tree Time Message
AllTreeSeed.png 00:00 - 11:59 One Lum Berry was planted here.
AllTreeSprout.png 12:00 - 23:59 Lum has sprouted.
LumTreeTaller.png 24:00 - 35:59 This Lum plant is growing taller.
LumTreeBloom.png 36:00 - 47:59 These Lum flowers are blooming cutely/prettily/very beautifully.
LumTreeBerry.png 48:00 - 96:00 There are <number> Lum Berries!

Indirect uses

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, all Berries can be used to make Pokéblocks for Pokémon Contests. The effect that each Berry will have on the final Pokéblock differs depending on the Berry.

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald, Berries can be ground up into Berry Powder, which can be exchanged for herbal medicine or vitamins in Cerulean City or Slateport City.

Generation IV

Generation IV added 21 new Berries to those from Generation III, for a total of 64 Berries. The majority of the new Berries could be held by Pokémon to reduce damage from attacks of different types; these 17 Berries were inserted between the Belue Berry (number 35) and the Liechi Berry (formerly number 36, newly number 53). The four remaining Berries were added at the end: two with more battle item-style effects, and two that damage the opponent when the Pokémon is hit by either special or physical attacks. These last four were exclusive to events. The variable e-Reader Berries were also replaced with a single Berry: the Enigma Berry.

All Berries' growth stats were updated. Almost all Berries were given a greater maximum yield, and many had their growth times changed. Many Berries also received edits to their tree styles, with different palettes used to give each tree a more unique appearance than several previously had (such as Razz and Bluk).

Wacan and Yache plants growing in the Berry Pots
A Berry Pot with a Leppa plant growing inside

Berry care was also updated. Soil moisture is now a gradient, with soil steadily losing moisture every hour. Mulches are also introduced that can be added to soft soil before planting a Berry to affect how the Berry plant grows.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, soft soil can be found in various places around Sinnoh. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, no soft soil exists in the overworld; instead, the key item Berry Pots have four portable patches of soft soil, so that the player may carry their Berry trees with them anywhere.

Growth and care

The left three plants (Razz, Bluk, and Nanab) have, in order: very dry soil, dry soil, and moist soil. They have been unwatered for 4, 2, and 0 hours

In Generation IV, the longer a plant is left with completely dry soil, the lower its final yield will be. A Berry plant must be watered regularly in order to achieve its maximum yield. This varies depending on the Berry and its moisture drain rate.

Using Growth Mulch or Damp Mulch before planting a Berry will affect the plant's total growth time and its moisture drain rate. Using Growth Mulch will increase the plant's moisture drain rate by 50% (rounded down), but shorten its growth time to 75% of the normal time. Using Damp Mulch will decrease the plant's moisture drain rate by 50% (rounded down), but lengthen its growth time to 150% of the normal time.

As with Generation III, when a plant is fully grown, the player has an amount of time equal to the full growth time of the plant to pick the Berry; after this time, the plant will return to its sprouting stage. This regrowth can occur up to 9 times (for a total of 10 plantings) before the plant is permanently lost. If Stable Mulch was used before the Berry was planted, the Berry will remain harvestable for 50% longer. If Gooey Mulch was used before the Berry was planted, the plant will regrow 14 times (for a total of 15) before being permanently lost.

Algorithm

A Berry plant starts with its maximum yield. Each plant has a moisture rating that ranges from 0 to 100. When a Berry is planted or watered, its moisture rating resets to 100. Every 60 minutes later, the moisture rating is deducted by the moisture drain rate of the planted Berry. Should the moisture rating be 0 when moisture would be deducted, however, the plant's final yield is decreased by 1/5 of Berry's maximum yield (to a minimum of 2). The plant's moisture rating is indicated visually by the color of the soil it is planted in: at 51-100, the soil is dark; at 1-50, the soil is orange; at 0, the soil appears gray.

Below is a list of Berries and their moisture drain rate (with no Mulch used).

Berries Moisture drain rate
Liechi Berry, Ganlon Berry, Salac Berry, Petaya Berry, Apicot Berry,
Lansat Berry, Starf Berry
4
Occa Berry, Passho Berry, Wacan Berry, Rindo Berry, Yache Berry,
Chople Berry, Kebia Berry, Shuca Berry, Coba Berry, Payapa Berry,
Tanga Berry, Charti Berry, Kasib Berry, Haban Berry, Colbur Berry,
Babiri Berry, Chilan Berry
6
Sitrus Berry, Enigma Berry, Micle Berry, Custap Berry, Jaboca Berry,
Rowap Berry
7
Lum Berry, Pomeg Berry, Kelpsy Berry, Qualot Berry, Hondew Berry,
Grepa Berry, Tamato Berry, Spelon Berry, Pamtre Berry, Watmel Berry
Durin Berry, Belue Berry
8
Figy Berry, Wiki Berry, Mago Berry, Aguav Berry, Iapapa Berry,
Cornn Berry, Magost Berry, Rabuta Berry, Nomel Berry
10
Cheri Berry, Chesto Berry, Pecha Berry, Rawst Berry, Aspear Berry,
Leppa Berry, Oran Berry, Persim Berry
15
Razz Berry, Bluk Berry, Nanab Berry, Wepear Berry, Pinap Berry 35
Stages

After they are planted in soft soil, all Berries have four stages of growth before reaching their final, harvestable stage. Each stage of growth lasts a quarter of the Berry's full growth time. When the player interacts with a Berry plant, a message will display describing the Berry's current stage of growth.

The table below is based on a Lum Berry with no Mulch used.

Tree Time Message
AllTreeSeed.png 00:00 - 11:59 A Lum Berry was planted here.
AllTreeSprout.png 12:00 - 23:59 The Lum Berry has sprouted.
LumTreeTaller.png 24:00 - 35:59 The Lum Berry plant is growing bigger.
LumTreeBloom.png 36:00 - 47:59 This Lum Berry plant is in bloom!
LumTreeBerry.png 48:00 - 96:00 There are <number> Lum Berries!

Indirect uses

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, all Berries can be used to make Poffins for Pokémon Super Contests. The effect that each Berry will have on the final Pokéblock differs depending on the Berry. Berries can also be traded for Accessories at the Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop in Floaroma Town.

Generation V

Mew visiting the Dream World Garden, where a blooming Sitrus tree can be spotted

Generation V introduced no significant changes with Berries themselves. On the other hand, it completely removed the player's ability to plant and grow Berries in Unova. Instead of caring for Berries within the games, players were able to plant Berries online, in the Pokémon Dream World, which has since closed down.

Berries can be obtained from some wild Pokémon (like Minccino), from certain NPCs and Trainers (such as Pokémon Rangers), or from Florist shops at Join Avenue in Black 2 and White 2.

Whereas Berries previously had "tag" information and explicit numbering, in Generation V, these features are removed.

If the Bag is sorted, it uses the same order as in Generation IV except that all Berries that do not serve a purpose except to be sold are moved to the end of the list, after Rowap.

Growth and care

Players were able to plant Berries in the Dream World using the garden found in the area to the left of their Dream World home. Berries took 50% longer to grow in the Dream World compared to their growth rates in Generation IV. Two rows were initially available for players to plant Berries in, with each row containing spaces for three Berries. As the player accumulated Dream Points Diglett would show up to expand the garden by plowing a new row (starting with a third row added at 900 points), up to a maximum of ten rows.

As with Generation IV, the Berry plots required watering or they would dry out; a player could water their own Berries as often as needed (any time the garden soil is not described as "very moist"), and when visiting another player's home could water their Berries as well (up to 20 times for each voyage to the Dream World). This process of growing Berries in concentrated patches made growing and cultivating more efficient as a counterbalance to the slower growth rate. Berry plants never died and resprouted in the Dream World—they remained in their fruit-bearing stage until the Berries were picked.

Indirect uses

Berries may be sold to an item maniac on Route 5 for various amounts, depending on the kind of Berry.

Within the Pokémon Dream World, combinations of Berries could be traded for Décor.

Generation VI

Generation VI added three new Berries. One is a new damage-reducing Berry for the new Fairy type. The other two raise one of the user's defenses if they are hit by an attack, depending on its category (physical or special).

The care mechanics and growth stats of Berries were also changed in Generation VI, but these differ greatly between Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pokémon X and Y

In Pokémon X and Y, Berries can only be grown in the Berry fields located just south of Route 7. The field contains six rows with six plots each, allowing the player to cultivate a large number of Berry plants at once. It also contains two composters, into which the player can insert combinations of three Berries to acquire Mulches that affect Berry growth. These Mulches are completely different from the Mulches in Generations III and IV, affecting either yield or the chance of mutations.

Several new mechanics were introduced to Berry care. Weeds and pest Pokémon can appear on planted Berries, and caring for them will contribute to a plant's final yield. Mutations may also occur if specific Berries are planted next to each other, resulting in one plant bearing two different types of Berries. Berries also have six stages of growth before reaching their final, harvestable stage.

Growth times have also been changed for most Berries, so that all growth times now fall in some multiple of 24 hours. Most Berry yields were also increased significantly.

Berries themselves can be acquired from large Berry trees growing along the various Kalos routes, from certain NPCs, and from natural objects. The large Berry trees will drop a new Berry for the player to pick up seven days after the last Berry was picked up.

If the Bag is sorted, it uses the same order as in Generation V with the three new Berries (Roseli, Kee, and Maranga) at the end of the list, after the Berries that can only be obtained by trading with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Growth and care

In Pokémon X and Y, a Berry's final yield depends on how often the player tended the Berry plant and how. These ways include weeding the plant, removing pests, and watering it.

Every 2 hours after a Berry is planted, weeds may appear around it. Once a Berry grows past its seedling stage, pests may also appear on the plant every 2 hours (as indicated by the plant shaking). Weeds and pests may appear on the same plant (at the same time, even), but more weeds or pests will never appear until the previous ones are removed. Removing weeds and pests from a plant increases its final yield.

Watering also increases a plant's final yield. Soil is either moist or dry, with no point in between. All Berries dry out in the same time if the same Mulch is used on them. With no Mulch, Rich Mulch, or Surprise Mulch, the drying time is 24 hours, while with Boost Mulch or Amaze Mulch it is 4 hours.

The number of buds or blossoms that appear on a plant give an indication of its yield; depending on the care the plant receives, that number may change. By default, the number of buds or blossoms is odd, but if there is a mutation, an extra bud will appear, making the number even. A plant with 5 or 6 buds will yield at least 3/5 of its maximum yield (not counting mutated Berries), while a plant with 3 or 4 buds will yield less.

Formula

A Berry's final yield depends on four essential factors:

  • Base yield, made up of:
    • The Berry's minimum yield (when it is not watered or cared for)
    • +2 if the player used Rich Mulch
  • Watering: the number of times the player waters the plant, multiplied by the Berry's watering value.
  • Weeding: the number of times the player weeds the plant, multiplied by the Berry's weeding value.
  • Pest removal: the number of times the player removes pests from the plant, multiplied by the Berry's pest removal value.

The sum of these values determines the plant's yield when it is harvested (limited by the Berry's maximum yield). If a mutation is present, a single Berry of the mutation will also be harvested.

Since Boost and Amaze Mulch shorten a plant's drying time, they allow the player to water the plant more often, thereby making it easier to achieve higher yields.

The following table summarizes the watering, weeding, and pest removal values for all Generation VI Berries.

Berries Watering Weeding Pests
Cheri Berry, Chesto Berry, Rawst Berry, Aspear Berry, Persim Berry 1 1 3
Pecha Berry, Oran Berry 1 2 3
Leppa Berry 1.5 1.5 3
Lum Berry, Sitrus Berry 1.2 0.5 3
Figy Berry, Wiki Berry, Mago Berry, Aguav Berry, Iapapa Berry 1.5 1 3
Pomeg Berry, Kelpsy Berry, Qualot Berry, Hondew Berry,
Grepa Berry, Tamato Berry
0.5 1.5 3
Occa Berry, Passho Berry, Wacan Berry, Rindo Berry, Yache Berry,
Chople Berry, Kebia Berry, Shuca Berry, Coba Berry, Payapa Berry,
Tanga Berry, Charti Berry, Kasib Berry, Haban Berry, Colbur Berry,
Babiri Berry, Chilan Berry, Roseli Berry
1 0.5 2
Liechi Berry, Ganlon Berry, Salac Berry, Petaya Berry, Apicot Berry,
Kee Berry, Maranga Berry
0.2 0.1 1
Lansat Berry, Starf Berry ? ? ?
Enigma Berry 0.2 0.1 0.2
Stages

Berries now have six stages of growth before they reach their final, harvestable stage. Each stage of growth lasts one-sixth of the Berry's total growth time.

The table below is based on an Oran Berry, which grows in 24 hours.

Tree Time Message
00:00 - 03:59 This is where you planted the Oran Berry!
04:00 - 07:59 The Oran is sprouting!
08:00 - 11:59 The Oran's seedling is growing well!
12:00 - 15:59 The Oran's trunk is getting bigger!
16:00 - 19:59 The Oran tree has buds!
20:00 - 23:59 The Oran tree is in bloom!
24:00 - ... The Oran Berry tree has <X> Berries!

If the Berry tree includes a mutated Berry in its final stage, the message will instead say:

"The tree also has a Berry crop caused by a sudden mutation! They are:
<Planted> Berries: <X>
<Mutation> Berries: <Y>"

If any Berry plant is left untouched for approximately a month after it has fully matured (D days from its planting, where D is the number of days in the month it was planted in), it will become withered, but examining the plant will reveal a new sprout beneath it.

Indirect uses

All Berries can be used to make Berry Juices at the Juice Shoppe in Lumiose City.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, soft soil appears all around Hoenn again, in the same locations that that it did in Generation III, but in some cases the number of plots available is more or less.

In stark contrast to X and Y, the Berry care mechanics in Omega Ruby and Alpha return to bare basics. Watering is the only way to care for a Berry plant, and soil is either fully moist or fully dry. Berries also have four stages of growth before reaching their final, harvestable stage. Mulch cannot be used due to its unsuitability for Hoenn soil.

Growth times and yields also change. Yields are slightly different compared to X and Y, while the growth times of most Berries are either 16 or 32 hours.

If the Bag is sorted, it uses the same order as in Generation IV with the three new Berries (Roseli, Kee, and Maranga) at the end of the list, slotting the Berries that can only be used to make Pokéblocks being back into their original order.

Growth and care

A Berry's yield depends entirely on how many times it was watered. Soil dries out four hours after it is watered, meaning that a Berry's yield is equal to:

yield = (max - min) / (time / 4) * water + min

where max and min are the Berry's maximum and minimum yield, time is the Berry's total growth time in hours, and water is the number of times the plant was watered.

Stages

The table below is based on an Oran Berry.

Tree Time Message
00:00 - 03:59 This is where you planted the Oran Berry!
04:00 - 07:59 The Oran is sprouting!
08:00 - 11:59 The Oran's trunk is getting bigger!
12:00 - 15:59 The Oran tree is in bloom!
16:00... The Oran Berry tree has <number> Berries!"

A Berry plant that is still unharvested when 30 days and 16 hours have passed since its planting may replant itself. If the game is being played when this point is reached, then the plant replants itself immediately. Otherwise, the plant does not replant itself until the game is next loaded.

Indirect uses

All Berries can be used to make Pokéblocks for Pokémon Contest Spectaculars.

In side games

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Berries fill the same role as regular medicine does in the core games. Due to this, the Oran and Sitrus Berry have slightly different purposes.

Berries can be found in dungeons or bought from shops in all games in the series.

In the PokéPark series

In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Berries are used as a form of currency to pay for Attractions or training. One can earn Berries by clearing Skill Games or by earning the Bonus in an Attraction. When found on the field, green Berries are worth 10, red Berries are worth 50, and golden Berries are worth 100. There also exists a Big Berry, which some Pokémon desire to eat. They will become friends with Pikachu if one is carried to them. One Pokémon that eats Big Berries is Munchlax.

Berries return as a form of currency in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, with minor changes. Attractions are now free, but now items can be bought and sold for Berries, and other Pokémon will give the player Berries upon befriending, often as a token for beating them in certain challenges. Pokémon can also be re-challenged after befriending them, and they will continue to give the player Berries provided the player continues to win. On the field, Green Berries are worth 1, Red Berries are worth 30, and Gold Berries are worth 100. Big Berries are replaced by Stinkberries, which displease most Pokémon (including the one carrying it), but Munchlax loves them.

In Pokémon Battrio

Main article: Special Abilities (Battrio) → Berries

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.

There are also Basic Pokémon cards that have Berries as held items, which were introduced in the Mysterious Treasures expansion. These held items work in the same fashion as Poké-Bodies, in that the effect the item provides is active whenever the Pokémon is in play.

Berry cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Berry T [Tool] Neo Genesis Common 99/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Common  
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Gold Berry T [Tool] Neo Genesis Uncommon 93/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Uncommon  
Miracle Berry T [Tool] Neo Genesis Uncommon 94/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Uncommon  
Balloon Berry T [Tool] Neo Revelation Uncommon 60/64 Awakening Legends Uncommon  
EX Dragon Uncommon 82/97 Rulers of the Heavens Uncommon 053/054
      Flygon Constructed Starter Deck   018/019
      Salamence Constructed Starter Deck   018/019
EX Deoxys Uncommon 84/107 Rayquaza Constructed Starter Deck   015/015
Healing Berry T [Tool] Aquapolis Uncommon 125/147 Wind from the Sea Uncommon 081/087
Memory Berry T [Tool] Aquapolis Uncommon 128/147 Wind from the Sea Uncommon 080/087
EX Crystal Guardians Uncommon 80/100 Miracle Crystal Uncommon 069/075
Platinum Uncommon 110/127 Galactic's Conquest Uncommon 087/096
Lum Berry T [Tool] EX Ruby & Sapphire Uncommon 84/109 Treecko Constructed Starter Deck   019/019
      Torchic Constructed Starter Deck   019/019
      Mudkip Constructed Starter Deck   019/019
EX Emerald Uncommon 78/106      
Oran Berry T [Tool] EX Ruby & Sapphire Uncommon 85/109 Expansion Pack   055/055
      ADV-P Promotional cards   043/ADV-P
EX Emerald Uncommon 80/106 Side Deck   008/012
Fluffy Berry T [Tool] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 85/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 103/106
      Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   015/016
      Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   015/016
      Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   015/016
Sitrus Berry T [Tool] EX Unseen Forces Uncommon 91/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean Uncommon 100/106
Pokémon cards with Berries as held items
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Bidoof* Colorless Mysterious Treasures Common 73/123 Secret of the Lakes Common  
Buizel* Water Mysterious Treasures Common 75/123 Secret of the Lakes Common  
Shinx* Lightning Mysterious Treasures Common 98/123 Secret of the Lakes Common  
Gible* Colorless POP Series 6 Uncommon 7/17 DP-P Promotional cards   026/DP-P
Pikachu* Lightning POP Series 6 Uncommon 9/17 DP-P Promotional cards   025/DP-P
Chimchar* Fire Majestic Dawn Common 57/100 PPP Promotional cards   002/PPP
      Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack   004/012
Piplup* Water Majestic Dawn Common 72/100 PPP Promotional cards   003/PPP
      Mewtwo LV.X Collection Pack   002/012
Turtwig* Grass Majestic Dawn Common 78/100 PPP Promotional cards   001/PPP
      Regigigas LV.X Collection Pack   001/012
Darkrai* Darkness DP Black Star Promos   DP24 DP-P Promotional cards   046/DP-P
 

In the anime

Pinkan Berries

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. Rinka Berries were central to the plot in the Pikachu short PK23. These Berries were said to clear one's throat and restore the consumer's voice.

In the manga

In the Pokemon Adventures manga

In Miltank Melee, Eusine gave a Miltank an unspecified Berry which is able to cure a Pokémon from all types of sicknesses, so that he didn't have to pay for the damages to the farmers' roof.

In other languages

Main article: List of items in other languages → Berries
Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Marja
France Flag.png French Baie
Germany Flag.png German Beere
Italy Flag.png Italian Bacca
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나무열매 Berry
Spain Flag.png Spanish Baya

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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