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Mulch

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Mulch (Japanese: こやし Fertilizer) is a type of item introduced in Generation IV. Mulch may be used before planting Berries in soft soil to promote healthy Berry growth in various ways. Mulch has no use in battle (aside from being thrown with Fling, in which case the move will have 30 Power).

If more than one Mulch is spread on one patch of soil, only the effect of the most recently used one will apply. According to the lady in the Berry Master's house in Sinnoh, Mulch is made "by mixing high-grade soil with Pokémon...um...you know..."

Mulch can be bought from the girl in the Berry Master's house on Route 208, or in the Goldenrod Flower Shop after acquiring the Berry Pots.

Due to the lack of soft soil in the Unova region and the fact that the Berry Pots are not obtainable, Mulch became a valuable item in Pokémon Black and White. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Mulch can be sold to a Pokémon Breeder at the end of Mistralton City's runway for PokémonDollar.png1000 each.

In Pokémon X and Y, Mulch can be acquired from one of the Berry fields composters. By putting in different combinations of Berries, different kinds of Mulch can be produced. If traded to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Mulch cannot be used, as the soil is unsuitable for Mulch.

List of mulches

Generation IV mulches

Generation VI mulches

Artwork

This is the artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Amaze Mulch Sprite.png Dream Boost Mulch Sprite.png Dream Rich Mulch Sprite.png Dream Surprise Mulch Sprite.png
Amaze Mulch Boost Mulch Rich Mulch Surprise Mulch

Trivia

  • Because some Mulch can alter a Berry's growth rate, it is possible for some Berries with different base growth times to grow in the same amount of time. Similarly, Berries with the same base growth time can vary in actual growth time.
  • Inside the Berry Master's house there is a book titled "Much Ado About Mulch: A Berry-Grower's Guide". The title of this book is based on William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

In other languages

Growth Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese すくすくこやし Rapid Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertipousse
Germany Flag.png German Wachsmulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilrapido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무럭무럭비료 Mureokmureok Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Rápido

Damp Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese じめじめこやし Wet Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertihumide
Germany Flag.png German Feuchtmulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilidro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 축축이비료 Chukchuk'i Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Lento

Stable Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ながながこやし Drawn-Out Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertistable
Germany Flag.png German Stabilmulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilsaldo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오래오래비료 Orae-orae Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ab. Fijador*
Abono Fijador*

Gooey Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ねばねばこやし Sticky Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertiglu
Germany Flag.png German Neumulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilcolla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 끈적끈적비료 Kkeunjeok'kkeunjeok Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Brote

Amaze Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese とんでもこやし Outrageous Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertiprodige
Germany Flag.png German Ultramulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilprodigio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기절초풍비료 Gijeolchopung Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Insólito

Boost Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ぐんぐんこやし Increasing Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertibérance
Germany Flag.png German Wuchermulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilcopioso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부쩍부쩍비료 Bujjeokbujjeok Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Fructífero

Rich Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese たわわこやし Laden Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertibondance
Germany Flag.png German Sprießmulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilflorido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 주렁주렁비료 Jureongjureong Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Fértil

Surprise Mulch

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ねばねばこやし Surprise Fertilizer
France Flag.png French Fertistantané
Germany Flag.png German Wundermulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilsorpresa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜놀비료 Kkamnol Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono Sorpresa


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