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A Pomeg Berry (Japanese: ザロクのみ Zaroku Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.
Growth and harvest
A Pomeg Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 12 hours, with 3 hours per stage. A Pomeg tree will yield 2-6 Berries.
A Pomeg Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 32 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Pomeg tree will yield 1-5 Berries.
A Pomeg Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 48 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Pomeg tree will yield 1-20 Berries. During its growth, watering the plant will add 0.5 Berries to the final harvest, weeding it will add 1.5, and removing a pest will add 3.
At 100% performance, this Berry will contribute 200 units of powder.
At 100% performance, a Pomeg Berry can produce a Level 12 (maybe higher) Spicy-Bitter Poffin when cooking alone.
Used on a Pokémon
This Berry increases a Pokémon's friendship by and lowers its HP EVs by ten points (but not below 0). It can only be used outside of battle, and only has this effect in Pokémon Emerald and later games.
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In the anime
Pomeg Berry flowers in the anime
While the Pomeg Berry itself has never been featured in the anime, its flowers were seen in The Grass-Type is Always Greener!, where Ash, his friends, and Cheryl found a Combee near them, giving them their first lead to the Amber Castle.
In the manga
A Pomeg Berry in Pokémon Adventures
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
A Pomeg Berry appeared in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium as a part of Diamond and Pearl's comedy routine. In the Chuang Yi translation, it was referred as Rowap Berry instead, despite the obvious difference.
In Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone II, a Pomeg Berry was seen amongst the many Berries that Cyrus's Probopass's Mini-Noses dug out of Lax's fur while trying to retrieve Cyrus's camera which Lax had hidden inside its fur.
- Due to its ability to lower a Pokémon's HP EVs, it is famous for the Pomeg glitch, which can lower the HP of a Pokémon which has low HP so that it becomes a negative value.
|| ザロクのみ Zaroku no Mi
|| From ザクロ zakuro, pomegranate.
||From grenade, pomegranate.
||From Granatapfel, pomegranate.
||From melagrana, pomegranate.
||From granada, pomegranate.
||유석열매 Yuseok Yeolmae
||From 石榴 (석류) seokryu, pomegranate.
||Literally "red pomegranate".