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Honey

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Honey (Japanese: あまいミツ Sweet Honey) is an item that was introduced in Generation IV. This item can be used on special, golden-colored trees in Sinnoh to attract Pokémon—most of which can only be caught in the wild by use of these trees.

It was originally planned for Generation II, where unused text refers to an item called Sweet Honey in English and あまいミツ in Japanese, which could be used to attract Pokémon by slathering it on a tree and waiting about a day. The concept was probably split into Headbutt trees and the move Sweet Scent.

In the games

Bag Honey Sprite.png
One of the trees to which Honey may be applied.

When activated in tall grass, Honey acts in a manner similar to the move Sweet Scent, starting a wild Pokémon battle. In X and Y, this will trigger a Horde Encounter if they are present in the area.

Honey is first obtained after the player saves a Honey-selling man from Team Galactic in Floaroma Meadow, near Floaroma Town. He will reward the player with some of his Honey. From then onwards, the player will be able to purchase Honey one at a time from him in Floaroma Meadow for PokémonDollar.png100 each.

Multiple units of Honey (two in Diamond and Pearl, six in Platinum) are hidden in Floaroma Meadow and may be found using the Dowsing Machine Pokétch app. In Platinum, after the initial six hidden Honeys are found, two will regenerate in the same locations each day thereafter.[1]

There are many units of Honey scattered throughout the region, from Route 205 to Route 222. These include two hidden units of Honey, one in a yellow crate in the kitchen of the Old Chateau and another on a solitary gravestone on floor 2F of the Lost Tower.

Honey can also be obtained easily through the use of Combee's special Ability, Honey Gather. If a Combee is not already holding an item, it can randomly collect Honey after a battle, with the odds of finding Honey increasing as the Combee levels up. Wild Combee are always holding a unit of Honey.

In Black 2 and White 2, Honey can be purchased at Join Avenue Markets.

Using Honey (or Sweet Scent) inside a shop or Poké Mart will cause the descriptive text of purchasable items to vanish until the player leaves the shop. This is known as the Honey shop glitch and only occurs in Diamond and Pearl.

Honey trees

Once Honey is slathered on a Honey tree and at least 6 real-time hours have passed, a Pokémon may appear on the tree. If a tree is left unchecked for 24 hours, both the Honey and any Pokémon will be gone. Changing the Nintendo DS's clock will have no impact on the Honey tree's timer.

There are 21 Honey trees spread throughout Sinnoh. Four of them have a chance to attract Munchlax; these trees are selected based on player information when the game begins, and cannot be changed short of starting a new game. Any tree has a 90% chance to attract a Pokémon from one of two groups of Pokémon, described below. Munchlax trees have a 1% chance of attracting a Munchlax and a 9% chance of not attracting any Pokémon, while all other trees have a 10% chance of not attracting any Pokémon.

The Pokémon is determined at the time of slathering the tree. Saving the game, resetting, and re-checking a tree after a Pokémon has appeared will not change the Pokémon, but its level, gender, Nature, IVs, and other random values will change.

Locations

Munchlax trees

Which four honey trees can contain Munchlax depends on the player's Trainer ID and secret ID[2] (referred to herein as tid and sid). These numbers are 2-byte values, and the game splits each into single bytes. tid1 and sid1 will refer to the lower byte of each ID number (calculable by id % 256), while tid2 and sid2 will refer to the higher byte (calculable by id / 256).

The location of the four Munchlax trees is then determined as follows:

A = sid1 % 21
B = sid2 % 21
C = tid1 % 21
D = tid2 % 21

The game checks if any of these are equal. If A is equal to B, B is increased by 1. The game then checks A against C, followed by B against C, adding 1 to C if it is equal after either check. Then the game checks A against D, followed by B against D, and then C against D, and adds 1 to D if it is equal after any of the checks. If at any point any of B, C, or D would equal 21, they are set to 0 instead.

The final values of A, B, C, and D represent the locations of the Munchlax trees. The number can be treated as a 0-based index into the list of Honey tree locations above. That is, if A = 10, that means the Honey tree on Route 212 south can contain Munchlax.

Pokémon groups

Whereas most areas only need to choose a random Pokémon for the player to encounter, honey trees must first choose one of three groups of Pokémon (shown in the table below) before choosing which Pokémon therein for the player to encounter. For most honey trees, only two of the groups (A and B) can actually be chosen. These trees also have a 10% chance of not producing a Pokémon when honey is slathered on them. Munchlax trees, however, have a 1% chance of finding a Munchlax and a 9% chance of not producing an encounter.

Diamond/Pearl Group C
(0%/1%)
Platinum
Group A (20%) Group B (70%) Group A (20%) Group B (70%)
Pokémon 1 (40%) Wurmple Combee Munchlax Combee Burmy
Pokémon 2 (20%) SilcoonD
CascoonP
Burmy Wurmple Cherubi
Pokémon 3 (20%) Combee Cherubi Burmy Combee
Pokémon 4 (10%) Burmy Aipom Cherubi Aipom
Pokémon 5 (5%) Cherubi Heracross Aipom Aipom
Pokémon 6 (5%) Aipom Wurmple Aipom Heracross

When honey is slathered on a tree, if that tree is also the last tree that was slathered, there is a 90% chance that the game will pick the same group as it did the last time. If the tree's last slathering did not produce any Pokémon, it will be treated as if the tree had selected Group A.

Shaking

Very roughly speaking, the more a tree shakes, the more likely it is a rare Pokémon will appear. The amount that a tree shakes is randomly decided depending on the group that was selected for the tree.

Shakes Group A Group B Group C
0 20% 1% 1%
1 59% 20% 1%
2 20% 75% 5%
3 1% 4% 93%

Pokémon

If the tree being slathered was also the last tree slathered (and the tree is empty), there is a 90% chance that the tree will attract a Pokémon from the same group that was used before. This will render the rates below inaccurate. See above for an explanation of the sets and the exact rarities of Pokémon.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
190 Aipom
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 8%
190 Aipom
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 12.5%
214 Heracross
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 3.5%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 11.5%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 4%
266 Silcoon
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 4%
268 Cascoon
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 4%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 16%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 32%
415 Combee
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 32%
415 Combee
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 22%
420 Cherubi
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 15%
420 Cherubi
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 16%
Munchlax tree
446 Munchlax
D P Pt
Honey Honey
5-15 1%
000 None
D P Pt
Honey Honey
9%
Non-Munchlax tree
000 None
D P Pt
Honey Honey
10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Flavor text

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in grass, caves, or on special trees.
XYORAS A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in tall grass, in caves, or on special trees.

Artwork

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

Dream Honey Sprite.png
Honey

In the anime

Barry slathering honey on a tree

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, Cheryl wanted to find Enchanted Honey, the honey gathered by Combee, in the Eterna Forest. With the help of Ash and his friends, and with her Mothim leading the way, she located the hive of a Vespiquen and its many worker Combee. After helping defend the hive from Team Rocket, the Vespiquen shared some of its Enchanted Honey with Cheryl, Ash, his friends, and some of their Pokémon. All of them loved the Enchanted Honey, except for Brock's Croagunk, who looked disgusted by the sweet flavor.

Some Honey was shown again in A Trainer and Child Reunion!, where it attracted a Munchlax, much like in the games.

In a flashback in Historical Mystery Tour!, it was revealed that Barry used Honey to attract what would become his Heracross.

In the TCG

Honey is held by Combee (Stormfront 57).

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hunaja
France Flag.png French Miel
Germany Flag.png German Honig
Italy Flag.png Italian Miele
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달콤한꿀 Dalkomhan Kkul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Miel

References

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