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Tamato Berry

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TagTamato.png Tamato Berry
マトマのみ Matoma Fruit
No. 26
Size (in) Size (cm) Firmness
7.9" 20.0 cm Soft
Tag description
Generation III The Berry is lip-bendingly spicy. It takes time to grow.
Generation IV This Berry is large and spicy. When eaten during the cold season, it warms the body from inside.
Bag description
Generation III POKéblock ingredient. Plant in loamy soil to grow Tamato.RS
Can be ground up into powder as an ingredient for medicine.FRLG
Makes a Pokémon friendly but lowers base Speed.E
Generation IV A Poffin ingredient. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Speed stat.DPPt
Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Speed stat.HGSS
Generation V Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Speed stat.
Generation VI A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its base Speed.
Effect
Makes a Pokémon more friendly, but lowers Speed effort value (Emerald on).
Origin
Name Tomato
Design Horned melon, Tomato
Natural Gift
Type Psychic
Power 70
Ice Cream Scoop
Flavor 1 Flavor 2 Flavor 3
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Growth
Generation III
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Planted
0 hours
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Sprouted
6 hours
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Taller
12 hours
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Flowering
18 hours
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Berries
24 hours
Generation IV
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Planted
0 hours
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Sprouted
8 hours
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Taller
16 hours
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Flowering
24 hours
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Berries
32 hours
Flavor
Generation III
  SPICY DRY SWEET BITTER SOUR  
+1 +1 0 0 -2
Generation IV
 
 
 
 
 
 
20

SPICY

 
 
 
10

DRY

 
 
 
0

SWEET

 
 
 
0

BITTER

 
 
 
0

SOUR

 
 
 

A Tamato Berry (Japanese: マトマのみ Matoma Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.

Locations

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sometimes given by the Berry Master.
Sometimes given by Kiri in Sootopolis City.
FireRed and LeafGreen
Wild hold item (Generation III)
Mini Games (Generation III)
Orre
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Growing on Route 212 (requires HM03 (Surf)) and on Route 225 (requires HM01 (Cut)) when the player first arrives there.
Sometimes given by the Berry Master.
Sometimes awarded after earning above 3500 points at Pal Park
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Chance of winning from Scratch-Off Cards in the Battle Frontier.
Wild hold item (Generation IV)
Pokéwalker
Rarely found in Big Forest after 1000+ steps.
Always held by level 5 Elekid; rarely found in Amity Meadow after 5000+ steps.
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Mystery Dungeon series
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Join Avenue (Flower Shop)
Black Tower/White Treehollow Area 10 reward
Wild hold item (Generation V)
Dream World
Can be found in the Windswept Sky.
X and Y
Mutation of Lum and Sitrus Berries

Growth and Harvest

Generation III

A Tamato Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 24 hours, with 6 hours per stage. A Tamato tree will yield 2-4 Berries.

Generation IV

A Tamato Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 32 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Tamato tree will yield 1-5 Berries.

Uses

Berry Blending

Verdanturf Fallarbor Slateport Lilycove
Tamato Berry Purple Purple Purple Purple

Berry Crushing

At 100% performance, a Tamato Berry will contribute 300 units of powder.

Poffin cooking

At 100% performance, a Tamato Berry will produce a Level 13 (maybe higher) Spicy-Dry Poffin when cooking alone.

Artwork

Dream Tamato Berry Sprite.png
Dream World artwork

In the anime

In the anime

Whenever an episode features Berries, such as The Lotad Lowdown, or Berry, Berry Interesting, a character may come across this Berry and decide to eat it. They instead experience its intense spiciness, and may end up with swollen lips for a while.

In Shocks and Bonds Brock says that an Ace Trainer named Katie who battled Ash in the Hoenn League likes Tamato Berries in her spaghetti.

In Cooking Up a Sweet Story!, some Tamato Berries were seen in Abigail's Berry basket.

In Double-Time Battle Training!, Candice states that a treat called the "Snowpoint Tamato Berry Ice Cream Bar" has cold Ice Cream outside and spicy Tamato Berry Jelly on the inside, which Ash accidentally ate whole and which Dawn based her Daybreak Town appeals on.

A Tamato Berry plant appeared in PK23. Piplup showed Meloetta, Pikachu, and Snivy the plant in their search for a Rinka Berry, certain that it was a Rinka plant. When they told Piplup it was the wrong plant, Piplup stubbornly ate a Tamato Berry, only to find it was too spicy. Meowth and Wobbuffet, who were following Meloetta, found the Berries and decided to eat them, only to be overwhelmed by its spiciness.

It made an appearance in Grooming Furfrou!.


Trivia

  • The Tamato Berry is the only one of the EV-reducing Berries that did not have the same growth time or Berry yield as the rest in Generation III, and the only Berry of its flavor group that does not have the same growth time as the rest in Generation IV.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マトマのみ Matoma no Mi From トマト tomato.
English Tamato Berry From tomato.
French Baie Tamato From tomate.
German Tamotbeere From Tomate.
Italian Baccamodoro From pomodoro, tomato.
Spanish Baya Tamate From tomate.
Korean 토망열매 Tomang Yeolmae From 토마토 tomato.
Chinese 辣茄 Làqié From 辣 (spicy) and 番茄 fānqié (tomato).


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