Soft soil

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Berry picking

Soft soil (Japanese: ふかふかのつち soft soil) is very fertile soil made of loam found in Hoenn and Sinnoh, where Berries are able to grow. In Generation III it is described as "loamy", while in Generation IV as "earthy".

After Berries are picked from a plant, the soil becomes loamy again. If Berries go unpicked, they will fall and replant themselves in the soft soil. However, they will only replant themselves a number of times before disappearing altogether, and the Berry originally planted will be completely lost. Players are unable to walk on these tiles.


Main article: Mulch

In Generation IV, Mulch can used to control the way Berry plants can grow. Depending on the type of Mulch used, it can increase the yield or growth speed, or decrease the rate at which the soil dries out.



Location Soil location Plants Total
Route 102 North side of the route, midway between Oldale and Petalburg. 2 2
Route 103 East of the river. Requires HM01 (Cut). 3 3
Route 104 South side of Petalburg Woods. 3 10
West of the Pretty Petal Flower Shop. 4
Northeast of the windswept pond. 3
Route 110 Northwesternmost point. 3 3
Route 111 Northernmost point. 4 4
Route 112 East of Fiery Path's northern exit. 4 4
Route 114 South of Lanette's house. 3 3
Route 115 East side, up a ledge. Requires HM06 (Rock Smash). 2 5
Northwest of Meteor Falls south exit. Requires HM03 (Surf). 3
Route 116 Above the ledge. Requires HM01 (Cut). 4 4
Route 117 In front of the Pokémon Day Care. 3 3
Route 118 East side of the river, up a ledge. 3 3
Route 119 East side of south waterfall. 2 7
Overlooking the Weather Institute. HM03 (Surf) and HM07 (Waterfall) required. 2
West of Fortree City. 3
Route 120 East side, south of Scorched Slab. 3 10
South of Ancient Tomb, pond shore. 4
Southwesternmost area of the route. 3
Route 121 West of Safari Zone, near Route 120. 4 8
West of Lilycove City. 4
Route 123 Outside of Berry Master's house. 12 18
South of Route 122. Requires HM03 (Surf). 3
North-central part of route. Requires HM03 (Surf). 3
Mirage Island Eastern side of the island. Requires HM03 (Surf). 1 1
Grand total 88 patches


Location Soil location Plants Total
Floaroma Town Outside of Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop. 2 2
Fuego Ironworks South of building. Requires HM03 (Surf). 4 4
Route 205 South of the river, between Floaroma Town and Valley Windworks. 2 12
Rocky area, east of bridge. 2
Shortcut around Eterna Forest. Requires HM01 (Cut). 4
North of pond west of Eterna City. 4
Route 206 West side of Cycling Road. Requires HM01 (Cut). 2 4
South of Cycling Road. 2
Route 207 West side, south of Cycling Road. 4 4
Route 208 Next to Berry Master's house. 4 4
Route 209 Near Hearthome City. 2 4
South of Lost Tower. 2
Solaceon Town South of Pokémon Center. 4 4
Route 210 Just north of Solaceon Town. 4 8
East of Celestic Town. 4
Route 211 East of Mt. Coronet. 4 4
Route 212 West of Backlot's mansion. 2 8
South of Backlot's mansion, near rainy area. Requires HM03 (Surf). 2
West of Pastoria City. 4
Pastoria City Across from Pastoria Gym. 4 4
Route 213 Outside of Pastoria City. 4 4
Route 214 Outside of Veilstone City, south of pond. 4 4
Route 215 Near middle of route. Requires HM01 (Cut). 2 4
West of Veilstone City. 2
Route 218 East of Canalave City. 4 4
Route 221 Southern path, west of Pal Park. 4 4
Route 222 North of pathway. 4 4
Route 224 North of beach, atop hill. 4 4
Route 225 West of Survival Area. Requires HM01 (Cut). 4 4
Fight Area West of the Pokémon Center. 4 4
Route 226 On top of hill. Requires HM08 (Rock Climb). 4 4
Resort Area South of the Pokémon Center. East and west side of the Villa in Pokémon Platinum. 4 4
Route 228 South of route, nearby pond. 4 4
Route 229 East side, just north of Resort Area. 4 4
Route 230 West of waterway, outside Fight Area. 4 4
Grand total 118 patches


The Berry Pots contain soft soil, and allow the player to carry their Berry plants with them throughout Johto and Kanto in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In the Pokémon Dream World, an area introduced in Generation V accessed using a computer, players may plant Berries in the holes in their garden. Berries do not fall in the Dream World; they stay in the Berry-yielding stage indefinitely until picked. There are 6 to 15 spaces for Berries, depending on the player's amount of Dream Points.


  • Surrounding the Abundant Shrine are mounds of soil, but Berries cannot be planted in these. Similarly to regular soft soil, the soil in the Abundant Shrine cannot be walked on. In Pokémon White, similar soil exists in Mistralton City near the runway.
Special tiles in the Pokémon games
Cave tileHoleIce tileLedgeMarsh tilePuddleSand tileSnow tile
Spin tileSoft soilTall grassTrapWarp tileWater tile
Dungeon tile
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