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Real Fruit

All of the berries are named after real fruit. Should we including this in the article? I think it's important... Here's what I've come up with so far. Some of them are really obscure. I'm only missing a few.

  1. Cheri - Cherry (or, Cherimoya)
  2. Chesto - Chestnut
  3. Pecha - Peach
  4. Rawst - Straw(berry)
  5. Aspear - Pear?
  6. Leppa - Apple
  7. Oran - Orange
  8. Persim - Persimmon
  9. Lum - Lime? Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): It's from mulberry ("mul" backwards is "lum").
  10. Sitrus - Citrus
  11. Figy - Fig
  12. Wiki - Kiwi
  13. Mago - Mango
  14. Aguav - Guava
  15. Iapapa - Papaya
  16. Razz - Rasp(berry)
  17. Bluk - Black(barry)
  18. Nanab - Banana
  19. Wepear - Pear?
  20. Pinap - Pineapple
  21. Pomeg - Pomegranate Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): I fixed the spelling of pomegranate.
  22. Kelpsy - Kelp?
  23. Qualot - Kumquat?
  24. Hondew - Honeydew
  25. Grepa - Grape
  26. Tamato - Tomato
  27. Cornn - Corn
  28. Magost - Mangosteen!
  29. Rabuta - ? Addition by Shiny Noctowl at 21:09, 18 September 2007 (UTC): It's from rutabaga.
  30. Nomel - Lemon
  31. Spelon - ?
  32. Pamtre - Palm Tree (Palm Fruit)
  33. Watmel - Watermelon
  34. Durin - Durian
  35. Belue - Blue(berry)
  36. Liechi - Lychee
  37. Ganlon - Longan
  38. Salac - Salak
  39. Petaya - Pitaya
  40. Apicot - Apricot
  41. Lansat - Langsat
  42. Starf - Starfruit

I didn't want to put this directly onto the page because it's not complete yet. Help is appreciated

Evin290 18:39, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Qualot is from an obscure one, the Loquat. Lum's from Mulberry. Rabuta sounds like Rutabaga, though I'm not honestly sure if that's it. I'm very certain Spelon is Melon.--Pie 20:59, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually, now that I think about it, Lum could also just be from Plum. --Pie 02:29, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

I was actually thinking there could be a whole article about each berry, containing flavor and written tag information. I think the real fruit information could be better placed on each individual berry's page. However, we'd probably need a template for a page, or something to make them good. But I don't know how to make a template ... Slim 19:32, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I think I could make a good one, given just a bit of time... --Pie 20:59, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I'll start up some pages for berries. The pages will be called, for example, Cheri (Berry). I'll get started →Evin290 00:31, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

What kind of melon is spelon? It would have to be a specific type of melon to get the "sp" from. Also, could Aspear be Asian Pear. I can't think of anything for Wepear. I thought "Western Pear," but wikipedia doesn't have an article called that, and when I search for it on Google, all I got was "Best Western/Pear Tree Inn" Anyone have any ideas about "Wepear?" →Evin290 15:52, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Here's my best guess for Wepear: Pyrus communis pyraster, the Wild European Pear. JudgeSpear 00:58, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I figured out "Rabuta." It's Rambutan. It sounds more like "Rabuta" than "Rutabaga" and it's got hairs all over it, just like the rabuta berry.

Here are the Generation IV berries and their origins that do not have origins put up yet (I will put them up in their respective berry pages momentarily):

41. Chople: Possibly Chipotle, in reference to its spiciness in the games and the real-life pepper's intense heat.
42. Kebia: Akebia; the scientific name, akebia, is a Latinization of the Japanese name for the genus, akebi. Here is a page showing Akebia fruit that closely resembles the in-game Kebia Berry graphic.
44. Coba: Coba, an English name for several species of Manchurian wild rice, whose stems are used as a vegetable.
47. Charti: wp:Artichoke
48. Kasib: wp:Cassava root
49. Colbur: Muntingia calabura, the plant from which the Calabura fruit comes
50. Babiri: Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
52. Chilan: Ancho chili pepper (also called Poblano)
61. Micle: The word "miracle". Or it could be from Clematis.
62. Custap: Custard Apple (Annona reticulata), native to the tropical New World
63. Jaboca: Jabuticaba, or Brazilian Grape Tree
64. Rowap: Rowan plant, native throughout the cool temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in the mountains of western China and the Himalaya
JudgeSpear 02:15, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

What about these ones?? 44 Pumkin Berry -Pumpkin

45 Drash Berry -?

46 Eggant Berry -Eggplant

47 Strib Berry -  ?

49 Nutpea Berry -Peanut

50 Ginema Berry  ?

51 Kuo Berry  ?

52 Yago Berry  ?

53 Touga Berry  ?

54 Niniku Berry  ?

55 Topo Berry  ?

Wowy 01:32, 21 July 2008 (UTC)WOWY

I'm thinking Strib = Stringbean? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 20:37, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Soil system in generation IV?

it seems the soil and watering work differently from generation III, the soil visibly changes color, from dark brown, to an orange-brown, to pale and sand-like. as far as i can tell, the soil dries by one shade in half the time it takes the plant to grow a stage. the planted berries start with dark watered soil, and it seems the timer on the soil resets based on when the plants are watered, as opposed to being directly linked with plant growth.

Not to mention the kinds of mulch you can buy that also affect the soil. --DarkfireTaimatsu 23:15, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
moreover, based on my observations, you have to water twice as often for the best results, and the max yield for older berries seems higher. those details are probably pretty important. ~Kendai
Later on, I'm definitely gonna be revamping the page. Adding a "growth" section, possibly to each generation. TTEchidna 18:25, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

I did a careful watching of berry growth under many different factors. I planted berries in routes 208(normal), 212 (rainy), and 228 (sandstorm). each four-berry place had one plant each with growth and damp mulch.

Basically I found out that it's as simple as watering slightly more often. When a berry is planted, it starts with fully damp dark brown soil. if left alone, it will dry to orange-brown soil the same time it grows it's first stage, and dry out completely to a sandy color at the next stage. When the player waters berries with the sprayduck, the soil returns to the darkest color if it has dried, and will stay fully moist for the same amount of time it takes the plant to grow a stage.

This seems to be a slightly more flexible system, as the watering time is not fixed to the four stages, any time the plants are watered the soil will stay damp for a full growth stage duration.

However, I have seen cases of the soil drying faster than the plants grow. I'm not sure what causes this, as in my test the soil dried in sync with growth times in all three places. ~Kendai

my test used one type of berry. While growing berries normally I noticed a slower-growing berry group actually dried out faster than others. This might mean the growth time list may also need a list of "drying times" for generation 4. I did use growth much on the slower berries and damp mulch on the faster ones, but despite that the slower set still grew slower. More observations will be needed. Anyone care to help with that? ~Kendai
I've noticed that the five event berries (Enigma and its buddies) dry twice as fast as the other 96-hour berries (Liechi and its buddies). I'm thinking we ought implement a drying times table or something. Anyone know what the game's code says? TTEchidna 09:30, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I have drying times for most of the berries now. 1-8 4 hours 9 7 hours 10 8 hours 11-15 5 hours 16-20 2 hours 21-26 7 hours 27-30 5 hours 31-35 7 hours 36-52 9 hours A pattern I saw in "drying rate" from some websites didn't pan out as it had 53-59 drying in 15 hours, and my test of them had them drying faster. I'm about to do a small test with fast growing berries, but I'm certain the result will show better berry yield from keeping the soil moist opposed to once each stage. Kendai 20:31, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

My test shattered what I had previously thought about drying times, but i have a new theory which would make sense of the "drying rate" some websites have.

Imagine the soil's moisture as a percentage, the soil turns orange at 50%, and white at 0% the percentage reduces by the drying rate each hour. the match for this is consistent with my recorded drying times without mulch, But if I'm right so far, a whole can of worms is opened for how mulch effects drying rate, because the growth much is making the Razz dry over 50% in one hour, but if the rate increase is by 25%, then it'd only lower by 43.75%. Kendai 01:17, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Damage-reducing Berries

Do these reduce an attack's damage by 50%? The reason I ask is because no damage calculator I know of factors these in, so it's been bugging me for a while. Would the effect be as if the defending pokemon had +2 defense? Juunannio 10:14, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Far as I know, they cancel out the super-effectiveness, which means a 50% damage reduction. TTEchidnaFire echy 01:38, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
THey cancel out, alright. But if it is 4x (Like on Flygon-san) then itdecreases to only 2x. OptimatumTalk|Links14:04 3 May 2008
If Shedinja were to hold an Occa Berry, would a Fire-type move still work on it? ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 16:03, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm sure the berry only works by halving the damage, and for shedinja, ANY damage is fatal. However, you CAN get the desired result by using focus sash, it will cover one hit of any type.


Should we include the CCG berries, like "Balloon Berry"?KrytenKoro 10:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm not 100% sure what to do, but it's possible you could make a new page or category dealing with TCG berries (and link to it at the bottom of the Berry page). They don't correspond to a specific game generation, nor would they be able to fit into the numbering scheme present in the Generation III-IV berries. Berrymaster 02:15, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Berry dropping

After berries grow in loamy soil, they stay for a while, but replant or vanish if not picked. The fact doesn't seem to be covered in this article, or i missed it while looking. I was hoping to find an explanation of how long berries stay on a plant after growing. The individual berry pages list total growth time and length of each stage, but i haven't seen the addition of how long they stay before vanishing on those pages either. ~Kendai

A set of berries I forgot about seemed to last half the total growth time, or twice the growth of a stage, based on the stage they were at and when they were planted. can someone confirm? ~Kendai

Which Berry??

Hell I was playing PBR and a Pokémon (can't remember which) used Draco Meteor, but after its stats droped it recovered them with a berry - which berry did it use - I tried to find on here but no luck (or I'm blind - probably blind to be fair) PhantomCX 15:56, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

No berry programmed into Generation IV has an effect like you say happened. The only berry that raises a lowered stat is the Ginema Berry, a Japan-only e-Reader berry available only in Generation III.
However, there is an item available to Generation IV that restores dropped stats--the White Herb. It's possible that you confused the White Herb for a berry, since the White Herb does vanish after being used. --Shiningpikablu252 16:03, 28 August 2008 (UTC)


Missingno. Master just added a bunch of apricorns to the list of berries. While both come from fruit-bearing trees, I think the Apricorns can be thought of as separate, what with the lacking "berry" in the name and all. I'm opening this for discussion before I revert, so I can hear everyone else's thoughts and avoid an edit war. --((Marton imos)) 20:09, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, forgot to mention. Because of their relationship, we can mention apricorns in the article and include a link to their article. I just don't like having them mixed in with the berries on the list. --((Marton imos)) 20:10, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
That I agree with: Berries aren't Apricorns. If in GSDS or a future game they allow them both to be planted, we can go for a greater link, but GS's system doesn't exactly give us a lot of info. TTEchidna 20:21, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Kanto, Loamy Soil, and Generation II

So if Kanto's soil is so infertile that it doesn't have loamy soil and can't support berry growth, how does it have berry trees in Gen II like the one on Route 1 between the ledges? It's always stated that Kanto doesn't grow berries because the soil can't support it - due to the region of Japan most likely - but in Gen II it could support berry growth. Does this mean that Kanto's soil got better in just three years? If GSDS comes out, then we might have an answer, but it seems like a trivia-worthy mentioning to me. GSDS would also answer a lot of questions about berries - like if a "Berry" is an "Oran Berry" without the actual name. But this inconsistency with Kanto's soil has been bothering me for some time now. Satosuke 00:17, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

It's got, what, one or two berry trees, and they're close to the west side of it anyway, so I'd say it got better by a little, but it's gonna go nowhere near Hoenn and Sinnoh levels anytime soon.
Funny thing though... the excuse given is volcanic, when there's several berry plots just outside Mt. Chimney in Hoenn. TTEchidna 16:53, 12 October 2008 (UTC)


The berries can be typically grouped into groups of 5. Eg. Cheri, Chesto, Pecha, Rast and Aspear Berries, all cure a status ailment. So shouldn't they all have the same level at 100% performance. In the articles, Cheri, Chesto and Aspear have level 13. While Pecha has 14, and raswt at 12. Becasue if you try a Cheri or Rawst you'd get around the 10's. But if you try Figy or Mago you'd normally get high 10's or low 20's. So i think berries in the same group have the same level at 100% performance. So if someone gets level 14 for Pecha, all the others in the group should be changed to the highest level if it is in the same group.--Wowy 07:02, 6 October 2008 (UTC)