Berry (item)

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This article is about the item named "Berry" in Generation II. For the class of item, see Berry.
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Introduced in Generation II
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The Berry (Japanese: きのみ Berry) is a type of Berry exclusive to the Generation II games. It restores 10 HP to a Pokémon.

From Generation III onward, the Berry is succeeded by the Oran Berry.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
GSC N/A $5


Held item

If the holder's HP falls below 50%, it will consume its held Berry and restore 10 HP.

Bag item

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it restores 10 HP to that Pokémon. This consumes the Berry.

Other uses

After battle, a Berry held by a Shuckle has a 1/16 chance of turning into a Berry Juice. This only applies to the first Shuckle with a Berry in the party, and only after the player visits Goldenrod City.[1]

At Moomoo Farm, the player can feed 7 Berries to Moomoo the Miltank to heal it. If they do, the female farmer will give the player TM13 (Snore) in thanks, and the male farmer will start selling Moomoo Milk.


Games Description
GSC A self-restore item. (10HP, HOLD)


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Route 30, Ruins of AlphC
New Bark Town (held by the player's first partner Pokémon), Cianwood City (held by Shuckie)
Route 10 (held by Pokéfan Robert's Quagsire), Route 13 (held by Pokéfan Joshua's Pokémon ×6, held by Pokéfan Alex's Nidoking and Slowking), Route 14 (held by Pokéfan Carter's Pokémon ×3), Route 34 (held by Pokéfan Brandon's Pokémon), Route 39 (held by Pokéfan Ruth's Pokémon), National Park (held by Pokéfan William's Pokémon)
Berry trees (Routes 11, 29, 30, 38, and 46)
Route 31 (possible gift from Bug Catcher Wade)C, Bug-Catching Contest consolation prize
Mystery Gift
Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS (100 W)
Route 39 (held by Pokéfan Derek's Pokémon), National Park (held by Pokéfan Beverly's Pokémon), S.S. Aqua (Vermilion to Olivine: held by Pokéfan Georgia's Pokémon ×5, held by Pokéfan Jeremy's Pokémon ×3)
Held by wild Pikachu (2% chance), wild Sentret (2% chance), wild Furret (23% chance), and wild Shuckle (25% chance)
Held by wild Caterpie, wild Metapod, wild Weedle, wild Kakuna, wild Pidgey, wild Pidgeotto, wild Rattata, wild Raticate, wild Spearow, wild Fearow, wild Ekans, wild Arbok, wild Pikachu (except from Pokémon Yellow), wild Sandshrew, wild Sandslash, wild Nidorina, wild Nidorino, wild Vulpix, wild Zubat, wild Golbat, wild Oddish, wild Gloom, wild Paras, wild Venonat, wild Diglett, wild Meowth, wild Psyduck, wild Mankey, wild Growlithe, wild Poliwag, wild Poliwhirl, wild Kadabra (except from Pokémon Yellow), wild Machoke, wild Bellsprout, wild Weepinbell, wild Tentacool, wild Geodude, wild Graveler, wild Ponyta, wild Slowpoke, wild Magnemite, wild Doduo, wild Seel, wild Grimer, wild Shellder, wild Gastly, wild Haunter, wild Drowzee, wild Voltorb, wild Exeggcute, wild Cubone, wild Koffing, wild Rhyhorn, and wild Magikarp from Generation I


As a held item

For Pokémon distributed in Generation I games, the Pokémon must be traded to a Generation II game for the item to appear.

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
RGB Pokémon 2 Idea Contest Surfing Pikachu Japan June 12, 1997
Surfing Pikachu Japan August 30 to September 30, 1997
September 13 to October 14, 1997
Flying Pikachu Japan October 15 to November 14, 1997
October 30 to November 29, 1997
Nintendo 64 Surfing Pikachu Japan September 21 to October 31, 1997
University Magikarp Japan July 1998
Summer 1998 Pokémon Battle Tour Pikachu Japan July 19 to August 23, 1998
Pokémon Stamp Fearow Japan August 1998
RBY Nintendo Power Pikachu North America October to November 1, 1999



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Generation II

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

In Slugging It Out with Slugma, Crystal explained to a girl how a Pokémon can heal itself by eating the Berry it's holding, demonstrating the process with a Sentret.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship, Gold picked a Berry from a Berry tree and gave it to an injured Pidgey for it to recover. He also gave it another one for it to take to its nest.

In the TCG

Main article: Berry (Neo Genesis 99)

The Berry was introduced as a Pokémon Tool Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Neo Series (the Japanese Neo Era) in the Neo Genesis expansion. It has never been reprinted.

If there are 2 or more damage counters on the Pokémon Berry is attached to at the start of a turn, the player removes 2 counters from it and discards Berry.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 果實 Gwósaht
Mandarin 果實 / 果实 Guǒshí *
樹果 Shùguǒ *
France Flag.png French Baie
Germany Flag.png German Beere
Italy Flag.png Italian Bacca
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나무열매 Namu Yeolmae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fruta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Baya

External links


Project BerryDex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project BerryDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Berry in the Pokémon series.