Black Apricorn

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Black Apricorn
Black Bonguri
Bag Black Apricorn Sprite.png
Black Apricorn
Artwork by Ken Sugimori
Introduced in Generation II
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Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Apricorn Box; HGSS)
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The Black Apricorn (Japanese: くろぼんぐり Black Bonguri), formatted Blk Apricorn prior to Generation VI, is a type of Apricorn introduced in Generation II. It can be used to make a Heavy Ball.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $100
N/A $10
SV N/A $50


The Black Apricorn can be made into a Heavy Ball by Kurt.

If used in the Apriblender, it can produce Aprijuice that boosts the Power and Stamina Performance stats.


Games Description
GSC A black Apricorn.
A black Apricorn. It has an indescribable scent.
A black Apricorn. It has a scent beyond one's experience.
SV A black Apricorn. It has a smell that cannot be captured in words.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Route 37
HGSS Johto: Routes 31, 33, 37, and 43, Pokéathlon Dome (200 Points)SuWeSa
Kanto: Route 1
SwShIA Berry trees (Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach)
SwShCT Snowslide Slope Watt Trader (Highlight Item, 1,980 W)
Berry trees (Giant's Foot)
Hidden recurring item (Ballimere Lake, Dyna Tree Hill)



Bag Black Apricorn SV Sprite.png
Unused artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

Black Apricorns in the anime

Black Apricorns appeared in Going Apricorn!, where Kurt sent Ash, Misty, and Brock to harvest some Apricorns. After many failed attempts at picking Apricorns, the group managed to pick two Blue Apricorns and a Black Apricorn, which Kurt later turned into a pair of Lure Balls and a Heavy Ball for them.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

In Teddiursa's Picnic, Silver received a Heavy Ball from Kurt, crafted from a Black Apricorn he had given to the man earlier.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑球果 Hāak Kàuhgwó *
黑色圓柑果實 Hāk-sīk Yùhngām Gwósaht *
黑色圓柑果 Hāk-sīk Yùhngām Gwó *
黑本杉 Hāk Bún Chaam *
Mandarin 黑球果 Hēi Qiúguǒ *
黑色圓柑果實 Hēisè Yuángān Guǒshí *
黑色圓柑果 Hēisè Yuángān Guǒ *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Černý meruňák
France Flag.png French Noigrume Noir*
Noigrume Noi*
Germany Flag.png German Aprikoko Schwarz*
Aprikoko Swz*
Italy Flag.png Italian Ghicocca Nera*
Ghic. Nera*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 검은규토리 Geomeun Gyutoli
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bolota Preta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bonguri Negro*
Bonguri Neg*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Trái Bonguri đen

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