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Spicy Sausage Curry in Pokémon Sword and Shield
Curry on rice (Japanese: カレーライス curry rice), or simply curry, is a food item consisting of curry and rice popular in the Galar region. It has also appeared many times in other regions in the anime and manga.
In the games
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, curries can be prepared in the player's Pokémon Camp, which can be accessed from the menu. Curry can be cooked by up to four players in a mini-game, similarly to Pokéblocks and Poffins in the Generation III and IV games. As with the latter, cooking curry consists of three stages: "Fan the Flames!", "Give It a Good Stirring!", and "Put Your Heart into It!", each of which has the player performing a different task.
Types of curries
There are over 100 kinds of curries, which are cataloged in the Curry Dex (Japanese: カレー図鑑 illustrated curry encyclopedia).
- No. 001: Curry
- No. 002: Spicy Curry
- Bitter Curry
- Sour Curry
- No. 007: Sausage Curry
- Spicy Sausage Curry
- Sour Sausage Curry
- Spicy Bean Medley Curry
- Bitter Bean Medley Curry
- No. 031: Toast Curry
- Dry Pasta Curry
- Dry Fried-Food Curry
- Sweet Fried-Food Curry
- No. 115: Seasoned Curry
Up to 10 Berries can be used in a curry. Other ingredients exclusively for curry can be collected in the Wild Area and are stored in the Ingredients Pocket of the Bag.
In the anime
A plate of curry in the anime
Curry is mentioned in the original Japanese versions of the episodes The Punchy Pokémon, Dig Those Diglett!, The Bridge Bike Gang, Showdown at Dark City, The Problem with Paras, Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, and Second Time's the Charm! as well as the song Polka O Dolka; as with rice balls, these references were removed in the dub.
Prior to the Sun & Moon series, curry is mentioned only sparingly in the dub: Jessie mentions cajun curry powder in the dub of A Sappy Ending, Misty puts curry into her Mystery Stew in both versions of Sick Daze, and James mentions curry in both versions of Camping It Up!.
In Lulled to La-La Land!, Mallow prepares curry for Ash and his classmates when they go camping. In Currying Favor and Flavor!, the group prepares Akala Curry as part of the trial in Lush Jungle. Ash is also seen eating curry at the end of Night of a Thousand Poses!.
In the manga
In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga
Curry appears while camping in Let's Cook Curry!.
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
Mako orders a large number of curry rolls from the bakery Sun Sun.
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
A curry cooking competition between Red and Green occurs in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.
In the Pocket Monsters BW manga
Red participates in another curry competition in PMBW25.
Curry rice is a popular dish in Japan, and is often prepared and consumed on camping trips.
In other languages