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A Hondew Berry (Japanese: ロメのみ Rome Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.
Growth and harvest
A Hondew Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 12 hours, with 3 hours per stage. A Hondew tree will yield 2-6 Berries.
A Hondew Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 32 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Hondew tree will yield 1-5 Berries.
A Hondew Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 48 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Hondew tree will yield 1-20 Berries. During its growth, watering the plant will add 0.5 Berries to the final harvest, weeding it will add 1.5, and removing a pest will add 3.
A Hondew Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 48 hours. A Hondew tree will yield 5-14 Berries.
At 100% performance, this Berry will contribute 200 units of powder.
At 100% performance, a Hondew Berry can produce a Level 12 (maybe higher) Dry-Bitter Poffin when cooking alone.
Used on a Pokémon
This Berry increases a Pokémon's friendship by and lowers its Special Attack EVs by ten points (but not below 0). It can only be used outside of battle, and only has this effect in Pokémon Emerald and later games. In Generation IV only, this Berry reduces the EV to 100 if it was above 100 when used.
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In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In Sneaky Like Shedinja II, Emerald's Sceptile sliced some Hondew Berries with Leaf Blade so its Trainer could eat them.
In The Final Dimensional Duel VII, Jupiter used a Hondew Berry to turn her Tangrowth's Natural Gift into a Ground-type move while battling against Marley's Arcanine.
- While the names of the Hondew Berry indicate it to be based on a melon, it may also resemble a ripe opium pod.
||ロメのみ Rome no Mi
||From メロン melon
||From Melone, melon
||From melone, melon
||From melón, melon
||로매열매 Lome Yeolmae
||From 매론 melon
||哈密果 Hāmì Guǒ*
||From 哈密瓜 hāmìguā, Hami melon
|黃斑蜜瓜 Huángbān Mìguā*
||From 黃斑 huángbān (yellow spots) and 蜜瓜 mìguā (muskmelon)
||哈密果 Hāmaht Gwó
||From 哈密瓜 hāmahtgwā, Hami melon
||From melão, melon
||From its English name