Honey

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Honey
あまいミツ
Sweet Honey
Bag Honey Sprite.png
Honey
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
Generation IV Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VI Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Treasures SwSh pocket icon.png Treasures
Generation IX Bag Treasures SwSh pocket icon.png Treasures
Fling
Power 30

Honey (Japanese: あまいミツ Sweet Honey) is a type of item introduced in Generation IV. It can be used to attract wild Pokémon.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPt
BDSP
PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png50
HGSS N/A PokémonDollar.png50
BW
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png150
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png3600* PokémonDollar.png150
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png300 PokémonDollar.png150
SwSh N/A PokémonDollar.png450
SV N/A PokémonDollar.png225

In the Generation V games, the Honey can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for PokémonDollar.png500.

Effect

Generation IV-VII

When used in tall grass, caves, or while surfing, Honey triggers a wild Pokémon battle (like Sweet Scent as a field move). In Generation VI, this will trigger a Horde Encounter if they are present in the area; however, in Pokémon X and Y, it cannot cause a wild encounter if the overworld weather is not clear.

In Sinnoh, Honey can be slathered on Honey Trees in order to attract wild Pokémon.

Oddities

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only, using Honey (or Sweet Scent) inside a shop or Poké Mart will cause the descriptive text of purchasable items to vanish until the player opens the "SELL" menu or leaves the shop. This is known as the Poké Mart text glitch.

Generation VIII onward

In Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Honey serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Honey can again be used to trigger a wild Pokémon battle in tall grass or caves, and can be slathered on Honey Trees in order to attract wild Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in grass, caves, or on special trees.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
BDSP
A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in tall grass, in caves, or on special trees.
PE A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in tall grass, in caves, or elsewhere.
SwSh A sweet honey collected by Pokémon. It has a lush aroma and can be sold at a low price to shops.
SV Honey collected thanks to Pokémon’s efforts. It has a sweet aroma and can be sold at a low price to shops.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DP Routes 208, 209, 214, 215, 218, 221, and 222, Eterna Forest, Old Chateau, Floaroma Meadow, Solaceon Town, Great Marsh Floaroma Meadow (Honey Man)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
Pt Floaroma Meadow, Lost Tower Floaroma Meadow (Honey Man)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
HGSS Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
PW Big Forest, Resort, Sightseeing
BW Black CityB/White ForestW (Frederic)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
B2W2 Join Avenue (Market)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (5% chance)
DW* Dream Park
XY Route 5 Hidden recurring item (Routes 4, 12, and 18, Pokémon Village)
Pokémon Village (shaking trash cans)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (5% chance)
ORAS Fallarbor Town
Any Contest Spectacular Hall (random gift from a fan after completing a Contest)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Surskit (5% chance)
SMUSUM Melemele Meadow, Poni MeadowSM All Poké Marts (after completing 2 trials)
Battle Buffet (score less than 25)
Festival Plaza (General Store, Battle Store)
Ambush encounters (Fomantis in Lush JungleSM)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Surskit, wild Cutiefly, and wild Ribombee (5% chance each)
SwSh Hidden recurring item (Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl)
Possible gift after cooking curry
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (5% chance)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Loop Lagoon, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Island)
Max Raid Battles (Honeycalm Island)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Giant's Bed, Ballimere Lake)
BDSP Routes 208, 209, 214, 215, 218, 221, and 222, Eterna Forest, Old Chateau, Floaroma Meadow, Solaceon Town, Great Marsh Floaroma Meadow (Honey Man)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (5% chance) and wild Surskit (50% chance)
SV Poco Path Honey Gather
Held by wild Teddiursa, wild Surskit (5% chance each), and wild Combee (30% chance)

Gallery

Artwork

Bag Honey SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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Though unavailable as an item in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Honey is mentioned as being a food produced by the Beedrill and Combee of Nectar Meadow, overseen by their queen and manager Vespiquen. Due to its nutritious properties, Budew heads to Nectar Meadow to obtain some Honey for her ailing mother, despite being warned that the Pokémon are usually on edge during their Honey-making season. Misunderstood as a Honey thief, Budew is rescued in time by the player and partner from the angry Beedrill and Combee. After they are defeated, Vespiquen intervenes and resolves the misunderstanding, and gifts Budew with some Honey.

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Pokémon Quest

Honey in Pokémon Quest

Honey is an ingredient that can be used in cooking to attract wild Pokémon in Pokémon Quest.

Description

Games Description
Quest Soft and precious ingredients.

Acquisition

Honey is a possible ingredient that can be obtained by completing expeditions. It can also be obtained randomly by recycling Power Stones.

Pokémon Sleep

Honey in Pokémon Sleep

Honey is available in Pokémon Sleep.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
Sleep N/A Sleep Dream Shard.png4 Dream Shards

Effect

Honey can be used as an ingredient in cooking, with a base Strength of 101. It can be used to cook the following recipes:

Name Recipe Minimum pot size
Dishes Mixed Curry.png Mixed Curry Any combination of ingredients that does not match any curries/stews recipe
Dishes Egg Bomb Curry.png Egg Bomb Curry Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×12
Sleep Fancy Apple.pngFancy Apple ×11
Sleep Fancy Egg.pngFancy Egg ×8
Sleep Soft Potato.pngSoft Potato ×4
35
Dishes Mild Honey Curry.png Mild Honey Curry Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×7 7
Dishes Mixed Salad.png Mixed Salad Any combination of ingredients that does not match any salads recipe
Dishes Mixed Juice.png Mixed Juice Any combination of ingredients that does not match any desserts/drinks recipe
Dishes Steadfast Ginger Cookies.png "Steadfast" Ginger Cookies Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×14
Sleep Warming Ginger.pngWarming Ginger ×12
Sleep Soothing Cacao.pngSoothing Cacao ×5
Sleep Fancy Egg.pngFancy Egg ×4
35
Dishes Craft Soda Pop.png Craft Soda Pop Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×9 9
Dishes Jigglypuff Fruity Flan.png Jigglypuff's Fruity Flan Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×20
Sleep Fancy Egg.pngFancy Egg ×15
Sleep Fancy Apple.pngFancy Apple ×10
Sleep Moomoo Milk.pngMoomoo Milk ×10
55
Dishes Lovely Kiss Smoothie.png "Lovely Kiss" Smoothie Sleep Fancy Apple.pngFancy Apple ×11
Sleep Moomoo Milk.pngMoomoo Milk ×9
Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×7
Sleep Soothing Cacao.pngSoothing Cacao ×8
35
Dishes Sweet Scent Chocolate Cake.png "Sweet Scent" Chocolate Cake Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×9
Sleep Soothing Cacao.pngSoothing Cacao ×8
Sleep Moomoo Milk.pngMoomoo Milk ×7
24
Dishes Big Malasada.png Big Malasada Sleep Pure Oil.pngPure Oil ×10
Sleep Moomoo Milk.pngMoomoo Milk ×7
Sleep Honey.pngHoney ×6
23

Notes

Games Description
Sleep A sweet honey collected by Pokémon.

Acquisition

Honey can be gathered by the player's helper Pokémon.

In the anime

Honey in the anime

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, Honey was slathered on a tree, attracting several wild Bug-type and Grass-type Pokémon as well Ash's Aipom and Cheryl's Burmy. The Honey appeared to have been slathered by Cheryl, who wanted to catch a male Burmy to help her find the Enchanted Honey. Cheryl later explained to the group that Enchanted Honey was Honey gathered by Combee in the Amber Castle, located deep in Eterna Forest, which is said to be hundreds of times sweeter than normal Honey. With the help of Ash and his friends, and with her Mothim leading the way, she located the hive of a Vespiquen and its many worker Combee. After helping defend the hive from Team Rocket, the Vespiquen shared some of its Enchanted Honey with Cheryl, Ash, his friends, and some of their Pokémon. All of them loved the Enchanted Honey, except for Brock's Croagunk, who looked disgusted by the sweet flavor.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, Honey was used by Team Rocket in an attempt to catch Aaron's Vespiquen. It instead attracted a Munchlax.

In Strategy Begins at Home!, Honey was planted on a tree by a young boy named Nathaniel, which attracted a Heracross.

In a flashback in Historical Mystery Tour!, it was revealed that Barry used Honey to attract his Heracross. He repeated this same scenario in an illusionary adventure that a Clown sent him to.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Honey for Combee, as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum ventured into Floaroma Meadow, Diamond and his Pokémon smelled Honey and ran off to lick it off a tree, only to be attacked by a swarm of angry Combee, whom the Honey had been meant for. Later, the trio ventured into the Valley Windworks, where they met Mars, who filled the Windworks control room with sand in order to do away with them. Pearl and Platinum ended up outside the building and were able to uncover Diamond's location inside the building and save him thanks to a group of Combee being attracted by the scent of Honey on Diamond and his Pokémon.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In Find Munchlax!!, a Collector used Honey in an attempt to lure out a Munchlax. However, the Honey instead ended up being eaten away by Hareta.

In the TCG

Sweet Honey in the TCG
Main article: Sweet Honey (Astral Radiance 153)

Sweet Honey was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Battle Region subset and the English Astral Radiance expansion, with artwork by ORBITALLINK Inc. It allows the player to choose one of their Pokémon, flip a coin until they get tails, and heal 40 damage from that Pokémon for each heads.

Additionally, Honey is held by Combee from Stormfront. It allows the player to search their discard pile for a Basic Pokémon and put it onto their Bench when Combee is moved from their hand onto their Bench.

Trivia

Honey in Pokémon GO
  • The Honey is present in the game data of Pokémon GO, but is unused.
  • Honey may originally have been planned for Generation II, where unused text refers to an item called Sweet Honey (Japanese: あまいミツ Sweet Honey).
  • Regular honey has been seen in various Pokémon canons, even before its official debut in Generation IV:

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 甜甜蜜 Tìhmtìhm Maht
Mandarin 甜甜蜜 Tiántián Mì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Honning
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Honing
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hunaja
France Flag.png French Miel
Germany Flag.png German Honig
Italy Flag.png Italian Miele
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달콤한꿀 Dalkomhan Kkul
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Honning
Poland Flag.png Polish Miód
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mel
Spain Flag.png Spanish Miel
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Honung
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mật ong

See also

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