# Honey Tree

Honey Trees are special trees in the Sinnoh region that players can slather Honey on to attract wild Pokémon.

## In the core series games

Location of Honey Trees in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

There are 21 Honey Trees located throughout the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl. If the player slathers Honey on a Honey Tree, a wild Pokémon may appear on the tree 6 real-life hours later. If a tree is left unchecked for 24 hours, both the Honey and any Pokémon will be gone. Changing the game system's clock will have no impact on the Honey Tree's timer.

Four of the 21 trees have a 1% chance to attract Munchlax; which four can do so are selected when the game begins, based on the player's Trainer ID number and secret ID number, meaning that the only way to change which trees can attract Munchlax is to start a new game. Trees which can attract Munchlax are also more likely to attract rarer wild Pokémon.

The species of Pokémon (or whether one will appear at all) is determined at the time a tree is slathered. Therefore, once a tree is slathered, saving the game and resetting will not change the Pokémon that will appear on it. However, its level, gender, Nature, IVs, and other random values are determined when it is encountered.

### Munchlax trees

Which four Honey Trees can attract Munchlax depends on the player's Trainer ID and secret ID[1] (referred to hereinafter as tid and sid respectively). These numbers are 2-byte values, and the game splits each into single bytes. tid1 and sid1 will refer to the lower byte of each ID number (calculable by `id % 256`), while tid2 and sid2 will refer to the higher byte (calculable by `id / 256`).

The location of the four Munchlax trees is then determined as follows:

`A = sid1 % 21`
`B = sid2 % 21`
`C = tid1 % 21`
`D = tid2 % 21`

The game checks if any of these are equal. If A is equal to B, B is increased by 1. The game then checks A against C, followed by B against C, adding 1 to C if it is equal after either check. Then the game checks A against D, followed by B against D, and then C against D, and adds 1 to D if it is equal after any of the checks. If at any point any of B, C, or D would equal 21, they are set to 0 instead.

The final values of A, B, C, and D represent the locations of the Munchlax trees. The number can be treated as a 0-based index into the list of Honey Tree locations above. For example, if A = 10, that means the southern Honey Tree on Route 212 can attract Munchlax.

### Pokémon groups

When the game generates a species of wild Pokémon to appear on a Honey Tree, it first chooses from one of three possible "groups" of Pokémon before choosing a Pokémon from within that group. These groups are shown in the table below. The 17 non-Munchlax trees have a 70% chance of choosing from Group A, a 20% chance of choosing from Group B, a 0% chance of choosing from Group C, and a 10% chance of choosing no encounter. The four Munchlax trees have a 20% chance of choosing from Group A, a 70% chance of choosing from Group B, a 1% chance of choosing from Group C, and a 9% chance of choosing no encounter.

Diamond and Pearl Group C
(0%/1%)
Platinum
Group A (70%/20%) Group B (20%/70%) Group A (70%/20%) Group B (20%/70%)
Pokémon 1 (40%) Wurmple Combee Munchlax Combee Burmy
Pokémon 2 (20%) SilcoonD
CascoonP
Burmy Wurmple Cherubi
Pokémon 3 (20%) Combee Cherubi Burmy Combee
Pokémon 4 (10%) Burmy Aipom Cherubi Aipom
Pokémon 5 (5%) Cherubi Heracross Aipom Aipom
Pokémon 6 (5%) Aipom Wurmple Aipom Heracross

When Honey is slathered on a tree, if that tree is also the last tree that was slathered, there is a 90% chance that the game will pick the same group as it did the last time. If the tree's last slathering did not produce any Pokémon, it will be treated[citation needed] as if the tree had selected Group A.

### Shaking

In general, the more a tree shakes, the more likely it is for a rare Pokémon to appear. The number of times a tree shakes is randomly decided depending on the group that was selected for the tree.

Shakes Group A Group B Group C
0 20% 1% 1%
1 59% 20% 1%
2 20% 75% 5%
3 1% 4% 93%

So, based on the number of times a tree shakes, a Pokémon from each group will have the following chance to appear.

For normal trees:

Shakes 0 1 2 3
Group A 98.6% 91.2% 48.3% 46.7%
Group B 1.4% 8.8% 51.7% 53.3%

For Munchlax trees:

Shakes 0 1 2 3
Group A 84.9% 45.7% 7.1% 5.1%
Group B 14.9% 54.2% 92.8% 71.2%
Group C 0.2% 0.04% 0.1% 23.7%

### Pokémon

If the tree being slathered was also the last tree slathered (and the tree is empty), there is a 90% chance that the tree will attract a Pokémon from the same group that was used before, rendering the rates below inaccurate. See above for an explanation of the sets and the exact rarities of Pokémon.

#### Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Non-Munchlax tree
D P Pt 5-15 5.5%
D P Pt 5-15 10%
D P Pt 5-15 1%
D P Pt 5-15 29%
D P Pt 5-15 14%
D P Pt 5-15 14%
D P Pt 5-15 14%
D P Pt 5-15 11%
D P Pt 5-15 22%
D P Pt 5-15 22%
D P Pt 5-15 32%
D P Pt 5-15 7.5%
D P Pt 5-15 11%
D P Pt 10%
Munchlax tree
D P Pt 5-15 8%
D P Pt 5-15 12.5%
D P Pt 5-15 3.5%
D P Pt 5-15 11.5%
D P Pt 5-15 4%
D P Pt 5-15 4%
D P Pt 5-15 4%
D P Pt 5-15 16%
D P Pt 5-15 32%
D P Pt 5-15 32%
D P Pt 5-15 22%
D P Pt 5-15 15%
D P Pt 5-15 16%
D P Pt 5-15 1%
D P Pt 9%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

#### Generation VIII

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Normal tree
BD SP
5-15 5.5%
BD SP
5-15 1%
BD SP
5-15 29%
BD SP
5-15 14%
BD SP
5-15 14%
BD SP
5-15 11%
BD SP
5-15 22%
BD SP
5-15 7.5%
BD SP
10%
Munchlax tree
BD SP
5-15 8%
BD SP
5-15 3.5%
BD SP
5-15 11.5%
BD SP
5-15 4%
BD SP
5-15 4%
BD SP
5-15 16%
BD SP
5-15 32%
BD SP
5-15 15%
BD SP
5-15 1%
BD SP
9%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

## In the anime

Honey being slathered on a Honey Tree in the anime

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, Cheryl was shown to have slathered a tree with Honey, which attracted many Grass- and Bug-type Pokémon, as well as Ash's Aipom. After catching a Burmy that had been lured in by the Honey, Cheryl explained to Ash and his friends that she had wanted to catch a male Burmy so that she could evolve it into Mothim and use its help to find the Enchanted Honey, which is Honey gathered by Combee in the Amber Castle, located deep in Eterna Forest, and is said to be hundreds of times sweeter than normal Honey. In An Angry Combeenation!, Cheryl managed to obtain some Enchanted Honey from a Vespiquen.

Some Honey was shown again in A Trainer and Child Reunion!, used by Team Rocket in an attempt to catch Aaron's Vespiquen. It instead attracted a Munchlax, much like in the games.

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 a Heracross, which he then caught. He repeated this same scenario in an illusionary adventure that a Clown sent him to.