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Mulch (Japanese: こやし Fertilizer) is a type of item introduced in Generation IV. Mulch may be used before planting Berries in soft soil to promote healthy Berry growth in various ways. Mulch has no use in battle (aside from being thrown with Fling, in which case the move will have 30 Power).

If more than one Mulch is spread on one patch of soil, only the effect of the most recently used one will apply. According to the lady in the Berry Master's house in Sinnoh, Mulch is made "by mixing high-grade soil with Poké know..."

Mulch can be bought from the girl in the Berry Master's house on Route 208, or in the Goldenrod Flower Shop after acquiring the Berry Pots.

Due to the lack of soft soil in the Unova region and the fact that the Berry Pots are not obtainable, Mulch became a valuable item in Pokémon Black and White. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Mulch can be sold to a Pokémon Breeder at the end of Mistralton City's runway for PokémonDollar.png1,000 each.

In Pokémon X and Y, Mulch can be acquired from one of the Berry fields composters. By putting in different combinations of Berries, different kinds of Mulch can be produced. If traded to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Mulch cannot be used, as the soil is unsuitable for Mulch.

List of mulch

Generation IV mulch

Generation VI mulch


This is the artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Amaze Mulch Sprite.png Dream Boost Mulch Sprite.png Dream Rich Mulch Sprite.png Dream Surprise Mulch Sprite.png
Amaze Mulch Boost Mulch Rich Mulch Surprise Mulch


  • Because some Mulch can alter a Berry's growth rate, it is possible for some Berries with different base growth times to grow in the same amount of time. Similarly, Berries with the same base growth time can vary in actual growth time.
  • Inside the Berry Master's house there is a book titled "Much Ado About Mulch: A Berry-Grower's Guide". The title of this book is based on William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 肥料 Fèih liu
Mandarin 肥料 Féi liào
France Flag.png French Engrais
Germany Flag.png German Mulch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fertilizzante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비료 Biryo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Abono

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