A Poffin (Japanese: ポフィン Poffin) is a type of Pokémon food which appears in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, as well as their remakes, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Its name is a portmanteau of the words Pokémon and muffin. However, despite the name, it seems to bear a closer resemblance to a bun or a cookie.
Like Pokéblocks, Poffins are used to raise Pokémon's Cool, Beauty, Cute, Smart, and Tough conditions. These conditions boost the Pokémon's score in the Visual Competition in Pokémon Super Contests and Super Contest Shows. Pokémon favor different flavors of Poffin depending on their Nature.
The primary way to obtain Poffins is to make them at the Poffin House or in the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club. In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Poffins can additionally be made at Amity Square alongside the player's Pokémon which enables higher level Poffins to be made more readily.
One time only, the player can receive a level 60 Mild Poffin with 40 smoothness from Jordan at the Hearthome Super Contest Hall. This Poffin uniquely boosts all five Contest conditions at once, which is impossible for Poffins made by the player. In Pokémon Platinum, the player can buy level 32 Poffins with 20 smoothness from Veilstone Department Store B1F. These Poffins always have two flavors that both have a strength of 32.
The player can cook Poffins alone or in a group of up to four players. At the Poffin House, the player can cook alone, or with other players via Nintendo DS wireless communication; in the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club, the player can cook with other players via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In Generation IV, each player is limited to contributing a single Berry to the recipe, while in Generation VIII, a single player can select up to four berries at once to cook with offline.
To create Poffins, the players need to stir Poffin batter in a pot while it cooks. In the original games, the pot containing the batter appears on the Nintendo DS system's lower screen, where the player must use their stylus to stir the batter. In the remakes, the left and/or right sticks can be used to stir the pot. If the player does not stir the batter quickly enough, the Poffin batter may burn, but if they stir it too quickly it will spill.
While cooking, an arrow will appear indicating the direction in which the player should stir the mixture (clockwise or counter-clockwise), which disappears once the player begins stirring in that direction. As long as the mixture is not being stirred in the wrong direction, after a short period of time another arrow will appear indicating the new direction to stir; this can be either the same direction as before or the opposite direction. The Poffin will always be cooked after one minute has elapsed, but stirring quickly in the correct direction lowers the cooking time, resulting in stronger flavors in the produced Poffin. Stirring in either direction will prevent the Poffin from burning, but stirring in the wrong direction will not decrease the cooking time. If multiple players are cooking together, they must all work together to spin the same batter.
As the Poffin cooks, the mixture becomes thicker, making it harder to stir, but also harder to spill.
- In the first stage, the flames under the pot are orange and the mixture is pale. It is doughy and easy to spill.
- In the second stage, the flames turn red and the mixture starts to brown. It requires faster stirring to spin at the same speed, making it much harder to spill.
- In the final stage, the flames turn blue and the mixture becomes dark brown. It requires even faster stirring in order to spin, but it is now impossible to spill no matter how fast it is stirred.
Once the batter is fully cooked, the player receives the Poffins they have created. Each player receives a number of identical Poffins equal to the number of Berries used (so cooking alone in Generation IV will only ever produce one Poffin).
The Poffin's flavors depend on the flavors of the Berries used to produce it. Each flavor is weakened by another flavor, so the presence of one flavor will decrease the strength of another. The strength of each flavor determines how much a Poffin will affect each of a Pokémon's conditions.
If each Berry used in the Poffin is different from the others, the flavors in the resulting Poffin are calculated as follows:
- Add together the respective flavors of all Berries being used (sum all spicy values, all dry values, and so on).
- For each Berry flavor total, subtract the Berry flavor total of that flavor's weakening flavor as per the table above (e.g. spicy is weakened by dry, sour is weakened by spicy, etc.).
- Subtract 1 from each flavor for every flavor that is negative.
- Multiply all flavors by 60 divided by the number of seconds taken to cook, then subtract the number of times the mixture was burned or spilled. Round to the nearest integer.
- Set any flavors that are now negative to 0.
- If any flavors are greater than 99 (Generation IV) or 100 (Generation VIII), set those flavors to that limit.
If two or more copies of the same Berry are used, or all flavors are 0 (due to a large number of burns or spills), the Poffin will instead become a Foul Poffin, which boosts three random conditions by 2.
The final cook time is displayed in hundredths of a second. However, the game only records the time elapsed to 1/30th of a second, so the time will always end in 3, 6, or 0. In Generation VIII, it is possible for the digits after the decimal point to display as 100, which is simply a full extra second, so a time that displays "0:47.100" is treated as 0:48.00.
The Poffin's level is equal to the strength of its strongest flavor. For example, a Poffin with 8 sweetness and 12 spiciness will be Level 12. The level can be improved by making the Poffin in a shorter time, and by minimizing the number of burns and spills, as detailed in the above procedure. The highest possible level for a Poffin is thus 99 in Generation IV, or 100 in Generation VIII.
|Sum over all Berries||0||10||20||20||10|
|Subtract weakening flavors||-10||-10||0||10||10|
|Decrease by the number of negative flavors (2)||-12||-12||-2||8||8|
|Multiply by 60 and divide by the seconds taken||-12||-12||-2||8||8|
|Subtract the number of spills & burns (0)||-12||-12||-2||8||8|
|Set all negatives to 0||0||0||0||8||8|
|Ensure no flavors are above the cap of 99 or 100||0||0||0||8||8|
Each player will receive three Level 8 Bitter-Sour Poffins with 17 smoothness.
On the other hand, if cooking were to be completed in 40 seconds, the flavors would be as follows.
|Multiply by the cooking time bonus (60/40 = 1.5)||-18||-18||-3||12||12|
|Subtract the number of spills & burns (0)||-18||-18||-3||12||12|
|Set all negatives to 0||0||0||0||12||12|
Each player will receive three Level 12 Bitter-Sour Poffins with 17 smoothness.
Base flavor levels
When cooking with one Berry (which is always the case when cooking alone in Generation IV), each Berry can be viewed as having a base strength for each Poffin flavor, which is then boosted by cooking faster than the maximum and decreased by spilling or burning the mixture. Since flavors that are already negative can only become more negative, they can be treated as 0, even though this is not performed until later in the algorithm.
Poffin levels can be improved by making the Poffin in a shorter time. The level of the cooked Poffin is equal to , where
base is the base level,
time is the time taken, and
errors is the total number of burns and spills. (If this level would be less than 0, it becomes 0 instead.)
For example, when with a single Berry, an Aguav Berry has a base bitterness of 14 (other flavors have a base strength of 0). This means completing in 60 seconds with 0 burns and spills will yield a level 14 Poffin: . If, however, the Poffin was created in 40 seconds, it would be .
|Cheri Berry||Spicy Poffin||10||0||0||0||0|
|Chesto Berry||Dry Poffin||0||10||0||0||0|
|Pecha Berry||Sweet Poffin||0||0||10||0||0|
|Rawst Berry||Bitter Poffin||0||0||0||10||0|
|Aspear Berry||Sour Poffin||0||0||0||0||10|
|Leppa Berry||Spicy Poffin||10||0||0||0||0|
|Oran Berry||Dry Poffin||0||10||0||0||0|
|Persim Berry||Sweet Poffin||0||0||10||0||0|
|Lum Berry||Bitter Poffin||0||0||0||10||0|
|Sitrus Berry||Sour Poffin||0||0||0||0||10|
|Figy Berry||Spicy Poffin||15||0||0||0||0|
|Wiki Berry||Dry Poffin||0||15||0||0||0|
|Mago Berry||Sweet Poffin||0||0||15||0||0|
|Aguav Berry||Bitter Poffin||0||0||0||15||0|
|Iapapa Berry||Sour Poffin||0||0||0||0||15|
|Razz Berry||Dry Poffin||0||10||0||0||0|
|Bluk Berry||Sweet Poffin||0||0||10||0||0|
|Nanab Berry||Bitter Poffin||0||0||0||10||0|
|Wepear Berry||Sour Poffin||0||0||0||0||10|
|Pinap Berry||Spicy Poffin||10||0||0||0||0|
|Pomeg Berry||Spicy-Bitter Poffin||10||0||10||10||0|
|Kelpsy Berry||Dry-Sour Poffin||0||10||0||10||10|
|Qualot Berry||Spicy-Sweet Poffin||10||0||10||0||10|
|Hondew Berry||Dry-Bitter Poffin||10||10||0||10||0|
|Grepa Berry||Sweet-Sour Poffin||0||10||10||0||10|
|Tamato Berry||Spicy-Dry Poffin||20||10||0||0||0|
|Cornn Berry||Dry-Sweet Poffin||0||20||10||0||0|
|Magost Berry||Sweet-Bitter Poffin||0||0||20||10||0|
|Rabuta Berry||Bitter-Sour Poffin||0||0||0||20||10|
|Nomel Berry||Spicy-Sour Poffin||10||0||0||0||20|
|Spelon Berry||Spicy-Dry Poffin||30||10||0||0||0|
|Pamtre Berry||Dry-Sweet Poffin||0||30||10||0||0|
|Watmel Berry||Sweet-Bitter Poffin||0||0||30||10||0|
|Durin Berry||Bitter-Sour Poffin||0||0||0||30||10|
|Belue Berry||Sour-Spicy Poffin||10||0||0||0||30|
|Occa Berry||Spicy-Sweet Poffin||15||0||10||0||0|
|Passho Berry||Dry-Bitter Poffin||0||15||0||10||0|
|Wacan Berry||Sweet-Sour Poffin||0||0||15||0||10|
|Rindo Berry||Bitter-Spicy Poffin||10||0||0||15||0|
|Yache Berry||Sour-Dry Poffin||0||10||0||0||15|
|Chople Berry||Spicy-Bitter Poffin||15||0||0||10||0|
|Kebia Berry||Dry-Sour Poffin||0||15||0||0||10|
|Shuca Berry||Sweet-Spicy Poffin||10||0||15||0||0|
|Coba Berry||Bitter-Dry Poffin||0||10||0||15||0|
|Payapa Berry||Sour-Sweet Poffin||0||0||10||0||15|
|Tanga Berry||Spicy Poffin||20||0||0||0||10|
|Charti Berry||Dry Poffin||10||20||0||0||0|
|Kasib Berry||Sweet Poffin||0||10||20||0||0|
|Haban Berry||Bitter Poffin||0||0||10||20||0|
|Colbur Berry||Sour Poffin||0||0||0||10||20|
|Babiri Berry||Spicy-Dry Poffin||25||10||0||0||0|
|Chilan Berry||Dry-Sweet Poffin||0||25||10||0||0|
|Liechi Berry||Sweet-Spicy Poffin||30||10||30||0||0|
|Ganlon Berry||Bitter-Dry Poffin||0||30||10||30||0|
|Salac Berry||Sour-Sweet Poffin||0||0||30||10||30|
|Petaya Berry||Spicy-Bitter Poffin||30||0||0||30||10|
|Apicot Berry||Dry-Sour Poffin||10||30||0||0||30|
|Lansat Berry||Spicy-Sweet Poffin||30||10||30||10||30|
|Starf Berry||Spicy-Sweet Poffin||30||10||30||10||30|
|Enigma Berry||Spicy-Dry Poffin||40||10||0||0||0|
|Micle Berry||Dry-Sweet Poffin||0||40||10||0||0|
|Custap Berry||Sweet-Bitter Poffin||0||0||40||10||0|
|Jaboca Berry||Bitter-Sour Poffin||0||0||0||40||10|
|Rowap Berry||Sour-Spicy Poffin||10||0||0||0||40|
|Roseli Berry||Sweet-Bitter Poffin||0||0||25||10||0|
Poffin types depend on the number and strength of flavors present.
If a Poffin is created using two or more of the same Berry, or if all of its flavors end up being 0 or less, it becomes a Foul Poffin, which is black in color. A Foul Poffin has three random flavors with 2 strength, ignoring the flavors of the constituent Berries.
If the Poffin is Level 50 or higher, it is a Mild Poffin, which is gold with lighter yellow sprinkles on top. In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, if a Poffin is Level 95 or higher and was cooked without any overflows or burns, it is a Super Mild Poffin, which has a rainbow-striped coloration with the same yellow sprinkles as the Mild Poffin.
Otherwise, if there is only one flavor present, the Poffin will be named after that flavor. If there are two flavors, the Poffin will be named after both flavors, with the stronger flavor first; if both flavors have the same strength, they are prioritized in the following order: Spicy, Dry, Sweet, Bitter, Sour. These Poffins are colored based on their primary flavor, with sprinkles of the second flavor's color for two-flavored Poffins.
If there are three flavors, the Poffin is a Rich Poffin, which is a medium gray color. If there are four flavors, the Poffin is an Overripe Poffin, which is a light gray color.
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- See also: Smoothness → List of Berries' smoothness
The smoothness of a Poffin is equal to the average smoothness of the Berries used (rounded down), minus the number of Berries used, minus any applicable bonus reduction. This can be expressed as the following formula (where n is the number of Berries used):
In Generation IV, if two or more players are cooking Poffins together and their stirring motions are all synchronized, a sparkling trail will appear on each game's touch screen. The Poffin's smoothness will then be reduced by between 1 and 10 points, depending on how much of the stirring was synchronized enough to earn sparkles. The stirring itself is also more effective this way, allowing for lower cook times and thus higher-level Poffins that the Pokémon can eat more of before they get full.
In Generation VIII, the bonus reduction to smoothness is instead earned by cooking at Amity Square, and is based on how many of the player's party Pokémon are eligible for the park and have been herded up prior to cooking, as well as the friendship levels of those Pokémon. With a full party of Pokémon at maximum friendship which are all eligible for Amity Square, the largest possible smoothness reduction in this generation is 9 points.
The highest legally obtainable smoothness of a Poffin is 59, by using a single Berry with 60 smoothness. The lowest obtainable smoothness is 6 in Generation IV, or 7 in Generation VIII, by using four berries that each have 20 smoothness and getting the maximum available bonus reduction.
The Berries of each smoothness are listed below.
|20||Leppa, Oran, Persim, Lum, Sitrus, Razz, Bluk, Nanab, Wepear, Pinap, Pomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Hondew, Grepa|
|25||Cheri, Chesto, Pecha, Rawst, Aspear, Figy, Wiki, Mago, Aguav, Iapapa|
|30||Tamato, Cornn, Magost, Rabuta, Nomel, Occa, Passho, Wacan, Rindo, Yache, Chople, Kebia, Shuca, Coba, Payapa|
|35||Spelon, Pamtre, Watmel, Durin, Belue, Tanga, Charti, Kasib, Haban, Colbur, Babiri, Chilan, RoseliBDSP|
|40||Liechi, Ganlon, Salac, Petaya, Apicot|
|60||Enigma, Micle, Custap, Jaboca, Rowap|
When a Pokémon is fed a Poffin, its Contest conditions are normally increased by an amount equal to the strength of the corresponding flavor. If the primary flavor of a Poffin matches the favorite flavor of the Pokémon it is fed to, the Pokémon will "happily" eat the Poffin, and the value of all of that Poffin's condition increases, not just the one associated with the chosen flavor, will be multiplied by 1.1 (rounded down). If the primary flavor matches the Pokémon's disliked flavor instead, the Pokémon will "disdainfully" eat the Poffin, and all condition increases will be multiplied by 0.9 (rounded down).
A Pokémon's liked and disliked flavor are determined by its nature. Some Pokémon neither like nor dislike any flavors.
|No preferences ↘||Disliked flavor|
- Main article: Sheen
Whenever a Pokémon eats a Poffin, that Poffin's smoothness is added to the Pokémon's sheen, up to a maximum of 255 sheen. Pokémon initially have 0 sheen. If a Pokémon has 255 sheen, it can no longer eat any Poffins. Sheen is permanent and cannot be reset.
If a Pokémon eats a Poffin that would cause its sheen to exceed 255, instead its sheen becomes 255 (but the Pokémon's condition stats are still increased by the Poffin's full amount as normal). For example, a Poffin created using only a Wiki Berry will have a smoothness of 24, meaning that a Pokémon could consume a maximum of 11 Poffins made from single Wiki Berries. The sheen will be 240 after the tenth, and would be 264 after the eleventh if not for the limit.
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In side games
- Reach an Excited Mood
- Max out its hunger meter (walk with the player for six hours)
- Max out daily affection for feeding treats (up to six hearts)
In the anime
In the anime, Poffins were introduced in Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!, in which Dawn saw a poster for a Poffin cooking class and convinced Ash and Brock to take the class with her. She told them that Poffins are snacks made from Berries and Ash quickly associated them with Hoenn's Pokéblocks. Dawn also mentioned that Poffins are given to Pokémon to keep them healthy and looking good and revealed that she used to help her mother when she was making Poffins.
The class was taught by Forsythia, who explained that in order to make Poffins, one has to put the Berries in a pot of cold water and turn the heat up while stirring without interruptions, since the constant stirring is what gives Poffins their flavor. Brock wrote down these instructions on a notebook, which helped him when he and the others were making Poffins by themselves. Dawn used the Kitchen Timer on her Pokétch to time her cooking, explaining to Ash that Poffins may burn if kept on the heat too long.
Once Dawn's Poffin dough was fully cooked down, she poured it into the mold, with Brock watching closely and taking notes. Unlike Dawn and Brock, Ash had trouble stirring and ended up with a plate full of burnt Poffins. When the group brought their Pokémon out of their Poké Balls to eat the Poffins, Brock's Pokémon seemed to like his Poffins, while Ash's Pokémon rejected his burnt Poffins to eat the ones Forsythia had made. Dawn's Pokémon did not like the Poffins she had prepared and she became confused since she had used the recipe Johanna always uses when making Poffins for her Glameow. Although her Pokémon disliked the snacks, Meowth from Team Rocket loved it. Later, Dawn tried a different recipe she made especially for her Pokémon, and this time Piplup, Buneary, and Pachirisu all approved the taste of her Poffins.
Since then, Dawn has often been seen giving Poffins to her Pokémon, either to motivate them during training sessions or to compensate them for their efforts in Pokémon Contests. Pachirisu is particularly fond of them and its love of Poffins has been featured in multiple episodes. In Settling a Not-So-Old Score!, Pachirisu came back to its senses after the scent of a Poffin Dawn had tossed in the air captured its attention. In Another One Gabites the Dust!, it started a rivalry with Ursula's Gabite after she stepped on its Poffin. Ursula offered one of her own Poffins to Pachirisu, but it refused, causing Ursula to take offense.
Dawn was also seen making Poffins in Hungry for the Good Life! during her stay at Mr. Backlot's mansion. A gluttonous Swinub living in the Trophy Garden found her Poffins to be delicious and could not get enough of them. It was later caught by Dawn. Dawn's Poffins also appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where Dawn gave Shaymin some of her Poffins, which Shaymin enjoyed. However, they seemed to cause Shaymin to need to release smoke through its mouth after swallowing.
|Making Poffins||Poffin dough||Poffin mold|
In the manga
Diamond is a natural at making high-quality Poffins. He provided a batch for Platinum in Perturbed by Pachirisu when she was preparing to enter a Normal Rank Coolness Contest with her Prinplup. The Poffins he made increased Prinplup's Cool condition, which was commented on by the judges. Dexter even noted that the mixture used to produce such good Poffins was very difficult and wondered who was the maker.
- For Drifloon On the Wind!, Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia is about Poffin-making. He writers this senryū about it: 「かきまぜろ こがさずこぼさず ポフィンづくり」 "Stirring without burning or spilling; that's Poffin-making."
- If the player cooks a Poffin without stirring, it will burn 19 times.
In other languages
Pokéblocks • Poffins
Cool • Beautiful • Cute • Clever • Tough
Appeal • Battle • Dance • Visual
Contest • Super Contest • Contest Show
Coordinator • Contest Hall • Contest Pass
The Grand Festival
Kanto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Top Coordinator • Ribbon Cup
Combinations • Opponents (III • IV • VI • VIII) • Double Performance • Jamming
Ribbons (list) • Stickers • Ball Capsules • Ranks • Judges • Announcers • Wallace Cup
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