Poké Bean

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Feeding a red Plain Bean to Pikachu

Poké Beans (Japanese: ポケマメ Poké Bean) are a food introduced in Generation VII that is usually fed to Pokémon. They also have other uses, such as roasting to make coffee. The beans can sprout into Poké Beanstalks, which drop more beans, like on Poké Pelago's Isle Abeens.

In the games

Poké Beans come in three different varieties, the first two of which each have seven different colors. The beans' colors are never referred to directly, but they essentially correspond to the different colors of a rainbow: red, indigo, blue, green, yellow, violet, and orange. The colors are primarily aesthetic differences and have no bearing on their effectiveness for any given use.

The player can have a maximum of 255 of each different kind of bean.

Variety Beans Affection
Plain Beans Plain Bean Red.pngPlain Bean Indigo.pngPlain Bean Blue.pngPlain Bean Green.pngPlain Bean Yellow.pngPlain Bean Violet.pngPlain Bean Orange.png +3
Patterned Beans Patterned Bean Red.pngPatterned Bean Indigo.pngPatterned Bean Blue.pngPatterned Bean Green.pngPatterned Bean Yellow.pngPatterned Bean Violet.pngPatterned Bean Orange.png +5
Rainbow Bean Rainbow Bean.png Varies

Poké Beans can be obtained in a variety of ways. The Poké Beanstalk on Poké Pelago's Isle Abeens will occasionally drop beans on an ongoing basis. Occasionally, one of the player's Pokémon visiting Poké Pelago may also find a bean for the player. When Poké Pelago is fully developed, Mohn will give the player 10 Rainbow Beans. If the player sends out Bean Bottles, they may also receive Bean Bottles back, although this usually only balances out the number that were used to send a Bean Bottle. Mohn will also exchange the rarer varieties of beans for Plain Beans on his Raft Hut. Outside of Poké Pelago, the player can also receive a dozen Plain Beans once a day from the Pokémon Center Café. The player can also find Patterned Beans at haunted houses.

Poké Beans can mainly be used in two places: in Pokémon Refresh and at Poké Pelago. In Pokémon Refresh, the player can feed any variety of Poké Bean to their Pokémon to increase their Affection. In Poké Pelago, Poké Beans have a few uses. Plain Beans can be used to develop Poké Pelago's islands, feeding the Pokémon that do the work. They can also be used to fill Bean Bottles, which require seven Plain Beans. Any variety of Poké Bean can also be placed into an island's Poké Bean crate to temporarily enhance that island's function.

The owner of the Pokémon Center Café will also reward the player with Rare Candies if they have fed enough Poké Beans to all of their Pokémon.

Pokémon that cannot eat Poké Beans

A few Pokémon cannot be fed Poké Beans in Pokémon Refresh.

# MS Pokémon
011 Metapod Metapod
014 Kakuna Kakuna
204 Pineco Pineco
266 Silcoon Silcoon
268 Cascoon Cascoon
292 Shedinja Shedinja
665 Spewpa Spewpa
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem


Poké Beans concept art.png
Conceptual artwork

In the anime

Poké Beans in the anime

Poké Beans first appeared in Partner Promises!, where Ash and his classmates bought some from a shopping mall in Hau'oli City. Later in the episode, Ash was seen giving a Poké Bean to Pikachu while the two were spending time on Treasure Island.

A plateful of Poké Beans appeared in A Dream Encounter!, where Ash and his classmates tried to offer them to Nebby, but like almost all of the other foods offered to it, they were rejected by the Nebula Pokémon.

In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, James's Morpeko was seen eating Poké Beans, including a Rainbow Bean.

In the manga

A Poké Bean in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

A Poké Bean appeared in Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull, where Sun showed one to Moon in an attempt to describe Faba's physical appearance.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可豆 Poké Dauh
Mandarin 寶可豆 / 宝可豆 Poké Dòu
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokébønne
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokéboon
Finland Flag.png Finnish Poképapu
France Flag.png French Poké Fève
Germany Flag.png German Pokébohne
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokégiolo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓콩 Poké Kong
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokébønne
Poland Flag.png Polish Pokéfasolka
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poké Feijão
Russia Flag.png Russian Поке-Боб Poké-Bob
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokéhaba
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokéböna

See also

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