Poffin

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Poffins and a Poffin Case

A Poffin (Japanese: ポフィン Poffin) is a type of food introduced in Generation IV. 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. Pokémon favor different flavors of Poffin depending on their Nature.

Obtaining Poffins

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The player receives the Poffin Case from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Hearthome City. Once they have the Poffin Case, they can obtain Poffins.

The primary way to obtain Poffins is to make them at the Poffin House or in the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club.

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.

Making Poffins

Cooking

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.

To create Poffins, the players need to stir Poffin batter in a bowl while it cooks. The bowl containing the batter appears on the Nintendo DS system's lower screen, where the player must use their stylus to stir the batter. If the player does not stir the batter quickly enough it burns, 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 players that participated (so cooking alone will only ever produce one Poffin).

Flavors

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.

Flavor Spicy Sour Bitter Sweet Dry
Weakened by... Dry Spicy Sour Bitter Sweet

If each Berry used in the Poffin is different from the others, the flavors in the resulting Pokéblock are calculated as follows:

  1. Add together the respective flavors of all Berries being used (sum all spicy values, all dry values, and so on).
  2. For each Berry flavor total, subtract the Berry flavor total of that flavor's weakening flavor as per the table below (e.g. spicy is weakened by dry, sour is weakened by spicy, etc.).
  3. Subtract 1 from each flavor for every flavor that is negative.
  4. 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.
  5. Set any flavors that are now negative to 0.

If two 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.

Despite being displayed using two colons, the time displayed at end of cooking is actually minutes, seconds, hundreths of a second. However, the game only records the time elapsed to 1/30th of a second, simply converting that value into hundreths of a second.

Base flavor levels when cooking alone

When cooking alone, because when cooking alone only one Berry is used, each Berry can be viewed as having a base stength 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 isn't performed until later in the algorithm.

Poffin levels can be improved by making the Poffin in a shorter time, given by the formula:

Poffin Level Formula.png, where B is the base level, T is the time taken, and M is the sum of burns and spills.

For example, when cooking alone 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: 14 × 1 = 14. If, however, the Poffin was created in 40 seconds, it would be 14 × 3 ÷ 2 = 21.

Base flavor levels
Berry Poffin Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
Cheri Berry Cheri Berry Spicy Poffin.png Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 0
Chesto Berry Chesto Berry Dry Poffin.png Dry Poffin 0 9 0 0 0
Pecha Berry Pecha Berry Sweet Poffin.png Sweet Poffin 0 0 9 0 0
Rawst Berry Rawst Berry Bitter Poffin.png Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 9 0
Aspear Berry Aspear Berry Sour Poffin.png Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 9
Leppa Berry Leppa Berry Spicy Poffin.png Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 0
Oran Berry Oran Berry Dry Poffin.png Dry Poffin 0 9 0 0 0
Persim Berry Persim Berry Sweet Poffin.png Sweet Poffin 0 0 9 0 0
Lum Berry Lum Berry Bitter Poffin.png Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 9 0
Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Sour Poffin.png Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 9
Figy Berry Figy Berry Spicy Poffin.png Spicy Poffin 14 0 0 0 0
Wiki Berry Wiki Berry Dry Poffin.png Dry Poffin 0 14 0 0 0
Mago Berry Mago Berry Sweet Poffin.png Sweet Poffin 0 0 14 0 0
Aguav Berry Aguav Berry Bitter Poffin.png Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 14 0
Iapapa Berry Iapapa Berry Sour Poffin.png Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 14
Razz Berry III Razz Berry Dry Poffin.png Dry Poffin 0 9 0 0 0
Bluk Berry Bluk Berry Sweet Poffin.png Sweet Poffin 0 0 9 0 0
Nanab Berry III Nanab Berry Bitter Poffin.png Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 9 0
Wepear Berry Wepear Berry Sour Poffin.png Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 9
Pinap Berry Pinap Berry Spicy Poffin.png Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 0
Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry Spicy-Bitter Poffin.png Spicy-Bitter Poffin 8 0 0 8 0
Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry Dry-Sour Poffin.png Dry-Sour Poffin 0 8 0 0 8
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry Spicy-Sweet Poffin.png Spicy-Sweet Poffin 8 0 8 0 0
Hondew Berry Hondew Berry Dry-Bitter Poffin.png Dry-Bitter Poffin 0 8 0 8 0
Grepa Berry Grepa Berry Sweet-Sour Poffin.png Sweet-Sour Poffin 0 0 8 0 8
Tamato Berry Tamato Berry Spicy-Dry Poffin.png Spicy-Dry Poffin 9 9 0 0 0
Cornn Berry Cornn Berry Dry-Sweet Poffin.png Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 9 9 0 0
Magost Berry Magost Berry Sweet-Bitter Poffin.png Sweet-Bitter Poffin 0 0 9 9 0
Rabuta Berry Rabuta Berry Bitter-Sour Poffin.png Bitter-Sour Poffin 0 0 0 9 9
Nomel Berry Nomel Berry Spicy-Sour Poffin.png Spicy-Sour Poffin 9 0 0 0 9
Spelon Berry Spelon Berry Spicy-Dry Poffin.png Spicy-Dry Poffin 19 9 0 0 0
Pamtre Berry Pamtre Berry Dry-Sweet Poffin.png Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 19 9 0 0
Watmel Berry Watmel Berry Sweet-Bitter Poffin.png Sweet-Bitter Poffin 0 0 19 9 0
Durin Berry Durin Berry Bitter-Sour Poffin.png Bitter-Sour Poffin 0 0 0 19 9
Belue Berry Belue Berry Sour-Spicy Poffin.png Sour-Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 19
Occa Berry Occa Berry Spicy-Sweet Poffin.png Spicy-Sweet Poffin 13 0 8 0 0
Passho Berry Passho Berry Dry-Bitter Poffin.png Dry-Bitter Poffin 0 13 0 8 0
Wacan Berry Wacan Berry Sweet-Sour Poffin.png Sweet-Sour Poffin 0 0 13 0 8
Rindo Berry Rindo Berry Bitter-Spicy Poffin.png Bitter-Spicy Poffin 8 0 0 13 0
Yache Berry Yache Berry Sour-Dry Poffin.png Sour-Dry Poffin 0 8 0 0 13
Chople Berry Chople Berry Spicy-Bitter Poffin.png Spicy-Bitter Poffin 13 0 0 8 0
Kebia Berry Kebia Berry Dry-Sour Poffin.png Dry-Sour Poffin 0 13 0 0 8
Shuca Berry Shuca Berry Sweet-Spicy Poffin.png Sweet-Spicy Poffin 8 0 13 0 0
Coba Berry Coba Berry Bitter-Dry Poffin.png Bitter-Dry Poffin 0 8 0 13 0
Payapa Berry Payapa Berry Sour-Sweet Poffin.png Sour-Sweet Poffin 0 0 8 0 13
Tanga Berry Tanga Berry Spicy Poffin.png Spicy Poffin 18 0 0 0 0
Charti Berry Charti Berry Dry Poffin.png Dry Poffin 0 18 0 0 0
Kasib Berry Kasib Berry Sweet Poffin.png Sweet Poffin 0 0 18 0 0
Haban Berry Haban Berry Bitter Poffin.png Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 18 0
Colbur Berry Colbur Berry Sour Poffin.png Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 18
Babiri Berry Babiri Berry Spicy-Dry Poffin.png Spicy-Dry Poffin 14 9 0 0 0
Chilan Berry Chilan Berry Dry-Sweet Poffin.png Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 14 9 0 0
Liechi Berry Liechi Berry Sweet-Spicy Poffin.png Sweet-Spicy Poffin 18 0 28 0 0
Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry Bitter-Dry Poffin.png Bitter-Dry Poffin 0 18 0 28 0
Salac Berry Salac Berry Sour-Sweet Poffin.png Sour-Sweet Poffin 0 0 18 0 28
Petaya Berry Petaya Berry Spicy-Bitter Poffin.png Spicy-Bitter Poffin 28 0 0 18 0
Apicot Berry Apicot Berry Dry-Sour Poffin.png Dry-Sour Poffin 0 28 0 0 18
Lansat Berry Lansat Berry Spicy-Sweet Poffin.png Spicy-Sweet Poffin 18 0 18 0 0
Starf Berry Starf Berry Spicy-Sweet Poffin.png Spicy-Sweet Poffin 18 0 18 0 0
Enigma Berry Enigma Berry Spicy-Dry Poffin.png Spicy-Dry Poffin 29 9 0 0 0
Micle Berry Micle Berry Dry-Sweet Poffin.png Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 29 9 0 0
Custap Berry Custap Berry Sweet-Bitter Poffin.png Sweet-Bitter Poffin 0 0 29 9 0
Jaboca Berry Jaboca Berry Bitter-Sour Poffin.png Bitter-Sour Poffin 0 0 0 29 9
Rowap Berry Rowap Berry Sour-Spicy Poffin.png Sour-Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 29

Level

The level of a Poffin is equal to the strength of its strongest flavor. For example, a Poffin with 8 sweetness and 12 spicyness will be Level 12.

Poffin types

Unless the Poffin is a Foul Poffin or Rich Poffin, the name of the Poffin depends on the flavors present.

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 spinkles 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.

If a Poffin is created using two of the same Berry, or all of its flavors end up being 0, 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. A Mild Poffin is gold with yellow-white sprinkles on top.

Smoothness

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See also: Smoothness → List of Berries' smoothness

The smoothness of a Poffin is determined by the average smoothness of the Berries that went into making it and the number n of people who participated in making it, as shown below:

Feel = ( ( Smoothness1 + ... + Smoothnessn ) / n ) - n

The result of this calculation is rounded down. The maximum value for a Poffin's smoothness is 99.

The Berries of each smoothness are listed below.

Smoothness Berries
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
40 Liechi, Ganlon, Salac, Petaya, Apicot
50 Lansat, Starf
60 Enigma, Micle, Custap, Jaboca, Rowap

Example

Suppose a Poffin is created using a Bluk Berry, Nanab Berry, and Wepear Berry.

Consider the case where cooking takes the maximum 60 seconds, without spilling or burning.

Step Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
Bluk Berry Bluk Berry 0 10 10 0 0
Nanab Berry III Nanab Berry 0 0 10 10 0
Wepear Berry Wepear Berry 0 0 0 10 10
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 the cooking time bonus (60/60 = 1) -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

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.

Step Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
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.

Feeding Poffins

Condition

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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 a Pokémon likes a flavor that flavor's boost is multiplied by 1.1, whereas if it dislikes the flavor it is multiplied by 0.9.

A Pokémon's liked and disliked flavor are determined by its nature. Some Pokémon neither like nor dislike any flavors.

No preferences ↘ Disliked flavor
Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
Liked flavor Spicy Bashful Adamant Brave Naughty Lonely
Dry Modest Docile Quiet Rash Mild
Sweet Timid Jolly Hardy Naive Hasty
Bitter Calm Careful Sassy Quirky Gentle
Sour Bold Impish Relaxed Lax Serious

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 (the Pokémon's condition is still increased 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.

Gallery

Flavor Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
Spicy Spicy Poffin.png Spicy-Dry Poffin.png Spicy-Sweet Poffin.png Spicy-Bitter Poffin.png Spicy-Sour Poffin.png
Dry Dry-Spicy Poffin.png Dry Poffin.png Dry-Sweet Poffin.png Dry-Bitter Poffin.png Dry-Sour Poffin.png
Sweet Sweet-Spicy Poffin.png Sweet-Dry Poffin.png Sweet Poffin.png Sweet-Bitter Poffin.png Sweet-Sour Poffin.png
Bitter Bitter-Spicy Poffin.png Bitter-Dry Poffin.png Bitter-Sweet Poffin.png Bitter Poffin.png Bitter-Sour Poffin.png
Sour Sour-Spicy Poffin.png Sour-Dry Poffin.png Sour-Sweet Poffin.png Sour-Bitter Poffin.png Sour Poffin.png


Foul Rich Overripe Mild
Foul Poffin.png Rich Poffin.png Overripe Poffin.png Mild Poffin.png

In the anime

Poffins 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.

A plate of burnt Poffins

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.

Dawn giving Poffins to her Pokémon

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.

Gallery

Making Poffins Poffin dough Poffin mold
DP trio making Poffins.png Poffin Mix.png Poffin Mold.png


In the manga

Diamond making Poffins

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures 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.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶芬 Bóufān *
麵寶 Mihnbóu *
Mandarin 寶芬 / 宝芬 Bǎofēn *
麵寶 / 面宝 Miànbǎo *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Poffini
France Flag.png French Poffin
Germany Flag.png German Knurspe
Italy Flag.png Italian Poffin
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포핀 Poffin
Poland Flag.png Polish Poffinka
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Poffin
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Poffin
Spain Flag.png Spain Pokocho
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bánh nướng

Sheen
Language Title
Italy Flag.png Italian Lustro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Brillo

See also


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Necessary Spoils
PokéblocksPoffins
Contest Categories
CoolBeautifulCuteCleverTough
Rounds
AppealBattleDanceVisual
Participation
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
The Grand Festival
KantoHoennSinnoh
Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
Others
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVI) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (list) • SealsBall CapsulesRanksJudgesAnnouncersWallace Cup

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