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A Tamato Berry (Japanese: マトマのみ Matoma Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.
Growth and Harvest
A Tamato Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 24 hours, with 6 hours per stage. A Tamato tree will yield 2-4 Berries.
A Tamato Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 32 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Tamato tree will yield 1-5 Berries.
A Tamato Berry will mature from a planted seed to a full-grown, fruit-bearing tree in 48 hours, with 8 hours per stage. A Tamato tree will yield 1-20 Berries. During its growth, watering the plant will add 0.5 Berries to the final harvest, weeding it will add 1.5, and removing a pest will add 3.
At 100% performance, a Tamato Berry will contribute 300 units of powder.
At 100% performance, a Tamato Berry will produce a Level 13 (maybe higher) Spicy-Dry Poffin when cooking alone.
Used on a Pokémon
This Berry increases a Pokémon's friendship by and lowers its Speed EVs by ten points (but not below 0). It can only be used outside of battle, and only has this effect in Pokémon Emerald and later games.
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In the anime
Tamato Berries in the anime
Tamato Berries served a comical purpose in The Lotad Lowdown and Berry, Berry Interesting, where several characters, including Team Rocket and Ash, would come across a Berry and try to eat it, only to be overwhelmed by its extreme spiciness, winding up with swollen lips for a while.
In Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry, Tamato Berries were seen amongst the many other Berries sold at the Lilycove Berry Market.
In Shocks and Bonds, Brock mentioned that an Ace Trainer named Katie, who battled Ash in the Ever Grande Conference, likes Tamato Berries in her spaghetti.
In Cooking Up a Sweet Story!, some Tamato Berries were seen in Abigail's Berry basket.
Lulu was seen growing some Tamato Berries in her garden in Three Sides to Every Story!, among with several other kinds of Berries.
In Double-Time Battle Training!, Candice stated that a treat called the "Snowpoint Tamato Berry Ice Cream Bar" had cold Ice Cream outside and spicy Tamato Berry Jelly on the inside, which Ash accidentally ate whole and which Dawn based her Daybreak Town appeals on.
A Tamato Berry plant appeared in PK23. Piplup showed Meloetta, Pikachu, and Snivy the plant in their search for a Rinka Berry, certain that it was a Rinka plant. When they told Piplup it was the wrong plant, Piplup stubbornly ate a Tamato Berry, only to find it was too spicy. Meowth and Wobbuffet, who were following Meloetta, found the Berries and decided to eat them, only to be overwhelmed by its spiciness.
Several Tamato Berries were seen at Sherman's Furfrou grooming salon in Grooming Furfrou!.
Tamato Berries were seen amongst the Berries Ash gave to his Pokémon as a gift in Under the Pledging Tree!.
In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Jessie used Tamato Berries as a part of her Dendemille Town Showcase performance.
In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Hoopa replaced a donut it took with a Tamato Berry, which was then blindly picked up and tasted by Chespin, who was immediately overwhelmed by the Berry's extremely spicy taste.
Tamato Berries were seen amongst the many different kinds of Berries used as a part of the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase in A Performance Pop Quiz!.
In the manga
A Tamato Berry in Pokémon Adventures
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone II, a Tamato Berry was seen amongst the many Berries that Cyrus's Probopass's Mini-Noses dug out of Lax's fur while trying to retrieve Cyrus's camera which Lax had hidden inside its fur.
A Tamato Berry appeared in Fussing and Fighting as a part of Professor Juniper's dinner.
- The Tamato Berry is the only one of the EV-reducing Berries that did not have the same growth time or Berry yield as the rest in Generation III, and the only Berry of its flavor group that does not have the same growth time as the rest in Generation IV.
||マトマのみ Matoma no Mi
||From トマト tomato.
||From pomodoro, tomato.
||토망열매 Tomang Yeolmae
||From 토마토 tomato.
||From 辣 là (spicy) and 番茄 fānqié (tomato).
||From 辣 laaht (spicy) and 番茄 fāankèh (tomato).
||From tomate, tomato.