Tamato Berry

A Tamato Berry (Japanese: マトマのみ Matoma Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.

Tamato Berry
Matoma Fruit
Bag Tamato Berry Sprite.png
Tamato Berry
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries (RSE)
Generation III Bag Berry Pouch Sprite.png Berry Pouch (FRLG)
Generation IV Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries
Generation V Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries
Generation VI Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries
Generation VII Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries
Generation VIII Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries
Generation IX Bag Berries HGSS pocket icon.png Berries
Generation III
20 10 0 0 0 30
Generation IV/VIII
20 10 0 0 0 30
Natural Gift
Type Psychic
Power Gen. IV-V 70
Gen. VI+ 90
Power 10
Effect None

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  10
SwSh N/A  40
SV N/A  20

In the Generation V games, the Tamato Berry can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for  20.


In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Tamato Berry cannot be used directly and only has a use as an ingredient for Pokéblocks.

From Pokémon Emerald, the Tamato Berry can be used from the Bag on a Pokémon to increase the Pokémon's friendship (+10 at friendship 0-99, +5 at friendship 100-199, +1SwSh-/+2E-USUM at friendship 200-255) and lowers its Speed EVs by ten points (but not below 0). In Generation IV only, this Berry reduces the EV to 100 if it was above 110 when used.


Berry Blending
RSE When blending with NPCs, Tamato Berries will produce the following Pokéblocks:
NPC NPCs' Berries Flavors (100 RPM) Feel
1 NPC   Spiciness 25, Dryness 12 25
2 NPCs    Spiciness 25, Sweetness 12 23
3 NPCs     Spiciness 25, Bitterness 12 22
Blend Master   Spiciness 51, Dryness 25 48
ORAS Tamato Berries are red Berries that have a low chance of producing a Pokéblock+.
Berry Crush
FRLGE Tamato Berries have a base Berry Powder of 150 and a difficulty of 130.
With two players, this Berry will contribute 300 units of Berry Powder at 100% silkiness.
Poffin Cooking
When used alone, Tamato Berries will produce Poffins with Spiciness 9, Dryness 9 and smoothness 29 when cooked in 1 minute with no spills or burns.
Ice Cream Scoop
Flavor 1 Flavor 2 Flavor 3
Easy to scoop              
Juice Shoppe
XY Tamato Berries are red Berries in Group 3.
XY Tamato Berries are red Berries.
Dye Houses
SMUSUM 15 Tamato Berries, Pomeg Berries, and Cheri Berries are used to dye any white or dyed clothing into pastel red.
SwSh Tamato Berries have a rarity of 3.
SwSh Tamato Berries are Psychic-type items and give 6 points towards the output value.


Generation III

In Pokémon Emerald, the player can exchange a Tamato Berry for a HP Up if the Favor Lady asks for 'something pointy' in the Lilycove City Pokémon Center.

Pokémon Dream World

In the Pokémon Dream World, the player could exchange Berries for Décor. The following Décor required Tamato Berries.

Catalogue Décor Price
Plain Catalogue DJ Booth   10 Tamato Berries
  40 Aguav Berries
  10 Hondew Berries


Games Description
RS POKéblock ingredient. Plant in loamy soil to grow Tamato.
FRLG Can be ground up into powder as an ingredient for medicine.
E Makes a Pokémon friendly but lowers base Speed.
Colo.XD An item brought over from a faraway place.
DPPt A Poffin ingredient. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Speed stat.
Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Speed stat.
A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its base Speed.
SwShBDSP A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its Speed base points.
SV If a Pokémon is fed this Berry, it will grow more friendly, but it will lose base points for its Speed stat.

Tag information

  • No. 26
  • Size: 7.9" (20.0 cm)
  • Firmness: Soft
Games Description
RSE The Berry is lip-bendingly spicy. It takes time to grow.
This Berry is large and spicy. When eaten during the cold season, it warms the body from inside.

Curry information

Games Description
SwSh A Berry that's so spicy that your mouth turns red. You could enjoy a scorchingly hot meal by combining this Berry with spices.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Route 123 (Berry Master), Sootopolis City
Mossdeep Game Corner (Dodrio Berry Picking with 4 players)E
FRLG Joyful Game Corner (Dodrio Berry Picking with 4 players)
Colo. Trade
XD Trade
DPPt Routes 212, 225, and 228 Route 208 (Berry Master's house), Pal Park
Battle Frontier (Scratch-Off Card)
HGSS Battle Frontier (Scratch-Off Card)
PW Big Forest, Amity Meadow
BW Spin Trade (5 players)
B2W2 Black Tower/White Treehollow
Join Avenue (Flower Shop)
Spin Trade (5 players)
DW Windswept Sky
XY Mutation of Lum and Sitrus Berries
ORAS Route 123 Route 123 (Berry Master), Sootopolis City
Hyper Rank Pokémon Contest Spectacular (given by fan)
PMC Lv. 3 Balloon Popping attraction
SMUSUM Route 10, Thrifty Megamart
SwSh Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank (Berry trees)
Max Raid Battles (Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Bridge FieldSw, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage)
SwShIA Workout Sea (Berry trees)
Max Raid Battles (Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Challenge Road, Loop Lagoon, Training Lowlands, Potbottom Desert, Workout Sea, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Sea)
SwShCT Ballimere Lake, Dyna Tree Hill (Berry trees)
Max Raid Battles (Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, Crown Shrine, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake)
BDSP Routes 212, 225, and 228 Route 208 (Berry Master's house)
Battle Park Exchange Service Corner
Picked up by walking Pokémon (Lonely, Docile, Timid, Quiet, Bashful, Calm, Gentle, Careful Natures)
SV Alfornada ([[Emotional Spectrum Practice)
Tera Raid Battles (4★)
Porto Marinada auction
East Province (Area One), South Province (Area Six) (sparkling overworld items)
SVTM Ogre Oustin'


Generation III
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12 hours
18 hours
24 hours
A Tamato plant will yield 2-4 Berries.
Generation IV
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16 hours
24 hours
32 hours
A Tamato plant will yield 1-5 Berries. A growing Tamato plant's soil dries by 8% every hour, fully drying out in 13 hours.
Generation V
0 hours
12 hours
24 hours
36 hours
48 hours
A Tamato plant will yield ? Berries.
Generation VI
Pokémon X and Y
0 hours
8 hours
16 hours
24 hours
32 hours
40 hours
48 hours
A Tamato plant will yield 1-20 Berries. During its growth, watering the plant adds 0.5 Berries to the final harvest, weeding it adds 1.5, and removing a pest adds 3. Tamato plants attract Ledyba as pests.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
0 hours
8 hours
16 hours
24 hours
32 hours
A Tamato plant will yield 2-26 Berries.
Generation VII
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
0 hours
30 hours
36 hours
44 hours
48 hours
A Tamato plant will yield 5 Berries if Isle Aplenny is at Phase 1, 9 Berries if it is at Phase 2, and 14 Berries if it is at Phase 3.
Generation VIII
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
0 hours
8 hours
16 hours
24 hours
32 hours
A Tamato plant will yield 2-5 Berries.



Dream World artwork Curry Ingredient artwork Artwork from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

Sprites and models

Berry Tag Sprite (Generation III) Berry Tag Sprite (Generation IV) Model from
Detective Pikachu

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 one and try to eat it, only to be overwhelmed by its extreme spiciness, which resulted in swollen lips for a while.

In Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry, Tamato Berries were seen among 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.

In Three Sides to Every Story!, Lulu was seen growing some Tamato Berries in her garden along with several other kinds of Berries.

In Double-Time Battle Training!, Candice said a treat called the "Snowpoint Tamato Berry Ice Cream Bar" had cold ice cream outside and spicy Tamato Berry jelly on the inside. Ash accidentally ate the bar whole, while Dawn based her Flame Ice combination on it.

In PK23, Piplup showed Meloetta, Pikachu, and Snivy a Tamato Berry plant during 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 on it, only to find that 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 as well.

In Grooming Furfrou!, Tamato Berries were seen at Sherman's Furfrou grooming salon.

In To Find a Fairy Flower!, a Tamato Berry was pictured in a newspaper that Jessie was using to hide from Ash and his friends.

In Under the Pledging Tree!, Ash gave Tamato Berries to his Pokémon as a gift.

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 that it took with a Tamato Berry. It was then blindly picked up and tasted by Chespin, who was immediately overwhelmed by the Berry's extremely spicy taste.

In A Performance Pop Quiz!, Tamato Berries were used as a part of the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a Tamato Berry was seen among the Berries Anela offered to Litten.

Tamato Berries appeared in A Team-on-Team Tussle!.

Tamato Berries appeared in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, when Lana was on her first hunt for treasure on Akala Island.

In Currying Favor and Flavor!, Ash and Pikachu found Tamato Berries, along with other kinds of Berries, inside a hollowed-out stump in Lush Jungle while looking for a Miracle Seed to be used as a dish ingredient.

In Acting True to Form!, an Alolan Meowth shoved a Tamato Berry into Team Rocket's Meowth's mouth to shut him up, immediately overwhelming him with its spiciness and causing him to wind up with swollen lips for a moment.

Tamato Berries appeared in A Recipe for Success!, where Meowth accidentally ate one of them.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, Goh had his Skwovet pull a Tamato Berry from its tail and squeeze the juice over its Pecha Tart so that it could finish the meal and move on in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest.

Tamato Berries appeared in HZ012.

In the manga

A Tamato Berry in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

In Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II, Courtney used the Tamato Berry juice she had put on her gloves to temporarily blind Sapphire.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone II, a Tamato Berry was seen among the many Berries that Cyrus's Probopass dug out of Lax's fur with its Mini-Noses while trying to retrieve Cyrus's camera.

In Grumpy Gliscor, a Tamato Berry was one of the Berries that Lax threw at a wild Gliscor attacking the S.S. Sinnoh in order to distract it.

In Lucky Lucario II, Tamato Berries was seen amongst the Berries that Diamond used while making food for himself, his Pokémon, and Riley while training at Iron Island.

Black & White arc

A Tamato Berry appeared in Fussing and Fighting as a part of Professor Juniper's dinner.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

In Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, multiple Tamato Berries appeared in the pile of Berries gathered by a group of Pokémon at Lush Jungle while helping Moon in her search for a special Mirage Berry.


  • 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.


The Tamato Berry's design and name may be based on a tomato. Its design may also be based on a horned melon.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マトマのみ Matoma no Mi From トマト tomato
English Tamato Berry From tomato
French Baie Tamato From tomate, tomato
German Tamotbeere From Tomate, tomato
Italian Baccamodoro From pomodoro, tomato
Spanish Baya Tamate From tomate, tomato
Korean 토망열매 Tomang Yeolmae From 토마토 tomato
Chinese (Mandarin) 茄番果 Qiéfān Guǒ* From 番茄 fānqié, tomato
辣茄 Làqié* From 辣 (spicy) and 番茄 fānqié (tomato)
Chinese (Cantonese) 茄番果 Kèhfāan Gwó* From 番茄 fāankèh, tomato
辣茄 Laahtkèh* From 辣 laaht (spicy) and 番茄 fāankèh (tomato)
Danish Tamato-bær From English name
Finnish Tamato-marja From English name
Polish Tamatojagoda*
Owoc Tamato*
From English name
Brazilian Portuguese Fruta Tamate* From tomate, tomato.
Fruta Tamato* From its English name.
Fruta Mate* From tomate, tomato.
Swedish Tamatobär From English name
Norwegian Tamato-bær From English name
Vietnamese Trái cà cay From cà chua, tomato

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  This Pokémon article is part of Project BerryDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Berry in the Pokémon series.