Bitter Berry

The Bitter Berry (Japanese: にがいきのみ Bitter Fruit) is a type of Berry exclusive to the Generation II games. It cures a Pokémon of confusion.

Bitter Berry
Bitter Fruit
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Bitter Berry
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Introduced in Generation II
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From Generation III onward, the Bitter Berry is succeeded by the Persim Berry.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
GSC N/A $5


Held item

If the holder is confused, it will consume its held Bitter Berry and be cured of confusion.

Bag item

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it cures that Pokémon of confusion. This consumes the Bitter Berry.


Games Description
GSC A self-cure for confusion. (HOLD)


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Violet City (held by in-game trade Onix), Blackthorn City (held by in-game trade Rhydon)GS
Berry trees (Routes 1, 31, and 43)
Route 31 (possible gift from Bug Catcher Wade)C
Mystery Gift
Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS (200 W)
Held by wild Bulbasaur, wild Charmander, wild Squirtle, wild Machamp, wild Golem, wild Farfetch'd, wild Dodrio, wild Gengar, wild Onix, wild Hitmonlee, wild Hitmonchan, wild Tangela, wild Kangaskhan, wild Scyther, wild Jynx, wild Electabuzz, wild Magmar, wild Pinsir, wild Tauros, wild Gyarados, wild Lapras, wild Eevee, wild Porygon, wild Omanyte, wild Kabuto, wild Aerodactyl, wild Dratini, wild Dragonair (except from Pokémon Yellow), wild Mew from Generation I


As a held item

For Pokémon distributed in Generation I games, the Pokémon must be traded to a Generation II game for the item to appear.

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
RG Legendary Pokémon Offer Mew Japan April 15 to May 14, 1996
Pokémon 2 Production Start announcement Mew Japan July 15 to August 9, 1996
4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair Mew Japan August 23 to 24, 1996
RGB CoroCoro 20th Anniversary Mew Japan June 12, 1997
Nintendo Space World '97 Mew Japan November 22 to 24, 1997
Next Generation World Hobby Fair Dome Cup Mew Japan December 7, 1997 to February 15, 1998
RGBY Nintendo Space World '99 Mew Japan August 27 to 29, 1999
RB Pokémon Power Mew North America December 1998 to February 1, 1999
Nintendo Official Magazine Tour Mew United Kingdom, Ireland April 1 to 28, 2000
Mews Flash Mew England May 27, 2000
RBY Poké Tour Mew Australia September 18 to October 9, 1999
Pokémon League Nintendo Training Tour '99 Mew United States October 9 to November 7, 1999
Nintendo Power Mew North America November 1999 to January 2, 2000
U.S. Toys "R" Us Mew United States December 8 to 12, 1999
Canada Toys "R" Us Mew Canada January 15 to 21, 2000
Pokémon 2000 Stadium Tour Mew United States February 5 to April 9, 2000
Canadian Pokémon Stadium Tour 2000 Mew Canada March 2000
Pokémon Patrol Mew Canada May 20 to September 4, 2000
UK and Ireland Pokémon Championship 2000 Mew United Kingdom, Ireland July 15 to August 14, 2000
Austria Mew Austria Summer 2000
Millennium Dome Mew England September 1 to 3, 2000
Pokémon 2000 World Championship Mew Australia September 20 to 22, 2000
Club Nintendo Mew Denmark, Norway, Sweden 2000 and 2001
Norway Pokémon Tour Mew Norway November 2, 2000 to May 21, 2001
Tennispalatsi Mew Finland November 25, 2000
Sweden Mew on Tour Mew Sweden November 30, 2000 to February 25, 2001
Christmas Present Mew Germany December 5 to 20, 2000
Far, Mor & Børn Mew Denmark March 16 to 18, 2001
Club Nintendo Mexico Giveaways Mexico August 1 to October 31
December 2 to 31, 2002
GSC Club Nintendo Mexico Giveaways Mexico August 1 to October 31, 2002
December 2 to 31, 2002

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 苦澀的果實 Kǔsè-de Guǒshí
  French Baie Amere
  German Bitterbeere
  Italian Bacca Amara
  Korean 쓴맛 나무열매 Sseunmat Namu Yeolmae
  Spanish Bayamarga

External links

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