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Cheek Pouch ほおぶくろ
Cheek Pouch
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Generation VI
Restores HP as well when the Pokémon eats a Berry.
Generation VII
Restores HP as well when the Pokémon eats a Berry.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Cheek Pouch (Japanese: ほおぶくろ Cheek Pouch) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI.



In battle

Cheek Pouch restores 33% of the Pokémon's maximum HP when it consumes a Berry, after the effect of the Berry is applied.

Cheek Pouch activates even if the Pokémon eats another Pokémon's held Berry via Bug Bite, Pluck or Fling, but only if the Berry is actually eaten for an effect (i.e. the Berry consumption animation plays). Consuming a Berry through other means (such as Natural Gift, using Fling, or its Trainer giving it a Berry from the Bag) will not trigger Cheek Pouch.

Cheek Pouch will not activate if the Pokémon is under the effect of Heal Block.

Outside of battle

It is unknown if Cheek Pouch has an effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Cheek Pouch

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal Pickup Cheek Pouch Huge Power
Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground Pickup Cheek Pouch Huge Power
Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch Pickup Plus
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

When a Pokémon with this Ability eats a food item, Berry, Seed or health drink, the Pokémon will recover 25 HP. An enemy Pokémon with this Ability will spawn holding a Seed, regardless of whenever or not there are any items available on the floor. Sometimes, it may hold a Tiny Reviver Seed or a Reviver Seed, in which case, the enemy Pokémon will use it upon fainting, turning it into a Plain Seed.


Games Description
SMD When the Pokémon eats or drinks an item, some HP will be restored, too!

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 頰囊 Gaapnòhng
Mandarin 頰囊 / 颊囊 Jiánāng
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Germany Flag.png German Backentaschen
Italy Flag.png Italian Guancegonfie
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼주머니 Boljumeoni
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carrillo

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