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Bitter redirects here. For the Generation II Berry, see Bitter Berry.

Flavor is a special set of attributes that certain foods in the Pokémon world have. The affected foods include Berries, Pokéblocks, Poffins, Apricorns, Aprijuice, and malasadas. There are five different flavors:

  • Spicy (Japanese: spicy)
  • Dry (Japanese: astringent)
  • Sweet (Japanese: sweet)
  • Bitter (Japanese: bitter)
  • Sour (Japanese: っぱい sour)

Most of the foods can have more than one flavor attributed to them.

The primary flavor mechanic is taste preferences: different Pokémon like and dislike different flavors, depending on their Nature. This usually influences the effectiveness of the food. The flavors that a Pokémon likes and dislikes correspond to the stat that its Nature raises or lowers. For example, all Pokémon who like spicy flavors have a Nature that raises their Attack, while those that dislike spicy flavors have a Nature that lowers it. Pokémon who have neutral Natures have no likes or dislikes.

Different flavors also represent different stats in most foods. For example, a Pokéblock that has a spicy flavor will raise a Pokémon's Cool condition. When this is combined with the taste preference aspect, if a Pokémon dislikes spicy foods and is fed a Pokéblock that is predominantly spicy, its Cool condition will raise less than if a Pokémon that likes spicy foods was fed the same Pokéblock.

Although they use the word "bitter", herbal medicines have no connection with flavor mechanics.

Contents

Flavor preferences

The flavor that a Pokémon likes or dislikes depends on its Nature, as shown in the table below. The liked and disliked flavors correspond to the stats each Nature raises and lowers.

Flavor table
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

Stats associated with flavors

The flavor of a food usually influences its effectiveness, but different foods generally affect different mechanics.

Stat Food
Condition Berries, Pokéblocks, and Poffins
Performance Apricorns and Aprijuice
Affection Malasadas

With the exception of malasadas, the flavor or flavors present in a food also represent which stats will be raised.

Flavor Associated stat
Condition Performance
Spicy Coolness Power
Dry Beauty Skill
Sweet Cuteness Speed
Bitter Cleverness Jump
Sour Toughness Stamina

Berries that may cause confusion also have a unique interaction with flavors. In-battle, these Berries restore HP, but if they are consumed by a Pokémon that dislikes the Berry's main flavor, the Pokémon will become confused. This is the only flavor-dependent mechanic that has been consistently carried forward since its introduction.

List of Berries by flavor

In Generation III

When the player checks a Berry's tag, positive flavors (all flavors if every flavor is 0) are indicated by a red circle around the name of the flavors.

No. Spr Name Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
01 Cheri Berry Cheri +1 0 0 0 -1
02 Chesto Berry Chesto -1 +1 0 0 0
03 Pecha Berry Pecha 0 -1 +1 0 0
04 Rawst Berry Rawst 0 0 -1 +1 0
05 Aspear Berry Aspear 0 0 0 -1 +1
06 Leppa Berry Leppa +1 -1 0 0 0
07 Oran Berry Oran 0 0 0 0 0
08 Persim Berry Persim 0 0 0 0 0
09 Lum Berry Lum 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sitrus Berry Sitrus 0 0 0 0 0
11 Figy Berry Figy +1 0 0 0 -1
12 Wiki Berry Wiki -1 +1 0 0 0
13 Mago Berry Mago 0 -1 +1 0 0
14 Aguav Berry Aguav 0 0 -1 +1 0
15 Iapapa Berry Iapapa 0 0 0 -1 +1
16 Razz Berry III Razz 0 +1 0 0 -1
17 Bluk Berry Bluk -1 0 +1 0 0
18 Nanab Berry III Nanab 0 -1 0 +1 0
19 Wepear Berry Wepear 0 0 -1 0 +1
20 Pinap Berry Pinap +1 0 0 -1 0
21 Pomeg Berry Pomeg +1 -1 0 +1 -1
22 Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy -1 +1 -1 0 +1
23 Qualot Berry Qualot +1 -1 +1 -1 0
24 Hondew Berry Hondew 0 +1 -1 +1 -1
25 Grepa Berry Grepa -1 0 +1 -1 +1
26 Tamato Berry Tamato +1 +1 0 0 -2
27 Cornn Berry Cornn -2 +1 +1 0 0
28 Magost Berry Magost 0 -2 +1 +1 0
29 Rabuta Berry Rabuta 0 0 -2 +1 +1
30 Nomel Berry Nomel +1 0 0 -2 +1
31 Spelon Berry Spelon +3 +1 0 0 -4
32 Pamtre Berry Pamtre -4 +3 +1 0 0
33 Watmel Berry Watmel 0 -4 +3 +1 0
34 Durin Berry Durin 0 0 -4 +3 +1
35 Belue Berry Belue +1 0 0 -4 +3
36 Liechi Berry Liechi +4 -4 +4 -1 -3
37 Ganlon Berry Ganlon -4 +4 -4 +4 0
38 Salac Berry Salac 0 -4 +4 -4 +4
39 Petaya Berry Petaya +4 0 -4 +4 -4
40 Apicot Berry Apicot -4 +4 0 -4 +4
41 Lansat Berry Lansat 0 0 0 0 0
42 Starf Berry Starf 0 0 0 0 0
43 Enigma Berry Enigma 0 0 0 0 0

e-Reader Berries

No. Spr Name Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
43 TagPumkin.png Pumkin 0 0 0 -4 +4
43 TagDrash.png Drash 0 -4 +4 0 0
43 TagEggant.png Eggant -4 +4 0 0 0
43 TagStrib.png Strib +3 0 -3 +3 -3
43 TagChilanIII.png Chilan +3 -3 +3 0 -3
43 TagNutpea.png Nutpea 0 0 0 0 0
43 TagGinema.png Ginema -3 +3 0 -3 +3
43 TagKuo.png Kuo 0 0 0 0 0
43 TagYago.png Yago 0 0 -4 +4 0
43 TagTouga.png Touga +4 0 0 0 -4
43 TagNiniku.png Niniku -3 +3 -3 +3 0
43 TagTopo.png Topo 0 -3 +3 -3 +3

In Generation IV

When the player checks a Berry's tag, the flavors are indicated by a pentagon.

No. Spr Name Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
01 Cheri Berry Cheri 10 0 0 0 0
02 Chesto Berry Chesto 0 10 0 0 0
03 Pecha Berry Pecha 0 0 10 0 0
04 Rawst Berry Rawst 0 0 0 10 0
05 Aspear Berry Aspear 0 0 0 0 10
06 Leppa Berry Leppa 10 0 10 10 10
07 Oran Berry Oran 10 10 0 10 10
08 Persim Berry Persim 10 10 10 0 10
09 Lum Berry Lum 10 10 10 10 0
10 Sitrus Berry Sitrus 0 10 10 10 10
11 Figy Berry Figy 15 0 0 0 0
12 Wiki Berry Wiki 0 15 0 0 0
13 Mago Berry Mago 0 0 15 0 0
14 Aguav Berry Aguav 0 0 0 15 0
15 Iapapa Berry Iapapa 0 0 0 0 15
16 Razz Berry III Razz 10 10 0 0 0
17 Bluk Berry Bluk 0 10 10 0 0
18 Nanab Berry III Nanab 0 0 10 10 0
19 Wepear Berry Wepear 0 0 0 10 10
20 Pinap Berry Pinap 10 0 0 0 10
21 Pomeg Berry Pomeg 10 0 10 10 0
22 Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy 0 10 0 10 10
23 Qualot Berry Qualot 10 0 10 0 10
24 Hondew Berry Hondew 10 10 0 10 0
25 Grepa Berry Grepa 0 10 10 0 10
26 Tamato Berry Tamato 20 10 0 0 0
27 Cornn Berry Cornn 0 20 10 0 0
28 Magost Berry Magost 0 0 20 10 0
29 Rabuta Berry Rabuta 0 0 0 20 10
30 Nomel Berry Nomel 10 0 0 0 20
31 Spelon Berry Spelon 30 10 0 0 0
32 Pamtre Berry Pamtre 0 30 10 0 0
33 Watmel Berry Watmel 0 0 30 10 0
34 Durin Berry Durin 0 0 0 30 10
35 Belue Berry Belue 10 0 0 0 30
36 Occa Berry Occa 15 0 10 0 0
37 Passho Berry Passho 0 15 0 10 0
38 Wacan Berry Wacan 0 0 15 0 10
39 Rindo Berry Rindo 10 0 0 15 0
40 Yache Berry Yache 0 10 0 0 15
41 Chople Berry Chople 15 0 0 10 0
42 Kebia Berry Kebia 0 15 0 0 10
43 Shuca Berry Shuca 10 0 15 0 0
44 Coba Berry Coba 0 10 0 15 0
45 Payapa Berry Payapa 0 0 10 0 15
46 Tanga Berry Tanga 20 0 0 0 10
47 Charti Berry Charti 10 20 0 0 0
48 Kasib Berry Kasib 0 10 20 0 0
49 Haban Berry Haban 0 0 10 20 0
50 Colbur Berry Colbur 0 0 0 10 20
51 Babiri Berry Babiri 25 10 0 0 0
52 Chilan Berry Chilan 0 25 10 0 0
53 Liechi Berry Liechi 30 10 30 0 0
54 Ganlon Berry Ganlon 0 30 10 30 0
55 Salac Berry Salac 0 0 30 10 30
56 Petaya Berry Petaya 30 0 0 30 10
57 Apicot Berry Apicot 10 30 0 0 30
58 Lansat Berry Lansat 30 10 30 10 30
59 Starf Berry Starf 30 10 30 10 30
60 Enigma Berry Enigma 40 10 0 0 0
61 Micle Berry Micle 0 40 10 0 0
62 Custap Berry Custap 0 0 40 10 0
63 Jaboca Berry Jaboca 0 0 0 40 10
64 Rowap Berry Rowap 10 0 0 0 40

List of Apricorns by flavor

Apricorn Spicy Sour Dry Bitter Sweet
Red Apricorn Red Apricorn Strong Weak
Yellow Apricorn Yellow Apricorn Strong Weak
Blue Apricorn Blue Apricorn Strong Weak
Green Apricorn Green Apricorn Strong Weak
Pink Apricorn Pink Apricorn Weak Strong
White Apricorn White Apricorn Weak Weak Weak Weak Weak
Black Apricorn Black Apricorn Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong

Similar mechanics

In Generation V, each Berry can make three different "flavors" of ice cream for the Dream World mini-game Ice Cream Scoop. Each flavor has different Scoop and Stickiness attributes.

In Generation VI, Berries have color groups. These color groups are used when growing Berries or making Juice or Pokéblocks. Pokémon X and Y have six color groups: red, blue, purple, green, yellow, and pink. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have five color groups: red, yellow, blue, green, and pink; each of these again correspond to a Contest condition.

Trivia

  • The bag descriptions of the Razz, Bluk, Nanab, Wepear, and Pinap Berries in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire state that they are spicy, sour, sweet, bitter, and sour, respectively, referencing their previous flavors in the Generation III and IV games.
    • The reference in the Bluk Berry's description was not noticed, and as such, い was translated as "sour" instead of as "dry" as in previous games.
  • In Generation III, the total sum of all flavor attributes is always zero (0).

In other languages

Spicy

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Laaht
Mandarin
France Flag.png French Épicée
Germany Flag.png German Scharf
Italy Flag.png Italian Pepato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 매운맛 Mae-unmat
Poland Flag.png Polish Pikantny
Spain Flag.png Spanish Picante
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vị cay

Dry

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Saap
Mandarin 澀 / 涩
France Flag.png French Sèche
Germany Flag.png German Trocken
Italy Flag.png Italian Secco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 떫은맛 Tteolbeunmat
Spain Flag.png Spanish Seco

Sweet

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Tìhm
Mandarin Tián
France Flag.png French Sucrée
Germany Flag.png German Süß
Italy Flag.png Italian Dolce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단맛 Danmat
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dulce
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vị ngọt

Bitter

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese
Mandarin
France Flag.png French Amère
Germany Flag.png German Bitter
Italy Flag.png Italian Amaro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쓴맛 Sseunmat
Poland Flag.png Polish Gorzki
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amargo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vị đắng

Sour

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Syūn
Mandarin Suān
France Flag.png French Acide
Germany Flag.png German Sauer
Italy Flag.png Italian Aspro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신맛 Sinmat
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ácido

See also


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