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

Flavor (Japanese: flavor) is a special set of attributes that certain foods in the Pokémon world have. The affected foods include Berries, Pokéblocks, Poffins, Apricorns, Aprijuice, malasadas, and curry. 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.

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

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 +1 0 0 0 -1
02   Chesto -1 +1 0 0 0
03   Pecha 0 -1 +1 0 0
04   Rawst 0 0 -1 +1 0
05   Aspear 0 0 0 -1 +1
06   Leppa +1 -1 0 0 0
07   Oran 0 0 0 0 0
08   Persim 0 0 0 0 0
09   Lum 0 0 0 0 0
10   Sitrus 0 0 0 0 0
11   Figy +1 0 0 0 -1
12   Wiki -1 +1 0 0 0
13   Mago 0 -1 +1 0 0
14   Aguav 0 0 -1 +1 0
15   Iapapa 0 0 0 -1 +1
16   Razz 0 +1 0 0 -1
17   Bluk -1 0 +1 0 0
18   Nanab 0 -1 0 +1 0
19   Wepear 0 0 -1 0 +1
20   Pinap +1 0 0 -1 0
21   Pomeg +1 -1 0 +1 -1
22   Kelpsy -1 +1 -1 0 +1
23   Qualot +1 -1 +1 -1 0
24   Hondew 0 +1 -1 +1 -1
25   Grepa -1 0 +1 -1 +1
26   Tamato +1 +1 0 0 -2
27   Cornn -2 +1 +1 0 0
28   Magost 0 -2 +1 +1 0
29   Rabuta 0 0 -2 +1 +1
30   Nomel +1 0 0 -2 +1
31   Spelon +3 +1 0 0 -4
32   Pamtre -4 +3 +1 0 0
33   Watmel 0 -4 +3 +1 0
34   Durin 0 0 -4 +3 +1
35   Belue +1 0 0 -4 +3
36   Liechi +4 -4 +4 -1 -3
37   Ganlon -4 +4 -4 +4 0
38   Salac 0 -4 +4 -4 +4
39   Petaya +4 0 -4 +4 -4
40   Apicot -4 +4 0 -4 +4
41   Lansat 0 0 0 0 0
42   Starf 0 0 0 0 0
43   Enigma 0 0 0 0 0

e-Reader Berries

No. Spr Name Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
43   Pumkin 0 0 0 -4 +4
43   Drash 0 -4 +4 0 0
43   Eggant -4 +4 0 0 0
43   Strib +3 0 -3 +3 -3
43   Chilan +3 -3 +3 0 -3
43   Nutpea 0 0 0 0 0
43   Ginema -3 +3 0 -3 +3
43   Kuo 0 0 0 0 0
43   Yago 0 0 -4 +4 0
43   Touga +4 0 0 0 -4
43   Niniku -3 +3 -3 +3 0
43   Topo 0 -3 +3 -3 +3

Generations IV and VIII

In Generation IV, when the player checks a Berry's tag, the flavors are indicated by a pentagon. Berries on a pink background (Razz through Pinap and Cornn through Belue) are available in Generation IV but not Generation VIII.

In Generation VIII, the flavors are indicated through description text in the Bag when selecting Berries while cooking. Berries on a blue background (Roseli, Kee, and Maranga) are available in Generation VIII but not Generation IV.

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

List of Apricorns by flavor

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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 口味 Háumeih
Mandarin 口味 Kǒuwèi
  French Goût
  German Geschmack
  Italian Sapore
  Korean Mat
  Brazilian Portuguese Sabor
  Spanish Sabor


Spicy

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Laaht
Mandarin
  French Épicée
  German Scharf
  Italian Pepato
  Korean 매운맛 Mae-unmat
  Polish Pikantny
  Brazilian Portuguese Picante
  Spanish Picante
  Vietnamese Vị cay

Dry

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Saap
Mandarin 澀 / 涩
  French Sèche
  German Trocken
  Italian Secco
  Korean 떫은맛 Tteolbeunmat
  Brazilian Portuguese Amargo
  Spanish Seco

Sweet

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Tìhm
Mandarin Tián
  French Sucrée
  German Süß
  Italian Dolce
  Korean 단맛 Danmat
  Brazilian Portuguese Doce
  Spanish Dulce
  Vietnamese Vị ngọt

Bitter

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese
Mandarin
  French Amère
  German Bitter
  Italian Amaro
  Korean 쓴맛 Sseunmat
  Polish Gorzki
  Spanish Amargo
  Vietnamese Vị đắng

Sour

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Syūn
Mandarin Suān
  French Acide
  German Sauer
  Italian Aspro
  Korean 신맛 Sinmat
  Brazilian Portuguese Azedo
  Spanish Ácido

See also


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