Hondew Berry

A Hondew Berry (Japanese: ロメのみ Rome Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.

Hondew Berry
ロメのみ
Rome Fruit
Bag Hondew Berry Sprite.png
Hondew Berry
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
Pocket
Generation III Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries (RSE)
Generation III Bag Berry Pouch pocket icon.png Berry Pouch (FRLG)
Generation IV Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Generation V Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Generation VI Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Generation VII Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Generation VIII Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Generation IX Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Flavor
Generation III
SPICY DRY SWEET BITTER SOUR SMOOTH
10 10 0 10 0 20
Generation IV/VIII
SPICY DRY SWEET BITTER SOUR SMOOTH
10 10 0 10 0 20
Natural Gift
Type Ground
Power Gen. IV-V 70
Gen. VI+ 90
Fling
Power 10
Effect None

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
BDSP
N/A $10
SwSh N/A $40
SV N/A $20

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

Effect

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

From Pokémon Emerald, the Hondew 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 200-254) and lowers its Sp. Atk 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.

Ingredient

Berry Blending
RSE When blending with NPCs, Hondew Berries will produce the following Pokéblocks:
NPC NPCs' Berries Flavors (100 RPM) Feel
1 NPC   Bitterness 23, Dryness 10 20
2 NPCs    Bitterness 23, Dryness 10, Spiciness 10 20
3 NPCs     Bitterness 23, Dryness 23 19
Blend Master   Bitterness 51, Dryness 12 43
ORAS Hondew Berries are green Berries that have a low chance of producing a Pokéblock+.
Berry Crush
FRLGE Hondew Berries have a base Berry Powder of 100 and a difficulty of 100.
With two players, this Berry will contribute 200 units of Berry Powder at 100% silkiness.
Poffin Cooking
DPPt
BDSP
When used alone, Hondew Berries will produce Poffins with Dryness 8, Bitterness 8 and smoothness 19 when cooked in 1 minute with no spills or burns.
Ice Cream Scoop
DW
Flavor 1 Flavor 2 Flavor 3
Easy to scoop              
Stickiness           
Juice Shoppe
XY Hondew Berries are green Berries in Group 3.
Composting
XY Hondew Berries are green Berries.
Dye Houses
SMUSUM 15 Hondew Berries, Rawst Berries, and Lum Berries are used to dye any white or dyed clothing into pastel green.
Curry
SwSh Hondew Berries have a rarity of 3.
Cram-o-matic
SwSh Hondew Berries are Ground-type items and give 6 points towards the output value.

Exchange

Pokémon Dream World

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

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

Description

Games Description
RS POKéblock ingredient. Plant in loamy soil to grow Hondew.
FRLG Can be ground up into powder as an ingredient for medicine.
E Makes a Pokémon friendly but lowers base Sp.Atk.
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 Sp. Atk stat.
HGSS Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Special Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its base Sp. Atk.
SwShBDSP A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its Sp. Atk base points.
SV If a Pokémon is fed this Berry, it will grow more friendly, but it will lose base points for its Sp. Atk stat.

Tag information

  • No. 24
  • Size: 6.4" (16.2 cm)
  • Firmness: Hard
Games Description
RSE A Berry that is very valuable and rarely seen. It is very delicious.
DPPt
BDSP
This somewhat-rare Berry projects an image of luxury, so it is favored as a gift item.

Curry information

Games Description
SwSh A Berry with an unusual taste, but many people like it. When its yellow parts are bulging, the Berry is ripe.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Route 119 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.XD Trade
DPPt Routes 221 and 228, Fight Area Route 208 (Berry Master's house)
Pal Park (score of 3500-4150)
Battle Frontier (Scratch-Off Card)
HGSS Fuchsia City
Pal Park (score of 3500-4150)
Battle Frontier (Scratch-Off Card)
PW Big Forest, Amity Meadow
BW Spin Trade (5 players)
B2W2 Route 5, Black Tower/White Treehollow
Join Avenue (Flower Shop)
Spin Trade (5 players)
DW* Windswept Sky
XY Mutation of Aspear and Leppa Berries
ORAS Routes 119 and 123 Route 123 (Berry Master), Sootopolis City
Hyper Rank Pokémon Contest Spectacular (given by fan)
PMC* Balloon Popping (Lv. 1)
SMUSUM Berry piles (Route 10)
SwSh Berry trees (Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch)
Max Raid Battles (Rolling Fields, Watchtower RuinsSh, East Lake AxewellSw, Axew's EyeSw, Giant's SeatSh, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills, Giant's Cap, Lake of Outrage)
SwShIA Berry trees (Stepping-Stone Sea)
Max Raid Battles (Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Loop Lagoon, Training Lowlands, Potbottom Desert, Workout Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Honeycalm Sea)
SwShCT Berry trees (Ballimere Lake, Dyna Tree Hill)
Max Raid Battles (Slippery Slope, Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, Path to the Peak, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake)
BDSP Routes 221 and 228, Fight Area 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), Porto Marinada auction
Tera Raid Battles (4★, 5★)
Sparkling overworld item (East Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four))
SVTM Ogre Oustin'
SVID Sparkling overworld item (Canyon Biome)

Growth

Generation III
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
3 hours
 
Taller
6 hours
 
Flowering
9 hours
 
Berries
12 hours
A Hondew plant will yield 2-6 Berries.
Generation IV
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
8 hours
 
Taller
16 hours
 
Flowering
24 hours
 
Berries
32 hours
A Hondew plant will yield 1-5 Berries. A growing Hondew plant's soil dries by 8% every hour, fully drying out in 13 hours.
Generation V
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
12 hours
 
Taller
24 hours
 
Flowering
36 hours
 
Berries
48 hours
A Hondew plant will yield ? Berries.
Generation VI
Pokémon X and Y
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
8 hours
 
Growing
16 hours
 
Bigger
24 hours
 
Budding
32 hours
 
Bloom
40 hours
 
Berries
48 hours
A Hondew 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. Hondew plants attract Burmy as pests. If grown next to each other, a Hondew Berry and a Yache Berry may mutate into a Liechi Berry.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
8 hours
 
Taller
16 hours
 
Flowering
24 hours
 
Berries
32 hours
A Hondew plant will yield 2-26 Berries.
Generation VII
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
30 hours
 
Taller
36 hours
 
Flowering
44 hours
 
Berries
48 hours
A Hondew 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
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
8 hours
 
Taller
16 hours
 
Flowering
24 hours
 
Berries
32 hours
A Hondew plant will yield 2-5 Berries.

Gallery

Artwork

     
Ingredient artwork from Sword and Shield Artwork from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Sprites

   
Berry Tag Sprite (Generation III) Berry Tag Sprite (Generation IV)

In the manga

 
A Hondew Berry in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

In Sneaky Like Shedinja II, Emerald's Sceptile sliced some Hondew Berries with Leaf Blade so its Trainer could eat them.

Platinum arc

In The Final Dimensional Duel VII, Jupiter used a Hondew Berry to turn her Tangrowth's Natural Gift into a Ground-type move while battling against Marley's Arcanine.

Trivia

Origin

The Hondew Berry's design and name may be based on Honeydew. It may also resemble a ripe opium pod.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ロメのみ Rome no Mi From メロン melon
English Hondew Berry From honeydew
French Baie Lonme From melon
German Honmelbeere From Melone, melon
Italian Baccamelon From melone, melon
Spanish Baya Meluce From melón, melon
Korean 로매열매 Lome Yeolmae From 매론 melon
Chinese (Mandarin) 哈密果 Hāmì Guǒ* From 哈密瓜 hāmìguā, Hami melon
黃斑蜜瓜 Huángbān Mìguā* From 黃斑 huángbān (yellow spots) and 蜜瓜 mìguā (muskmelon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 哈密果 Hāmaht Gwó From 哈密瓜 hāmahtgwā, Hami melon
Brazilian Portuguese Fruta Melo From melão, melon
Vietnamese Quả Hondew From its English name

External links



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