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Sweet Honey
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Introduced in Generation IV
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Honey (Japanese: あまいミツ Sweet Honey) is an item that was introduced in Generation IV. It can be used to attract wild Pokémon.


In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
DPPt PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png50
HGSS N/A PokémonDollar.png50
BW N/A PokémonDollar.png150
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png300 PokémonDollar.png150
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png150
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png300 PokémonDollar.png150

In the Generation V games, the Honey can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for PokémonDollar.png500.


When used in tall grass, Honey triggers a wild Pokémon battle (like Sweet Scent as a field move). In Generation VI, this will trigger a Horde Encounter if they are present in the area; however, in Pokémon X and Y, it cannot cause a wild encounter if the overworld weather is not clear.

In Sinnoh, Honey can be slathered on Honey Trees in order to attract wild Pokémon.


In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only, using Honey (or Sweet Scent) inside a shop or Poké Mart will cause the descriptive text of purchasable items to vanish until the player leaves the shop. This is known as the Honey shop glitch.


Games Description
A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in grass, caves, or on special trees.
A sweet honey with a lush aroma that attracts wild Pokémon when it is used in tall grass, in caves, or on special trees.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Routes 208DP, 209DP, 214DP, 215DP, 218DP, 221DP, and 222DP, Eterna ForestDP, Old ChateauDP, Floaroma Meadow, Lost TowerPt, Solaceon TownDP, Great MarshDP Floaroma Meadow (Honey Man)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
HGSS Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
PW Big Forest, Resort, Sightseeing
BW Black CityB/White ForestW (Frederic)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (100% chance)
B2W2 Join Avenue (Market)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (5% chance)
DW Dream Park
XY Route 5 Routes 4, 12, and 18, Pokémon Village (reappears occasionally)
Pokémon Village (shaking trash cans)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Combee (5% chance)
ORAS Fallarbor Town
Any Contest Spectacular Hall (random gift from a fan after completing a Contest)
Honey Gather
Held by wild Surskit (5% chance)
SMUSUM Melemele Meadow, Poni MeadowSM All Poké Marts (after completing 2 trials)
Battle Buffet (score less than 25)
Festival Plaza (General Store, Battle Store)
Sometimes dropped after ambush encounters with Fomantis (Lush Jungle)SM
Honey Gather
Held by wild Surskit (5% chance), wild Cutiefly (5% chance), and wild Ribombee (5% chance)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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Though unavailable as an item in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Honey is mentioned as being a food produced by the Beedrill and Combee of Nectar Meadow, overseen by their queen and manager Vespiquen. Due to its nutritious properties, Budew heads to Nectar Meadow to obtain some Honey for her ailing mother, despite being warned that the Pokémon are usually on edge during their Honey-making season. Misunderstood as a Honey thief, Budew is rescued in time by the player and partner from the angry Beedrill and Combee. After they are defeated, Vespiquen intervenes and resolves the misunderstanding, and gifts Budew with some Honey.

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In the anime

Honey in the anime

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, Honey was slathered on a tree, attracting several wild Bug-type and Grass-type Pokémon as well Ash's Aipom and a wild Burmy. The Honey appeared to have been slathered by Cheryl, who wanted to catch a male Burmy to help her find the Enchanted Honey. Cheryl later explained to the group that Enchanted Honey was Honey gathered by Combee in the Amber Castle, located deep in Eterna Forest, which is said to be hundreds of times sweeter than normal Honey. With the help of Ash and his friends, and with her Mothim leading the way, she located the hive of a Vespiquen and its many worker Combee. After helping defend the hive from Team Rocket, the Vespiquen shared some of its Enchanted Honey with Cheryl, Ash, his friends, and some of their Pokémon. All of them loved the Enchanted Honey, except for Brock's Croagunk, who looked disgusted by the sweet flavor.

Some Honey was shown again in A Trainer and Child Reunion!, used by Team Rocket in an attempt to catch Aaron's Vespiquen. It instead attracted a Munchlax, much like in the games.

In Strategy Begins at Home!, Honey was planted on a tree by a young boy named Nathaniel, which attracted a Heracross.

In a flashback in Historical Mystery Tour!, it was revealed that Barry used Honey to attract a Heracross, which he then caught.

In Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, Bewear gave Oranguru some Honey in exchange for some Pinap Juice.

In the manga

Honey in Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Honey for Combee, as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum ventured into Floaroma Meadow, Diamond and his Pokémon smelled Honey and ran off to lick it off a tree, only to be attacked by a swarm of angry Combee, whom the Honey had been meant for. Later, the trio ventured into the Valley Windworks, where they met Mars, who filled the Windworks control room with sand in order to do away with them. Pearl and Platinum ended up outside the building and were able to uncover Diamond's location inside the building and save him thanks to a group of Combee being attracted by the scent of Honey on Diamond and his Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In Find Munchlax!!, a Collector used Honey in an attempt to lure out a Munchlax. However, the Honey instead ended up being eaten away by Hareta.

In the TCG

Stormfront Combee

Honey is held by Combee (Stormfront 57).


Honey in Pokémon GO
  • The Honey is present in the game data of Pokémon GO, but is unused.
  • Honey may originally have been planned for Generation II, where unused text refers to an item called Sweet Honey (Japanese: あまいミツ Sweet Honey), which could be used to attract Pokémon by slathering it on a tree and waiting about a day, nearly identical to its behavior in Generation IV.
  • Regular honey has been seen in various Pokémon canons, even before its official debut in Generation IV:

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 甜甜蜜 Tìhmtìhm Maht
Mandarin 甜甜蜜 Tiántián Mì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Honning
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Honing
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hunaja
France Flag.png French Miel
Germany Flag.png German Honig
Italy Flag.png Italian Miele
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달콤한꿀 Dalkomhan Kkul
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Honning
Poland Flag.png Polish Miód
Spain Flag.png Spanish Miel
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Honung
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mật ong

See also