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Honey Trees are special trees in the Sinnoh region that Trainers can slather Honey on to attract wild Pokémon.

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In the games

There are 21 Honey Trees throughout the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. If the player slathers Honey on a Honey Tree, 6 hours later a Pokémon may appear on the tree. If a tree is left unchecked for 24 hours, both the Honey and any Pokémon will be gone. Changing the Nintendo DS's clock will have no impact on the Honey Tree's timer.

Four of the 21 trees have a chance to attract Munchlax; which four can do so are selected when the game begins, based on the player's Trainer ID and Secret ID, meaning that the same trees will always be able to attract Munchlax unless the player starts a new game. Trees which can attract Munchlax are also more likely to attract rarer wild Pokémon.

The species of Pokémon (or whether one will appear at all) is determined at the time a tree is slathered. Therefore, once a tree is slathered, saving the game and resetting will not change the Pokémon that will appear on it. However, its level, gender, Nature, IVs, and other random values are determined when it is encountered.

Locations

Munchlax trees

Which four Honey Trees can contain Munchlax depends on the player's Trainer ID and secret ID[1] (referred to herein as tid and sid). These numbers are 2-byte values, and the game splits each into single bytes. tid1 and sid1 will refer to the lower byte of each ID number (calculable by id % 256), while tid2 and sid2 will refer to the higher byte (calculable by id / 256).

The location of the four Munchlax trees is then determined as follows:

A = sid1 % 21
B = sid2 % 21
C = tid1 % 21
D = tid2 % 21

The game checks if any of these are equal. If A is equal to B, B is increased by 1. The game then checks A against C, followed by B against C, adding 1 to C if it is equal after either check. Then the game checks A against D, followed by B against D, and then C against D, and adds 1 to D if it is equal after any of the checks. If at any point any of B, C, or D would equal 21, they are set to 0 instead.

The final values of A, B, C, and D represent the locations of the Munchlax trees. The number can be treated as a 0-based index into the list of Honey Tree locations above. That is, if A = 10, that means the Honey Tree on Route 212 south can contain Munchlax.

Pokémon groups

When the game generates a species of wild Pokémon to appear on a Honey Tree, it first chooses from one of three possible "groups" of Pokémon before choosing a Pokémon from within that group. These groups are shown in the table below. The 17 non-Munchlax trees have a 70% chance of choosing from Group A, a 20% chance of choosing from Group B, a 0% chance of choosing from Group C, and a 10% chance of choosing no encounter. The four Munchlax trees have a 20% chance of choosing from Group A, a 70% chance of choosing from Group B, a 1% chance of choosing from Group C, and a 9% chance of choosing no encounter.

Diamond/Pearl Group C
(0%/1%)
Platinum
Group A (70%/20%) Group B (20%/70%) Group A (70%/20%) Group B (20%/70%)
Pokémon 1 (40%) Wurmple Combee Munchlax Combee Burmy
Pokémon 2 (20%) SilcoonD
CascoonP
Burmy Wurmple Cherubi
Pokémon 3 (20%) Combee Cherubi Burmy Combee
Pokémon 4 (10%) Burmy Aipom Cherubi Aipom
Pokémon 5 (5%) Cherubi Heracross Aipom Aipom
Pokémon 6 (5%) Aipom Wurmple Aipom Heracross

When Honey is slathered on a tree, if that tree is also the last tree that was slathered, there is a 90% chance that the game will pick the same group as it did the last time. If the tree's last slathering did not produce any Pokémon, it will be treated[citation needed] as if the tree had selected Group A.

Shaking

Very roughly speaking, the more a tree shakes, the more likely it is a rare Pokémon will appear. The number of times a tree shakes is randomly decided depending on the group that was selected for the tree.

Shakes Group A Group B Group C
0 20% 1% 1%
1 59% 20% 1%
2 20% 75% 5%
3 1% 4% 93%

So, based on the number of times a tree shakes, a Pokémon from the different groups will have the following chance to appear.

For normal trees:

Shakes 0 1 2 3
Group A 98.6% 91.2% 48.3% 46.7%
Group B 1.4% 8.8% 51.7% 53.3%

For Munchlax trees:

Shakes 0 1 2 3
Group A 84.9% 45.7% 7.1% 5.1%
Group B 14.9% 54.2% 92.8% 71.2%
Group C 0.2% 0.04% 0.1% 23.7%

Pokémon

If the tree being slathered was also the last tree slathered (and the tree is empty), there is a 90% chance that the tree will attract a Pokémon from the same group that was used before. This will render the rates below inaccurate. See above for an explanation of the sets and the exact rarities of Pokémon.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Non-Munchlax tree
190 Aipom
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 5.5%
190 Aipom
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 10%
214 Heracross
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 1%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 29%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 14%
266 Silcoon
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 14%
268 Cascoon
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 14%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 11%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 22%
415 Combee
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 22%
415 Combee
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 32%
420 Cherubi
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 7.5%
420 Cherubi
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 11%
000 None
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
10%
Munchlax tree
190 Aipom
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 8%
190 Aipom
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 12.5%
214 Heracross
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 3.5%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 11.5%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 4%
266 Silcoon
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 4%
268 Cascoon
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 4%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 16%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 32%
415 Combee
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 32%
415 Combee
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 22%
420 Cherubi
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 15%
420 Cherubi
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 16%
446 Munchlax
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
5-15 1%
000 None
D P Pt
Honey Honey tree
9%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

In the anime

Honey being slathered on a Honey Tree 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.

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 the manga

A Honey Tree 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.

Trivia

  • 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.

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