Persim Berry

A Persim Berry (Japanese: キーのみ Kī Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III. It is the spiritual successor of the Bitter Berry from Generation II, having an identical effect when used on or by a Pokémon.

Persim Berry
キーのみ
Kī Fruit
Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png
Persim 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 (SwShBDSP)
Generation IX Bag Berries pocket icon.png Berries
Flavor
Generation III
SPICY DRY SWEET BITTER SOUR SMOOTH
10 10 10 10 10 20
Generation IV/VIII
SPICY DRY SWEET BITTER SOUR SMOOTH
10 10 10 0 10 20
Natural Gift
Type Ground
Power Gen. IV-V 60
Gen. VI+ 80
Fling
Power 10
Effect Restores 10 PP

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 Persim Berry can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for $20.

Effect

Held item

If the holder is confused, it will consume its held Persim Berry and cure it of confusion. When forcibly consumed via Fling, Pluck, Bug Bite, or Item Urge, it also cures the consumer of confusion.

Bag item

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it cures that Pokémon of confusion. This consumes the Persim Berry.

Ingredient

Berry Blending
RSE When blending with NPCs, Persim Berries will produce the following Pokéblocks:
NPC NPCs' Berries Flavors (100 RPM) Feel
1 NPC   Sweetness 12 28
2 NPCs    Sweetness 10, Sourness 10 29
3 NPCs     Sweetness 10, Spiciness 10 30
Blend Master   Sweetness 38, Bitterness 12 31
ORAS Persim Berries are pink Berries that have a very low chance of producing a Pokéblock+.
Berry Crush
FRLGE Persim Berries have a base Berry Powder of 30 and a difficulty of 50.
With two players, this Berry will contribute 60 units of Berry Powder at 100% silkiness.
Poffin Cooking
DPPt
BDSP
When used alone, Persim Berries will produce Poffins with Sweetness 9 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 Persim Berries are pink Berries in Group 1.
Composting
XY Persim Berries are pink Berries.
Dye Houses
SMUSUM 15 Persim Berries, Pecha Berries, and Mago Berries are used to dye any white or dyed clothing into pastel pink.
Curry
SwSh Persim Berries have a rarity of 1.
Cram-o-matic
SwSh Persim Berries are Ground-type items and give 2 points towards the output value.

Exchange

Generation IV

In Pokémon Platinum, the player can exchange Persim Berries for accessories at the Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop:

  • 1 Persim Berry for a Black Specs
Pokémon Dream World

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

Catalogue Décor Price
Plain Catalogue Leafy Plant   65 Persim Berries
  65 Sitrus Berries
Plain Catalogue Bolt Rug   35 Persim Berries
  35 Figy Berries
Plain Catalogue Log Cabin   150 Persim Berries
  150 Aspear Berries
  150 Sitrus Berries
Plain Catalogue Mirror Ball   20 Persim Berries
  10 Qualot Berries
Pokémon Doll Catalogue Clefairy Doll   50 Persim Berries
Pokémon Doll Catalogue Elekid Doll   50 Persim Berries
Pokémon Doll Catalogue Pansear Doll   50 Persim Berries
Pokémon Doll Catalogue Minccino Doll   50 Persim Berries
Generation VIII

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the player can exchange Persim Berries for Stickers at the Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop:

  • 3 Persim Berries for Party Sticker B

Description

Games Description
RSE A hold item that heals confusion in battle.
FRLG When held by a Pokémon, it will be used in battle to lift confusion.
ColoXD A hold item that heals confusion in battle.
DPPt A Poffin ingredient. It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from confusion.
HGSS It may be used or held by a Pokémon to recover from confusion.
BWB2W2 If held by a Pokémon, it recovers from confusion.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. If a Pokémon holds one, it can recover from confusion on its own in battle.
SV If a Pokémon holds one of these Berries, it will be able to cure itself of confusion.

Tag information

  • No. 08
  • Size: 1.9" (4.7 cm)
  • Firmness: Hard
Games Description
RSE Loves sunlight. The Berry's color grows vivid when exposed to the sun.
DPPt
BDSP
The more this berry absorbs energy from sunlight, the more vividly colorful it grows.

Curry information

Games Description
SwSh A Berry with a unique flavor. It doesn't have a dry taste, so it's actually easy to use for cooking. A ripe Persim Berry has a bright color.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Routes 114 and 121 Pretty Petal flower shop, Lilycove City, Route 123 (Berry Master's house)
Held by wild Girafarig and wild Kecleon (5% chance each)
FRLG Routes 4 and 10 Hidden recurring item (Berry Forest)
Pickup (any level)
ColoXD Agate Village
DPPt Solaceon Town, Pastoria City, and Route 218 Route 208 (Berry Master's house)
Pal Park (score of 0-3000)
Held by wild Girafarig and wild Kecleon (5% chance each)
HGSS Violet City (in-game trade) Fuchsia City, Goldenrod Department Store lottery
Pal Park (score of 0-3000)
Held by wild Girafarig (5% chance)
PW Dim Cave, Winner's Path
BW Route 1 Held by wild Tympole, wild Palpitoad, and wild Seismitoad (50% chance each)
B2W2 Striaton City Reversal MountainB2, Seaside Cave, Join Avenue (Flower Shop)
Held by wild Gothita, wild Gothorita, wild Gothitelle, wild Spoink, wild GrumpigB2, wild Solosis, wild Duosion, and wild ReuniclusW2 (50% chance each), and wild Girafarig and wild Kecleon (5% chance each)
DW* Windswept Sky
XY Cyllage City Route 7
Pink Berry trees
Held by wild Seviper (100% chance)
ORAS Routes 112 and 121 Pretty Petal flower shop, Normal Rank Pokémon Contest Spectaculars (gift from fan), Lilycove City, Route 123 (Berry Master's house), Super-Secret Base (Gather Berries)
SMUSUM Berry piles (Berry fields, Routes 2, 5, 8, and 16)
Ambush encounters (Kecleon in Dividing Peak TunnelUSUM; Nuzleaf and Grumpig in Ultra Space WildsUSUM)
Held by wild Drampa (5% chance)MUM
SwSh Berry trees (Routes 3, 5, and 6, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, North Lake Miloch)
Held by wild Drampa (5% chance)Sh
SwShIA Berry trees (Fields of Honor)
SwShCT Berry trees (Giant's Foot)
BDSP Solaceon Town, Pastoria City, and Route 218 Route 208 (Berry Master's house)
SV Alfornada (Emotional Spectrum Practice)
Tera Raid Battles (1★, 2★)
Sparkling overworld item (Pokémon League, South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two))
SVTM Sparkling overworld item (Mossfell Confluence, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields)
SVID Sparkling overworld item (Savanna Biome)

Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SV Berry Set United Kingdom, Taiwan November 18, 2022 to March 7, 2023
As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
BW Powerful Tag Lucario Japanese June 1 to 22, 2012
XYORAS Yokohama Pikachu Japan August 8 to 16, 2015
ORAS Beginner Trainer Pikachu South Korea October 9 to 11, 2015
October 17 to 18, 2015

Growth

Generation III
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
3 hours
 
Taller
6 hours
 
Flowering
9 hours
 
Berries
12 hours
A Persim plant will yield 2-3 Berries.
Generation IV
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
4 hours
 
Taller
8 hours
 
Flowering
12 hours
 
Berries
16 hours
A Persim plant will yield 2-5 Berries. A growing Persim plant's soil dries by 15% every hour, fully drying out in 7 hours.
Generation V
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
6 hours
 
Taller
12 hours
 
Flowering
18 hours
 
Berries
24 hours
A Persim plant will yield ? Berries.
Generation VI
Pokémon X and Y
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
4 hours
 
Growing
8 hours
 
Bigger
12 hours
 
Budding
16 hours
 
Bloom
20 hours
 
Berries
24 hours
A Persim plant will yield 4-15 Berries. During its growth, watering the plant adds 1 Berries to the final harvest, weeding it adds 1, and removing a pest adds 3. Persim plants attract Spewpa as pests. If grown next to each other, a Chesto Berry and a Persim Berry may mutate into a Kelpsy Berry.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
4 hours
 
Taller
8 hours
 
Flowering
12 hours
 
Berries
16 hours
A Persim plant will yield 4-20 Berries.
Generation VII
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
6 hours
 
Taller
12 hours
 
Flowering
20 hours
 
Berries
24 hours
A Persim plant will yield 4 Berries if Isle Aplenny is at Phase 1, 8 Berries if it is at Phase 2, and 12 Berries if it is at Phase 3.
Generation VIII
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
 
Planted
0 hours
 
Sprouted
4 hours
 
Taller
8 hours
 
Flowering
12 hours
 
Berries
16 hours
A Persim 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 spin-off games

Pokémon Sleep

 
Persim Berry in Pokémon Sleep

The Persim Berry is available in Pokémon Sleep as one of the Berries that can be gathered by helper Pokémon and fed to Snorlax.

Effect

Persim Berries raise Snorlax's Strength, doubling the effect if the Berry is Snorlax's favorite. The base amount of Strength raised by the Berry is determined by the level of the helper Pokémon that gathered it.

Notes

Games Description
Sleep The more this Berry absorbs energy from sunlight, the more vividly colorful it grows.

Acquisition

Persim Berries can be gathered by Normal-type helper Pokémon in the player's team. Like all Berries in the game, gathered Persim Berries do not go into the player's inventory and instead are immediately eaten by Snorlax.

In the anime

 
Persim Berries in the anime

Persim Berries debuted in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, where they were growing in Dr. White's garden.

In the manga

 
A Persim Berry in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

In Tripped Up by Torkoal, Ruby took out multiple Berries, including a Persim Berry, to be used for Berry Blending.

In I Dare Ya, Altaria... Knock Chic off My Shoulder!, a Persim Berry appeared among the Berries that Sapphire collected during her travels.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named or holding a Persim Berry.

Persim Berry
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Turtwig   Majestic Dawn   78/100 PPP Promotional cards   001/PPP
      Regigigas LV.X Collection Pack   001/012
 


Trivia

  • Despite the relationship of this berry to the Bitter Berry from Generation II, both being the Berries that cured confusion, the Persim Berry is not actually bitter. In Generation IV and VIII, bitterness is actually the only flavor that the Persim Berry does not have.

Origin

The Persim Berry's design and name may be based on persimmons.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese キーのみ Kī no Mi From カキ kaki, persimmon
English Persim Berry From persimmon
French Baie Kika From kaki, persimmon
German Persimbeere From Persimone, persimmon
Italian Baccaki From cachi, persimmon
Spanish Baya Caquic From caqui, persimmon
Korean 시몬열매 Simmon Yeolmae From 퍼시몬 persimmon
Chinese (Mandarin) 柿仔果 Shìzǐ Guǒ* From 柿仔 khī-á, Taiwanese Hokkien for persimmon
甜柿 Tiánshì* From 甜 tián (sweet) and 柿 shì (persimmon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 柿仔果 Chíhjái Gwó* From 柿仔 khī-á, Taiwanese Hokkien for persimmon
Brazilian Portuguese Fruta Quí From caqui, persimmon
Vietnamese Quả Persim From its English name

External links



  This Pokémon article is part of Project BerryDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Berry in the Pokémon series.