Poffins and a Poffin Case

A Poffin (Japanese: ポフィン Poffin) is a type of food introduced in Generation IV. Its name is a portmanteau of the words Pokémon and muffin. However, despite the name, it seems to bear a closer resemblance to a bun or a cookie.

Like Pokéblocks, Poffins are used to raise Pokémon's Cool, Beauty, Cute, Smart, and Tough conditions. These conditions boost the Pokémon's score in the Visual Competition in Pokémon Super Contests. Pokémon favor different flavors of Poffin depending on their Nature.

Obtaining Poffins

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The player receives the Poffin Case from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Hearthome City. Once they have the Poffin Case, they can obtain Poffins.

The primary way to obtain Poffins is to make them at the Poffin House or in the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club.

One time only, the player can receive a level 60 Mild Poffin with 40 smoothness from Jordan at the Hearthome Super Contest Hall. This Poffin uniquely boosts all five Contest conditions at once, which is impossible for Poffins made by the player. In Pokémon Platinum, the player can buy level 32 Poffins with 20 smoothness from Veilstone Department Store B1F. These Poffins always have two flavors.

Making Poffins


The player can cook Poffins alone or in a group of up to four players. At the Poffin House, the player can cook alone, or with other players via Nintendo DS wireless communication; in the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club, the player can cook with other players via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

To create Poffins, the players need to stir Poffin batter in a bowl while it cooks. The bowl containing the batter appears on the Nintendo DS system's lower screen, where the player must use their stylus to stir the batter. If the player does not stir the batter quickly enough it burns, but if they stir it too quickly it will spill.

While cooking, an arrow will appear indicating the direction in which the player should stir the mixture (clockwise or counter-clockwise), which disappears once the player begins stirring in that direction. As long as the mixture is not being stirred in the wrong direction, after a short period of time another arrow will appear indicating the new direction to stir; this can be either the same direction as before or the opposite direction. The Poffin will always be cooked after one minute has elapsed, but stirring quickly in the correct direction lowers the cooking time, resulting in stronger flavors in the produced Poffin. Stirring in either direction will prevent the Poffin from burning, but stirring in the wrong direction will not decrease the cooking time. If multiple players are cooking together, they must all work together to spin the same batter.

As the Poffin cooks, the mixture becomes thicker, making it harder to stir, but also harder to spill.

  • In the first stage, the flames under the pot are orange and the mixture is pale. It is doughy and easy to spill.
  • In the second stage, the flames turn red and the mixture starts to brown. It requires faster stirring to spin at the same speed, making it much harder to spill.
  • In the final stage, the flames turn blue and the mixture becomes dark brown. It requires even faster stirring in order to spin, but it is now impossible to spill no matter how fast it is stirred.

Once the batter is fully cooked, the player receives the Poffins they have created. Each player receives a number of identical Poffins equal to the number of players that participated (so cooking alone will only ever produce one Poffin).


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The Poffin's flavors depend on the flavors of the Berries used to produce it. Each flavor is weakened by another flavor, so the presence of one flavor will decrease the strength of another. The strength of each flavor determines how much a Poffin will affect each of a Pokémon's conditions.

Flavor Spicy Sour Bitter Sweet Dry
Weakened by... Dry Spicy Sour Bitter Sweet

If each Berry used in the Poffin is different from the others, the flavors in the resulting Poffin are calculated as follows:

  1. Add together the respective flavors of all Berries being used (sum all spicy values, all dry values, and so on).
  2. For each Berry flavor total, subtract the Berry flavor total of that flavor's weakening flavor as per the table below (e.g. spicy is weakened by dry, sour is weakened by spicy, etc.).
  3. Subtract 1 from each flavor for every flavor that is negative.
  4. Multiply all flavors by 60 divided by the number of seconds taken to cook, then subtract the number of times the mixture was burned or spilled. Round to the nearest integer.
  5. Set any flavors that are now negative to 0.

If two of the same Berry are used, or all flavors are 0 (due to a large number of burns or spills), the Poffin will instead become a Foul Poffin, which boosts three random conditions by 2.

Despite being displayed using two colons, the time displayed at end of cooking is actually minutes, seconds, hundredths of a second. However, the game only records the time elapsed to 1/30th of a second, simply converting that value into hundredths of a second and flooring the value.

Base flavor levels when cooking alone

When cooking alone, because only one Berry is used, each Berry can be viewed as having a base strength for each Poffin flavor, which is then boosted by cooking faster than the maximum and decreased by spilling or burning the mixture. Since flavors that are already negative can only become more negative, they can be treated as 0, even though this is not performed until later in the algorithm.

Poffin levels can be improved by making the Poffin in a shorter time. The level of the cooked Poffin is equal to  , where B is the base level, T is the time taken, and M is the sum of burns and spills. (If this level would be less than 0, it becomes 0 instead.)

For example, when cooking alone an Aguav Berry has a base bitterness of 14 (other flavors have a base strength of 0). This means completing in 60 seconds with 0 burns and spills will yield a level 14 Poffin: 14 × 1 = 14. If, however, the Poffin was created in 40 seconds, it would be 14 × 3 ÷ 2 = 21.

Base flavor levels
Berry Poffin Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
  Cheri Berry   Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 0
  Chesto Berry   Dry Poffin 0 9 0 0 0
  Pecha Berry   Sweet Poffin 0 0 9 0 0
  Rawst Berry   Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 9 0
  Aspear Berry   Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 9
  Leppa Berry   Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 0
  Oran Berry   Dry Poffin 0 9 0 0 0
  Persim Berry   Sweet Poffin 0 0 9 0 0
  Lum Berry   Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 9 0
  Sitrus Berry   Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 9
  Figy Berry   Spicy Poffin 14 0 0 0 0
  Wiki Berry   Dry Poffin 0 14 0 0 0
  Mago Berry   Sweet Poffin 0 0 14 0 0
  Aguav Berry   Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 14 0
  Iapapa Berry   Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 14
  Razz Berry   Dry Poffin 0 9 0 0 0
  Bluk Berry   Sweet Poffin 0 0 9 0 0
  Nanab Berry   Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 9 0
  Wepear Berry   Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 9
  Pinap Berry   Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 0
  Pomeg Berry   Spicy-Bitter Poffin 8 0 0 8 0
  Kelpsy Berry   Dry-Sour Poffin 0 8 0 0 8
  Qualot Berry   Spicy-Sweet Poffin 8 0 8 0 0
  Hondew Berry   Dry-Bitter Poffin 0 8 0 8 0
  Grepa Berry   Sweet-Sour Poffin 0 0 8 0 8
  Tamato Berry   Spicy-Dry Poffin 9 9 0 0 0
  Cornn Berry   Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 9 9 0 0
  Magost Berry   Sweet-Bitter Poffin 0 0 9 9 0
  Rabuta Berry   Bitter-Sour Poffin 0 0 0 9 9
  Nomel Berry   Spicy-Sour Poffin 9 0 0 0 9
  Spelon Berry   Spicy-Dry Poffin 19 9 0 0 0
  Pamtre Berry   Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 19 9 0 0
  Watmel Berry   Sweet-Bitter Poffin 0 0 19 9 0
  Durin Berry   Bitter-Sour Poffin 0 0 0 19 9
  Belue Berry   Sour-Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 19
  Occa Berry   Spicy-Sweet Poffin 13 0 8 0 0
  Passho Berry   Dry-Bitter Poffin 0 13 0 8 0
  Wacan Berry   Sweet-Sour Poffin 0 0 13 0 8
  Rindo Berry   Bitter-Spicy Poffin 8 0 0 13 0
  Yache Berry   Sour-Dry Poffin 0 8 0 0 13
  Chople Berry   Spicy-Bitter Poffin 13 0 0 8 0
  Kebia Berry   Dry-Sour Poffin 0 13 0 0 8
  Shuca Berry   Sweet-Spicy Poffin 8 0 13 0 0
  Coba Berry   Bitter-Dry Poffin 0 8 0 13 0
  Payapa Berry   Sour-Sweet Poffin 0 0 8 0 13
  Tanga Berry   Spicy Poffin 18 0 0 0 0
  Charti Berry   Dry Poffin 0 18 0 0 0
  Kasib Berry   Sweet Poffin 0 0 18 0 0
  Haban Berry   Bitter Poffin 0 0 0 18 0
  Colbur Berry   Sour Poffin 0 0 0 0 18
  Babiri Berry   Spicy-Dry Poffin 14 9 0 0 0
  Chilan Berry   Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 14 9 0 0
  Liechi Berry   Sweet-Spicy Poffin 18 0 28 0 0
  Ganlon Berry   Bitter-Dry Poffin 0 18 0 28 0
  Salac Berry   Sour-Sweet Poffin 0 0 18 0 28
  Petaya Berry   Spicy-Bitter Poffin 28 0 0 18 0
  Apicot Berry   Dry-Sour Poffin 0 28 0 0 18
  Lansat Berry   Spicy-Sweet Poffin 18 0 18 0 0
  Starf Berry   Spicy-Sweet Poffin 18 0 18 0 0
  Enigma Berry   Spicy-Dry Poffin 29 9 0 0 0
  Micle Berry   Dry-Sweet Poffin 0 29 9 0 0
  Custap Berry   Sweet-Bitter Poffin 0 0 29 9 0
  Jaboca Berry   Bitter-Sour Poffin 0 0 0 29 9
  Rowap Berry   Sour-Spicy Poffin 9 0 0 0 29


The level of a Poffin is equal to the strength of its strongest flavor. For example, a Poffin with 8 sweetness and 12 spicyness will be Level 12.

Poffin types

Unless the Poffin is a Foul Poffin or Rich Poffin, the name of the Poffin depends on the flavors present.

If there is only one flavor present, the Poffin will be named after that flavor. If there are two flavors, the Poffin will be named after both flavors, with the stronger flavor first; if both flavors have the same strength, they are prioritized in the following order: Spicy, Dry, Sweet, Bitter, Sour. These Poffins are colored based on their primary flavor, with spinkles of the second flavor's color for two-flavored Poffins.

If there are three flavors, the Poffin is a Rich Poffin, which is a medium gray color. If there are four flavors, the Poffin is an Overripe Poffin, which is a light gray color.

If a Poffin is created using two of the same Berry, or all of its flavors end up being 0, it becomes a Foul Poffin, which is black in color. A Foul Poffin has three random flavors with 2 strength, ignoring the flavors of the constituent Berries.

If the Poffin is Level 50 or higher, it is a Mild Poffin. A Mild Poffin is gold with yellow-white sprinkles on top.


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The smoothness of a Poffin is equal to the average smoothness of the Berries used (rounded down), minus the number of Berries used (i.e. the number of people participating). This can be expressed as the following formula (where n is the number of Berries used):

The maximum value for a Poffin's smoothness is 99, although the highest smoothness that could be created by cooking is 59.

The Berries of each smoothness are listed below.

Smoothness Berries
20 Leppa, Oran, Persim, Lum, Sitrus, Razz, Bluk, Nanab, Wepear, Pinap, Pomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Hondew, Grepa
25 Cheri, Chesto, Pecha, Rawst, Aspear, Figy, Wiki, Mago, Aguav, Iapapa
30 Tamato, Cornn, Magost, Rabuta, Nomel, Occa, Passho, Wacan, Rindo, Yache, Chople, Kebia, Shuca, Coba, Payapa
35 Spelon, Pamtre, Watmel, Durin, Belue, Tanga, Charti, Kasib, Haban, Colbur, Babiri, Chilan
40 Liechi, Ganlon, Salac, Petaya, Apicot
50 Lansat, Starf
60 Enigma, Micle, Custap, Jaboca, Rowap


Suppose a Poffin is created using a Bluk Berry, Nanab Berry, and Wepear Berry.

Consider the case where cooking takes the maximum 60 seconds, without spilling or burning.

Step Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
  Bluk Berry 0 10 10 0 0
  Nanab Berry 0 0 10 10 0
  Wepear Berry 0 0 0 10 10
Sum over all Berries 0 10 20 20 10
Subtract weakening flavors -10 -10 0 10 10
Decrease by the number of negative flavors (2) -12 -12 -2 8 8
Multiply by the cooking time bonus (60/60 = 1) -12 -12 -2 8 8
Subtract the number of spills & burns (0) -12 -12 -2 8 8
Set all negatives to 0 0 0 0 8 8

Each player will receive three Level 8 Bitter-Sour Poffins with 17 smoothness.

On the other hand, if cooking were to be completed in 40 seconds, the flavors would be as follows.

Step Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
Multiply by the cooking time bonus (60/40 = 1.5) -18 -18 -3 12 12
Subtract the number of spills & burns (0) -18 -18 -3 12 12
Set all negatives to 0 0 0 0 12 12

Each player will receive three Level 12 Bitter-Sour Poffins with 17 smoothness.

Feeding Poffins


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When a Pokémon is fed a Poffin, its Contest conditions are normally increased by an amount equal to the strength of the corresponding flavor. If a Pokémon likes a flavor that flavor's boost is multiplied by 1.1, whereas if it dislikes the flavor it is multiplied by 0.9.

A Pokémon's liked and disliked flavor are determined by its nature. Some Pokémon neither like nor dislike any flavors.

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


Main article: Sheen

Whenever a Pokémon eats a Poffin, that Poffin's smoothness is added to the Pokémon's sheen, up to a maximum of 255 sheen. Pokémon initially have 0 sheen. If a Pokémon has 255 sheen, it can no longer eat any Poffins. Sheen is permanent and cannot be reset.

If a Pokémon eats a Poffin that would cause its sheen to exceed 255, instead its sheen becomes 255 (the Pokémon's condition is still increased as normal). For example, a Poffin created using only a Wiki Berry will have a smoothness of 24, meaning that a Pokémon could consume a maximum of 11 Poffins made from single Wiki Berries.


Flavor Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour

Foul Rich Overripe Mild

In side games

Pokémon GO

A Poffin in Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, a Poffin can be fed to a Buddy Pokémon for the following effects:

  • Reach an Excited Mood
  • Max out its hunger meter (walk with the player for six hours)
  • Max out daily affection for feeding treats (up to six hearts)


Games Description
GO Feed this special treat to your buddy, and it'll happily join you on the map for an extended duration.


Poffins can be purchased in the Shop for  100 each. They are also obtainable as rewards in some paid Special Research events.

In the anime

Poffins in the anime

In the anime, Poffins were introduced in Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!, in which Dawn saw a poster for a Poffin cooking class and convinced Ash and Brock to take the class with her. She told them that Poffins are snacks made from Berries and Ash quickly associated them with Hoenn's Pokéblocks. Dawn also mentioned that Poffins are given to Pokémon to keep them healthy and looking good and revealed that she used to help her mother when she was making Poffins.

The class was taught by Forsythia, who explained that in order to make Poffins, one has to put the Berries in a pot of cold water and turn the heat up while stirring without interruptions, since the constant stirring is what gives Poffins their flavor. Brock wrote down these instructions on a notebook, which helped him when he and the others were making Poffins by themselves. Dawn used the Kitchen Timer on her Pokétch to time her cooking, explaining to Ash that Poffins may burn if kept on the heat too long.

A plate of burnt Poffins

Once Dawn's Poffin dough was fully cooked down, she poured it into the mold, with Brock watching closely and taking notes. Unlike Dawn and Brock, Ash had trouble stirring and ended up with a plate full of burnt Poffins. When the group brought their Pokémon out of their Poké Balls to eat the Poffins, Brock's Pokémon seemed to like his Poffins, while Ash's Pokémon rejected his burnt Poffins to eat the ones Forsythia had made. Dawn's Pokémon did not like the Poffins she had prepared and she became confused since she had used the recipe Johanna always uses when making Poffins for her Glameow. Although her Pokémon disliked the snacks, Meowth from Team Rocket loved it. Later, Dawn tried a different recipe she made especially for her Pokémon, and this time Piplup, Buneary, and Pachirisu all approved the taste of her Poffins.

Dawn giving Poffins to her Pokémon

Since then, Dawn has often been seen giving Poffins to her Pokémon, either to motivate them during training sessions or to compensate them for their efforts in Pokémon Contests. Pachirisu is particularly fond of them and its love of Poffins has been featured in multiple episodes. In Settling a Not-So-Old Score!, Pachirisu came back to its senses after the scent of a Poffin Dawn had tossed in the air captured its attention. In Another One Gabites the Dust!, it started a rivalry with Ursula's Gabite after she stepped on its Poffin. Ursula offered one of her own Poffins to Pachirisu, but it refused, causing Ursula to take offense.

Dawn was also seen making Poffins in Hungry for the Good Life! during her stay at Mr. Backlot's mansion. A gluttonous Swinub living in the Trophy Garden found her Poffins to be delicious and could not get enough of them. It was later caught by Dawn. Dawn's Poffins also appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where Dawn gave Shaymin some of her Poffins, which Shaymin enjoyed. However, they seemed to cause Shaymin to need to release smoke through its mouth after swallowing.


Making Poffins Poffin dough Poffin mold

In the manga

Poffin cooking in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Diamond is a natural at making high-quality Poffins. He provided a batch for Platinum in Perturbed by Pachirisu when she was preparing to enter a Normal Rank Coolness Contest with her Prinplup. The Poffins he made increased Prinplup's Cool condition, which was commented on by the judges. Dexter even noted that the mixture used to produce such good Poffins was very difficult and wondered who was the maker.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶芬 Bóufān *
麵寶 Mihnbóu *
Mandarin 寶芬 / 宝芬 Bǎofēn *
麵寶 / 面宝 Miànbǎo *
  Finnish Poffini
  French Poffin
  German Knurspe
  Italian Poffin
  Korean 포핀 Poffin
  Polish Poffinka
  Portuguese Poffin
Spanish   Latin America Poffin
  Spain Pokocho
  Vietnamese Bánh nướng

See also

  Pokémon Contests  
Necessary Spoils
Contest Categories
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
The Grand Festival
Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVI) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (list) • SealsBall CapsulesRanksJudgesAnnouncersWallace Cup

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