A Pokéblock Case in Generation VI

Pokéblocks (Japanese: ポロック Polock) are colorful candy blocks made for Pokémon and are primarily used to increase a Pokémon's condition for Pokémon ContestsRSE or Pokémon Contest SpectacularsORAS in one of five areas: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness. In Generation IV, the equivalent of Pokéblocks are Poffins.

In the core series

Pokéblocks are used to prepare a Pokémon for contests by raising its condition in the appropriate category or categories. The better a Pokémon's condition is in the category it is participating in, the better it will do in the contest's preliminary judging. In Generation III, Pokéblocks can also be used in the Safari Zone, to attract Pokémon of certain Natures by placing Pokéblocks in feeders or to make wild Pokémon less likely to escape in battle, by throwing Pokéblocks at them.

A Pokéblock Case is required before Pokéblocks can be made, to store the Pokéblocks that are made. In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Pokéblock Case can be obtained by speaking to a small girl in the Contest Hall in Slateport City. In Pokémon Emerald, she is in the Contest Hall in Lilycove City. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Pokéblock Case is stored in the Pokéblock Kit, which is obtained from Lisia after delivering the Devon Parts and attempting to leave Slateport City. In Generation III, Pokéblocks are made at a Berry Blender in Contest Halls, while in Generation VI, they are made with a portable Berry Blender in the Pokéblock Kit.

Using Pokéblocks

Mightyena being fed a Purple Pokéblock

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Feeding a Pokéblock to a Pokémon increases its condition by amounts dependent upon the Berries used in its creation and influenced by the skill it was made with. A Pokéblock's feel limits how many Pokéblocks a Pokémon can eat. Its level indicates the amount by which its strongest flavor will affect the Pokémon's condition, while its color—detailed in the following section—can indicate which flavor is its strongest.


For every Pokéblock that a Pokémon eats, the value of the Pokéblock's feel is added to the Pokémon's sheen. This number has a maximum of 255, and when it reaches that point, the Pokémon will no longer be able to eat any more Pokéblocks. The size of this number is indicated by a ring of stars that appears around the Pokémon in the PokéNav as it is fed more Pokéblocks. The ring starts at 1 star and adds a new star after every 29 points of sheen, up to a maximum of 10 stars.


A Pokéblock's level indicates the strength of its strongest flavor. If a Pokéblock contains more than one flavor, the only way to know the strength of the others is to calculate them based on the Berries that went into making the Pokéblock, as detailed below.

When a Pokémon is fed a Pokéblock, its condition in each category will be increased depending on the strengths of the flavors in the Pokéblock and which categories they correspond to, up to the maximum of 255 per stat.

If a Pokémon eats a Pokéblock "happily" or "with disdain", the strength of the primary flavor will be multiplied by 1.1 or 0.9 (respectively, and with the result rounded down) before raising the associated condition. If the Pokémon shows neither reaction, no flavor will receive any modification before being added to its condition. A Pokémon's reaction depends on the strengths of its liked and disliked flavors in the Pokéblock. If the flavor it likes is stronger than the flavor it dislikes, it will like the Pokéblock, while it will dislike the Pokéblock if the opposite is true; if those flavors have the same strength, however, the Pokémon will react neutrally.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the remakes, feeding a Pokémon a Pokéblock increases its condition by amounts solely dependent on the type of Pokéblock. Pokémon can be fed an unlimited number of Pokéblocks but each contest stat has a maximum value of 255.

Pokéblocks can have six colors: one for each of the contest categories (Red, Blue, Pink, Green, and Yellow), which only raises that condition, and Rainbow, which raises all five conditions at once. Standard Pokéblocks increase their corresponding stat by 8 points at 0 affection. Each of these colors also has a "+" variant, such as "Red Pokéblock +" and "Rainbow Pokéblock +". Pokéblocks + increase a Pokémon's stats by 16 points at 0 affection.

A Pokémon's affection can also boost the effectiveness of Pokéblocks. A Pokémon with level 2-3 affection adds 1 extra point of condition, level 4 adds 2 extra points, and level 5 adds 4 extra points regardless of whether the Pokéblock is standard or plus.

Affection # of Pokéblocks to max
Standard Plus variant
Level 0-1 32 16
Level 2-3 29 15
Level 4 26 15
Level 5 22 13

Making Pokéblocks

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Pokéblocks are made by mixing Berries with one to three other people in a Berry Blender, found at Contest Halls. Once Berries are selected, the center of the blender will spin. When the blender's arrow points to the player's marker, the player can push the A button to make it spin faster. The faster it spins, the better the Pokéblock. If the button is pushed outside of the player's marker, the arrow will spin slower, resulting in bad Pokéblocks. Once it is done, each participant receives a Pokéblock.


The flavors in a Pokéblock depend on the flavors of the Berries that went into making it and the highest speed achieved during the blending. If two or more of the same Berry are used, the resulting Pokéblock will always be a low quality black Pokéblock, which is automatically assigned three random flavors of strength 2. For an overview of the influence that various Berries will have on flavors, refer to the list of Berries by flavor.

If each Berry used in the Pokéblock is different from the others, the flavors in the resulting Pokéblock 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).
    For instance, if Bluk, Nanab, and Wepear Berries are blended, the result of this step would be spicy: -1; dry: -1; sweet: 0; bitter: 1; and sour: 1.
  2. Multiply the numbers from the previous result by 10.
    Continuing the example above: spicy: -10; dry: -10; sweet: 0; bitter: 10; and sour: 10.
  3. Subtract 1 from each flavor for every flavor that is negative.
    Continuing the example above: spicy: -12; dry: -12; sweet: -2; bitter: 8; and sour: 8.
  4. Set any numbers from the previous result that were negative to 0.
    Continuing the example above: spicy: 0; dry: 0; sweet: 0; bitter: 8; and sour: 8.
  5. Multiply all of the flavors by  , truncated to two decimal places (i.e. rounded down to the nearest hundredth). Round each result to the nearest integer (rounding half up).
    Continuing with the established example, if the maximum RPM reported at the end of blending is 110.00 RPM, then the multiplier is 1.33 and the result of this step—and the final values for the strengths of the flavors in the Pokéblock—is spicy: 0; dry: 0; sweet: 0; bitter: 11; and sour: 11.

In most cases, the color of a Pokéblock depends on the number of flavors that are present in the Pokéblock and on the strength of those flavors.

If the Pokéblock has one or two flavors and no flavors stronger than 50, the name of the Pokéblock is based on the strongest flavor. If multiple flavors are tied for being the strongest, they are prioritized in this order: Spicy, Dry, Sweet, Bitter, Sour. If the Pokéblock has one or two flavors and any of them has a strength or 50 or higher, it will be a Gold Pokéblock. Otherwise, unless it is a black Pokéblock, the name of the Pokéblock is based on the number of flavors alone.

If two or more of the same Berry are used to make a Pokéblock, the resulting Pokéblock will always be black. Black Pokéblocks are automatically set to have three random flavors of strength 2. It is only possible to produce a black Pokéblock when blending with other players; when blending with NPCs, they will always make sure to never use the same Berry as the player.

Primary flavor
Flavors present Spicy Dry Sweet Bitter Sour
0   Black
1, strength ≤ 50   Red   Blue   Pink   Green   Yellow
1, strength > 50   Gold
2, highest ≤ 50   Purple   Indigo   Brown   LiteBlue   Olive
2, highest > 50   Gold
3   Gray
4   White
See also: Smoothness → List of Berries' smoothness

The feel of a Pokéblock 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, including NPCs). This can be expressed as the following formula (where n is the number of Berries used):

The maximum value for a Pokéblock's feel is 99, although the highest feel that could be created using the Berry Blender is 83.

The Berries of each smoothness are listed below. Berries in italics are e-Reader Berries, some of which were exclusively available for Japanese games.

Smoothness Berries
5 Nutpea, Kuo
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, Lansat, Starf
40 Enigma
65 Pumkin, Drash, Eggant, Yago, Touga
70 Spelon, Pamtre, Watmel, Durin, Belue, Ginema
80 Liechi, Ganlon, Salac, Petaya, Apicot
85 Strib, Chilan, Niniku, Topo

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player is given a Pokéblock Kit, which contains a Berry Blender with which the player may create Pokéblocks using two to four Berries. In contrast to the original games, the process of blending Berries is entirely automatic, and the only factor in a Pokéblock's creation is the Berries that went into making it.

The number of Pokéblocks produced is equal to the number of Berries that were blended to produce them.

If Berries of three or fewer colors are blended together, then the color of the resulting Pokéblocks can match any color that was used most often. For example, blending a Red Berry and a Blue Berry may result in two Red Pokéblocks or two Blue Pokéblocks, while blending two Red Berries with a Blue Berry will result in three Red Pokéblocks. If Berries of four different colors are blended together, Rainbow Pokéblocks will be produced.

Any Pokéblocks that the player makes can either be regular Pokéblocks or Pokéblocks +. The chance of getting Pokéblocks + depends on the Berries used in the blending, with rarer Berries having a higher chance to produce Pokéblocks + than common Berries. The table below lists the likelihoods of producing Pokéblocks + with each Berry.

Probability Berries
Red Blue Pink Green Yellow
Very Low Cheri, Figy, Leppa, Razz Bluk, Chesto, Oran, Wiki Mago, Nanab, Pecha, Persim Aguav, Rawst, Wepear Aspear, Iapapa, Pinap
Low Pomeg, Tamato Belue, Cornn, Kelpsy, Pamtre Magost, Qualot, Spelon Durin, Hondew, Lum, Rabuta, Watmel Grepa, Nomel, Sitrus
Medium Chople, Haban, Occa, Payapa, Roseli Coba, Passho, Yache Colbur, Kasib Babiri, Kebia, Rindo, Tanga Charti, Chilan, Shuca, Wacan
Medium-High Apicot, Ganlon Kee, Petaya Salac Liechi, Maranga
High Custap Rowap Micle Enigma, Jaboca
Guaranteed Lansat Starf
Pokéblock Effect
  Red Pokéblock Slightly increases Coolness
  Blue Pokéblock Slightly increases Beauty
  Pink Pokéblock Slightly increases Cuteness
  Green Pokéblock Slightly increases Cleverness
  Yellow Pokéblock Slightly increases Toughness
  Rainbow Pokéblock Slightly increases all condition stats
Plus variant
  Red Pokéblock + Moderately increases Coolness
  Blue Pokéblock + Moderately increases Beauty
  Pink Pokéblock + Moderately increases Cuteness
  Green Pokéblock + Moderately increases Cleverness
  Yellow Pokéblock + Moderately increases Toughness
  Rainbow Pokéblock + Moderately increases all condition stats

Blending with non-playable characters

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In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Pokéblocks may be made with friends or with the assistance of in-game non-playable characters (NPCs). In Ruby and Sapphire, the player may find one NPC who will assist in Berry Blending at the Verdanturf Town or Fallarbor Town Contest Halls, two NPCs in Slateport City's Contest Hall, and three NPCs in Lilycove City's Contest Hall. In Emerald, there are three Berry Blending machines with one to three NPCs who will assist in Berry Blending all in the Lilycove City Contest Hall, and the Blend Master will occasionally appear as well.

The Berries these NPCs will contribute follow a repeating pattern. They only break this pattern when the player is using the same Berry that they would, in order to avoid producing a black Pokéblock. As an example, if the player uses an Oran Berry (no. 7) or a Wiki Berry (no. 12) at the 4-person Berry Blender, the NPCs there will add Chesto, Aspear, and Rawst Berries. If the player adds a Persim Berry (no. 8), the NPCs will add Pecha, Cheri, and Aspear Berries.

Special cases General cases
Player NPC 1 NPC 2 NPC 3
Cheri Aspear Rawst Pecha
Chesto Cheri Aspear Rawst
Pecha Chesto Cheri Aspear
Rawst Pecha Chesto Cheri
Aspear Rawst Pecha Chesto
Enigma Cheri Pecha Rawst
Strib Chesto Rawst Aspear
Player Blend Master
Spelon Tamato
Pamtre Cornn
Watmel Magost
Durin Rabuta
Belue Nomel
Player NPC 1 NPC 2 NPC 3 Blend Master
Berry# % 5 = 1 Cheri Pecha Rawst Spelon
Berry# % 5 = 2 Chesto Rawst Aspear Pamtre
Berry# % 5 = 3 Pecha Aspear Cheri Watmel
Berry# % 5 = 4 Rawst Cheri Chesto Durin
Berry# % 5 = 0 Aspear Chesto Pecha Belue

The table below details the Pokéblocks that will be produced if the player adds a given Berry when blending with a given number of NPCs or the Blend Master. The level columns give the level that will be produced if the Berry Blender reaches a maximum RPM of 100 during blending. Since the NPCs only use the first five Berries, which each have a smoothness of 25, calculating the feel of any Pokéblock is simple, following the formula given in the previous section. The Blend Master meanwhile uses a Berry with smoothness of 50 or 70.

# Berry 1 NPC 2 NPCs 3 NPCs Blend Master
Color Lvl at 100 Color Lvl at 100 Color Lvl at 100 Color Lvl at 100
1   Cheri Berry Red 12 Red 12 Red 12 Gold/Purple* 51
2   Chesto Berry Blue 12 Blue 12 Blue 12 Gold/Indigo* 51
3   Pecha Berry Pink 12 Pink 12 Pink 12 Gold/Brown* 51
4   Rawst Berry Green 12 Green 12 Green 12 Gold/LiteBlue* 51
5   Aspear Berry Yellow 12 Yellow 12 Yellow 12 Gold/Olive* 51
6   Leppa Berry Red 23 Purple 23 Purple 23 Gold/Red* 51
7   Oran Berry Blue 12 Indigo 10 Indigo 10 Indigo 38
8   Persim Berry Pink 12 Brown 10 Purple 10 Brown 38
9   Lum Berry Green 12 Purple 10 Indigo 10 LiteBlue 38
10   Sitrus Berry Yellow 12 Indigo 10 Brown 10 Olive 38
11   Figy Berry Red 25 Purple 23 Purple 23 Gold/Purple* 51
12   Wiki Berry Blue 25 Indigo 23 Indigo 23 Gold/Indigo* 51
13   Mago Berry Pink 25 Brown 23 Brown 23 Gold/Brown* 51
14   Aguav Berry Green 25 LiteBlue 23 LiteBlue 23 Gold/LiteBlue* 51
15   Iapapa Berry Yellow 25 Olive 23 Olive 23 Gold/Olive* 51
16   Razz Berry Purple 12 Purple 12 Purple 12 Purple 38
17   Bluk Berry Indigo 12 Indigo 12 Indigo 12 Indigo 38
18   Nanab Berry Brown 12 Brown 12 Purple 12 Brown 38
19   Wepear Berry LiteBlue 12 Purple 12 Indigo 12 LiteBlue 38
20   Pinap Berry Purple 12 Indigo 12 Brown 12 Olive 38
21   Pomeg Berry Purple 23 Gray 23 Purple 23 Gold/Purple* 51
22   Kelpsy Berry Indigo 23 Gray 23 Indigo 23 Gold/Indigo* 51
23   Qualot Berry Brown 23 Gray 23 Purple 23 Gold/Brown* 51
24   Hondew Berry LiteBlue 23 Gray 23 Indigo 23 Gold/LiteBlue* 51
25   Grepa Berry Olive 23 Gray 23 Brown 23 Gold/Olive* 51
26   Tamato Berry Purple 25 Purple 25 Purple 25 Gold/Purple* 51
27   Cornn Berry Indigo 25 Indigo 25 Indigo 25 Gold/Indigo* 51
28   Magost Berry Brown 25 Brown 25 Brown 25 Gold/Brown* 51
29   Rabuta Berry LiteBlue 25 LiteBlue 25 LiteBlue 25 Gold/LiteBlue* 51
30   Nomel Berry Olive 25 Olive 25 Olive 25 Gold/Olive* 51
31   Spelon Berry Gold/Purple* 51 Gold/Purple* 51 Gold/Purple* 51 Gold/Purple* 51
32   Pamtre Berry Gold/Indigo* 51 Gold/Indigo* 51 Gold/Indigo* 51 Gold/Indigo* 51
33   Watmel Berry Gold/Brown* 51 Gold/Brown* 51 Gold/Brown* 51 Gold/Brown* 51
34   Durin Berry Gold/LiteBlue* 51 Gold/LiteBlue* 51 Gold/LiteBlue* 51 Gold/LiteBlue* 51
35   Belue Berry Gold/Olive* 51 Gold/Olive* 51 Gold/Olive* 51 Gold/Olive* 51
36   Liechi Berry Gold/Purple* 61 Gold/Purple* 61 Gold/Purple* 62 Gold 87
37   Ganlon Berry Gold/Indigo* 62 Gold/Indigo* 62 Gray 62 Gold 88
38   Salac Berry Gold/Brown* 62 Gold/Brown* 62 Gray 62 Gold 88
39   Petaya Berry Gold/LiteBlue* 62 Gold/LiteBlue* 62 Gray 62 Gold 88
40   Apicot Berry Gold/Olive* 62 Gold/Olive* 62 Gray 62 Gold 88
41   Lansat Berry Red 12 Purple 10 Purple 10 Purple 38
42   Starf Berry Blue 12 Indigo 10 Indigo 10 Indigo 38
43   Enigma Berry Red 12 Purple 10 Purple 10 Purple 38
43   Pumkin Berry Olive 38 Gray 37 Olive 36 N/A*
43   Drash Berry Brown 50 Gold/Brown* 62 Gray 49
43   Eggant Berry Blue 49 Indigo 36 Indigo 36
43   Strib Berry Gray 36 Gray 49 Gray 36
43   Chilan Berry Brown 36 Gray 23 Purple 23
43   Nutpea Berry Red 12 Purple 10 Purple 10

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, the player gets three PokéBlock symbols in order to evolve a Feebas into Milotic.


PokéBlock sprite
from Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

In the anime

Pokéblocks in the anime

In the anime, Pokéblocks were introduced in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, in which Chaz was seen feeding his Venomoth some Pokéblocks moments before the Rustboro City Pokémon Contest. He explained to Brock that he uses them as a snack along with Venomoth's main diet of Pokémon food, adding that they are very nutritious.

May with her Purple Surprise

After that, in Now That's Flower Power!, May received a Pokéblock Case from Mr. Big, who said that every Pokémon Coordinator has to have one. However, it was not until Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry that May would learn to mix Berries in a Berry Blender.

In Berry, Berry Interesting, after picking several Berries from a garden, May went to make Pokéblocks for her Pokémon. She created a recipe called May's Purple Surprise (Japanese: ハルカデリシャス Haruka Delicious), which consisted of two Pecha Berries, one Oran Berry, one Bluk Berry, and a small bit of Tamato Berry.

After blending the Berries together, May offered some Pokéblocks to Max and Brock, but their reaction was not what she was expecting. May then proceeded to offer the Pokéblocks to hers and her friends' Pokémon, but they did not like her Purple Surprise either. May was disappointed with her lackluster results until a wild Munchlax appeared and ate all of the Pokéblocks.

May was overjoyed and, after seeing the Big Eater Pokémon being accused of stealing Pokéblocks from the Trainers staying at the Pokémon Center, she decided to catch it. From that point onward, May has been giving Pokéblocks to Munchlax. She has received tips from Professor Oak to prepare a new kind of Pokéblock, which she called May's Pink Surprise (Japanese: ハルカデリシャス2 Haruka Delicious 2), able to suppress Munchlax's huge appetite.

In the manga

Pokéblocks in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Pokéblocks were first seen in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, made by Ruby. He has a talent of being able to tell a Pokémon's Nature just by observing them, allowing him to choose the correct Pokéblock flavor for them. Examples of this include Blaise's Slugma in Slugging It Out with Slugma, Zinnia's Whismur, Aster, in Omega Alpha Adventure 1, and Rayquaza in Omega Alpha Adventure 21.


  • Pokéblock bears some similarity to the popular candy Pez. They are both small candies that are stored in a dispenser.
  • In Generation III, the way a Pokémon reacts when it will be given a Pokéblock depends on its Nature. For instance, a Hardy Pokémon will make three jumps growing in height each time, while a Careful Pokémon will make three small jumps, whereas a Docile Pokémon will make no movement at all.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可方塊 Poké-Fōngfaai *
能量方塊 Nàhngleuhng Fōngfaai *
Mandarin 寶可方塊 / 宝可方块 Bǎokě-Fāngkuài *
能量方塊 / 能量方块 Néngliàng Fāngkuài *
  Danish Poké-block
  Finnish Poképala (AG013)
  French Pokébloc
  German Pokériegel
  Italian Pokémelle
  Korean 포켓몬스넥 Pokémon Snack*
포록 Polock*
  Polish Pokékostka*
Portuguese   Brazil Pokébarra (AG035)
  Portugal Pokébloco
  Russian Покеблок Pokéblok
Spanish   Latin America Pokéblock
  Spain Pokécubo*
  Swedish Pokékex
  Thai โปล็อก Polock
  Vietnamese Kẹo Poké

See also

External links

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