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 Hoenn in one of five areas: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness. In Sinnoh, 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.
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 the Pokéblock contains the Pokémon's liked flavor, and contains only a lesser amount (or none) of its disliked flavor, then the Pokémon will be shown eating the Pokéblock "happily" and the Pokéblock will be treated as if the liked flavor were 10% higher (rounded to the nearest integer). Conversely, if the Pokéblock contains the disliked flavor but only a lesser amount, or none, of the liked flavor, then the Pokémon will eat the Pokéblock "with disdain" and it will be treated as if the disliked flavor were 10% lower (again rounded to the nearest integer). No modifier will appear if the block contains both flavors equally (including the case that it does not contain either flavor), or if the Pokémon does not have any flavor preference due to having a neutral nature.
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 with no affection. However, if a Pokémon's condition stats already add up to at least 256, 512, 768, or 1024 points, a standard Pokéblock's effect on a stat will be reduced to 6, 4, 3, or 2 points respectively. Each color also has a "+" variant, such as "Red Pokéblock +" and "Rainbow Pokéblock +". Pokéblocks + increase a Pokémon's stats by 16 points with no affection, and this is not reduced at high condition totals.
A Pokémon's affection can also boost the effectiveness of Pokéblocks. A Pokémon with 2 or 3 hearts of affection will earn 1 extra point of condition each time a Pokéblock increases a stat, 4 hearts earns 2 extra points, and 5 hearts earns 4 extra points. This bonus is the same regardless of whether the Pokéblock is standard or +, and regardless of how high the existing conditions are.
|Affection||# of Pokéblocks to max|
|Standard, single color||Standard, rainbow||Pokéblocks +, per stat|
|Level 0–1||32 + 43 + 63 + 85 + 127||69||16|
|Level 2–3||29 + 37 + 51 + 64 + 85||53||15|
|Level 4||26 + 32 + 43 + 51 + 64||43||15|
|Level 5||22 + 26 + 32 + 37 + 43||31||13|
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. Each flavor is weakened by another flavor, so the presence of one flavor will decrease the strength of another. 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:
- Add together the respective flavors of all Berries being used (sum all spicy values, all dry values, and so on).
- For each Berry flavor total, subtract the Berry flavor total of that flavor's weakening flavor as per the table above (e.g. spicy is weakened by dry, sour is weakened by spicy, etc.).
- Continuing the example above: spicy: -10; dry: -10; sweet: 0; bitter: 10; and sour: 10.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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 ignore the usual stat formula and are instead given 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.
If games in two or more different languages are linked together to use the Berry Blender, selecting the same type of Berry in each game will cause a black Pokéblock even if the name of the Berry in those languages is different, as each game will render all Berry names in its own local language when displaying the blending summary. The exception to this is e-Reader Berries; if one player with an English game puts in a Strib Berry, and another with a Japanese game selects エドマのみ, then the blending summary displays both berries in their respective languages, and they are considered different enough to avoid creating a black Pokéblock.
|1, strength ≤ 50||Red||Blue||Pink||Green||Yellow|
|1, strength > 50||Gold|
|2, highest ≤ 50||Purple||Indigo||Brown||LiteBlue||Olive|
|2, highest > 50||Gold|
- 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 Berries of each smoothness are listed below. Berries in italics are e-Reader Berries, some of which were exclusively available for Japanese games.
|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|
|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.
|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|
Blending with non-playable characters
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 semi-randomly appear as well.
The Berries these NPCs will contribute follow a repeating pattern to avoid weakening the strongest flavor of the Berry the player uses. 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.
For the Enigma Berry and e-Reader Berries, NPCs will choose Berries to avoid weakening the weakest flavor of the Berry the player uses. If multiple flavors are tied for being the weakest, they are prioritized in this order: Spicy, Dry, Sweet, Bitter, Sour.
|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|
|Player||NPC 1||NPC 2||NPC 3||Blend Master|
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|
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.
from Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
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.
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 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 PS597, 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
- Pokéblock Generator - Pokémon Ruby Version, Sapphire Version, and Emerald Version - The Ultimate Pokemon Center
Pokéblocks • Poffins
Cool • Beautiful • Cute • Clever • Tough
Appeal • Battle • Dance • Visual
Contest • Super Contest • Contest Show
Coordinator • Contest Hall • Contest Pass
The Grand Festival
Kanto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Top Coordinator • Ribbon Cup
Combinations • Opponents (III • IV • VI • VIII) • Double Performance • Jamming
Ribbons (list) • Stickers • Ball Capsules • Ranks • Judges • Announcers • Wallace Cup
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