Ripen (Ability)

Ripen じゅくせい
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Generation VIII
Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.
Generation IX
Ripens Berries and doubles their effect.

Ripen (Japanese: じゅくせい Ripen) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Applin, Flapple, and Appletun.


In battle

Ripen doubles the effects from held Berries when eaten in battle. This affects Berries that restore HP or PP (such as Figy Berry and Leppa Berry), Berries that reduce damage (such as Occa Berry), Berries that raise stats (such as Starf Berry), and Berries that deal damage to Pokémon attacking the holder (such as Rowap Berry).

The only Berries that have in-battle effects that Ripen does not effect (although the message will still show for these) are the status condition-healing Berries (e.g. the Persim Berry and Lum Berry), the Lansat Berry (i.e. Ripen will not make it increase the critical hit stage by 4), the Micle Berry, and the Custap Berry.

Due to a glitch, when a Pokémon with Ripen uses certain non-Berry items or is targeted by a flung item that inflicts a secondary effect, Ripen displays a message and plays its animation, but has no other effect. The items affected are as below:

Outside of battle

Ripen has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ripen

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0840   Applin
Grass Dragon Ripen Gluttony Bulletproof
0841   Flapple
Grass Dragon Ripen Gluttony Hustle
0842   Appletun
Grass Dragon Ripen Gluttony Thick Fat
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熟成 Suhksìhng
Mandarin 熟成 Shúchéng
  French Mûrissement
  German Heranreifen
  Italian Maturazione
  Korean 숙성 Sukseong
  Spanish Maduración

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