Surprise Mulch

The Surprise Mulch (Japanese: びっくりこやし Surprise Fertilizer) is a type of item introduced in Generation VI. It is a type of Mulch used to promote Berry mutations.

Surprise Mulch
Surprise Fertilizer
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Surprise Mulch
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VI
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Power 30

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  100


Pokémon X and Y

When applied to a Berry patch, increases the chance of Berry mutations.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire onward

The Surprise Mulch serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.


Games Description
XY Mulch to be used in a Berry field. It causes strange, sudden mutations based on the combination of Berries.
A fertilizer for growing Berries. However, it appears to be unsuitable for the soil in the Hoenn region and has no effect.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Berry fields composter (using three Berries of the same color)
ORAS Trade

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吃驚肥 Hekgīng Fèih
Mandarin 吃驚肥 / 吃惊肥 Chījīng Féi
  French Fertistantané
  German Wundermulch
  Italian Fertilsorpresa
  Korean 깜놀비료 Kkamnol Biryo
  Spanish Abono Sorpresa

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