A Tamato Berry (Japanese: マトマのみ Matoma Fruit) is a type of Berry introduced in Generation III.
In the core series games
In the Generation V games, the Tamato Berry can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for 20.
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Tamato Berry cannot be used directly and only has a use as an ingredient for Pokéblocks.
From Pokémon Emerald, the Tamato Berry can be used from the Bag on a Pokémon to increase the Pokémon's friendship (+10 at friendship 0-99, +5 at friendship 100-199, +1SwSh-/+2E-USUM at friendship 200-255) and lowers its Speed EVs by ten points (but not below 0). In Generation IV only, this Berry reduces the EV to 100 if it was above 110 when used.
In Pokémon Emerald, the player can exchange a Tamato Berry for a HP Up if the Favor Lady asks for 'something pointy' in the Lilycove City Pokémon Center.
Pokémon Dream World
In the Pokémon Dream World, the player could exchange Berries for Décor. The following Décor required Tamato Berries.
|Plain Catalogue||DJ Booth|| 10 Tamato Berries|
40 Aguav Berries
10 Hondew Berries
- No. 26
- Size: 7.9" (20.0 cm)
- Firmness: Soft
Pokémon X and Y
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
|Dream World artwork||Curry Ingredient artwork||Artwork from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Scarlet and Violet
Sprites and models
|Berry Tag Sprite (Generation III)||Berry Tag Sprite (Generation IV)||Model from|
In the anime
Tamato Berries served a comical purpose in The Lotad Lowdown and Berry, Berry Interesting, where several characters, including Team Rocket and Ash, would come across one and try to eat it, only to be overwhelmed by its extreme spiciness, which resulted in swollen lips for a while.
In Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry, Tamato Berries were seen among the many other Berries sold at the Lilycove Berry Market.
In Shocks and Bonds, Brock mentioned that an Ace Trainer named Katie, who battled Ash in the Ever Grande Conference, likes Tamato Berries in her spaghetti.
In Cooking Up a Sweet Story!, some Tamato Berries were seen in Abigail's Berry basket.
In Three Sides to Every Story!, Lulu was seen growing some Tamato Berries in her garden along with several other kinds of Berries.
In Double-Time Battle Training!, Candice said a treat called the "Snowpoint Tamato Berry Ice Cream Bar" had cold ice cream outside and spicy Tamato Berry jelly on the inside. Ash accidentally ate the bar whole, while Dawn based her Flame Ice combination on it.
In PK23, Piplup showed Meloetta, Pikachu, and Snivy a Tamato Berry plant during their search for a Rinka Berry, certain that it was a Rinka plant. When they told Piplup it was the wrong plant, Piplup stubbornly ate a Tamato Berry on it, only to find that it was too spicy. Meowth and Wobbuffet, who were following Meloetta, found the Berries and decided to eat them, only to be overwhelmed by its spiciness as well.
In Grooming Furfrou!, Tamato Berries were seen at Sherman's Furfrou grooming salon.
In To Find a Fairy Flower!, a Tamato Berry was pictured in a newspaper that Jessie was using to hide from Ash and his friends.
In Under the Pledging Tree!, Ash gave Tamato Berries to his Pokémon as a gift.
In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Jessie used Tamato Berries as a part of her Dendemille Town Showcase performance.
In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Hoopa replaced a donut that it took with a Tamato Berry. It was then blindly picked up and tasted by Chespin, who was immediately overwhelmed by the Berry's extremely spicy taste.
In A Performance Pop Quiz!, Tamato Berries were used as a part of the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase.
In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a Tamato Berry was seen among the Berries Anela offered to Litten.
Tamato Berries appeared in A Team-on-Team Tussle!.
Tamato Berries appeared in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, when Lana was on her first hunt for treasure on Akala Island.
In Currying Favor and Flavor!, Ash and Pikachu found Tamato Berries, along with other kinds of Berries, inside a hollowed-out stump in Lush Jungle while looking for a Miracle Seed to be used as a dish ingredient.
In Acting True to Form!, an Alolan Meowth shoved a Tamato Berry into Team Rocket's Meowth's mouth to shut him up, immediately overwhelming him with its spiciness and causing him to wind up with swollen lips for a moment.
Tamato Berries appeared in A Recipe for Success!, where Meowth accidentally ate one of them.
In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, Goh had his Skwovet pull a Tamato Berry from its tail and squeeze the juice over its Pecha Tart so that it could finish the meal and move on in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest.
In the manga
Ruby & Sapphire chapter
In Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II, Courtney used the Tamato Berry juice she had put on her gloves to temporarily blind Sapphire.
Diamond & Pearl chapter
In Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone II, a Tamato Berry was seen among the many Berries that Cyrus's Probopass dug out of Lax's fur with its Mini-Noses while trying to retrieve Cyrus's camera.
In Grumpy Gliscor, a Tamato Berry was one of the Berries that Lax threw at a wild Gliscor attacking the S.S. Sinnoh in order to distract it.
In Lucky Lucario II, Tamato Berries was seen amongst the Berries that Diamond used while making food for himself, his Pokémon, and Riley while training at Iron Island.
Black & White chapter
A Tamato Berry appeared in Fussing and Fighting as a part of Professor Juniper's dinner.
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
In Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, multiple Tamato Berries appeared in the pile of Berries gathered by a group of Pokémon at Lush Jungle while helping Moon in her search for a special Mirage Berry.
- The Tamato Berry is the only one of the EV-reducing Berries that did not have the same growth time or Berry yield as the rest in Generation III.
The Tamato Berry's design and name may be based on a tomato. Its design may also be based on a horned melon.
|Japanese||マトマのみ Matoma no Mi||From トマト tomato|
|English||Tamato Berry||From tomato|
|French||Baie Tamato||From tomate, tomato|
|German||Tamotbeere||From Tomate, tomato|
|Italian||Baccamodoro||From pomodoro, tomato|
|Spanish||Baya Tamate||From tomate, tomato|
|Korean||토망열매 Tomang Yeolmae||From 토마토 tomato|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||茄番果 Qiéfān Guǒ*||From 番茄 fānqié, tomato|
|辣茄 Làqié*||From 辣 là (spicy) and 番茄 fānqié (tomato)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||茄番果 Kèhfāan Gwó*||From 番茄 fāankèh, tomato|
|辣茄 Laahtkèh*||From 辣 laaht (spicy) and 番茄 fāankèh (tomato)|
|Danish||Tamato-bær||From English name|
|Finnish||Tamato-marja||From English name|
|From English name|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Fruta Tamate*||From tomate, tomato.|
|Fruta Tamato*||From its English name.|
|Fruta Mate*||From tomate, tomato.|
|Swedish||Tamatobär||From English name|
|Norwegian||Tamato-bær||From English name|
|Vietnamese||Trái cà cay||From cà chua, tomato|
|This Pokémon article is part of Project BerryDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Berry in the Pokémon series.|