Pokemon BDSP Berries Guide

Berries have long been the staple of Pokemon games as an important food for your Pokemon and they are no different in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This Pokemon BDSP Berries guide aims to help you figure out the best berries for your various Pokemon as well as use those berries to create Poffin recipes and boost their stats.

Pokemon BDSP Berries

Growing berries, in Pokemon BDSP, is crucial since they have various useful functions, such as replenishing your Pokemon’s HP, helping your Pokemon resist attacks, lowering EVs, and more.

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Our guide below includes the locations of the best soil patches in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl, as well as some handy tips for growing berries. So, let’s begin!

Best Places to Grow Berries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

There are different types of berries, each of which goes through a five-stage, growth process:

  • Planting
  • Sprouting
  • Growing
  • Blooming
  • Ripening

In Pokemon BDSP, there are various locations where you can find good soil. However, the best ones are those, which you can easily access through Fly TM94 since regular revisiting of the concerned location and watering of the soil would be much easier.

For further convenience, make sure that the pathway to the soil patch doesn’t contain tall grass.

According to our description of the best location to grow berries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, here are the four locations that we have picked:

Solaceon Town

This location is directly accessible by flying. You can plant up to 4 berries in this town.

Route 209

This location is found just south of Solaceon Town. You will have to battle against two trainers in this area.

Route 205

This soil patch is located beside the entrance to Eterna City. You can plant up to 4 berries here.

Route 218

This soil patch is located right beside the entrance to Canalave City and is preferred for berry planting in late-game.

Here, you’ll have to win a trainer battle after which, you can plant up to 4 berries.

Route 211

This location is found right beside the entrance to Celestic Town. You can plant up to 4 berries here.

Berry Farming Tips in Pokemon BDSP

Here are a few tips you’re going to want to learn as a farmer in the Pokemon world!

Always Plant in Soft Soil!

If you want more of a certain type of berries, make sure to plant them in soft soil so that berry trees can grow out of them. The berry trees have varying growth rates, depending on the type of berries.

Keep a Check on the Soil!

For growing more and more berries, you don’t want your soil to be dry. In Pokemon BDSP, the level of dryness of soil is actually indicated by different colors.

For instance, grey color is the indication of dry soil whereas a dark brown color is the indication of moist and suitable soil.

If the soil is light brown or orange in color, it indicates that it’s going to dry up. You should water such soil immediately to keep it from drying.

Pick Berries On Time

Once a berry tree is ripe, it’ll be available for picking for a time equaling its growth period. If you don’t pick the berries during that time, the tree will become a sprout and experience its growth cycle once again.

To pick the berries on time, you need to know about the time that each berry takes to grow. Below is the list of the all the berries along with their growth timers.

How Long do Berries Take to Grow in BDSP

  • Cheri Berry – 12 hours
  • Chesto Berry – 12 hours
  • Pecha Berry – 12 hours
  • Rawst Berry – 12 hours
  • Aspear Berry – 12 hours
  • Leppa Berry – 16 hours
  • Oran Berry – 16 hours
  • Persim Berry – 16 hours
  • Lum Berry – 48 hours
  • Sitrus Berry – 32 hours
  • Figy Berry – 20 hours
  • Wiki Berry – 20 hours
  • Mago Berry – 20 hours
  • Aguav Berry – 20 hours
  • Iapapa Berry – 20 hours
  • Razz Berry – 8 hours
  • Bluk Berry – 8 hours
  • Nanab Berry – 8 hours
  • Wepear Berry – 8 hours
  • Pinap Berry – 8 hours
  • Pomeg Berry – 32 hours
  • Kelpsy Berry – 32 hours
  • Qualot Berry – 32 hours
  • Hondew Berry – 32 hours
  • Grepa Berry – 32 hours
  • Tamato Berry – 32 hours
  • Cornn Berry – 24 hours
  • Magost Berry – 24 hours
  • Rabuta Berry – 24 hours
  • Nomel Berry – 24 hours
  • Spelon Berry – 60 hours
  • Pamtre Berry – 60 hours
  • Watmel Berry – 60 hours
  • Durin Berry – 60 hours
  • Belue Berry – 60 hours
  • Occa Berry – 72 hours
  • Passho Berry – 72 hours
  • Wacan Berry – 72 hours
  • Rindo Berry – 72 hours
  • Yache Berry – 72 hours
  • Chople Berry – 72 hours
  • Kebia Berry – 72 hours
  • Shuca Berry – 72 hours
  • Coba Berry – 72 hours
  • Payapa Berry – 72 hours
  • Tanga Berry – 72 hours
  • Charti Berry – 72 hours
  • Kasib Berry – 72 hours
  • Haban Berry – 72 hours
  • Colbur Berry – 72 hours
  • Babiri Berry – 72 hours
  • Chilan Berry – 72 hours
  • Liechi Berry – 96 hours
  • Ganlon Berry – 96 hours
  • Salac Berry – 96 hours
  • Petaya Berry – 96 hours
  • Apicot Berry – 96 hours
  • Lansat Berry – 96 hours
  • Starf Berry – 96 hours
  • Enigma Berry – 96 hours
  • Micle Berry – 96 hours
  • Custap Berry – 96 hours
  • Jaboca Berry – 96 hours
  • Rowap Berry – 96 hours
  • Roseli Berry – 48 hours

These are the berries in Pokemon BDSP along with their growth time. If you divide these times by four, you’ll get the time required by each berry per stage.

Berry Locations in Pokemon BDSP

Aguav Berry Locations

There are four locations from where you can collect Aguav berries. You’ll get them on Route 210, 213 and 222. Lastly, you’ll get one from berry master’s house. It’s located on Route 208.

Wiki Berry Locations

Wiki Berries are located on Route 210, 215 and 222. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Tamato Berry Locations

Tamato Berries are located on Route 212, 225 and 228. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Grepa Berry Locations

Grepa Berries are located on Route 211, 229 and 230. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Hondew Berry Locations

Hondew Berries are located on Route 221, and 228. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Qualot Berry Locations

Qualot Berries are located on Route 222, 226 and 229. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Kelpsy Berry Locations

Kelpsy Berries are located on Route 225, 230 and at Fuego Ironworks. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Pomeg Berry Locations

Pomeg Berries are located on Route 214, and 226. You can also get one from the berry master from Route 208.

Berries and their Effects in Pokemon BDSP

Berries in Pokemon BDSP have varying effects. Some reduce EV’s while others Restore HP.

We will be categorizing all of these different berries and their effects in the tables below for your convenience.

Berries that Lower EV

Berry Effect
Grepa Berry A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lowers their Special Defense stats.
Hondew Berry A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lower their Special Attack stats.
Kelpsy Berry A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lowers their Base Attack stats.
Pomeg Berry A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lowers their Base HP stats.
Qualot Berry A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lowers their base Defense stats.
Tamato Berry A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lowers their Base Speed.

Berries that Restore HP / PP

Berry Effect
Aguav Berry Restores the user’s HP in a pinch when held by a Pokemon, can cause confusion if the user hates the taste.
Enigma Berry If a Pokémon holds this berry, being hit by a super effective attack will restore its HP.
Figy Berry Restores the user’s HP in a pinch when held by a Pokemon, can cause confusion if the user hates the taste.
Lapapa Berry Restores the user’s HP in a pinch when held by a Pokemon, can cause confusion if the user hates the taste.
Leppa Berry Restores 10 PP to a depleted move during battle.
Mago Berry Restores the user’s HP in a pinch when held by a Pokemon, can cause confusion if the user hates the taste.
Oran Berry Restores the Pokemon’s HP during battle by 10 points.
Sitrus Berry Restores the Pokemon’s HP during battle by a few points.
Wiki Berry Restores the user’s HP in a pinch when held by a Pokemon, can cause confusion if the user hates the taste.

Berries that Cure Status Effects

Berry Effect
Aspear Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from being frozen on its own in battle.
Cheri Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from paralysis on its own in battle.
Chesto Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from sleep on its own in battle.
Lum Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from being frozen on its own in battle.
Pecha Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from any status condition on its own in battle.
Persim Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from confusion on its own in battle.
Rawst Berry When a Pokemon consumes this berry, it can recover from burns on its own in battle.

Berries that Provide Stat Boosts

Berry Effect
Apicot Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Special Defense stat will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Custap Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Speed will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Ganlon Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Defense stat will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Lansat Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Critical Hit Ratio will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Liechi Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Attack stat will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Micle Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Accuracy stat will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Petaya Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Special Attack stat will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Salac Berry When held by a Pokemon, its Speed stat will increase when it’s in a pinch.
Starf Berry When held by a Pokemon, any one of its stats will increase when it’s in a pinch.

Berries that Raise Resistances

Berry Effect
Babiri Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Steel-type attack.
Charti Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Rock-type attack.
Chilan Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one Normal-type attack.
Chople Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Fighting-type attack.
Coba Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Flying-type attack.
Colbur Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Dark-type attack.
Haban Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one super effective Dragon-type attack.
Jaboca Berry If held by a Pokémon, and if a foe’s physical attack lands, the foe also takes damage.
Kasib Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Ghost-type attack.
Kebia Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Poison-type attack.
Occa Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Fire-type attack.
Passho Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Water-type attack.
Payapa Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Psychic-type attack.
Rindo Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Grass-type attack.
Rowap Berry If held by a Pokémon, and if a foe’s special attack lands, the foe also takes damage.
Shuca Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Ground-type attack.
Tanga Berry If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Bug-type attack.
Wacan Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Electric-type attack.
Yache If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Ice-type attack.

Best Berries in Pokemon BDSP

These are the 6 best berries in Pokemon BDSP that provide the best bonuses and status effects.

Sitrus Berry

The Sitrus Berry restores the Pokemon’s HP during battle by a few points. They gain around 25% of their maximum HP.

Lansat Berry

When held by a Pokemon, its Critical Hit Ratio will increase when it’s in a pinch. This allows you to deal a decent amount of damage right before your Pokemon faints. This berry can help you win fights even when the situation looks dire.

Occa Berry

If held by a Pokemon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Fire-type attack. The woman living in the bottom left house in Pastoria City will offer you one such berry every day.

Leppa Berry

Restores 10 PP to a depleted move during battle and helps you stay on the offensive for longer.

Tamato Berry

A Berry that makes Pokemon more friendly but lowers their Base Speed. This berry is generally used to increase the friendship between a trainer and his Pokemon and we think that it makes the whole process of boosting your bonding level a lot easier.

Micle Berry

When held by a Pokemon, its Accuracy stat will increase when it’s in a pinch. You can find this berry exclusively at Amity Square with a finding rate of just 4%.