Food items were introduced in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games. As the name suggests, they are items that can be eaten by Pokémon to restore the Belly stat. Unsurprisingly, Food items are necessary for exploration- when a Pokémon's stomach is empty, they will slowly lose HP until they get fed or faint, thus ruining any progress the Pokémon may have made through a dungeon. Luckily, Food items can be found almost everywhere- be it in caves, forests, or mountains, most dungeons will have an abundance of them. Additionally, they can also be bought in shops.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, the Banana and Chestnut were taken out and the Golden Apple was added.
Gummis restore a varying amount of Belly points, which also depends on type. See this page for more details.
Gummis are a special food item that raise a Pokémon's IQ when eaten; the different colors of Gummis affect Pokémon depending on their type(s). When the Gummi eaten matches the Pokémon's type, it gives the best IQ boost, 5 points (7 in Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team). The amount of IQ gained depends on the type matchups if it doesn't match the Pokémon's type. In RB, however, these values are added together on dual-type Pokémon.
- +15 if eating a Wonder Gummi
- +4 if eating a Gummi strong against Pokémon's type (Ground-type eating Blue Gummi)
- +3 if eating a Gummi neutral against Pokémon's type
- +2 if eating a Gummi weak against Pokémon's type (Grass-type eating Brown Gummi)
- +1 if eating a Gummi ineffective against Pokémon's type (Ghost-type eating White Gummi)
In addition to their effects, all seeds restore the Belly stat by 5.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, the Pure Seed, Vile Seed, Violent Seed, Vanish Seed, and Golden Seed were added, and the Allure Seed was renamed as the "X-Eye Seed." In Explorers of Sky, Lookalike items were added, which includes the Dough Seed, Dropeye Seed, Reviser Seed, Slip Seed, and Via Seed.
|Blast Seed||Inflicts damage.|
|Blinker Seed||Inflicts the Blinker status.|
|Doom Seed||Lowers level by 1 (1 Exp. Point to level up).|
|Eyedrop Seed||Gives the Eyedrop status, which reveals traps and invisible Pokémon.|
|Heal Seed||Cures all status effects.|
|Hunger Seed||Lowers max Belly by 5 when consumed by the leader. Otherwise, it inflicts the Hungry Pal status.|
|Joy Seed||Raises level by 1.|
|Life Seed||Raises max HP by 3 permanently.|
|Plain Seed||Does nothing.|
|Pure Seed||Warps a Pokémon to the room that contains the stairs to the next floor.|
|Quick Seed||Raises Movement Speed by one level.|
|Reviver Seed||Revives Pokémon that faint, becoming a Plain Seed after revival. The seed cannot be eaten to gain the effect- it only has to be in the bag or held.|
|Sleep Seed||Inflicts the Sleep status.|
|Stun Seed||Inflicts the Petrified status.|
|Totter Seed||Causes confusion.|
|Vanish Seed||User gains the Invisible status.|
|Vile Seed||Lowers the Defense and Special Defense stats to their lowest levels.|
|Violent Seed||Raises the Attack and Special Attack stats to their highest levels.|
|Warp Seed||Warps a Pokémon to a different spot on the floor.|
|X-Eye Seed||Inflicts the Cross-Eyed status.|
|Golden Seed||Raises a Pokémon's level by 5.|
|Dough Seed||A lookalike item that may be mistaken for a Doom Seed. When eaten, it will cause the next floor to spawn more money.|
|Dropeye Seed||A lookalike item that that may be mistaken for an Eyedrop Seed. When eaten, it will impair a Pokémon's vision (thus causing the screen to shrink).|
|Reviser Seed||A lookalike item that that may be mistaken for a Reviver Seed. When used, it briefly revives a Pokémon before having them faint anyway as a result of laughter and embarrassment.|
|Slip Seed||A lookalike item that that may be mistaken for a Sleep Seed. When eaten, it allows a Pokémon to walk on water.|
|Via Seed||A lookalike item that may be mistaken for a Vile Seed. When eaten, it warps a Pokémon to a different spot on the floor.|
All berries restore the belly stat by 5%.
The Oren Berry was added in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
Similarly to seeds, all medicines restore the Belly stat by 5 in addition to their other effects. The prompt to consume them gets replaced with "Ingest" instead of "Eat," but it's otherwise the same.