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The Hondew Berry is a Berry introduced in Generation III.

Details

Bag Effect

Since Emerald, when used on a Pokémon, it raises the Pokémon's friendship but lowers its Sp. Atk EV by 10.

In Generation IV, if its Sp. Atk EV is larger than 110, the EV will be lowered to 100.

Berry Information

Generation III
Growth Time Hours per Stage Yield
12 Hours 3 Minimum: 2
Maximum: 6
Image Tag Description
Tag III Hondew Berry Sprite.png A BERRY that is very valuable and rarely seen. It is very delicious.
Berry Blending Berry Crushing
Verdanturf: LiteBlue
Fallarbor: LiteBlue
Slateport: Gray
Lilycove: Indigo
≤200 Units
Generation IV
Growth Time Hours per Stage Yield
32 Hours 8 Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Image Tag Description
Tag IV Hondew Berry Sprite.png This somewhat-rare Berry projects an image of luxury, so it is favored as a gift item.
Poffin Level and Flavor (When Cooked Alone)
Level ≤11; Dry-Bitter Flavor
Generation VI (XY)
Growth Time Hours per Stage Yield
48 Hours 8 Minimum: 1
Maximum: 20
Color:
Green
Berry Fields Pest Mutation
412.png Burmy (Plant Cloak) Liechi Berry
(grow with Yache Berry)
Juice Shoppe Group
3
Generation VI (ORAS)
Growth Time Hours per Stage Yield
32 Hours 8 Minimum: 2
Maximum: 26
Color Pokéblock+ Rate
Yellow Low
Generation VII
Growth Time Yield
48 Hours
(30 + 6 + 8 + 4)
Minimum: 5
Maximum: 14
Associated Festival Plaza Dye Pastel Green
Generation VIII (SWSH)
Artwork Curry Description
Curry Hondew Berry Sprite.png A Berry with an unusual taste, but many people like it. When its yellow parts are bulging, the Berry is ripe.
Berry Flavor Values Curry Flavor
(When Cooked Alone)
Spicy 1, Dry 1, Bitter 1 Plain
Generation VIII (BDSP)
The Hondew Berry has no data in BDSP.

Description

Games Description
RS POKéBLOCK ingredient. Plant in loamy soil to grow HONDEW.
FRLG Can be ground up into powder as an ingredient for medicine.
E Makes a POKéMON friendly but lowers base SP.ATK.
DPPt A Poffin ingredient. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Sp. Atk stat.
HGSS
BWB2W2
Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly, but it also lowers its base Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its base Sp. Atk.
SWSH A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. Using it on a Pokémon makes it more friendly but lowers its Sp. Atk base points.

Locations

Games Location
RSE Route 119
Route 123 (from the Berry Master)
Sootopolis City (can be given by Kiri)
DPPt Fight Area
Route 208 (can be given by the Berry Master)
Pal Park (can be given by earning 3500+ points)
Battle Frontier Pokémon Scratch-Off CornerPt
HGSS Fuchsia City (from a Juggler by giving him a Green Shard)
Battle Frontier Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner
B2W2 Route 5 (can be bought from a Pokémon Breeder)
Join Avenue Flower Shop
Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 10 reward)
XY Mutation of Aspear Berry and Leppa Berry
ORAS Route 123
Route 123 (from the Berry Master)
Sootopolis City (can be given by Kiri)
Contest Hall (can be obtained from a fan after completing a Contest)
SMUSUM Route 10 (Berry pile)
SWSH North Lake Miloch, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Route 7 (shaking Berry Trees)
Max Raid Battles: Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins
SWSHIoA Stepping-Stone Sea (shaking Berry Trees)
Max Raid Battles: Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Fields of Honor, Honeycalm Sea, Loop Lagoon, Potbottom Desert, Soothing Wetlands, Stepping-Stone Sea, Training Lowlands, Workout Sea
SWSHCT Ballimere Lake (shaking Berry Trees)
Max Raid Battles: Ballimere Lake, Frigid Sea, Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Path to the Peak, Slippery Slope, Snowslide Slope, Three-Point Pass

Origin

The Hondew Berry is based on a honeydew melon, which it also gets its name from. Its green exterior may be based on the green interior of honeydew melons.

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