Pokémon Sword and Shield: Every Berry and where to find them

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Grookey in a tree with a berry
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A common feature in Pokémon games, Berries serve many purposes and Pokémon Sword and Shield is no different. Within battle, your Pokémon can eat a Berry it is holding without costing you a turn for a healing item. Outside, they work like potions or status healing items. In Camping, you can use them to make Curry for your Pokémon. Whatever the use you have in mind, there are many, many different types of Berries! Keeping track of where to find them and how to use them can be a real challenge. Fortunately, we've got a cheat sheet for you!

Where to find Berries

Pokemon Sword and Shield Berry Tree

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Most Berries in Sword and Shield can be found by shaking the many Berry Trees scattered throughout the Galar Region. A select few can also be purchased from the Wedgehurst Berry Grocer and a handful can only be gained from the Battle Tower and Special Distributions.

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Location Berry types
Wedgehurst Berry GrocersCheri, Pecha, Oran
All Trees in Rolling FieldsCheri, Oran
Tree on Route 5Chesto
Tree near Meetup Spot in Rolling FieldsPecha
Tree at North Lake MilochRawst, Persim
Tree on North side of Route. 7Aspear, Figy, Mago
Tree by Lake Outrage in Hammerlock Hills Wild Area:Leppa, Wacan, Yache, Shuca, Payapa, Charti, Hanban, Apicot, Petaya
Tree on Route 9Lum, Wiki, Aguav, Iapapa, Chople, Tanga, Roseli
Tree on Motostoke RiverbankSitrus, Coba
Right Tree under the bridge in Bridge FieldPomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Passho
Left Tree under the bridge in Bridge FieldHondew, Grepa, Rindo
Center Tree under the bridge in Bridge FieldTomato, Occa
Tree on the island in Bridge Field LakeKasib, Babiri, Liechi, Ganlon
Tree on Axew's EyeKebia, Colbur, Salac, Kee, Maranga
Tree in the Dappled Grove of West Lake AxewellChilan
Battle TowerLansat, Starf
DistributionEnigma, Micle, Custap, Jaboca, Rowap

Berries for healing

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mew holding a Berry

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Most of these Berries behave the same way as they did in previous Pokémon games. When you give a Pokémon a Berry to hold or use it on that Pokémon, it can restore their HP, heal status effects, and even provide advantages in battles. These Berries are listed in alphabetical order to make them easier to 

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BerryWhat it does
Aguav BerryRestores 1/3 max HP when HP falls below 25%; confuses Pokémon who don't like bitter flavors
Apicot BerryRaises Special Defense by one stage when HP drops below 25%
Aspear BerryCures frozen
Babiri BerryHalves damage from one super effective Steel type move
Charti BerryHalves damage from one super effective Rock type move
Cheri BerryCures paralysis
Chesto BerryCures sleep
Chilan Berry Halves damage from one super effective Normal type move
Chople BerryHalves damage from one super effective Fighting type move
Coba Berry Halves damage from one super effective Flying type move
Colbur Berry Halves damage from one super effective Dark type move
Custap BerryAllows a Pokémon to move first when HP falls below 25%
Enigma Berry Causes a super effective attack to restore HP
Figy Berry Restores 1/3 max HP when HP falls below 25%; confuses Pokémon who don't like spicy flavors
Ganlon Berry Raises Defense by one stage when HP drops below 25%
Grepa Berry Increases Friendship in exchange for base Special Defense
Hanban BerryHalves damage from one super effective Dragon type move
Hondew BerryIncreases Friendship in exchange for base Special Attack
Iapapa BerryRestores 1/3 max HP when HP falls below 25%; confuses Pokémon who don't like sour flavors
Jaboca Berry If hit by a physical move, the foe takes damage equal 12.5% of their max HP
Kasib BerryHalves damage from one super effective Ghost type move
Kebia Berry Halves damage from one super effective Poison type move
Kee Berry Raises Defense by one stage when hit by a physical move
Kelpsy BerryIncreases Friendship in exchange for base Attack
Lansat Berry Increases chance for a critical hit when HP falls below 25%
Leppa Berry Restores 10 PP to one move
Liechi Berry Raises Attack by one stage when HP drops below 25%
Lum Berry Cures any status condition
Mago BerryRestores 1/3 max HP when HP falls below 25%; confuses Pokémon who don't like sweet flavors
Maranga BerryRaises Special Defense by one stage when hit by a special move
Micle Berry Increases accuracy when HP falls below 25%
Occa Berry Halves damage from one super effective Fire type move
Oran Berry Restores 10 HP when HP falls below 50%
Passho BerryHalves damage from one super effective Water type move
Payapa Berry Halves damage from one super effective Psychic type move
Pecha Berry Cures poison
Persim Berry Cures confusion
Petaya Berry Raises Special Attack by one stage when HP drops below 25%
Pomeg BerryIncreases Friendship in exchange for base HP
Qualot BerryIncreases Friendship in exchange for base Defense
Rawst BerryCures burn
Rindo BerryHalves damage from one super effective Grass type move
Roseli Berry Halves damage from one super effective Fairy type move
Rowap Berry If hit by a special move, the foe takes damage equal 12.5% of their max HP
Salac BerryRaises Speed by one stage when HP drops below 25%
Shuca Berry Halves damage from one super effective Ground type move
Sitrus Berry Restores 1/2 max HP when HP falls below 25%
Starf Berry Raises one random stat by two stages when HP falls below 25%
Tamato Berry Increases Friendship in exchange for base Speed
Tanga Berry Halves damage from one super effective Bug type move
Wacan BerryHalves damage from one super effective Electric type move
Wiki Berry Restores 1/3 max HP when HP falls below 25%; confuses Pokémon who don't like dry flavors
Yache Berry Halves damage from one super effective Ice type move

Berries in Curry

Pokemon Sword and Shield adding ingredients to curry

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When cooking Curry in your Camp, you can choose up to ten Berries to add to the dish. Each Berry has a different flavor profile that adds up to determine the flavor of the Curry you will make. Berries also come in three different rarities; the rarer the Berry, the bigger the boost your Pokémon will get to its Friendship Level.

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BerryRaritySpicyDrySweetBitterSour
Cheri BerryCommon1--------
Chesto BerryCommon--1------
Pecha BerryCommon----1----
Rawst BerryCommon------1--
Aspear BerryCommon--------1
Leppa BerryCommon1--111
Oran BerryCommon11--11
Persim BerryCommon111--1
Lum BerryCommon1111--
Sitrus BerryCommon--1111
Figy BerryCommon2--------
Wiki BerryCommon--2------
Mago BerryCommon----2----
Aquav BerryCommon------2--
Iapapa BerryCommon--------2
Pomeg BerryCommon1--11--
Kelpsy BerryCommon--1--11
Qualot BerryCommon1--1--1
Hondew BerryCommon11--1--
Grepa BerryCommon--11--1
Tamato BerryCommon31------
Occa BerryUncommon2--1----
Passho BerryUncommon--2--1--
Wacan BerryUncommon----2--1
Rindo BerryUncommon1----2--
Yache BerryUncommon---1----2
Chople BerryUncommon2----1--
Kebia BerryUncommon--2----1
Shuca BerryUncommon1--2----
Coba BerryUncommon--1--2--
Payapa BerryUncommon----1--2
Tanga BerryUncommon3------1
Charti BerryUncommon13------
Kasib BerryUncommon--13----
Hanban BerryUncommon----13--
Colbur BerryUncommon------13
Babiri BerryUncommon41------
Chilan BerryUncommon--41----
Liechi BerryUncommon515----
Ganlon BerryUncommon--515--
Salac BerryUncommon----515
Petaya BerryUncommon5----51
Apicot BerryUncommon15----5
Roseli BerryUncommon----41--
Kee BerryUncommon55111
Maranga BerryUncommon11551
Lansat BerryRare51515
Starf BerryRare51515
Enigma BerryRare61------
Micle BerryRare--61----
Custap BerryRare----61--
Jaboca BerryRare------61
Rowap BerryRare1------6

A Berry good treat

Berries aren't just a silly little treat that you can give to your Pokémon. The aid they give can sometimes be the difference in whether you win or lose a battle. They can heal your Pokémon, cure status conditions, restore PP and much more. To gain the upper hand, you'll want to gather the ones you feel will work to the most advantage with your team. 

Different Berries are located in different areas of the Galar region map. To ensure that you have the berries that you like the most, you'll need to determine where they grow and then make the effort to gather them from those places. 

Good luck out there and may the Berries help tip the scales of victory in your favor!

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Pokémon Sword or Shield

Find your way around a colorful world filled with hundreds of Pokémon. If you give them Berries to hold onto, you will find your creatures can have additional perks that work in your favor. 

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