Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are full remakes of the original Diamond and Pearl games that were released for the Game Boy. The remakes feature a full graphical overhaul, as well as several quality-of-life improvements and gameplay tweaks. Here’s a rundown of how Poffins work in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, along with a list of recipes and how to get started.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poffin Guide
First off, you’ll be able to get your Poffin Case when you first reach Hearthome City. Simply play through the game until you beat Gardenia, then proceed on to Hearthome City and speak with the Pokemon Fan Club chairman to get your Poffin Case.
Once you have that, you can start making use of your Berries to cook up Poffins, which can then be used to increase various vanity stats for your Pokemon to give them a better shot at winning the contests in Hearthome City.
How to Cook Poffins
Head over to the Poffin House in Hearthome City; it’s located right next to the Poke Center. Speak with the NPC standing near the pot, then select the Berries you want to use to start the cooking process.
After that, it’s simply a matter of following the prompts you see onscreen. The arrows will point in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, indicating which direction you should rotate your left analog stick. At the start of the cooking process, rotate the stick gently and be careful not to go too fast or you’ll risk spillage.
As you continue churning, the Poffin will start to harden and you’ll need to rotate the stick faster to prevent it from burning. If all goes well, you’ll have a decent Poffin at the end of the process.
You can then access the Poffin Case in your bag, under the Key Items category, and feed them to your Pokemon to raise their stats.
All Poffin Recipes
Listed below are all of the recipes available in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl:
- Bitter: Lum Berry
- Bitter Dry: Ganlon Berry
- Bitter Sour: Jaboca Berry
- Bitter Spicy: Jaboca Berry, Petaya Berry
- Bitter Sweet: Ganlon Berry, Custap Berry
- Dry: Oran Berry
- Dry Bitter: Hondew Berry or Passho Berry
- Dry Sour: Kelpsy Berry or Apicot Berry
- Dry Spicy: Apicot Berry, Engima Berry
- Dry Sweet: Micle Berry, Pecha Berry
- Sour: Iapapa Berry
- Sour Bitter: Colbur Berry, Aguav Berry
- Sour Dry: Yache Berry
- Sour Spicy: Rowap Berry, Coba Berry
- Sour Sweet: Payapa berry or Salac Berry
- Spicy: Cheri Berry or Leppa Berry or Figy Berry
- Spicy Bitter: Pomeg Berry
- Spicy Dry: Rowap Berry, Coba Berry
- Spicy Sour: Nomel Berry
- Spicy Sweet: Occa Berry or Qualot Berry or Lansat Berry
- Sweet: Persim Berry or Mago Berry
- Sweet Bitter: Watmel Berry or Magost Berry or Custap Berry
- Sweet Dry: Kasib Berry, Wiki Berry
- Sweet Sour: Watmel Berry, Bebia Berry
- Sweet Spicy: Shuca Berry or Liechi Berry
One important thing to note is that you should not use more than one of a single Berry type to cook your Poffins. This will result in a Foul Poffin, which is pretty much next to useless.
All Poffin Vanity Stat Boosts in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Here’s what each flavor does for your Pokemon’s vanity stats:
- Spicy: Increases Coolness
- Dry: Increases Beauty
- Sweet: Increases Cuteness
- Bitter: Increases Cleverness
- Sour: Increases Toughness
That’s all you need to know about how Poffins work in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.
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