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    This topic came up as a tangent in a different thread, and I figured it would be kinda cool to have people share their berry planting routes. I'll start with the one that my wife and I use . . .

    Start in Floarama
    -Two next to the flower shop
    -Two just to the east of town
    Fly to Celestic
    -Four on the west side of town
    -Four on the east side of town, just inside the fog
    Fly to Veilstone
    -Four just south of town
    Fly to Sunnyshore
    -Four to the east of town
    Fly or Bike to Pastoria
    -Four on the outside of town, just to the east
    -Four on the east side of the town
    -Four on the west side of town, near where the swamp starts
    Fly to Hearthome
    -Four to the west of town, next to Berry Master's house
    Fly or Bike to Solaceon
    -Two to the south of town, just inside route 209
    -Four in the middle of town, adjacent to the store
    -Four to the north of town, past the tall grass

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    I usually use the Berry patches in and around Floaroma and Solaceon.

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    Awww, I was going to do this. *pouts*

    I still will, though. I'm making a visual aid (i.e., map) and guide for the route I use now; six locations, 54 different squares' worth of Soft Soil. (Post-E4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubologist View Post
    Awww, I was going to do this. *pouts*

    I still will, though. I'm making a visual aid (i.e., map) and guide for the route I use now; six locations, 54 different squares' worth of Soft Soil. (Post-E4)
    Looking forward to it.

    Me:
    - Fly to Eterna City
    - Head west, take path outside of Eterna Forest
    - Four patches there
    - Go south to Floaroma
    - Two patches by river
    - Two patches by the flower shop

    Yeah, only eight plants at a time. No fertilizer. No set times to water.
    I don't use berries that much though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Young View Post
    Looking forward to it.

    Me:
    - Fly to Eterna City
    - Head west, take path outside of Eterna Forest
    - Four patches there
    - Go south to Floaroma
    - Two patches by river
    - Two patches by the flower shop

    Yeah, only eight plants at a time. No fertilizer. No set times to water.
    I don't use berries that much though.
    I'm making the map (blown up and made to look kyoot) with numbers, letters, and an in-depth guide to each patch.

    I'm almost done! Don't go to bed yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubologist View Post
    I'm making the map (blown up and made to look kyoot) with numbers, letters, and an in-depth guide to each patch.

    I'm almost done! Don't go to bed yet!
    Actually, I will eb going to bed now. Leaving, making a phone call, working out, possibly making another phone call and then heading to bed.

    Definitely will look for it tomorrow, though.
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    HUBOLOGIST'S BERRY ROUTE
    (Time to complete: Approx. 5 minutes; Soft Soil count = 54)




    For the purposes of this guide, a "slot" = a square containing Soft Soil, and a "patch" is a group of two to four slots.

    To do this entire route, you will need: Cut (for one patch of four slots) and access to the Fight Area and Resort Area (i.e., you have beaten the Elite Four).

    I recommend Flying to each town and using the fast Bicycle whenever possible in order to finish as quickly as possible.

    Also note that the initial fertilization and planting of the Berries takes significantly longer than five minutes; five minutes refers to the time it takes to check and water all of them once planted.



    #1: PASTORIA CITY


    A: Exit Pastoria through the northeasternmost tunnel; the Berry Patch (4 slots) is up and to your right.

    B: Right above the Move Re-learner's house, there's another Berry Patch (4 slots).

    C: Exit Pastoria to the west, where it starts to rain and there are puddles. Go east until you reach the sign post, then south a bit, and you'll see Pastoria's third Berry Patch (4 slots).

    TOTAL: 12 slots




    #2: SOLACEON TOWN


    D: Go north from Solaceon and take a right as soon as you see the signpost. A Berry Patch (4 slots) is behind some tall grass here.

    E: This patch (4 slots) is smack in the middle of Solaceon; you can't miss it!

    F: Go directly south from Solaceon until you hit a bike slope with stairs right across from it. Just off to the right, you'll see a small Berry Patch (2 slots).

    TOTAL: 10 slots




    #3: CELESTIC TOWN


    G: Head east out of Celecstic (ignore the fog). Head down a flight of stairs to a ledge, then turn and go up the flight of stairs leading directly north. There's a Berry Patch here (4 slots).

    H: Head back through Celestic, then exit to the west. You can't miss the Berry Patch right outside (4 slots).

    TOTAL: 8 slots




    #4: ETERNA CITY


    I: Head directly west from the Pokécenter, and turn north as soon as you reach the sign post. Beyond some grass and a Honey Tree is a Berry Patch (4 slots).

    J: Continue across the bridge with lots of fishermen. Once you've crossed, head directly west into the narrow passage formed by trees and a ledge. Follow this short passage to two Cut-able trees, then head south and west to find a Berry Patch (4 slots) and a lady wandering around by herself.

    TOTAL: 8 slots




    #5: FIGHT AREA


    K: This one's a no-brainer! There's a patch (4 slots) just left of the Pokécenter.

    L: Head east out of the Fight Area until you hit water, then go north into the tiny passage. This patch can be easy to miss (4 slots).

    TOTAL: 8 slots



    #6: RESORT AREA

    M: Just south of the Pokécenter here, there are two Berry Patches (2 slots each).

    N: Go directly north out of the resort area (past the swimming pool), and up to the tall grass. Behind the small patch of tall grass in front of you will be a Berry Patch (4 slots).

    TOTAL: 8 slots



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    That's it, folks! Thanks for reading, and I hope this guide helps you with your Berry growing!

    GRAND TOTAL: 54 slots
    Last edited by Hubologist; 3rd August 2007 at 11:25 PM.

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    Hubologist, looks like a great guide. I'm going to try it out in a sec.
    First though, a few questions.

    What fertilizer do you use and how much does it cost for one run?
    I've never used fertilizer before, so I'm clueless as to what to do there.

    How often a day do you do this? Any set times?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Young View Post
    Hubologist, looks like a great guide. I'm going to try it out in a sec.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Young
    What fertilizer do you use and how much does it cost for one run?
    I've never used fertilizer before, so I'm clueless as to what to do there.
    I almost always use Stable Mulch, because it has an advantage (extends the time mature Berries stay on the plant) but no disadvantages. One run's worth of Mulch (any kind) costs $200 x 54, so $10,800 total.

    Another good kind of Mulch is Gooey Mulch, which ups the chance of a withered plant re-growing in the same spot... useful if you have one rare berry and think you might forget about it. It also has no disadvantages.

    Growth Mulch is okay. It makes plants grow faster, but they dry out a LOT more quickly, so while you'll get your Berries faster, you'll also have to stay on top of your watering. So, Growth Mulch is great for common Berries that grow really fast anyway.

    Finaly, Damp Mulch slows growth time and prevents the Berries from drying out as quickly. I never use this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Young
    How often a day do you do this? Any set times?
    Well... this sort of depends on the Berry (some dry/grow faster than others) and which Mulch you use.

    However, for Berries that take a day or so to grow (like EV point reducing Berries), one run every 4-6 hours should be more than sufficient, and 8-10 hours in between a watering probably won't do any harm.

    However, I have come to believe that the more you water your Berry plants, the more Berries will be on the mature plant (up to the plant's maximum), so I try to water them every 4-6 hours or so (in the case of Berries that take a day or a few days to grow). Keep in mind, though, that this is a case of diminishing returns, so watering every half-hour is unnecessary. ;)

    In the case of Berries that grow very quickly, I often use Growth Mulch and check them every couple of hours. They tend dry quickly, but they also grow very quickly, so I grow these kinds of Berries on weekends and such when I have enough free time.

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    Sorry to beat ya to the punch Hub . . . I kinda posted this thread in anticipation of your work. and since it was on the forefront of my mind, I figured, why not just post my route.

    As far as the fertilizers . . . there's four of them,
    Growth, Damp, Gooey, and Stable. I honestly have no idea why we can't buy in bulk. (sucks that we have to buy them one at a time.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bulbapedia
    Growth Mulch
    Speeds up the growth of Berries. However, it also dries the soil faster.
    Damp Mulch
    Slows the growth of Berries and causes the soil to dry slower.
    Stable Mulch
    Extends the time ripened Berries remain on their plants before falling.
    Gooey Mulch
    Ups the number of times new plants grow where mature plants withered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubologist View Post
    I almost always use Stable Mulch, because it has an advantage (extends the time mature Berries stay on the plant) but no disadvantages. One run's worth of Mulch (any kind) costs $200 x 54, so $10,800 total.

    Another good kind of Mulch is Gooey Mulch, which ups the chance of a withered plant re-growing in the same spot... useful if you have one rare berry and think you might forget about it. It also has no disadvantages.
    Well there's some new information. I didn't know you could lose berries. I suspected it, but so ar haven't experienced it myself.

    I suppose I'll be using Stable Mulch mostly. As long as I run often enough, there shouldn't be a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hubologist View Post
    However, I have come to believe that the more you water your Berry plants, the more Berries will be on the mature plant (up to the plant's maximum), so I try to water them every 4-6 hours or so (in the case of Berries that take a day or a few days to grow). Keep in mind, though, that this is a case of diminishing returns, so watering every half-hour is unnecessary. ;)
    This is one of the things I did figure out about berries. I think it's more of an issue of keeping the soil from going to a lower wetness stage, rather than the actual watering. Each watering seems to reset the counter for until the soil dries a stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Young View Post
    This is one of the things I did figure out about berries. I think it's more of an issue of keeping the soil from going to a lower wetness stage, rather than the actual watering. Each watering seems to reset the counter for until the soil dries a stage.
    Yeah, that's exactly right. The "dryness timer" resets to 0:00:00 whenever you water a Berry plant, and if they never get dry while you're growing them (and you pick them before Berries start to drop off), you should probably get the max number of Berries for that particular plant. I think it's okay if a plant dries out to the first dryness stage at least once, though, because I know I've gotten max berries from plants like that many a time.

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    Holy gods...

    That is an amazing guide! You just inspired me to actually try my hand at Poffin instead of just berry blending in Emerald and transferring ^_^

    Just...wow...

    Humongous kudos to you, fantastic work!
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    My berry route tied in to my Honey Tree route (although I don't need anymore honeytree pokemon now..).


    Nice little guide though =) I was going to do something similiar, but I see someone has more drive. Kudos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie View Post
    Holy gods...

    That is an amazing guide! You just inspired me to actually try my hand at Poffin instead of just berry blending in Emerald and transferring ^_^

    Just...wow...

    Humongous kudos to you, fantastic work!
    Thank you very much! <(^__^)>

    It's great to get positive feedback for this, and I'm glad it has been well received so far. Most of it (well... all of it) was in my head already, although I did have to run the entire route through to write good directions to each Berry patch.

    If anyone thinks some of the directions seem unclear, or if you think of a better (or more concise) way to present a specific set of directions, please do let me know.

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