Poffins (ポフィン) are a special type of food item, introduced in Generation IV. Its name is a crossover between Pokémon and muffin. Despite its name, its appearance looks nothing like a muffin, rather resembling the appearance of a bun or a cookie instead.
Poffins are similar to their use as their predecessors, the Pokéblock in Generation III. They can either raise the Beauty, Tough, Cool, Smart, or Cute condition stats of a Pokémon participating in a Pokémon Contest when fed, and also are made from Berries which determines the flavor. Similarly to the third generation, Pokémon have particular tastes and favor different flavored Poffins dependent on their Nature.
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the only way to obtain Poffins is to make them yourself at the Poffin House in Hearthome City. However, with the addition of Pokémon Platinum, some Poffins may be available to purchase in the basement of the Veilstone Department Store in Veilstone City. In all three games, you can also connect two to four players to create Poffins over wireless connection.
Poffin levels can be found with this formula
- B is the base level
- T is the time taken in seconds
- b is the number of burns
- s is the number of spills
Likes or dislikes
Depending on a Pokémon's nature, they might prefer Sour poffins, Sweet Poffins, etc. These are the second coming of PokéBlocks from R/S/E. Beware if it overflows or burns because it will worsen the poffin's flavor and the Pokémon may dislike it, unless if it eats anything happily. The faster you finish the poffin, the bigger the flavor of the poffin and it might even become a Mild Poffin. To get a free one, talk to a Rich Guy in Hearthrome City in the front of the counter and he will give you a Mild Poffin and steps aside and lets you enter a contest. You don't have to always enter the contest although.
In the anime
Poffins were first introduced in the anime during the episode DP025: Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!. During this episode, Dawn convinces both Ash and Brock to take a Poffin cooking class. Dawn showed great promise, recounting past experiences cooking Poffins with her mother, however it took her practice before finally developing good-quality Poffins. Brock was also naturally the better of the group on the first try, however Ash was unsuccessful. From this point onward in the anime, Dawn can be seen occassionally making and giving her Poffins to her Pokémon as a treat. Both Dawn's Pachirisu and Swinub are especially fond of them which may lead one to suggest that their Nature is one that enjoys sweet flavors.