How to Use Nanab and Pinap Berries in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO’s Generation 2 update introduced two new Berry options into the game, the Nanab and Pinap.

After the release of the Generation 2 update last week, Trainers have been wondering how to use Pokémon GO’s new Nanab and Pinap Berry options.

Prior to the update, Berry drops awarded for spinning a PokéStop were limited to a single type, the Razz Berry. Whenever you encountered a Pokémon in the wild, you could feed it a Razz Berry to increase your odds of capture. However, what do the new Nanab and Pinap Berries do? Has the functionality of the Razz Berry changed to accommodate Pokémon GO’s new Berry additions?

Today, we’re going to explain everything you need to know about how to use the new Nanab and Pinap Berries in Pokémon GO.

How to Use the Razz Berry

To use a Razz Berry, click on the Berry icon to the left of your Poké Ball.

Before we dive into Pokémon GO's new Nanab and Pinap Berries, we first have to explain how to use the Razz Berry. The Razz Berry resembles a raspberry and has been a standard item in Pokémon GO following the game’s release in July of 2016. The Razz Berry’s function has not changed following Pokémon GO's Generation 2 update. 

In your Pokémon GO inventory the Razz Berry has the following text: “Feed this to a Pokémon to make it easier to catch.”

To use a Razz Berry, first select a Pokémon out in the wild. Next, tap the Berry icon to the left of your Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen. This will allow you to choose one of Pokémon GO’s three Berry options: the Razz Berry, Nanab Berry, and Pinap Berry.

After selecting the Razz Berry, you’ll see it floating in front of the Pokémon you’re trying to capture. Tap the floating Razz Berry to feed it to the Pokémon. The Pokémon will respond with a heart and the Razz Berry’s image will appear to the right of the Pokémon. Using a Razz Berry will help decrease the odds of a Pokémon breaking free from your Poké Ball.

The Razz Berry will remain active until the Pokémon either breaks free from the first Poké Ball thrown, or is successfully captured. While the Razz Berry is active, you cannot use Pokémon GO's new Nanab and Pinap Berries, as only one Berry can be active at a time. If the Pokémon breaks free, you can repeat the process of feeding a Razz Berry to a wild Pokémon until it is captured. 

How to Use the Nanab Berry

To use a Nanab Berry, select the Berry icon to the left of your Poké Ball.

Knowing how to use Pokémon GO’s new Nanab Berry can be confusing, as it appears to function in a similar manner to the Razz Berry mentioned above.

In your Pokémon GO inventory, the Nanab Berry resembles a bunch of bananas dipped in pink and includes the following description: “Feed this to a Pokémon to calm it down, making it less erratic.”

The Nanab Berry differs from the Razz Berry in that it slows down Pokémon with the tendency to dodge, like Chinchou, who moves from left to right. Additionally, the Nanab Berry can also be used on Pokémon with the tendency to flee from battle, like Abra. To use the Nanab Berry, first select a Pokémon out in the wild.

Next, tap the Berry icon to the left of your Poké Ball and choose the Nanab Berry from the three available Berry options. Once the Nanab Berry is floating on your screen, tap the Nanab Berry to feed it to the Pokémon. The Pokémon will respond with a heart and the Nanab Berry’s image will appear to the right of the Pokémon. 

Next, toss a Poké Ball to try and capture the Pokémon. Note that only one Berry can be used at a time. The Nanab Berry will remain active until the Pokémon breaks free from the first Poké Ball thrown. If the Pokémon breaks free, you can repeat the process of feeding a Nanab Berry to a wild Pokémon until it is captured.  

How to Use the Pinap Berry

Using a Pinap Berry will increase the amount of Candy you earn when capturing a Pokemon.

Pokémon GO’s new Pinap Berry is quite different from the Nanab Berry and Razz Berry in that it doesn’t improve your odds of capture. Instead, it increases the amount of Candy a Pokémon drops.

In your Pokémon GO inventory, the Pinap Berry appears similar to a pineapple and includes the following description: “Feed this to a Pokémon to make it drop more Candy.”

The Pinap Berry is useful for Trainers looking to earn more Candy in order to evolve and/or increase a specific Pokémon's CP. For example, if you’re trying to evolve Eevee into Umbreon or Espeon, feeding a wild Eevee a Pinap Berry before capture will increase the amount of Eevee Candy you earn.

To use the Pinap Berry, first select a Pokemon out in the wild. Next, tap the Berry icon to the left of your Poké Ball and choose the Pinap Berry from the three available Berry options. Once the Pinap Berry is floating on your screen, tap the Pinap Berry to feed it to the Pokémon. The Pokémon will respond with a heart before the Pinap Berry’s image appears to the right of the Pokémon.

Using a Pinap will not increase your odds of capture like the Razz Berry or Nanab Berry, but it will help you earn more Candy. Note that you cannot use more than one Berry at once, and the Pinap Berry will only work if it is active at the time of capture. If the Pokémon breaks free, you can repeat the process of feeding a Pinap Berry to a wild Pokémon until it is captured.  

By following the guide above, you should now know how to use the new Nanab and Pinap Berry items in Pokémon GO.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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