I’ve only just recently started tolerating tomatoes in my food. They’re weird and slimy, sue me. If I absolutely have to have tomatoes on my sandwich, I’d prefer they be sweet and tart cherry tomatoes, and in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, my Pokemon feel the same way. So, how do you get Cherry Tomatoes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
How Do You get Cherry Tomatoes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Cherry tomatoes are one of the many ingredients you can obtain in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for preparing stat and percentage-boosting sandwiches at Picnics with your Pokemon. Cherry tomatoes in particular have a high sweet and sour rating, provide boosts to your catch rate and encounter rate, and are favored by Bug-type Pokemon. They do reduce the number of item drops when battling Pokemon a bit, though.
Cherry tomatoes can be purchased for 120 dollars a pop from Supermarkets in the following cities:
- Porto Marinada
These markets will only start stocking cherry tomatoes after you’ve obtained at least one Gym Badge.
What Recipes Use Cherry Tomatoes?
The following sandwich recipes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet require cherry tomatoes as an ingredient:
- Refreshing (Great/Ultra/Master) Sandwich
- Variety (Great/Ultra/Master) Sandwich
- Vegetable (Great/Ultra/Master) Sandwich
As with other ingredients, you can also use cherry tomatoes in free creation mode to create your own sandwich. Given their Meal Power boosts to encounter and catch rates, cherry tomatoes are best utilized on a sandwich when you’re on the hunt for a particular kind of Pokemon, and want to make absolutely sure you catch it in a Poke Ball.
Personally, I like cherry tomatoes with a balsamic drizzle, but that’s not a thing in this game. It’s a shame, I bet that’d make for a great sandwich.