I like feeding Pokemon with berries on gyms. However, it is not always allowed to feed them.

I already know that you cant feed more than 10 in a certain period of time. I also know that you can't keep feeding the same Pokemon over and over again. what are the limits for feeding berries to Pokemon in gyms?

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    Doesn't my answer to this question answer this question?
    – Vemonus
    Feb 23, 2018 at 20:07
  • @Vemonus Not completely: It's not just that; I think there is some inter-player interaction that affects it as well
    – Xetrov
    Feb 23, 2018 at 21:02
  • what makes you think that though? Everything is pretty much explained in this thread...
    – Vemonus
    Feb 23, 2018 at 21:02
  • @Vemonus You didn't really cover the second part (probably because when you answered it wasn't known), so I answered separately here - but the Silph Road thread certainly covers it.
    – Joe
    Feb 23, 2018 at 21:31
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    @Joe yeah I see your point, they're just really similar and it's a little weird to have two questions that are answerable by the same passages from the same link...
    – Vemonus
    Feb 23, 2018 at 21:46

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The limits, for one trainer:

  • 10 berries per Pokémon per half hour, fixed window (so it resets after 30 minutes after the first Pokémon was fed)
  • Any number of Berries to ten unique Pokémon per half hour, rolling window (so each time it's been 30 minutes since you fed a Pokémon, a new one is eligible)

As you feed a Pokémon, each successive berry after the first restores less health; this is reset after thirty minutes as well (with the fixed window).

There are no known limits per Pokémon for multiple trainers: I have seen spoofed gyms being defended prior to legendary or EX raids where clearly dozens of bot-trainers are feeding berries to the same Blissey.

See this answer by Vemonus and the similarly linked Silph Road thread for more details.

  • Citation???????
    – Xetrov
    Feb 26, 2018 at 16:09
  • @VortexYT Last paragraph.
    – Joe
    Feb 26, 2018 at 23:16
  • How about candies? Sometimes after I feed the pokemon it gives candies, is that random? Or is there some pattern for candies during feeding?
    – alvas
    Apr 13, 2023 at 5:39
  • @alvas That sounds like a good question to ask if it’s own.
    – Joe
    Apr 15, 2023 at 5:34

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