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The Aguav/Figy/Iapapa/Mago/Wiki Berries all have the same description.

If held by a Pokémon, it restores the user’s HP in a pinch, but it will cause confusion if the user hates the taste.

The Sitrus Berry on the other hand doesn't cause confusion. It's description reads:

A Berry to be consumed by Pokémon. If a Pokémon holds one, it can restore its own HP by a small amount during battle.

Note how the Sitrus Berry's description makes a point of it only healing a small amount, while the others don't. Sure, the others can potentially cause confusion, but it takes minimal trial and error online to find out if a specific Pokémon doesn't like the berry you gave it. So it seems to me that the Aguav/Figy/Iapapa/Mago/Wiki Berries all heal more health than the Sitrus Berry, but that raises another question;

Why on earth is the Sitrus Berry so much more popular?

Does it actually heal the same/more HP than the others? Are people just being lazy? What's going on?


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The Aguave/Wiki/Iapapa/etc. Berries each restore 1/8 (12.5%) of the holder's HP.

Sitrus Berries restore 1/4 (25%) of the holder's HP.

Sitrus Berries heal more than twice as much HP as the others. Hence why it's used more.

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Prior to Gen IV, Sitrus Berries only restored 30 HP max; this is the meaning behind the description "heals HP by a small amount". It is misleading nowadays.

As of Sun/Moon, the aforementioned Berries heal 50% of the holder's HP.

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Huh, that's so weird. Thanks for the answer!
No problem! Descriptions can be misleading.
The confusion-inducing berries heal by 1/2 the holder's max HP.
Sumwun, they were buffed in Sun/Moon. I answered this back when they were only 1/8 HP. It's right there in the Bulbapedia page. You can ask me to update the question with new information, but please don't be too critical of answers that were correct at the time of answering, but have been outdated by game changes. I am not clairvoyant, and last February I didn't know that the Berries' healing would be changed.
Oh I didn't realize that your answer was 2016. Sorry. Can you at least edit your answer to include the Generation 7 changes?
No problem :)
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Aguav/Figy/Iapapa/Mago/Wiki Berries now heal 50% in Generation VII, but only activate if the Pokemon's HP is 25% or less. Confusion does not occur if the berry consumed is agreeable to the Pokemon's nature.

See here for a the list of compatible berries for each nature: http://pokemondb.net/mechanics/natures