This is Friendship Level Guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). Includes how to raise & lower pokemon friendship, how to check happiness level, what is it, & more.
How To Increase Friendship Level
Raising Friendship Procedure
- Hand the Soothe Bell
- Shower at picnic
- Using EXP Candy
- Raising the Pokemon's level
- Consistently using the Pokemon team
- Using Vitamin (Effort Value Item)
- Using berries that can raise friendship
- Hand The Soothe Bell
- Shower A Pokemon At Picnic
- Use EXP Candy
- Raise The Level Of Pokemon
- Travel With Pokemon Team
- Use Vitamin (Effort Value Item)
- Use Berries That Can Increase Friendship
Soothe Bell can increase friendship by 1.5 times. Since raising friendship is effective thru walking, it is recommended to let your Pokemon of preference to hold a Soothe Bell.
If you shower a Pokemon at picnic, you can increase friendship. This method is recommended if you want to raise friendship quickly as you can shower a Pokemon of preference for several times until you are satisfied.Picnic Guide
Catch Using A Luxury Ball
You can use a Luxury Ball to catch a Pokemon. This Pokeball can be bought from Delibird Presents and its effect is similar to Soothe Bell. It is recommended to use this specific Pokeball if you want to raise the friendship of a Pokemon of preference.
Friend Ball Is Also Recommended
Friend Ball is difficult to obtain. Unlike Luxury Ball, catching a Pokemon with Friend Ball can instantly raise the Pokemon's friendship by 1 level.
Friendship can be increased by using EXP Candy on a Pokemon. You can get a lot of candies from Tera Raid Battles and it is recommended to hunt Raid crystals if you want to raise the friendship of a Pokemon of preference with EXP Candy. Also, it is best to use large quantity of candies when efficient.
Whenever the Pokemon increases its level, friendship also increases. You can gain EXP not only in battles but also from EXP Candy so use this to your advantage if you want to quickly level up a Pokemon of preference.How To Level Up Fast - EXP Farming
The Pokemon in your team accumulates friendship the more you walk or battle. This method has a low friendship accumulation so it is still recommended to do other methods if you want it to be instant or quick.
A Vitamin can raise Effort Value (base point) and also friendship. If you want to accumulate friendship thru battle, it is recommended to use Vitamin beforehand. However, this method is inefficient if you only wanted to raise friendship since it is as expensive as 10,000 when purchasing.
There are berries that can raise friendship but its adverse effect can decrease a Pokemon's Effort Value (base point).
|Pomeg Berry||Kelpsy Berry||Qualot Berry|
|Hondew Berry||Grepa Berry||Tamato Berry|
How To Decrease Friendship Level
Decreasing Friendship Procedure
- Pokemon faints during battle
- Using bitter medicinal herbs
- Fainted Pokemon (Excluding Communication Match)
- Use Bitter Herbs On A Pokemon
Friendship decreases when a Pokemon faints during battle. However, fainting during communication match does not affect friendship.
|Herbal Medicine Items|
|Energy Powder||Energy Root|
|Heal Powder||Revival Herb|
Some items can lower the friendship of a Pokemon usually if the consumable item is a bitter medicine or cheaper than potions or berries. If you do not want to decrease friendship, use regular recovery items such as potions.
How To Check Friendship Level
Friendship NPC At Central Fountain At Cascarrafa
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You can check the friendship with a selected Pokemon by talking to a woman with Marill that can be found at the central fountain at Cascarrafa.
Ribbon For The Pokemon With Highest Friendship
If you look at the Pokemon when reaching the highest friendship, you can attach a ribbon to it. This has no particular effect but it is a good thing to signify your favorite Pokemon.
Can Be Seen At Picnics
Do picnics with a Pokemon from your team to check the friendship status. The number of heart appears by talking or showering it.
Evolve With Two To Three Hearts
The Pokemon that requires friendship when evolving can be done between 2-3 hearts. Remember that there are time conditions such as day & night so it is recommended to adjust it before the picnic.
Pokemon List That Evolves With Friendship
|Before Evolution||After Evolution||Requirement|
|Pichu||→||Pikachu||Reach high friendship and Increase the level of Pichu|
|Igglybuff||→||Jigglypuff||Reach high friendship and Increase the level of Igglybuff|
|Azurill||→||Marill||Reach high friendship and Increase the level of Azurill|
|Eevee||→||Espeon||Reach high friendship and increase the level of Eevee in the morning or noon|
|Eevee||→||Umbreon||Reach high friendship and increase the level of Eevee in the evening or midnight|
|Eevee||→||Sylveon||Increase the friendship of Eevee and leve up when it has Fairy moves|
|Chansey||→||Blissey||Increase the friendship level of Chansey and increase its level|
|Riolu||→||Lucario||Reach high friendship and increase the level of Lucario at any time of the day|
|Snom||→||Frosmoth||Reach high friendship and Increase the level level of Snom in the evening or midnight|
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