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Friendship Level Guide - How To Check Happiness?
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Friendship Level Guide - How To Check Happiness?

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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.

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How To Increase Friendship Level

Raising Friendship Procedure

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
  • 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.

    How To Get
    Pick Up At Mesagoza
    How To Get Soothe Bell
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    Buy from Delibird Presents (5,000)
    How To Get Soothe Bell
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  • Shower A Pokemon At Picnic
  • Picnic With A Pokemon

    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.

  • Use EXP Candy
  • Use EXP Cand

    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.

  • Raise The Level Of Pokemon
  • Raise The Level Of Pokemon

    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
  • Travel With Pokemon Team
  • Travel With Pokemon Team

    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.

  • Use Vitamin (Effort Value Item)
  • Use Vitamin (Effort Value Item)

    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.

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  • Use Berries That Can Increase Friendship
  • Use Berries That Can Increase Friendship

    There are berries that can raise friendship but its adverse effect can decrease a Pokemon's Effort Value (base point).

    Friendship Berries
    Pomeg BerryKelpsy BerryQualot Berry
    Hondew BerryGrepa BerryTamato Berry

How To Decrease Friendship Level

Decreasing Friendship Procedure

Decreasing Friendship Procedure
  • Pokemon faints during battle
  • Using bitter medicinal herbs
  • Fainted Pokemon (Excluding Communication Match)
  • Fainted Pokemon (Excluding Communication Match)

    Friendship decreases when a Pokemon faints during battle. However, fainting during communication match does not affect friendship.

  • Use Bitter Herbs On A Pokemon
  • Herbal Medicine Items
    Energy PowderEnergy Root
    Heal PowderRevival 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

4Very Friendly
3Pretty Friendly
1Slightly Friendly

Friendship NPC At Central Fountain At Cascarrafa

Friendship NPC Map & Location
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Friendship NPC Map & Location

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

Get A Ribbon From 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

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

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 EvolutionRequirement
PichuPichuPikachuPikachuReach high friendship and Increase the level of Pichu
IgglybuffIgglybuffJigglypuffJigglypuffReach high friendship and Increase the level of Igglybuff
AzurillAzurillMarillMarillReach high friendship and Increase the level of Azurill
EeveeEeveeEspeonEspeonReach high friendship and increase the level of Eevee in the morning or noon
EeveeEeveeUmbreonUmbreonReach high friendship and increase the level of Eevee in the evening or midnight
EeveeEeveeSylveonSylveonIncrease the friendship of Eevee and leve up when it has Fairy moves
ChanseyChanseyBlisseyBlisseyIncrease the friendship level of Chansey and increase its level
RioluRioluLucarioLucarioReach high friendship and increase the level of Lucario at any time of the day
SnomSnomFrosmothFrosmothReach high friendship and Increase the level level of Snom in the evening or midnight

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