Pokemon Scarlet and Purple has the entire community of players from Pokemon immersed in the region of palesand it is that, many of the creatures that appear in these new installments have unique appearance and abilities, as well as other novelties that are incorporated into the ninth generation of Pokémon, such as the open world mechanics, and evolution variations , unlike the ones we’ve been seeing that are just leveling up.
Something that seems quite striking to us is that friendship is an element that generates many doubts among fans of the franchise. It first appeared in pokemon yellow (only with Pikachu) and since then it has been present in all the others. The peculiarity is that it is not like other parameters such as the speed or the special attack of a Pokémon.
In other words, we have no way of knowing exactly what our relationship with him is like, since it is a hidden meter. It is very important to know the mechanics, since there are several Pokémon that do not go up by level or exchange, but by raising the level of friendship with their trainer to the maximum. Luckily, in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple we have enough tools both to raise the link in different ways, how is our relationship with our Pokémon.
How to raise the friendship level in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple
The first and obvious thing is that the Pokémon with which you want to establish a strong bond must be in your starting team. You must place it in the first position and make it your fixed Pokémon when exploring and fighting. The next step is to treat it well and take care of it as much as possible, so take it out to freely face other wild Pokémon and walk with you through Paldea. In addition, you must be careful with their health; If he’s close to being weakened, don’t hesitate to use all sorts of potions and healing items on him.
If he’s healthy, he’ll be happy. If you want to speed up the process, you can go to picnic areas and play with them or clean them, but first it is important that you get the Relief Rattle, an object that enhances the effects of all these actions and will make the level go up much faster . You can buy it in many stores, even in Ciudad Meseta.
How to know what level of friendship you have with a Pokémon
In the same way that we have seen in other installments of the saga, in Paldea there is also an NPC that offers us the possibility of evaluating how the bond we have with a Pokémon from our team is. She is in Ciudad Cántara and it is easy to recognize it, since she is a woman dressed in green and is always accompanied by a nice Marril. If you talk to him and select the Pokémon you want information about, he will immediately tell you whether or not you are close to reaching optimal level (for this, his phrase must refer to you being great friends and he is very happy).