How to increase friendship and how to check friendship in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet 

How to increase friendship and how to check friendship in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet 
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Are you looking to increase friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Friendship is something that will help your Pokemon perform better in battle and can even help them evolve into more powerful Pokemon.

Friendship is key when it comes to how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as well as some other Pokemon. And it can be a big help in battles too, so be sure to have a friendly team for the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Elite Four. With that, let’s take a look at how to increase friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Ways to Increase Friendship in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

scarlet and violet Ways to Increase Friendship

There are a few activities that naturally happen over the course of your Pokemon journey that will increase your friendship with your Pokemon. Friendship increases when Pokemon level up, when you walk with them in your party, and even when you fight strong opponents with them.

You can also feed them stat boosters and Battle Items. However, these methods will only increase friendship up until a certain limit, which is around 160 points of Friendship. From then on, there will only be a few methods that will increase friendship to the maximum value of 255. These will be feeding them sandwiches and giving them a bath during picnics. You can also feed them friendship-raising berries. The following berries will raise friendship:

  • Pomeg Berry
  • Kelpsy Berry
  • Qualot Berry
  • Hondew Berry
  • Grepa Berry
  • Tamato Berry

Other means of increasing friendship come by obtaining the Soothe Bell and catching a Pokemon in a Luxury Ball. These items are designed to increase the rate at which friendship is raised by one Pokemon and the effects stack.

It is also important to avoid activities that will decrease friendship. There are only two at the moment. Letting your Pokemon faint in battle and feeding them herbal medicine healing items. Make sure to avoid items like Revival Herbs and Energy Powder as these will greatly decrease friendship with Pokemon.

Friendship checker location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

scarlet and violet Ways to Increase Friendship

If you are curious how close you are with your Pokemon, and want to know how to check your Pokemon’s friendship, then you can do so by talking to the Friendship Checker NPC near the fountain in Cascarrafa. Friendship is represented by a value ranging from 0 to 255, with 255 making you best friends with your Pokemon.

The Friendship Checker will have comments regarding you and your chosen Pokemon, giving you a vague idea of how close you are:

CommentFriendship Level
Oh my gosh! What happened between you two?! There’s not even a smidge of friendship here!0
Are you two just starting to get to know each other? I’m sensing some awkwardness here…1-49
You two seem kinda neutral—like you don’t mind each other. I hope you get closer!50-99
You’re starting to get friendly. I bet you’ll get along better soon!100-149
You’re getting along well…but I’m sure you could get way friendlier!150-199
You’re good friends, all right! You definitely enjoy each other’s company!200-229
Wow, you’re pretty great friends! You sure mean a lot to each other.230-254
Whoa, you’re the best friends ever! I can tell that just being together gives you warm fuzzies!255

Maxing a Pokemon’s friendship level out will get you a friendship ribbon.

All Pokemon that evolve with friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The following Pokemon evolve from having an increased friendship level:

PokemonEvolution
ChanseyBlissey
Alolan MeowthAlolan Persian
AzurillMarill
IgglybuffJigglypuff
PichuPikachu
RioluLucario
EeveeUmbreon
EeveeEspeon
EeveeSylveon
SnomFrosmoth
CleffaClefairy
MunchlaxSnorlax
ChinglingChimecho
SwadloonLeavanny

That’s all you need to know about how to increase friendship in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you’re after a Gholdengo, check out how to get Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. And if you haven’t been yet, be sure to learn how to get to Area Zero in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, too.

Pokemon Friendship – FAQ

How many Pokemon require friendship to evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

There are 12 Pokemon that evolve from friendship in Scarlet and Violet including Eevee which has three evolutions.

What is the max friendship level in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

The highest friendship level you can have in Scarlet and Violet is 255.