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How To Increase And Check Friendship In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Friendship is an important stat in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. In this guide, we'll explain how to increase and check it in-game.
How To Increase And Check Friendship In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

A rising number of players are re-engaging with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Despite some early technical hiccups, the thrill of catching new Pokemon has proven irresistible. Plus, the game retains many classic mechanics that long-time fans adore.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced significant changes with features such as Tera Raids and innovative evolution mechanics. But a key evolution pathway in these games involves the classic stat - Friendship. We're here to guide you through mastering Friendship to enhance your Pokemon gameplay.

How To Increase Friendship In Scarlet And Violet

Scarlet and Violet Friendship
Friendship is a hidden stat in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. (Picture: Nintendo/The Pokemon Company)

The concept of Friendship was initially introduced in Pokemon Yellow. It's an invisible stat that can fluctuate. In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Friendship measures the bond between you and your Pokemon, ranging from 0 to 255. Several activities can increase your Friendship stat.

The first step is keeping Pokemon on your team - this will naturally boost their Friendship. Other ways include walking around with them and engaging them in battles. However, to truly max out the Friendship stat at 255, there are more optimized things you should do: feeding them Friendship-increasing berries, sharing sandwiches, and even bathing them.

How To Check Friendship In Scarlet And Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Friendship Checker
Some Pokemon need high-friendship to evolve. (Picture: Nintendo/The Pokemon Company)

Checking Friendships is the hard part. As previously stated, Friendship is an invisible stat you need to work on. To check on the stat, you will have to find a lady that is at Cascarrafa City in front of a fountain near the back. She is the Friendship Checker and will give you updates on the state of the relationship between you and your Pokemon.

She will make comments based on how your friendship is between you and your Pokemon. For example, she might give you the message "Whoa, you're the best friends ever! I can tell just being together gives you warm fuzzies!" Getting that message means your friendship level is at the maximum. If you get that message, you can evolve Pokemon like Eevee to Umbreon or Espeon.