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Reason: Join Avenue Beauty Salon details, and Information on the Friendship checkers from Colosseum/XD.

Friendship (Japanese: なつき degree of emotional attachment), also often referred to by fans as happiness, is a measurement of how much a Pokémon loves its Trainer and enjoys being in their care. Friendship affects the evolution of certain Pokémon, the power of Return and Frustration, and the availability of a few in-game items and Ribbons. Certain events increase a Pokémon's friendship (gaining a level, walking 256 steps) or decrease it (fainting, using herbal medicine).

Friendship was introduced in Pokémon Yellow for the player's starting Pikachu only, and expanded to cover all Pokémon in Generation II.

Generation I

A prototype of the friendship system used by later games was introduced in Pokémon Yellow, the last main series game of Generation I. Like the later system, its value ranged between 0 and 255 inclusive; however, this value was only applied to the Pikachu the player started with.

Pikachu with high friendship

Unlike later games, since Pikachu is outside of its Poké Ball, the player can turn and look at it at any time as it follows him around the overworld. Pikachu will then indicate its friendship in a small window that appears. At maximum friendship, Pikachu will jump up and down before the window appears.

Like later games, Pikachu's friendship will rise when it gains a level. If its Trainer uses an item on Pikachu, its friendship will also rise, even if it is an item that has no effect on Pikachu (such as a Potion at full HP). In this manner, Pikachu is much easier to make happy than Pokémon in future generations.

Pikachu's friendship drops if it is put into Bill's PC or faints. Trading it to another game or entering Glitch City will reset its friendship to 0.

Friendship is not recorded for any other Pokémon in Generation I, and the friendship of Pikachu does not affect much: the only real effect it has is whether or not Melanie will give Bulbasaur away in Cerulean City, which she will only do if Pikachu's friendship is 147 or higher.

Friendship 0 to 99 100 to 199 200 to MAX
Event Change
Gaining a level +5 +3 +2
Using an item +5 +3 +2
Challenging a Gym Leader +3 +2 +1
Depositing in the PC -3 -3 -5
Fainting -1 -1 -1

Generation II

In Generation II, the friendship system became fully implemented, building on the system used in Yellow by tracking the friendship of every Pokémon owned by the Trainer. Like before, it is a single byte with a value between 0 and 255.

Friendship is set when a Pokémon is brought under a Trainer's control: that is, it is 70 when a Pokémon is captured from the wild, and reset to 70 when a Pokémon is traded from another game. When a Pokémon is hatched from an Egg, its value is set to 120. If a Pokémon is captured in a Friend Ball, rather than any other kind, its friendship is set to 200 instead.

Another function was given to friendship in Generation II: the evolution of certain Pokémon, which has continued until the present as each generation introduces new Pokémon which evolve through friendship. Friendship-based evolutions occur when a Pokémon's friendship is 220 or higher.

Unlike in Generation I, friendship will not increase if an item that cannot be used is used on a Pokémon: for example, using an HP Up on a Quilava which already has the maximum HP it can have will not result in raised friendship.

Friendship 0 to 99 100 to 199 200 to MAX
Event Change
Walking 512 steps +1*
Grooming, Daisy +3
Grooming, older haircut brother +5 +3 +1
Grooming, younger haircut brother +10 +3 +1
Using vitamins +5 +3 +2
Gaining a level +5 +3 +2
Challenging a Gym Leader or Elite Four +3 +2 +1
Fainting -1
Using EnergyPowder -5
Using Heal Powder -5
Using Energy Root -10
Using Revival Herb -15
Trading to another game Reset to 70

However, some things, though frequently reported, aren't part of the Generation II modifier. The following are actions that do not affect a Pokémon's friendship, either positively or negatively:

  • Putting a Pokémon in Bill's PC
  • Healing a Pokémon when weak and injured
  • Giving a Pokémon a hold item
  • Evolving a Pokémon. (Be it through Level-up, hold item, or evolutionary stone)
  • Using a Pokémon in battles
  • Winning battles with a Pokémon
  • Letting a Pokémon's HP fall to critical status
  • Letting the player's Pokémon get a status condition like Paralysis
  • Walking when the player's Pokémon has a status condition

Friendship can be checked using the friendship checker in Goldenrod City.

Friendship is also called tame in Pokémon Stadium 2.

Generation III

Friendship in Generation III works much the same as before, with two additional friendship-boosting mechanics. If a Pokémon is caught in a Luxury Ball or is holding a Soothe Bell, all friendship-raising events will increase the Pokémon's friendship by one point more; friendship-lowering events are not affected. These effects stack on each other, meaning a Pokémon in a Luxury Ball holding a Soothe Bell gets two additional points per event.

Pokémon now have a base friendship per species; however, most catchable Pokémon have the standard 70 points as their starting level.

Friendship 0 to 99 100 to 199 200 to MAX
Event Change
Walking 256 steps +1
Grooming, DaisyFRLG +3 +3 +2
Cologne  ?  ?  ?
Using vitamins +5 +3 +2
Gaining a level +5 +3 +2
Using EV Berries +2
Fainting -1
Using EnergyPowder -5
Using Heal Powder -5
Using Energy Root -10
Using Revival Herb -15
Trading to another game Reset to base friendship

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player can know the friendship level of his/her Pokémon through the scene which appears after the player uses an item on the Pokémon. The Pokémon will either move towards the screen or not move at all. If the Pokémon does not move, then its friendship level is neutral. The friendship level of the Pokémon can be indicated by looking at how near the Pokémon goes to the player. The nearer the Pokémon moves towards the screen the higher its friendship level and the more it likes its Trainer. After grooming a Pokémon, Daisy will also tell the player how friendly the Pokémon in the first slot of their party is towards them.

Generation IV

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Pokétch Friendship Checker app with a Drifblim at maximum friendship.

Friendship in Generation IV is much the same as it is in Generation III, though the conditions are altered slightly. The Luxury Ball now causes a Pokémon to gain a separate boost in friendship when they level up and while walking compared to Pokémon in other Balls.

Dr. Footstep, the sole resident of the Footstep House on Route 213, will give a Pokémon with maximum friendship a Ribbon.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player can gauge their Pokémon's friendship based on the phrase that appears when they are spoken to outside of their Poké Ball.

Daisy makes a return in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Visiting her in Pallet Town will let her groom one of the player's Pokémon between 15:00 and 16:00 every day, increasing its friendship.

The Haircut brothers also make a return in HeartGold and SoulSilver. The player can visit them on any day of the week besides Monday to give one of their Pokémon a boost in friendship.

In the table below, the first and second values separated by slashes show the changes for most Poké Balls and Luxury Balls, respectively. Note that holding a Soothe Bell will apply a multiplier of 1.5 (rounding down) to only positive changes and that use of Luxury Balls will not reduce the effects of negative changes.

Friendship 0 to 99 100 to 199 200 to MAX
Event Change
Walking 256 steps* +1/??
Massage (Veilstone City)DPPt +3
Massage (Ribbon Syndicate)DPPt +20 ?? +6
Haircut brothersHGSS* +1/+3/+5/+10 +1/+3/+5/+10 +1/+2/+4
Daisy groomingHGSS ?? ?? ??
Using vitamins +5 +3 +2
Level up +5/+6 +3/+4 +2/+3
Using EV Berries +10 +5 +2
Fainting -1
Using EnergyPowder -5 -5 -10
Using Heal Powder -5 -5 -10
Using Energy Root -10 -10 -15
Using Revival Herb -15 -15 -20
Trading Reset to base friendship

* The number of steps and the probability needs further study.

† These include Pomeg Berry, Kelpsy Berry, Qualot Berry, Hondew Berry, Grepa Berry, and Tamato Berry (No. 21-26).

Generation V

Friendship is very much the same in Generation V as it was in Generation IV. As far as it has been tested, friendship conditions and related items are much the same, with the main differences being in what NPCs will rate and measure friendship. A lady in Nacrene City will rate the friendship of the player's Pokémon. Another lady, in the Pokémon Fan Club located in Icirrus City will also rate the friendship of the player's Pokémon. A third lady in Castelia City will massage one of the player's Pokémon per day, raising its friendship. She is located in the building across the street from the Castelia Gym.

The friendship statistics appear to have not changed much since Generation IV. Note that holding a Soothe Bell will still apply a multiplier of 1.5 (rounding down) to only positive changes and that use of Luxury Balls will not reduce the effects of negative changes.

If the Pokémon's friendship is increased at the location of where it was met, an extra +1 friendship is added to the boost.

Friendship 0 to 99 100 to 199 200 to MAX
Event Change
Walking 128 steps (50%) +2 +2 +1
Lady on Castelia Street (Castelia City) +30 (6%), +10 (20%), +5 (74%)
Using vitamins +5 +3 +2
Level up +5/+6 +3/+4 +2/+3
Using EV Berries +10 +5 +2
Fainting -1
Using EnergyPowder -5 -5 -10
Using Heal Powder -5 -5 -10
Using Energy Root -10 -10 -15
Using Revival Herb -15 -15 -20
Trading Reset to base friendship

Evolutions

Several Pokémon evolve after being leveled up when their friendship level is at or above 220:

Previous evolutions Friendship evolution Future evolutions
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Zubat
 Poison  Flying 

Level 22
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Golbat
 Poison  Flying 

Friendship
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Crobat
 Poison  Flying 
Crobat does not evolve
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Happiny
 Normal 

Level up
holding an Oval Stone(day)
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Chansey
 Normal 

Friendship
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Blissey
 Normal 
Blissey does not evolve
Eevee is the lowest in its line 133.png
Eevee
 Normal 

Friendship
(day)
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Espeon
 Psychic 
Espeon does not evolve
Eevee is the lowest in its line 133.png
Eevee
 Normal 

Friendship
(night)
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Umbreon
 Dark 
Umbreon does not evolve
Pichu is the lowest in its line 172.png
Pichu
 Electric 

Friendship
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Pikachu
 Electric 

Thunderstone
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Raichu
 Electric 
Cleffa is the lowest in its line 173.png
Cleffa
 Normal 

Friendship
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Clefairy
 Normal 

Moon Stone
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Clefable
 Normal 
Igglybuff is the lowest in its line 174.png
Igglybuff
 Normal 

Friendship
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Jigglypuff
 Normal 

Moon Stone
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Wigglytuff
 Normal 
Togepi is the lowest in its line 175.png
Togepi
 Normal 

Friendship
176.png
Togetic
 Normal  Flying 

Shiny Stone
468.png
Togekiss
 Normal  Flying 
Azurill is the lowest in its line 298.png
Azurill
 Normal 

Friendship
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Marill
 Water 

Level 18
184.png
Azumarill
 Water 
Budew is the lowest in its line 406.png
Budew
 Grass  Poison 

Friendship
(day)
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Roselia
 Grass  Poison 

Shiny Stone
407.png
Roserade
 Grass  Poison 
Buneary is the lowest in its line 427.png
Buneary
 Normal 

Friendship
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Lopunny
 Normal 
Lopunny does not evolve
Chingling is the lowest in its line 433.png
Chingling
 Psychic 

Friendship
(night)
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Chimecho
 Psychic 
Chimecho does not evolve
Munchlax is the lowest in its line 446.png
Munchlax
 Normal 

Friendship
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Snorlax
 Normal 
Snorlax does not evolve
Riolu is the lowest in its line 447.png
Riolu
 Fighting 

Friendship
(day)
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Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 
Lucario does not evolve
Woobat is the lowest in its line 527.png
Woobat
 Psychic  Flying 

Friendship
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Swoobat
 Psychic  Flying 
Swoobat does not evolve
540.png
Sewaddle
 Bug  Grass 

Level 20
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Swadloon
 Bug  Grass 

Friendship
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Leavanny
 Bug  Grass 
Leavanny does not evolve

Friendship raters

Friendship raters are NPCs that will indicate the friendship of the first Pokémon in the player's party when spoken to. Some will give away certain items depending on the friendship, while others just tell the player how happy the Pokémon is.

Locations

In addition, the Pokétch's Friendship Checker App will display a Pokémon's friendship on a scale of one to two small or big hearts. If the Pokémon has a low friendship value, then it will move away from the point where the Nintendo DS screen is touched.

Finally, in Pokémon Black and White 2, once the player has registered Bianca in the Xtransceiver, they may call her at any time to evaluate the friendship of any Pokémon in their current party.

Evaluation

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: friendship values for quotes from Stadium 2 and DPPT; Goldenrod Department Store for HGSS.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Goldenrod City
Statement Friendship
"It looks really happy! It must love you a lot." 250-255
"I get the feeling that it really trusts you." 200-249
"It's friendly toward you. It looks sort of happy." 150-199
"It's quite cute." 100-149
"You should treat it better. It's not used to you." 50-99
"It doesn't seem to like you at all. It looks mean." 0-49

Goldenrod Department Store
Statement Friendship
"It's very attached to you. This move should be perfect for a pair like you." 151-255
"It's adorable! You should teach it good TM moves." 100-150
"It looks evil. How about this TM for it?" 0-99

Pokémon Stadium 2

While there is no person that rates friendship, when viewing a table with Pokémon, it's listed there (with other things such as type, ID number or item), in levels (albeit named tame as mentioned above). Pokémon that were always in Generation I will have Not quite, even if it's a Pokémon who had friendship tracked.

Flavor text Friendship
Excellent 250-255
Very good ?-249
Pretty good ?
A little bit ?
Not quite ?
Not at all 0-?

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Verdanturf Town
Statement Friendship
"It adores you. It can't possibly love you any more. I even feel happy seeing it." 255
"It seems to be very happy. It obviously likes you a whole lot." 200-254
"It likes you quite a lot. It seems to want to be babied a little." 150-199
"It's getting used to you. It seems to believe in you." 100-149
"It's not very used to you yet. It neither loves nor hates you." 50-99
"It's very wary. It has scary viciousness in its eyes. It doesn't like you much at all." 1-49
"This is a little hard for me to say... Your Pokémon simply detests you. Doesn't that make you uncomfortable?" 0

Pacifidlog Town
Statement Friendship
"It clearly likes you very much. A Pokémon that adoring and adorable deserves a TM like this, no?" 151-255
"Hmm... It's not bad, but it's also not good. You, as the Trainer, need to put in some more effort." 100-150
"It has a vicious look to it. A frightening Pokémon like that deserves a TM like this." 0-99

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Statement Friendship
"It couldn't possibly love you any more than it does now. Your Pokémon is happy beyond words." 255
"It looks very happy. I wish <rival> could see this and learn something from it." 200-254
"It's quite friendly with you. Keep being good to it!" 150-199
"It's warming up to you. Trust must be growing between you." 100-149
"It's not quite familiar with you yet. Pokémon are all quite wary when you first get them." 50-99
"<Player>, I don't like the way it glares at you. Could you try being a little nicer to it?" 1-49
"...Um, it's not easy for me to say this, but... Is there some reason why your Pokémon would hate you so much?" 0

Pokémon XD

The happiness checker is located in Gateon Port inside the Krabby Club. He is up the stairs straight to the rear of the club (not the ones backstage) and standing near the bartender. He looks like a boat captain, and is possibly the same guy that gave you an item to evolve your Eevee at the beginning of the game. He is not there at the beginning of the game, but is definitely there after starting the events in Pyrite Town.

Statement Friendship
"It simply adores you! It couldn't possibly get to like you more. This is wonderful!" 255
"It seems to like you very much. Your Pokémon seems to be very happy that it's with you." 200-254
"It likes you quite a bit. It wants to be pampered by you." 150-199
"It's growing friendly toward you. It seems to believe in you." 100-149
"It doesn't seem to be used to you yet. You should treat it kindly." 50-99
[Unknown] 1-49
[Unknown] 0

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Dr. Footstep
Main article: Dr. Footstep
Hearthome City
Statement Friendship
"It simply adores you! Why, I feel like I am intruding!" 255
"It's very friendly toward you. I can tell you treat it kindly." 200-254
"It's quite friendly to you. It must be happy being with you." 150-199
"It's warming up to you. That's my impression." 100-149
"It's feeling neutral toward you. It's up to you to change that." 50-99
"Hmm... It seems to dislike you a little." 1-49
"Oh, my... I think this one really hasn't taken too kindly to you." 0

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Goldenrod City
Statement Friendship
"It looks really happy! It must love you a lot." 250-255
"I get the feeling that it really trusts you." 200-249
"It's friendly toward you. It looks sort of happy." 150-199
"It's quite cute." 100-149
"You should treat it better. It's not used to you." 50-99
"It doesn't seem to like you at all. It looks mean." 0-49

Pokémon Black and White

Nacrene City
Statement Friendship
"It's very friendly toward you! It must be happy with you." 120-255
"It's a little bit friendly to you... Something like that." 70-119
"Hmmm... It may still take some time." 0-69

Icirrus City
Statement Friendship
"It is super friendly to you! I'm a bit jealous!" 255
"It is quite friendly to you! You must be a kind person!" 195-254
"It is friendly to you. It must be happy with you." 150-194
"It is a little friendly to you... That's what I'm getting." 100-149
"The relationship is neither good nor bad... It looks neutral." 70-99
"Hmmm... It may not like you very much." 1-69
"By any chance, you... Are you a very strict person? I feel that it really doesn't like you..." 0

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Icirrus City
Statement Friendship
"It is super friendly to you! I'm a bit jealous!" 255
"It is quite friendly to you! You must be a kind person!" 195-254
"It is friendly to you. It must be happy with you." 150-194
"It is a little friendly to you... That's what I'm getting." 100-149
"The relationship is neither good nor bad... It looks neutral." 70-99
"Hmmm... It may not like you very much." 1-69
"By any chance, you... Are you a very strict person? I feel that it really doesn't like you..." 0

Bianca
Main article: Bianca
Statement Friendship
"What great friends you are! It's so nice how you trust each other! It makes me kinda jealous!" 255
"You two sure get along great! It looks like you are having fun together! You seem bright and cheerful!" 195-254
"You seem really close! You look so, so happy! It's enough to make me happy too!" 150-194
"You're starting to get to be friends. Just maybe, walking along the same path has made you understand one another." 100-149
"You still have room for improvement. How nice! I mean, you can become even better friends!" 70-99
"You aren't getting along, are you? It's glaring at you with a look that's kinda scary." 1-69
"You aren't getting along, are you? It doesn't look like it's having fun even when you're together." 0

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series IQ is used in place of friendship.

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Two Pokémon in a Happy Mood

Friendship also has an effect in the second Ranger game. Partner Pokémon can have the condition of Fine, Happy, or Very Happy. When it is in a Happy Mood, black musical notes appear to come out of it. Multicolored musical notes come out when it is Very Happy. This may happen whether or not it is with the player. This state of mind increases the speed the Partner Gauge fills up due to more Partner Energy being given.

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