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A '''link''' (Japanese: '''リンク''' ''link'') is the emotional bond between a [[Warrior]] and their Pokémon.
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A '''link''' (Japanese: '''リンク''' ''link'') is the emotional bond between a [[Warrior]] and a Pokémon, featured in [[Pokémon Conquest]]. Affecting the strength of a Pokémon, and being measured in percentages with an upper limit of 100%, it is an analogue to the main series concept of [[level]]s.
   
Links can be increased by fighting [[wild Pokémon]] or other Warriors, feeding the Pokémon [[ponigiri]] from a pongiri shop, or using any facility in a kingdom. Pokémon do gain link if they are defeated. When a link increases by 1%, it causes a link up, which is equivalent to [[level]]ing up in the [[main series]] games. Once the Pokémon's link reaches 100%, it becomes a Perfect Link.
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The strength of a link (i.e. its percentage value) can be increased by fighting battles or visiting [[kingdom location]]s. The number of Pokémon a Warrior can share links with at any time is dictated by his or her Capacity stat. Regardless of the number of Pokémon a Warrior has linked with, only one can be used per battle.
 
The more link the player has with a Pokémon, the better stats and bonuses the Pokémon gets. Stats increase for each 1% the link goes up.
 
   
 
==Perfect Link==
 
==Perfect Link==
A '''Perfect Link''' (Japanese: '''ベストリンク''' ''Best Link'') occurs when a Warrior has 100% link with their Perfect Link Pokémon. Each Warrior has specific Pokémon they can achieve a Perfect Link with.
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Depending on how well matched a pair of [[Warrior]] and Pokémon is, the maximum value of the link between the two varies. Maximum link values are signified by bronze, silver, and gold symbols, the latter signifying a maximum link percentage of 90% or higher. A '''Perfect Link''' (Japanese: '''ベストリンク''' ''Best Link'') is a maximum link value of 100%. Each Warrior has specific Pokémon they can achieve a Perfect Link with. When a Pokémon is paired with a [[Warlord]] that it shares a Perfect Link with, it will have several sprites showing different emotions<!--term used in the game-->, as opposed to a single, universal sprite.
   
Perfect Link gives the player and NPCs a boost whenever they are in battle unless they are defeated. Perfect Links are only established after a battle has finished, where the player comments about their Perfect Link partner, then that Pokémon receives a medal.
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==Move rank==
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The '''move rank''' of a Pokémon's single move will strengthen as the link increases, signified by +1 (20% link), +2 (40% link), +3 (60% link), +4 (80% link), or +S (100% link), being added to the move's name. Once reaching move rank +S, some moves take on completely new effects (e.g. {{m|Leaf Storm}} or {{m|Outrage}}).
   
==Evolution and Rank Up==
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==Evolution and transformation==
Because [[level]]s and [[experience]] do not exist in Pokémon Conquest, [[evolution]] of Pokémon is determined, directly in some cases and indirectly in others, by the link they share with their Warrior. Pokémon that normally evolve via high [[friendship]] in the main series games, such as {{p|Golbat}}, instead evolve after reaching a certain link percentage, usually between 60 and 70 percent. Pokémon that normally evolve at a set level instead evolve when a certain [[stat]] reaches a specific value (for example, {{p|Spheal}} evolves when its HP has reached a value of 138), which in itself is determined by link percentage (though generally not a set number).
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Because [[level]]s, [[experience]], and [[friendship]] do not exist in [[Pokémon Conquest]], [[evolution]] of Pokémon that depend on these is determined, directly in some cases and indirectly in others, by the link they share with their [[Warrior]]. Pokémon that normally evolve via high [[friendship]] in the main series games, such as {{p|Golbat}}, instead evolve after reaching a certain link percentage, usually between 60 and 70 percent. Pokémon that normally evolve at a set level instead evolve when a certain [[stat]] reaches a specific value (for example, {{p|Spheal}} evolves when its HP has reached a value of 138), which in itself is determined by link percentage (though generally not a set number).
   
A [[Warlord]] ranking up is also a determined by the link they share with their Perfect Link Pokémon, with the only exceptions being [[Hero]] and [[Heroine]] transforming to Rank II, which happens automatically in {{DL|List of Pokémon Conquest stories|The Legend of Ransei}}. In some cases, the rank up can only happen in a specific post-game episode, such as [[Masamune]] only being able to transform in his own episode, {{DL|List of Pokémon Conquest stories|The Dragon's Dream}}, with a 60% link with either {{p|Rufflet}} or {{p|Braviary}}.
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A [[Warlord]] transforming to another rank is also determined by the link they share with their Perfect Link Pokémon, with the only exceptions being the [[Hero]]/[[Heroine]]'s transformation to Rank II, which happens automatically in {{DL|List of Pokémon Conquest stories|The Legend of Ransei}}. In some cases, the transformation can only happen in a specific [[List of Pokémon Conquest stories|story]], such as [[Masamune]] only being able to transform in his own episode, {{DL|List of Pokémon Conquest stories|The Dragon's Dream}}, with a 60% link with either {{p|Rufflet}} or {{p|Braviary}}.
 
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Revision as of 13:26, 30 June 2013

This article is about the game mechanic in Pokémon Conquest. For the game known as Pokémon Link! in non-English European releases, see Pokémon Trozei!.
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A link (Japanese: リンク link) is the emotional bond between a Warrior and a Pokémon, featured in Pokémon Conquest. Affecting the strength of a Pokémon, and being measured in percentages with an upper limit of 100%, it is an analogue to the main series concept of levels.

The strength of a link (i.e. its percentage value) can be increased by fighting battles or visiting kingdom locations. The number of Pokémon a Warrior can share links with at any time is dictated by his or her Capacity stat. Regardless of the number of Pokémon a Warrior has linked with, only one can be used per battle.

Perfect Link

Depending on how well matched a pair of Warrior and Pokémon is, the maximum value of the link between the two varies. Maximum link values are signified by bronze, silver, and gold symbols, the latter signifying a maximum link percentage of 90% or higher. A Perfect Link (Japanese: ベストリンク Best Link) is a maximum link value of 100%. Each Warrior has specific Pokémon they can achieve a Perfect Link with. When a Pokémon is paired with a Warlord that it shares a Perfect Link with, it will have several sprites showing different emotions, as opposed to a single, universal sprite.

Move rank

The move rank of a Pokémon's single move will strengthen as the link increases, signified by +1 (20% link), +2 (40% link), +3 (60% link), +4 (80% link), or +S (100% link), being added to the move's name. Once reaching move rank +S, some moves take on completely new effects (e.g. Leaf Storm or Outrage).

Evolution and transformation

Because levels, experience, and friendship do not exist in Pokémon Conquest, evolution of Pokémon that depend on these is determined, directly in some cases and indirectly in others, by the link they share with their Warrior. Pokémon that normally evolve via high friendship in the main series games, such as Golbat, instead evolve after reaching a certain link percentage, usually between 60 and 70 percent. Pokémon that normally evolve at a set level instead evolve when a certain stat reaches a specific value (for example, Spheal evolves when its HP has reached a value of 138), which in itself is determined by link percentage (though generally not a set number).

A Warlord transforming to another rank is also determined by the link they share with their Perfect Link Pokémon, with the only exceptions being the Hero/Heroine's transformation to Rank II, which happens automatically in The Legend of Ransei. In some cases, the transformation can only happen in a specific story, such as Masamune only being able to transform in his own episode, The Dragon's Dream, with a 60% link with either Rufflet or Braviary.

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