Pokémon Conquest Basics

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Pokémon Conquest, as good as it is, is a game that does not really describe a whole lot of its mechanics to players. This guide is here to provide Pokémon Conquest help by going over the basic mechanics and what these things are used for. Make sure to bookmark the page so you can come back for more info!
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  • How to gain allies
  • How to catch wild Pokémon
  • Stat Guide
  • Move Ranks
  • Swapping Warriors
  • Swapping Pokémon
  • Delegating Guide
  • Shop Guide
  • Gold mine guide

 
 

If you need to any help on the Kingdoms during the campaign you can also check out our Pokemon Conquest Kingdom’s Guide that is currently in progress!

Collecting more Warriors and Pokémon

How to Gain Allies:
After completing a couple of the training battles a character named Keiji will appear and will give you the steps to collecting more Warriors for your party. Regions that you have beaten the main leader will open up a cave. These caves and other areas are where Warriors act like Mercenaries. If you defeat all of the Pokémon in the area battle in 4 moves or less the Warriors will lend you their services. From here they become a part of your party and can be controlled, moved around and used at your disposal.

How to Link with more Pokémon:
After completing 5 or so Kingdom takeovers Keiji will again return to tell you about linking with other Pokémon. Certain wild Pokémon will have likes for your character. The amount of liking will be indicated with a bronze, silver or gold medallion with gold being the strongest possibility for a link.

In a battle, or while trying to recruit more Warriors, if you move next to a wild Pokémon that has an affinity for a certain Warrior you will be able to try to link with them. Any of the Warriors with you can possibly link with the Pokémon so make sure you check a couple of them to see who is most likely to link. To do that try looking at a wild Pokémon with any of your characters selected. Find the Warrior in your party that has the highest medal rating. The higher the medal rating the higher the chance of a 100% link which will give you stronger Pokémon.

Stats Guide

Here we go over a quick review of what the different stats mean for a Pokémon. From the Kingdom screen if you click on list (or press the y button) and then click on any of the Warriors you can see more information about the Warrior and Pokemon. Hit the L and R buttons to cycle through the info to see more details including the Pokémon stats. Here is some basic information to take away from a Pokémon stat screen.

  • Attack – Improving a Pokémon’s Attack means they cause more damage to enemies.
  • Defense – Improving a Pokémon’s Defense means they recieve less damage from enemies.
  • Speed – Improving a Pokémon’s speed makes it easier for their moves to hit the enmy while also making it easier for them to avoid enemies moves.

Move Ranks

All Pokémon moves have move ranks. Increasing this rank makes moves more powerful and makes it easier to achieve bonus effects after performing a move.Look at the number next to a move to see its move rank. To increase the move rank battle wild Pokémon, Kingdom leaders, and other Warlords. To increase a move rank to its maximum level, you will need to achieve a 100% link with your Pokémon.

Party Management

Swapping party members is key to being prepared for the next battle. Having the right Pokémon and Warriors by your side can make or break your success. For this reason I was surprised the game didn’t really show you how to swap party members to get the correct balance of Pokémon going into the next endeavor.

How to Swap Warriors:
All of the party movement is controlled through the March button on the region map. Select the region that has the Pokémon that you would like to use for the next battle. A menu will pop up that will allow you to select which Warrior with paired Pokémon you want to swap into your party. Checkmark the group of Pokémon groups that you want to move into your party. Hit confirm and then select the region that your party is located at. A menu will pop up and ask you to select which Warriors to replace. Click the Pokémon that you don’t want in your party anymore and hit confirm. Then the Pokémon teams will swap out and change regions. Finally, after all those menus, you will have the Pokémon, Warrior team that you will want for the next fight.

How to Swap Pokémon:
The number of Pokémon a Warrior can carry is listed in the Warriors stats. To get to the Warrior stats screen  in the Regions map hit Y or click on the List button on the lower 3DS screen. When you find the correct Warrior (which is a little bit of a challenge scrolling through them) click the A button. If you hit the R button you can check the capacity of the Warrior to see how many Pokémon they can carry. To switch the Pokémon, click on the touch screen on the Pokémon you wish to equip for the next battle. The Pokémon will switch and give you important information on how strong they are linked to you as well as moves and other information important for battle.

Equipping & Using Items Guide

greenleaf pokemon conquestHow to equip items:
To equip items in Pokémon Conquest you have to be on the regions screen. From the Regions screen click on the Kingdom of the Warriors you want to equip items to. One of the options along with enter and info is the equip option. From this menu you can equip one, and only one, item to bring into battle so choose wisely!

How to use items:
Items can only be used in battle and help a ton in later battles. To use an item select the Pokémon with the item that you want to use. From there, press the X button or click on the Warrior button. The item will be listed right under the Warrior Ability. You can only use an item once so be careful. Using an item does not take up that Pokémon’s turn.

Delegating Guide

After you obtain a few Kingdoms you will want to put your Pokémon and Warriors to work through Delegating. Delegating certain tasks will let you progress the storyline while still getting the results you are looking for. There are three different actions that you can take. Just make sure to delegate efficiently so that you can become a stronger ruler.

  • Training – Delegating training in Pokémon Conquest strengthens the bond between Warriors and Pokémon. This is very good for Pokémon that don’t already have a strong link with their Warrior. Stick some of your weaker teams in safe places and delegate train to make your army stronger.
  • Search – If you’re looking to expand your list of Pokémon and Warriors then search is the option for you. Delegating search in Pokémon Conquest goes out and finds new teams of Warriors and Pokémon to become your ally. If you’re hurting for numbers then delegate some of your Kingdoms to do some searching.
  • Develop – Delegating develop in Pokémon Conquest raises the energy of your Pokémon and helps you by obtaining gold. If you need gold, then develop is the key to getting gold fast. Plus your Pokémon’s links and energy will go up while raking in bucko bucks.

Shop Guide

The shop is a place where players can buy and sell items. Going in the shop does use that Warriors move for the month so make sure to be careful. After selecting the shop, a menu will open up showing your all of the different Warriors in your current party and their charisma level. Warriors with higher charisma levels will be able to buy and sell items at a better rate. The four categories of items in Pokémon Conquest are:

  • Single-Use – A long list of items that are consumable and help in battle. Items in the single use column are things like potions and status healers.
  • Equipment – The equipment list of items are things you can put onto different Warriors to increase stats. Some of these include items that increase power, increase effect of Warrior ability and items that improve the link between Warrior & Pokémon
  • Elements – Combine elements to make different stones that evolve Pokémon.
  • Other –  The other section is most of the time reserved for rewards dropped by wild Pokémon after you make them faint. Most of these other items in Pokémon Conquest are just junk that can be sold back to the shops.

Gold Mine Guide

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Mining for gold will give you the necessary gold to buy potions and other helpful items. The amount of gold you get from your dig session depends on the strength between the Warriors and Pokémon that you choose. For an added bonus the Warriors that you choose to dig gold also receive a little bit of a link boost making your Pokémon stronger. Especially in situations where there is no danger from invading Kingdoms you should take the time to dig some gold.
  
 
Need any other guides for Pokémon Conquest? Any other help? Hit us up in the comments and we’ll try to help you out!

  • JC

    Im having a problem with a few pokemon; they hit a point in their link and wont go higher, what should i do? HELP

    • Ryan McBride

      Only some Pokemon can actually increase their link to be a perfect link. If you catch Pokemon at the bronze or silver rating they can never become a perfect link with that Warrior. You have to collect Pokemon with a gold medal to increase the rating to top. I will write more about this topic soon so keep checking back!

  • I have a doubt: how can I upgrade my kingdoms? I though I should delegate people to Develop, but it wasn’t working and now with your guide I know it’s not the purpose. So how can I upgrade buildings (all of them are level 1).

    • Ryan McBride

      Hey WicCaesar,

      I will be writing about this topic soon and will try to get back to you as quick as I can! keep checking out the site.

  • Im lost. When I run in to wild Pokemon, in the screen it shows when my cursor is just hovering over a cave, it shows me the Pokemon that can be found within and a bronze or gold pokeball symbol. What does this mean? Not all Pokemon have it and I can’t figure out what it’s related to.

    • he game keeps a Gallery of all the pokemon/warriors you have used in victorious battle upon using them in a winning fight the little symbol will appear next to their face on the link increase screen showing they have been added

    • Ryan McBride

      I believe the gold or greyed out pokemon symbol above he cave means a new pokemon that you don’t have in gold or a pokemon you already have in grey. I don’t know what the bronze is but I will check it out and get back to you!

  • So I guess you can’t swap pokemon while in a battle? Or does your second pokemon come out when the first one faints?

    • Ryan McBride

      Ya, unfortunatly you can only use one pokemon per Warrior while in batlle.

  • Is there any way to change the moves of your pokemon? and after the end of the main campaign, how do you continue with the main hero rather than playing other character’s stories?

    • Ryan McBride

      I do not believe there is a way to change moves of a Pokemon. Kinda a weird choice to not allow that :/

  • Do you know if stats rise as link % rises? some of my pokemon need need specific stat levels to evolve and don’t know if there are specific conditions to raise certain stats

    • Ryan McBride

      Stats do rise as link % increase. Make sure the Pokemon and Warrior are a good match though to make sure the link % keeps going up!

  • there any way to continue with the Pokemon you had in the first part of the game? I feel I played hours in vain .. THANKS!

  • I am stuck. I have all my beginning warriors in one city and conquered the first three cities but … despite trying twice to invade the city to the right and having the initial warriors in it with 5 pokemon the damned game won’t let me invade. I’ve started this annoying game over 4 times. Is it the game ( defective ? ) or is there something I’m doing wrong ? Despite looking over numerous walkthroughs no one seems to tell me just how I’m supposed to invade.

    Help !!!!

    • Ryan McBride

      Hmmm… this sounds very intriguing. When you go to invade do you have your hero and Oichi? You have to have both of them with you to invade.

      • i think i know. what u have to do is use the march option to a place that is liked to the area u want to conquest. places like that should be connected with a blue line

  • Kdc

    How do io raise a pokemon’s speed? I need it raised to evolve my sneasel.

    • Ryan McBride

      Just have to increase the link %. Make sure you haven’t already topped off the link % or else you won’t be able to raise the speed enough to make it evolve.

  • PM

    help please, how do you level up the cave farm ravine etc?

    • Ryan McBride

      Caves and other things can only be leveled up after you beat the main story line. In post game each area has a bank of money. If you put more money into the bank the different buildings will level up!

      Cheers

  • Is there any way to play the main character’s (the hero’s) questline after finishing the main story line? Without starting a new game.

    • Ryan McBride

      Not that I know of, you kind of just get thrown into the other trainers stories :/

      • I’ve read that if you beat the other 16 major warlords, you get the hero back as one of the stories you can unlock.

    • hi alan here i don’t know ether i’v asked that as well pleace reply at [email protected] peace

  • Help!! In the status screen of the pokemon in the Top-right corner some pokemon’s have a gold pokeball and others not. but for what is that pokeball or why is there?

    • a gold poke ball means that the pokemon or the warrior has been added to the gallery, and to get the pokemon and warrior into the gallery you will need to use them in battle

    • hi my names Alan the gold pokeball means what people or pokemon you have got. hope this helps

  • when a pokemon reaches max link% is there a way to increase the max link? for ex. my onix has 40% link and i ahve that 40% link. is there a way to raise that capacity?

    • Ryan McBride

      Unfortunately I don’t think you can. Once they reach there capacity that is it. Focus on catching higher link % (gold medal) pokemon so that you don’t run into that capacity issue.

  • Emailemail_1

    HELP ME!
    i need my eeve to evolve to leafeon, i know the defence muse be at 94, and battle it at greenleaf but the defence of my eeve is always decrease then icrease, decrease and increase, so my problem is how to increase the defence?

    • thatone guy

      feed it ponigiri

  • Sheilna

    Well, Um. Anyone who knows how to increase attack and defence?

  • how do you delaet a saved game

    • kamrom dechu

      Its in the instruction manual.

    • kamrom dechu

      Its in the instruction manual.

  • hi i need some help i whant to get back onto my main story without starting again also iv got some worryiors and pokemon which where hard to get i need some help asap

  • hey i really need help the pokemon that u start with (heros pokemon) is it already a gold medal or do i have to catch a diff pokemon to have a perfect link with?

    • Ryan McBride

      Your heroes pokemon should be gold. Other hero’s on the other hand are sometimes not gold after you invite them to join you

  • MrKijani

    Umm, are those links in each section? If so their not working for me.

    I’m particularly interested in Stats. Particularly, can Stats stack?

    I don’t know anything about Pokemon Conquest and I’m trying to answer this for a friend.
    So I’m assuming it means during a battle.
    If it is during a battle then,
    Will the stat boost last only one turn or will it last until the end?
    Please answer with everything you know about stats, I will be SO grateful.

    • RyanHeroing

      Sorry @mrkijani:disqus those are not links. I don’t believe that stats can stack but i’m not really sure what that means within the context of the game. Going to go root around for my copy of the game and get back to you if I find anything different.

    • kamrom dechu

      Im not sure which stats you mean, specifically. So i’ll tell you how they all work.

      First, there are Link stats. You get these increases as the Link between pokemon and warrior increases. These are permanent, and are awarded after every battle, based on how much the Link increased.

      The other kind are temporary boosts in battle. Using an ability like Adrenaline increases the pokemon’s attack for three rounds. After those three rounds are up, it goes back to normal. However, if you use Adrenaline with one pokemon, and then Rally (also increases atk) is used on that same pokemon, these increases stack. same for range and defense.

      Those are temporary boosts mind you, and dissapear after the amount of time listed. For things like Crack Shot which do not list a duration, it basically means it only functions on the round you used it. All stat raises due to abilities used in battle also end when the battle does.

      • MrKijani

        Thanks man that helps a lot. I’m still hopin for Ryan to have some info.

      • MrKijani

        Can negative stat changes in battle also stack??

  • MrKijani

    Umm, are those links in each section? If so their not working for me.

    I’m particularly interested in Stats. Particularly, can Stats stack?

    I don’t know anything about Pokemon Conquest and I’m trying to answer this for a friend.
    So I’m assuming it means during a battle.
    If it is during a battle then,
    Will the stat boost last only one turn or will it last until the end?
    Please answer with everything you know about stats, I will be SO grateful.

    • RyanHeroing

      Sorry @mrkijani:disqus those are not links. I don’t believe that stats can stack but i’m not really sure what that means within the context of the game. Going to go root around for my copy of the game and get back to you if I find anything different.

    • kamrom dechu

      Im not sure which stats you mean, specifically. So i’ll tell you how they all work.

      First, there are Link stats. You get these increases as the Link between pokemon and warrior increases. These are permanent, and are awarded after every battle, based on how much the Link increased.

      The other kind are temporary boosts in battle. Using an ability like Adrenaline increases the pokemon’s attack for three rounds. After those three rounds are up, it goes back to normal. However, if you use Adrenaline with one pokemon, and then Rally (also increases atk) is used on that same pokemon, these increases stack. same for range and defense.

      Those are temporary boosts mind you, and dissapear after the amount of time listed. For things like Crack Shot which do not list a duration, it basically means it only functions on the round you used it. All stat raises due to abilities used in battle also end when the battle does.

      • MrKijani

        Thanks man that helps a lot. I’m still hopin for Ryan to have some info.

      • MrKijani

        Can negative stat changes in battle also stack??