...
Game GuidesPokemon Arceus Guides

How To Increase Friendship In Pokemon Legends Arceus

Certain Pokemon require high friendship levels to evolve but How To Increase Friendship In Pokemon Legends Arceus? Unfortunately, due to the absence of held items and the Soothing Bell, this is no longer a quick and easy process apart from one trick, and it can take a very long time to increase a Pokemon’s friendship level to be high enough to evolve.

A number of Eevee’s evolutions require a high friendship stat as well as other Pokemon like Happiny and Pichu. In previous games it was as simple as giving a Pokemon a Soothing Bell and just doing a few fights but the lack of Soothing Bell and other held items in Arceus makes this process a lot longer. We have tried feeding candies to Pokemon, using their favorite foods, fighting at the Arena, all sorts. It is worth noting that Pokemon do not need to have max friendship to evolve. When speak with the man that checks your friendship levels, you simply need him to respond with You and X seem to be fast friends. You must be quite good companions.

Follow our Pokemon Legends Arceus Walkthrough Guides for all our Arceus content.

How To Increase Friendship In Pokemon Legends Arceus


I spent hours fighting with Dialga, nothing. This was after giving it 20 small experience points candies, instant friendship level up. The quickest way to increase a Pokemon’s friendship is to feed it Experience Points Candies. You get this from defeating Alpha Pokemon and you can also buy them at the treat stand in town after you unlock it early in the story. You can usually use 10-20 of the small Experience Points Candies on a single Pokemon and it will raise its Pokemon friendship level by one.

If you don’t want to buy the candies or farm Alpha’s for them, the only other alternative is to battle a lot with your Pokemon. It’s easier to find Pokemon weak to your Pokemon’s type so you can open with a Strong Style move and hopefully finish them off in a single blow. Money isn’t very hard to come by later in the game so the Experience Points Candies is the much faster option if you just want to get a Pokemon to evolve.

One of your requests in Pokemon Legends Arceus will have you searching for an item called Pop Pods. Check out this guide to find out where to find Pop Pods In Pokemon Legends Arceus. This way you can get that quest done and get some new items in the general store in town.
Request #62 - The Pokemon In The River Photo asks you to catch a very specific Pokemon. This guide on Where To Catch Turtwig In Pokemon Legends Arceus will tell you where to catch one of the favorite starts of the Pokemon franchise, which will also let you complete a request for the photography man.
This guide on Where To Catch Geodude In Pokemon Legends Arceus will tell you where you can catch one of the more popular Pokemon from the first generation as not only is Geodude a strong Pokemon, but it's also part of a request, Request #12 A Perfect Pickling Stone.
This guide on Where To Find The Pokemon Near The Ship In Pokemon Legends Arceus will tell you everything you need to know to complete the Request #44 - The Pokemon In The Nighttime Photo mission where you are given a photo showing a Pokemon near a shipwreck at night on a beach.

Blaine Smith

Blaine "Captain Camper" Smith is one of the original founders of Gamers Heroes. Now operating under the guise of Editor-in-Chief (purely because we felt the position was needed for public relations purposes), he's tasked with a lot of the kind of jobs that would put you to sleep at your desk. When he's not catching some Zs, you'll likely find him arguing points he knows nothing about, playing the latest rogue-like he'll never complete, or breaking something on the website that never needed fixing. You can best reach him on Twitter
Back to top button