Check & Increase Pokemon Friendship Level In Pokemon Sword & Shield

Pokemon Sword & Shield Pokemon friendship level is one of the many mechanics that you’ll have to use in order to evolve certain Pokemon. And, even beside that, you want to have a good relationship with your Pokemon. So, you’ll want to check these friendship levels in Pokemon SwSh as often as you can, and patiently work towards increasing it. So, without further ado, let’s see how to check and increase Pokemon friendship level in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Check & Increase Pokemon Friendship Level In Pokemon Sword & Shield
Check & Increase Pokemon Friendship Level In Pokemon Sword & Shield

How to Check Pokemon Friendship Level in Pokemon Sword & Shield?

To check your Pokemon friendship levels in Pokemon Sword & Shield, you’ll have to play through the game until you get to Hammerlocke. At the entrance into Hammerlocke, there is a Pokemon Center directly to the left. What you should do instead is go to the right and enter the first house you come across. Inside, you’ll see a little family, including a little boy wearing a greenish sweatshirt. That’s the person you’re looking for.

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When you talk to this kid, he’s going to ask you whether you want him to check your friendship level with your Pokemon. So, of course, you should answer “Yes.” Then, select the Pokemon whose level you want to check. You can do this again and again, as many times as you need, and with as many Pokemon as you want. And, naturally, you can always come back to this location when you need to re-check the friendship levels.

How to Increase Pokemon Friendship Level in Pokemon Sword & Shield?

To increase your Pokemon friendship level i Pokemon Sword & Shield, you have to give it attention. This starts with you interacting with it when you camp. Call the Pokemon whenever you can, feed it curry, play with it, the works. After a while of doing this, the game will start telling you what that particular Pokemon wants, so do whatever you’re asked to. Soon enough, you’ll start seeing hearts appearing over its head. Keep at it until you reach the level you need. Check in with the kid as we explained above when you have five hears, and you’ll be best buddies. This will be necessary for evolving several Pokemon, such as evolving Snom into Frosmoth.

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