People often overlook happiness in Pokemon games, and Pokemon Sun and Moon is no exception. Granted it’s not the most important mechanic in these games, but it still has some useful effects.
In combat it determines the damage of Return and Frustration. One move being stronger the higher the happiness, and the other having the opposite effect. But more importantly, happiness is necessary for evolving certain Pokemon, including fan favorites like Eevee and Pichu.
Pokemon Sun and Moon Happiness Boost
So how do you raise happiness? Well there’s a lot of ways to do so, but most of them take up a lot of time such as walking around in game and participating in battles.
So if you don’t really have the time to do all those things, Reddit user Leafeon111 has found an easier way to quickly increase Pokemon happiness.
First and foremost you’re going to need two TMs that your Pokemon can learn.
For those unfamiliar with the game, a TM is a special item that can teach your Pokemon a single move that it might not normally be able to learn. In addition to that, starting from Gen V onwards TMs can be used an unlimited amount of times.
So now that you have your two TMs, these are the steps you’re gonna have to do.
- Replace one of the Pokemon’s moves with one of the two TM moves.
- Replace the newly taught move with the second TM.
- Repeat steps one and two as many times as you want.
- Once satisfied, level up the Pokemon.
As it turns out, using a TM on a Pokemon will raise it’s happiness by some amount. So doing so over and over again is a quick and easy way to max out a Pokemon’s happiness.
A list of Pokemon that evolve through happiness can be found here.