How to Check Friendship Levels in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Find out if your Pokemon enjoyed eating a bunch of berries yesterday

If you want to fill up your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex, you’ll eventually encounter friendship levels as a specific evolution requirement. Many Pokemon, like Igglybuff and Eevee, have evolutions related to this, making it a game mechanic. Increasing happiness is one thing, but figuring out your current levels is a different challenge. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to check friendship levels in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Check Friendship Levels in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Your destination for checking Pokemon friendship levels is Cascarrafa. Cascarrafa is a town directly east of Asado Desert, just past West Province Area One. If you’re starting from Mesagoza, you’ll want to head west toward South Province Area Two, take the path up to the West Province and go northeast toward Cascarrafa.

Upon arriving in Cascarrafa, you’ll notice it’s a very tall city! To visit the main parts of this area, you’ll have to take elevators to access certain shops, the Gym, and more. Take an elevator to the second level before heading toward the fountain in the center of the area. Nearby, you’ll see an NPC with an orange text box above their head, asking, “You friendly with your Pokemon?” That’s right. This NPC is the secret to checking friendship levels.

Friendship Levels NPC in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Once you speak to this character, they’ll ask you to choose a Pokemon to determine your closeness. Below are some various remarks you might see:

  • Low Friendship: “You two seem kinda neutral.”
  • Medium Friendship: “You’re starting to get friendly.”
  • High Friendship: “Whoa, you’re best friends!”
Neutral Friendship Level in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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You must get past the “High Friendship” point for most happiness-based evolutions. If you see the last message with your Pokemon, you’ll know you’re getting close to evolving it! Continue to walk with your Pokemon, feed it berries and have picnics to raise your friendship levels further.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out How to Get Tadbulb and How to Evolve Dunsparce into Dudunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.