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Battle Effects

Vincent Lau

The additional messages add some extra flavour to the battles.

So the more practically-inclined may be asking: is there a reason to bother with Pokémon-Amie if you’re not into the virtual pet aspect? Well, as your Pokémon’s affection rating goes up, a variety of things can happen in battle - sometimes very beneficial things, as it were!

Generally, if you see a heart or your Pokémon looks at you during battle, then, yeah, it was caused by Pokémon-Amie. Note that the following effects do not occur in online competition, just the single-player experience.

Possible Effects

  • Additional battle messages to evoke emotional reactions from you. (i.e. “It looks like it’s about to cry” may appear at low HP.
  • You may pet the Pokémon after a battle as if you were rubbing the Touch Screen.
  • Your Pokémon’s critical-hit ratio can be increased.
  • Your Pokémon’s evasion rate can be increased.
  • Your Pokémon may recover early from status ailments, even normally permanent ones like Poison or Paralysis! (KO will not, however, be healed early. It’s in-battle only.)
  • The EXP. earned by your Pokémon is boosted by 20% when it has an affection rating of 3 hearts!
  • Your Pokémon may survive attacks that would KO it!


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Relive your adventures in Hoenn or start a brand new journey with this re-imagining of a much-loved game. Collect and battle your way to the Pokemon League for the right to challenge the Elite Four. Hunt legendary Pokemon, breed them and become the best Pokemon Master you can be with the help of our guide!

  • A full walkthrough for all badges and the Pokemon League challenges.
  • Side quest information on legendary Pokemon and the different Routes and Caves.
  • Information on breeding, Pokemon Contests, the Battle Maison and much more!
  • Full-color screenshots throughout and useful tips to help you along the way.
  • Comparisons between the original game and remake.

Updates (Aug 2016):

  • Added Encounter Rates to Wild Pokémon table lists as well as general locations making it easier to find your favorite Pokémon.
  • Fixed some formatting issues and general editing.
  • Expanded Introduction with loads of new information.
  • Restructured Extra Activities section (at the end) for easier navigation and reading.

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