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Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Claire Farnworth
First Published: 28-11-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:06 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 08-04-2020 / 18:24 GMT

Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Guide

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Battle Effects

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!

Furthermore, one of the requirements to evolve Eevee into the Fairy-type Sylveon is to obtain an affection rating of 2 hearts (in addition to having a Fairy-type move such as Charm).

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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