Pokemon Sun & Moon Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Nintendo DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Festival Plaza

Festival Plaza

Festival Coins

Earning FC, like everything else, requires a fair amount of toil.

Festival Coins , like Poke and Battle Points, are a special currency. Festival Coins only have use within the Festival Plaza. Earn more Festival Coins so you can rank up your Castle and buy stuff from Facilities. You will especially want to do the former to expand upon what your Castle can do!

Lucky for you, earning Festival Coins is easy and fast. Here’s the following methods by which you can earn Festival Coins.

Battle or Trade

After a battle or a trade (any type of trade), the trainer you interacted with my be inside your Castle by a table. Chat them up and they’ll thank you for meeting up with them and give you a few Festival Coins.

It’s not much, usually 5 FC or so, but if you are a frequent battler or trader, and especially if you are a Wonder Trade junkie, then you will want to check the inside of your Castle every so often, and it builds up!

Listen to the whispers

People will pop up in your circular Castle road from all over the place online, and they’re all real in-life trainers from somewhere. As you run close to them, you’ll see a speech bubble pop up, and usually it’s the greeting they set.

But sometimes the bubble will be tinted red and have a different statement, such as "Tell me! Tell me!" or "Do you understand how I’m feeling?". Talk to them and if you are successful in answering to their request, you can get anywhere between 2 to 10+ FC.

Here’s the following list of statements and how to respond to them accordingly:

Statement Action
Battle! Battle! Accept to have a "battle" of the two players' stats (people met, trades done, etc.)
Do you know how I feel? Direct the trainer to a random shop and hope they like it
Do you understand? Accept to have a "battle" of the two players' stats (people met, trades done, etc.)
Do you want to know a secret? Accept to listen to the trainer talk about themselves for a bit
I'm hungry. Direct the trainer to a cafe or restaurant
I want my Pokemon to play. Direct the trainer to a Bouncy House or Haunted House facility
I want to be excited. Direct the trainer to a Bouncy House, Haunted House, or Lottery facility
I want to make my Pokemon happy. Direct the trainer to a cafe/restaurant, Bouncy House, or Haunted House facility
Statement Action
I want to meet! I want to meet! Accept to have a "battle" of the two players' stats (people met, trades done, etc.)
I want to see great moves! Direct to a cafe/restaurant, Bouncy House, or Dye Shop facility
I want to shop. Direct to a store facility
I want to treat myself! Direct to a store, Fortune Teller, or Lottery facility
Listen! Listen! Accept to listen to the trainer talk about themselves for a bit
Tell me! Tell me! Accept to answer their question about you

Participate in Missions and Global Missions

Missions are held by players and can have anywhere from only that 1 person (so lonely…) to a smorgasboard of 60+ people all having fun together.

Both the group score and your individual contribution will increase the amont of FC you get, and you stand to receive up to 50+ FC from these missions. Cool, right?

The missions can range anywhere from answering type advantage/Inverse type battle advantage quizzes to learning Spanish/Japanese, to finding people who are oldest/youngest siblings and so on.

Different missions will be available after different benchmarks in the main solo player campaign so if you don’t see a mission you want, progress in the game.

Global Missions are the exact same thing except they are released by the overlords themselves, the Pokemon Company and Nintendo. Therefore any active player can join, and stay joined for the duration of the mission!

They will run for a set amount of days and will give the largest amount of FC, all the way up to the thousands (but only if the very difficult objectives are completed!)