Players of Black/White/Black 2/White 2 may recall a multiplayer-related ability called “Pass Powers”. Pass Powers and O-Powers are quite similar: they give you some sort of additional boost or help in the game, or send them through the Internet or local Wi-Fi to other players, not necessarily people you’re even Friends!
O-Powers are found by speaking with the “Mr. Bonding” character: he recurrently appears in hotels or Pokémon Centers of new towns, and simply speaking with him will give you a new power.
These powers will cost you a little bit of energy. Energy can max out at ten total units, and regeneration is caused by walking around to accumulate steps. You will earn a point of energy for having gotten less than 2,000 steps; two points for 2,000 to 2,999 steps; three points for 3,000 to 3,999 steps; and four from there on out.
Repeated use of the O-Powers should also increase their level, increasing the length they take effect in, and the intensity of the effect, but also the cost. Fair warning!
|Accuracy Power||-||3 / 1||Raises in-battle accuracy|
|Attack Power||-||3 / 1||Raises in-battle attack|
|Bargain Power||3 mins||2 / 1||Lowers the money needed at stores by 10% - 50%|
|Befriending Power||3 mins||2 / 1||Makes Happiness go higher|
|Capture Power||3 mins||4 / 2||Raises the basic catch rate by 10% - 30%|
|Critical Power||-||2 / 1||Ups the critical-hit rate|
|Defense Power||-||3 / 1||Raises in-battle Defense|
|Encounter Power||3 mins||2 / -||Makes you encounter 50% - 200% more Pokémon|
|Exp. Point Power||3 mins||4 / 2||Boosts EXP. earned by 20% - 100%|
|Hatching Power||3 mins||2 / 1||Lessens the steps needed for Egg hatching by 20% - 50%|
|HP-Restoring Power||-||2 / 1||Heals in-battle HP by 20 - 200 points|
|PP-Restoring Power||-||2 / 1||Restores in-battle PP by 5 - 40 points|
|Prize Money Power||3 mins||4 / 2||Increases money earned in battles by 50% - 200%|
|Sp. Attack Power||-||3 / 1||Raises in-battle Special Attack|
|Sp. Defense Power||-||3 / 1||Raises in-battle Special Defense|
|Speed Power||-||3 / 1||Raises in-battle Speed|
|Stealth Power||3 mins||2 / -||You encounter 2/3 - 1/3 the usual amount of Pokémon|