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!
To obtain the final O-Power, Hatching Power, you must have acquired all previous powers and maxed out your style in Lumiose City, then visit Mr. Bonding in Cafe Introversion. To quickly max your style, simply purchase 100 Premier Balls in the Pokeball store one at a time . RSI warning !
Note : O-Powers have three levels: Level 1 (initial), Level 2 (better) and Level 3 (best). The cost of the O-Power increases by 1 for each level (so an O-Power that costs 3 units at Level 1 will cost 5 units at Level 3).
|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|