Exp. Point and Hatching Powers will save a lot of time training and breeding Pokemon.

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!

O-Power Length Cost (You/Others) Effect
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%
O-Power Length Cost (You/Others) Effect
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


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    Pokemon Company International
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    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    11 July 2022
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Become the ultimate Pokémon champion with our greatest Pokémon strategy guide yet. Inside we cover:

  • Everything that’s new to Pokémon X & Y.
  • 5 amazing tips to get your Pokémon collecting off to a blistering start.
  • Every single route, trainer battle and hidden shortcuts are covered.
  • What Pokémon can be found on what routes (both versions).
  • How to beat every single gym leader without breaking a sweat.
  • Where to find all those hidden items.
  • The locations of every single legendary Pokémon!
  • Where to find all of the amazing Mega Stones.
  • Pokémon-Amie, Super Training, Battle Chateau etc all covered!
  • Accompanied by over 240 super high-quality screenshots!
  • Additional details on the elusive event Pokemon distributions.
  • Encounter rates for finding wild Pokemon.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary and shiny Pokemon.
  • Dozens of additional tips and reminders throughout the main walkthrough.
  • How to solve crime with the Looker Bureau in the post-game.
  • Full breakdown on how to breed the perfect Pokémon of your dreams!
  • How to catch those insanely rare Shiny Pokémon!
  • List of all the really helpful (and free) O-Powers.

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