Friendship is a mechanic introduced in Gen I of Pokémon and is consisted of a single-byte integer that ranges between 0 and 255. Friendship can be increased by walking 128 steps, using the Soothe Bell or using specific Poké Balls, while fainting or using bitter medicine decrease a Pokémon's Friendship. Friendship affects the power of the moves Return and Frustration, as well as determining some evolutions.

The Groomer in Greenpine City can increase one of your Pokémon's Friendship once a day.

Pokémon who evolve via Friendship

The following Pokémon evolve through reaching a certain level of Friendship, presumably 220.

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#102 SponyMini.png Spony Grass Grass
#220 CorrineMini.png Corrine Water Rock
#289 BunnicMini.png Bunnic Normal Fairy
#324 TweetotMini.png Tweetot Psychic Fairy

List of Pokémon by base Friendship

Most Pokémon have 70 Friendship after being caught, while being hatched out of an egg gives them 120 Friendship to start out with. There are Pokémon however that have lower or higher base Friendship.

Pokémon with 0 base Friendship

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#163 PsytricMini.png Psytric Psychic Electric
#353 SolaranMini.png Solaran Fire Psychic
#354 LunaroMini.png Lunaro Dark Psychic
#355 CellanceMini.png Cellance Normal Psychic


Pokémon with 35 base Friendship

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#029 SpidoxMini.png Spidox Poison Bug
#030 WidoxMini.png Widox Poison Bug
#039 FlowbyMini.png Flowby Flying Flying
#040 NimblowMini.png Nimblow Flying Flying
#041 CirribusMini.png Cirribus Flying Flying
#044 UglingMini.png Ugling Water Flying
#045 SwellegantMini.png Swellegant Water Flying
#058 DarculaMini.png Darcula Bug Dark
#059 TaraterrorMini.png Taraterror Bug Dark
#077 DinomiteMini.png Dinomite Fighting Fighting
#078 DinopionMini.png Dinopion Fighting Dragon
#082 VambatMini.png Vambat Dark Flying
#083 DracubatMini.png Dracubat Dark Flying
#084 CountulaMini.png Countula Dark Flying
#140 FevaMini.png Feva Poison Poison
#141 FeviraMini.png Fevira Poison Dark
#142 FevestaMini.png Fevesta Poison Dark
#152 BarballMini.png Barball Steel Poison
#153 BarbviralMini.png Barbviral Steel Poison
#195 SwampheapMini.png Swampheap Dark Grass
#204 TrollowMini.png Trollow Dark Fairy
#205 TrollerkMini.png Trollerk Dark Fairy
#206 TrollgerMini.png Trollger Dark Fairy
#214 FinflixMini.png Finflix Water Dragon
#215 FinndraMini.png Finndra Water Dragon
#216 HydrogonMini.png Hydrogon Water Dragon
#234 ParafoxMini.png Parafox Normal Ghost
#235 SpirixMini.png Spirix Normal Ghost
#237 PupyroMini.png Pupyro Fairy Fire
#265 HamawlMini.png Hamawl Steel Water
#266 SilviciousMini.png Silvicious Steel Water
#287 LazlothMini.png Lazloth Normal Normal
#311 ApeinMini.png Apein Normal Dark
#312 SascrushMini.png Sascrush Normal Dark
#333 DrootMini.png Droot Dragon Grass
#334 DragoonMini.png Dragoon Dragon Grass
#335 FrugonMini.png Frugon Dragon Grass
#336 SerpyroMini.png Serpyro Dragon Fire
#337 SlitheatMini.png Slitheat Dragon Fire
#338 BlaziliskMini.png Blazilisk Dragon Fire
#339 PinkmeeMini.png Pinkmee Dragon Water
#340 ValureMini.png Valure Dragon Water
#341 BeautifinMini.png Beautifin Dragon Water
#342 StrikonMini.png Strikon Dragon Electric
#343 StrikloudMini.png Strikloud Dragon Electric
#344 StrikyonMini.png Strikyon Dragon Electric
#345 FayelyMini.png Fayely Dragon Fairy
#346 FayegonMini.png Fayegon Dragon Fairy
#347 FayedraMini.png Fayedra Dragon Fairy
#348 TerradonMini.png Terradon Ground Ground
#349 TigacoreMini.png Tigacore Fire Fire
#350 SearineMini.png Searine Water Water
#351 TornadowlMini.png Tornadowl Flying Flying
#352 AetheraMini.png Aethera Electric Electric
#357 PollusionMini.png Pollusion Poison Dark


Pokémon with 100 base Friendship

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#042 PixweeMini.png Pixwee Fairy Bug
#043 PixililyMini.png Pixilily Fairy Bug
#046 AnglingMini.png Angling Water Water
#047 AngelishMini.png Angelish Water Water
#048 AngelightMini.png Angelight Water Water
#055 LophugMini.png Lophug Fairy Fairy
#166 PorfinMini.png Porfin Water Water
#167 DoflapMini.png Doflap Water Water
#203 KapplashMini.png Kapplash Water Psychic
#302 AuroraiMini.png Aurorai Electric Ice
#324 TweetotMini.png Tweetot Psychic Fairy
#325 MelotweetMini.png Melotweet Psychic Fairy


Pokémon with 140 base Friendship

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#028 DoveheartMini.png Doveheart Fairy Flying
#049 RubballMini.png Rubball Normal Normal
#050 RubbunnyMini.png Rubbunny Normal Normal
#095 PhoxyMini.png Phoxy Fairy Fairy
#096 PhoxivenMini.png Phoxiven Fairy Fairy
#220 CorrineMini.png Corrine Water Rock
#221 CoralushMini.png Coralush Water Rock
#222 CoraltleMini.png Coraltle Water Rock
#236 PupetalMini.png Pupetal Fairy Grass
#239 FeloveMini.png Felove Fairy Psychic
#289 BunnicMini.png Bunnic Normal Fairy
#290 ArctichareMini.png Arctichare Ice Fairy


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