In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you are not only a trainer for your Pokémon but also a friend. And after some time in the game, you may notice that your Pokemon will look like it wants to be petted. In this guide, we will tell you what this means.
Your Pokemon Wants to be Petted
In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, when a Pokemon wants to be petted, a small notification with an exclamation mark is displayed above its head. By this, he shows that your level of friendship with him is increasing. This occurs after you start walking around the world with your Pokemon.
This system is not new to the franchise. Back in Pokémon Yellow, the player had the opportunity to walk with Pikachu. In the original Diamond and Pearl, you could also walk with Pokémon, but in a specific location. In the remake, they used the developments that were created and liked by many players in the previous games of the series.
In order for your Pokémon to be able to walk with you, you need to reach Amity Square in the game, which is located in Hearthome City. Then your friendship level will start to rise, and the Pokémon will want to be petted. Friendship level also grows when you fight with a Pokémon, massage him or feed him with Poffin.
Although the level of friendship may seem like an insignificant feature at first, it is actually very important. Some Pokémon will only begin to evolve after reaching a certain level of friendship, for example, Buneary. It also affects the battles in the following ways:
- Pokémon can get rid of their status.
- More likely to critically hit.
- Less likely to faint.
So spoil your Pokémon often and don’t forget to pet them.