If you want to gauge your Pokémon’s happiness/friendship value, you’ll need to visit the Happiness Checker in Verdanturf Town. You can find her house in Verdanturf Town’s southwest corner.
When you talk to the Happiness Checker, she doesn’t give a numerical value for your Pokémon’s happiness (also called “friendship”).
Instead she provides statements that hint at the happiness value of the first Pokémon in your party. We’ll cover these statements below with a full table explaining all of their values.
Happiness Checker Location (Step-by-Step)
You’ll find the Happiness Checker (also called the Friendship Checker) in Verdanturf Town.
If you haven’t visited Verdanturf Town yet, you can reach the town by heading west from Mauville City through Route 117.
Or if you have been here before then just fly to Verdanturf Town’s Pokémon Center to get started.
From Verdanturf Town’s Pokémon Center, proceed south to find the row of houses.
Then go all the way west down the row of houses and enter the farthest house on the left. This is where the Happiness Checker resides.
Inside the house you’ll find the Happiness Checker NPC wearing a white hat.
Talk to her and you can check the happiness value of the first Pokémon in your party.
How Does the Happiness Checker Work?
The Happiness Checker gives you an idea of your Pokémon’s happiness value/friendship value.
This value is significant because:
- It affects the base power of moves such as Return and Frustration
- It allows you to learn moves like Draco Meteor from the Move Tutor
- And it can also trigger the evolution of specific Pokémon when they have a high enough friendship level
As of Gen 6, here are all the Pokémon that can evolve by leveling them up with high friendship/happiness:
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And there’s something else related to happiness that’s exclusively in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:
Happiness Checker Values List
The Happiness Checker will give you a vague statement correlating to your Pokémon’s happiness level.
You can refer to the table below to understand the corresponding happiness/friendship values of each statement:
|This is a little hard for me to say… Your Pokémon simply detests you. Doesn’t that make you uncomfortable?
|It’s very wary. It has a scary look in its eyes. It doesn’t like you much at all.
|It’s not very used to you yet. It neither loves nor hates you.
|It’s getting used to you. It seems to believe in you.
|It’s quite friendly toward you. It seems to want to be babied a little.
|It seems to be very happy. It’s obviously friendly toward you.
|It’s extremely friendly toward you. It couldn’t possibly love you more. It’s a pleasure to see!