In Pokémon Sun and Moon, players will also have to increase the happiness of certain Pokémon to make them evolve, just like in the other games before.
It's a bit tedious and might take a while to go at it the normal way, which includes giving your Pokémon a Soothe Bell and walking with it, using Berries or vitamins and winning battle after battle without it fainting.
That said, a crafty Redditor who goes by the name of Leafeon111 has posted a trick on how to raise happiness and max out those friendship gauges quickly.
How To Increase Pokémon Happiness The Easy Way
Step 1: Choose a Pokémon that can evolve with happiness, including but not limited to Eevee, Pichu and Munchlax.
Step 2: Search for two TM items that the Pokémon you chose can both learn.
Step 3: Use up one move slot of that Pokémon and make it learn the TM, regardless of which one of the two you pick.
Step 4: Replace the first learned TM with the other TM.
Step 5: Rinse and repeat for a while until the Pokémon's happiness is way up.
Step 6: Level the Pokémon up, and it should evolve.
To explain why this method works, a Pokémon's happiness increases whenever it learns a TM move, and since TM items no longer expire when used, this trick is one of the most efficient ways to max out your companions' friendship levels.
Now that that's cleared up, don't forget to check out our Pokémon Sun and Moon guide on where to find Eevee, Pichu or Pikachu and Growlithe, which should help you on your way to get an Espeon or Umbreon and Pikachu.
With all said and done, what do you think of this nifty little trick on how to increase happiness and max out friendship levels quickly? Feel free to hit us up in the comment section below and let us know, especially if you're going to use this method on your Pokémon pals.