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All Pokemon That Evolve By Friendship in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

We’ve put together a full list of every Pokemon that requires friendship to evolve in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
We’ve put together a full list of every Pokemon that requires friendship to evolve in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. / Nintendo, The Pokemon Company

We’ve put together a full list of every Pokemon that requires friendship to evolve in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Over the years, Nintendo has expanded its evolutionary methods for Pokemon. It seems as though each new generation has a new item, new form, and/or new avenue to evolve its now over 500 species.

The “friendship” mechanic began with the introduction of Espeon and Umbreon in Generation II. Aside from the stones given to the player character in Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, the only way to evolve an Eevee into either aforementioned form was to bond with it during the day or night, respectively. Over time, more Pokemon have been added to this list, including franchise mascot, Pikachu, with its pre-evolved form, Pichu.

This hasn’t changed with the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus. In fact, some could argue that the emphasis on the bond between Pokemon and trainer has been further emphasized in this installment.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Friendship Evolution Pokemon Full List

As many fans are aware, the friendship requirement may come with extra stipulations such as the time of day. For the purposes of this article, we’ve separated these Pokemon accordingly into three categories.

Anytime

  • Eevee (Sylveon, with fairy-types moves)
  • Golbat (Crobat)
  • Munchlax (Snorlax)
  • Pichu (Pikachu)
  • Buneary (Lopunny)
  • Chansey (Blissey)
  • Togepi (Togetic)
  • Cleffa (Clefairy)

Daytime Exclusive

  • Eevee (Espeon)
  • Budew (Roselia)
  • Riolu (Lucario)

Nighttime Exclusive

  • Eevee (Umbreon)
  • Chingling (Chimecho)

Of course, these are just the species available in Hisui at the time of writing. This article does not encapsulate all friendship-eligible Pokemon released.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is currently available for the Nintendo Switch.