Hey there fellow Pokémon trainer! Have you been trying to figure out how to get your hands on a super useful Soothe Bell in the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games? Well, you‘ve come to the right place!
As a long-time Pokémon fanatic and expert player, I‘m going to walk you through an in-depth guide on how to get a Soothe Bell and explain why it‘s so invaluable for training your Pokémon team. Let‘s dive right in!
What is the Soothe Bell?
For those new to the Pokémon world, the Soothe Bell is a special held item that increases the friendship gain between you and the Pokémon holding it. It produces a comforting chime that makes your Pokémon warm up to you faster.
Higher friendship provides a variety of battle benefits:
- Increased damage for friendship-reliant moves like Return
- Easier evolution for certain Pokémon like Golbat to Crobat
- Resistance to being frustrated in battle
- Better evasion from attacks
As you can see, the Soothe Bell is extremely useful for boosting your Pokémon‘s potential. Now let‘s go over how to get it.
Where to Find Soothe Bells in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Soothe Bells can only be purchased from Delibird Presents shops found around the Paldea region.
Delibird Presents are special stores run by the delivery Pokémon Delibird. They sell a wide array of held items, TMs, vitamins, and valuable treasures.
Here are the locations of the Delibird Presents shops:
- Mesagoza (starting area)
- Levincia (third gym city)
- Cascarrafa (seventh gym city)
I recommend visiting the shop in Mesagoza first if you want a Soothe Bell early on for your starter Pokémon. Otherwise, hit up any of the shops when convenient.
Now let‘s go over how to purchase our precious Soothe Bells.
Buying a Soothe Bell
Purchasing a Soothe Bell from any Delibird Presents is simple. Just follow these steps:
Speak to the Delibird shopkeeper and select "General Goods" when prompted.
Scroll down the list until you find Soothe Bell and select it.
Confirm you want to purchase 1 Soothe Bell for 5,000 Pokédollars.
And that‘s it! The clerk will hand over the Soothe Bell and it‘ll be added to your medicine pocket.
Easy peasy! The price remains the same across all Delibird Presents too, so no need to shop around.
How Many to Buy
Now when it comes to amount, I recommend buying 2-3 Soothe Bells at least.
The more Pokémon you can equip them to at once, the faster you can increase friendship across your entire team.
Here‘s a table showing the total price for multiple Soothe Bells:
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As you progress further in the game, money becomes a lot easier to come by. So go ahead and stock up on a few Soothe Bells for your top Pokémon!
Using the Soothe Bell Effectively
Once you‘ve got your Soothe Bells, equip them to your Pokémon to start boosting friendship faster.
A few tips for getting the most out of them:
Rotate them between Pokémon you actively battle with and new captures.
Use them alongside other friendship-raising activities like picnics, toys, and massages.
Keep them equipped at all times, even when stored in the box.
Prioritize Pokémon you want to evolve via friendship like Riolu.
Take Pokémon infected with pokerus for huge friendship gains.
With diligent use of Soothe Bells, you‘ll notice your Pokémon‘s friendship skyrocketing in no time!
Evolving Happier Pokémon
One of the biggest perks of Soothe Bells is accelerating the evolution process for certain Pokémon species.
Here are some examples of Pokémon that evolve via high friendship:
As you can see, the Soothe Bell is extremely valuable for acquiring these powerful evolved forms quickly.
No more grinding for ages to evolve Riolu! Just equip it with a Soothe Bell and watch your friendship soar.
Closing Thoughts on Soothe Bells
Well, that covers everything you need to know about getting and using Soothe Bells effectively in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
I hope this guide has proven helpful and given you a much better understanding of this useful held item. Let me know if you have any other Pokémon training questions!
Now get out there and start powering up your Pokémon with Soothe Bells! Your team will become stronger and more in-sync in no time.
Wishing you the best on your journey to become Pokémon Champion! This is your friend Dana signing off for now. Catch ya later!