Pokémon Refresh is one of the interesting new features in Pokémon Sun and Moon, building upon the foundation that was laid out last generation with Pokémon Amie. You still interact with your Pokémon like before, but this time around it's more than a distraction and has real game related benefits. Status conditions can be cured via Refresh post-battle, and regularly spending time with your Pokémon leads to other benefits such as more critical hits and increased durability.
Of course, half the fun of the Refresh mode is just getting to interact with your Pokémon in a significant way outside of battle, and several individuals online have discovered a little easter egg related to this. If you hover your hand just above a Pokémon's head for long enough, it'll jump up and high-five you, boosting its enjoyment level and deepening the bond between you. It doesn't seem like every Pokémon can do this – only animal-like ones with two or four feet – but it's a pretty cute addition.
What do you think? Have you discovered this? Hwo are you liking Sun and Moon so far? Drop us a comment in the section below.
AAAH I MUST DO THIS NOW
Another cool thing I found was that if you spin your trainer around in circles enough times they'll start doing a pirouette.
You can do this in X and Y too. I spend too much time in Amie/Refresh.
@Gamecubed You could do that in the demo, was pretty cool!
Looking forward to giving my pokémon the ol' high-five. Just a few more hours to go now.
Aww, this game seems so rich with these kinda itty-bitty details, I love it already! Wednesday can't come soon enough!
I'VE BEEN WASTING MY LIFE! MUST GET TO 3DS NOW!
THAT IS TOO CUTE! (Not as cute as Yarn Poochy, but still pretty cute.)
Meanwhile, at Intelligent Systems...
This is...cuter than I expected.
Can you high five an handless pokemon, like Gyarados (presuming he's in this iteration)?
How did people not know this already?
So that's what happened, I thought I slapped my 'mon and have been trying to replicate it since.
Y'know, for the evulz.
I would high five with Lucario, since aren't Lucario's paws adorable?
Thanks again for not letting me discover that myself.
I know it's a really minor thing, but as someone from the Netherlands who has had to avoid the internet for a while just to avoid spoilers until the EU release it's just frustrating.
Give me Hi 5 !
Guys, get this game. It's incredible. Shoot, I wish I could say more, but please buy this game. I mean, I really wanted a Pokémon Z, but now I'm completely sold on this gen. The story is great, but the characters are just tremendous. If there is in fact a fleshed out 3rd game for the Switch like the rumors say, I will pre-order that game day one, even if I don't have a Switch by then I will get one. That or a Sun 2 and Moon 2. At the very least I will be watching the anime regularly.
@MetaRyan I'd agree, this gen grabbed my attention in a way the others haven't. I was beginning to think I was growing sour to Pokemon after the disappointment of gen 6, but this one showed that they're keen on making changes for the better. I think Pokemon has reached that age where it needs to start rethinking its traditions and conventions, and Sun and Moon were a great step towards that.
This was a feature in Gen 6 too, but only for some pokemon, like Pikachu and Eevee.
That was a feature in 6th gen as well. Few pokemon could do the high five.
High Def High 5
@RealPoketendoNL Hey im from Utrecht. It isnt released here yet? I thought it was a worldwide release on the 18th. I just bought Pokemon OR (again) after rebuying-playing X (long story) and still buissy with the Looker story. So i wont be buying Sun and Moon for a while anyways, but im very suprised.
You can also do this with Rowlet, just uses it's beak instead.
@RealPoketendoNL Relax. This feature was implemented in gen 6th. It's nothing new or spoilery. And you can still try out the 800 'mons by yourself.
@Sanangelo89 Europe gets the games on 23th November.
Best Pokemon since HeartGold/SoulSilver. Even with the amazing BW.
@DarthNocturnal More like: meanwhile at the Fire Emblem localization team.
One of the NPC says you can do this but I never knew how! Will start immediately
Uhm i hope you know that in x/y it had a lot of benefits too. Increasing crit, evade and the chance to cure themselves. So its not a big difference now... except that its a lot easier to cure them^^
And the "High five" feature is old and was already in x/y. And it isnt a easter egg because its your way to play with the pokemon to fill his "play bar". Or at least in x/y it was the play bar. Now its called something different but should be the same^^
But yeah i still like this feature very much Its a pity that you cant do it with every pokemon. I really hoped they would increase it in sun/moon :/
Like it, PKMN becomes more Tamagotchi
@Sanangelo89 No, it wasn't a global release. For whatever reason they decided to screw Europe over and wait 5 extra days before giving it to us. So we're only getting it today (STILL VERY HYPE THO!!!)
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