Here's how to boost your Pokemon's happiness in Pokemon Sun and Moon

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Don't want to spend hours brushing your Pichu to help it evolve in Pokemon Sun and Moon? Reddit user Leafeon111 has discovered an eminently easy trick to short-circuit any Pokemon's happiness cycle, quickly boosting Pokemon who evolve based on happiness like Munchlax and the aforementioned Pichu. You ready? Ok, here's how to do it.

  1. Get two TMs that your Pokemon can learn. Doesn't matter which.
  2. Teach them one of the TM moves.
  3. Replace that move with the other TM.
  4. Rinse and repeat until your Pokemon is happy enough to evolve. An NPC at the market in Konikoni City can check their happiness for you.
  5. Level up your Pokemon.

If you've been out of the game for a bit, don't worry about breaking the bank buying all those TMs. They've been infinitely reusable since Pokemon Black and White. Now get out there and start doping up your Pokemon with knowledge!

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