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# How many steps does one have to take to reach Max Happiness starting at base 0?

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I'd like results for when a Pokemon has the Soothe Bell and when it doesn't

which game?
Max friendship is 255. Note that steps usually increase friendship by 1, and using a soothe bell will make the game round down and still increase the friendship by 1.

Generation 2: 255 friendship * 512 steps per friendship = 130560 steps
Generations 3, 4: 255 friendship * 128 steps per roll / 50% chance of friendship per roll = 65280 steps
Generation 5: 200 friendship * 128 steps per roll / 50% chance of success per roll / 2 friendship per success + 55 friendship * 128 steps per roll / 50% chance of success per roll / 1 friendship per success = 39680 steps
Generation 5 with soothe bell: 200 friendship * 128 steps per roll / 50% chance of success per roll / (2 \* 3/2) friendship per success + 55 friendship * 128 steps per roll / 50% chance of success per roll / 1 friendship per success = 31147 steps

I couldn't find the exact chance of raising friendship every 128 steps in generations 6 and 7.

So I am assuming you are taking about when you start at 0, caught in normal pokeball, and when you are Playing USUM, since friendhsp mechanics differ game to game. Also bulbapedia says that every 128 steps it will sometimes increase happiness, but I wont be counting that since otherwise this question will be unanswerable. So here we go:

## USUM/SM

Without Soothe Bell: (199*2+55*1)*128=57984
With Soothe Bell: 57984/(3/2)=38656

Same as gen 7

## BW/B2W2

It has a 50% chance each time to raise friendship, and a 50% chance not to, but you could either get really lucky or really unlucky so I wont include that.
Other than that it is same as USUM.

## DP/Pt/HGSS

It has a 50% chance each time to raise friendship, and a 50% chance not to, but you could either get really lucky or really unlucky so I wont include that.
Without Soothe Bell: 255*128 = 32640
With Soothe Bell: 32640/(3/2) = 21760

## RSE/FRLG

It has a 50% chance each time to raise friendship, and a 50% chance not to, but you could either get really lucky or really unlucky so I wont include that. Also in this gen the max you can get by walking is 199 happiness. The other 56 friendship have to be earned in some other way.
Without Soothe Bell: 199128 = 25472
With Soothe Bell: 199
128 = 16981 or 16982. It ended it .3 repeating.

## GSC

There is no soothe bell in this gen.
512 * 255 = 130560

This is of course not exact, since of all the probability involved but, like I said, this answer would be unanswerable while including the probability.

Source
Soothe Bell source was from sumwun

edited
The pikachu frinship in Yellow does not really count. I ill let MEta Ridely see if this answer staisfie theirneeds
@Octazooka - Okay but what about just Red and Blue? And shouldn't your answer be simple yet complex and satisfy everyone? If Meta Ridley is okay with your answer, in the far future someone could need to know this so they search it and find this question but they're not satisfied with your answer because it only helped Meta Ridley. And then a duplicate question is born which leads to flags and closing the question and the new user leaves forever.
There was no friendship in Red and Blue.
@sumwun - Oh... *The time where Pokémon hated Humans.*
In Gen 1, just spam Potion on max health Pikachu, it increases friendship fast.

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