How to Massage Your Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP

In this guide, we'll show you How to Get Massages in Pokemon BDSP and how they can be used to increase your friendship bond with Pokemon

In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, different Pokémon have different requirements that need to be fulfilled to evolve to the next stage. One of these requirements is Friendship. You need to visit specific NPCs to get massages which raises your Pokémon’s friendship level, allowing them to evolve

In this guide, we will teach you how to get massages in Pokemon BDSP as well as describe how massages are extremely helpful in raising a Pokémon’s Happiness level. Furthermore, we’ll also go over how you can check the Friendship level with your Pokémon.

Pokemon BDSP Veilstone City Massage Location

The first of two massage NPCs in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is located in Veilstone City. Head to the southwest part of Veilstone City, where you’ll find the Massage girl. Simply walk up to her and ask her for to give your Pokémon a massage.

The Massage Girl will be present in the house located closest to the Veilstone Gym. You can utilize the services of the Massage Girl only once a day.

Pokemon BDSP Ribbon Syndicate Massage Location

In addition to the Massage Lady in Veilstone City, you can utilize the spa services of the Ribbon Syndicate to massage your Pokémon. To access it, you must have at least 10 ribbons across all your party Pokémon. The Syndicate is located in the resort area of the Battle Zone in Sinnoh and the Spa is on the second floor.

The main advantage of using the Spa at Ribbon Syndicate is that it lets you increase your relationship with your Pokémon while they’re still in their eggs. This helps you get a head start in building your friendship.

How Massage Helps Raise Happiness in Pokemon BDSP

Giving a Pokémon a massage enhances the trainer’s bond with them and helps raise their Happiness. Massages should be given to Pokémon who require a high friendship stat to evolve.

Massages in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are also beneficial for Pokémon that have the move ‘Return’. This way, the Pokémon does greater damage with a higher happiness and friendship level.


You can give your Pokémon a Soothe Ball in addition to the massages to increase the Friendship level even faster.

After giving your Pokémon a massage, the Massage Lady may discover Accessories. These things are utilized as decorations in the Super Contest Shows’ Visual Competition.

How to Check Happiness Level in Pokémon BDSP

To monitor the health of their relationship with their Pokémon and their happiness, trainers can rely on a Poletti app called Friendship Checker, which can be acquired from the Pokémon Center in Eterna City.


You can use Shiny Stones to evolve your Pokémon much quicker.

Open the app and click on the Pokémon to check how many hearts appear next to it. Seeing more hearts means that the Pokémon is happy and your friendship levels are good.

Friendship Evolutions in Pokémon BDSP

Below we have listed all the different Pokémon BDSP Evolutions from high friendship levels.

Getting a massage through the Massage Lady in Veilstone City increases their happiness level which in turn evolves these Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

  • Budew evolves to Roselia
  • Golbat evolves to Crobat
  • Buneary evolves to Lopunny
  • Chingling evolves to Chimecho
  • Chansey evolves to Blissey
  • Cleffa evolves to Clefairy
  • Pichu evolves into Pikachu
  • Muchlax evolves to Snorlax
  • Riolu evolves to Lucario
  • Azurill evolves to Marill
  • Eevee evolves to Espeon (During the Day)
  • Eevee evolves to Umbreon (During the Night)
  • Togepi evolves into Togetic

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