Pokemon trainers are going to have to get to know a few of their pocket monsters awfully well in order to get them to evolve. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, Eevee, Munchlax, Pichu, and Type: Null all require high happiness ratings to level them up to their next forms. It can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Luckily, someone figured out a way to game the system.
According to a thread on reddit, there’s an easy way to evolve these Pokemon, and it only takes approximately 10 minutes each. Here are the steps from user Leafeon111, verbatim:
1. Find two TMs that your Pokemon can learn (for example I used Echoed Voice and Protect)
2. Replace one of their moves with one TM
3. Replace the move taught with one TM with the other TM
4. Repeat step 3 for 5 – 10 minutes
5. Level up your Pokemon
It’s not exactly petting them for hours on end, but it gets the trick done. Players who make use of this shortcut will find themselves with another entry into the Pokedex, a loyal pal who will fight alongside its trainer, and a ton of extra time to hunt down other Pokemon. In conflict resolution, we call that win-win-win.