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{{search|game mechanic in Pokémon Conquest|the game known as Pokémon Link! in non-English European releases|Pokémon Trozei!}}
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A '''link''' (Japanese: '''リンク''' ''link'') is the emotional bond between a [[Warrior]] and theira Pokémon, featured in [[Pokémon Conquest]]. Affecting the strength of a Pokémon, and being measured in percentages with an upper limit of 100%, it is an analogue to the main series concept of [[level]]s.
 
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The more link the player has with a Pokémon, the better stats and bonuses the Pokémon gets. Stats increase for each 1% the link goes up.
 
==Perfect Link==
Depending on how well matched a pair of [[Warrior]] and Pokémon is, the maximum value of the link between the two varies. Maximum link values are signified by bronze, silver, and gold symbols, the latter signifying a maximum link percentage of 90% or higher. A '''Perfect Link''' (Japanese: '''ベストリンク''' ''Best Link'') occurs whenis a Warrior has 100%maximum link withvalue theirof Perfect Link Pokémon100%. Each Warrior has specific Pokémon they can achieve a Perfect Link with. When a Pokémon is paired with a [[Warlord]] that it shares a Perfect Link with, it will have several sprites showing different emotions<!--term used in the game-->, as opposed to a single, universal sprite.
 
Perfect==Move Link gives the player and NPCs a boost whenever they are in battle unless they are defeated. Perfect Links are only established after a battle has finished, where the player comments about their Perfect Link partner, then that Pokémon receives a medal.rank==
The '''move rank''' of a Pokémon's single move will strengthen as the link increases, signified by +1 (20% link), +2 (40% link), +3 (60% link), +4 (80% link), or +S (100% link), being added to the move's name. Once reaching move rank +S, some moves take on completely new effects (e.g. {{m|Leaf Storm}} or {{m|Outrage}}).
 
==Evolution and Rank Uptransformation==
Because [[level]]s, [[experience]], and [[experiencefriendship]] do not exist in [[Pokémon Conquest]], [[evolution]] of Pokémon that depend on these is determined, directly in some cases and indirectly in others, by the link they share with their [[Warrior]]. Pokémon that normally evolve via high [[friendship]] in the main series games, such as {{p|Golbat}}, instead evolve after reaching a certain link percentage, usually between 60 and 70 percent. Pokémon that normally evolve at a set level instead evolve when a certain [[stat]] reaches a specific value (for example, {{p|Spheal}} evolves when its HP has reached a value of 138), which in itself is determined by link percentage (though generally not a set number).
 
A [[Warlord]] rankingtransforming upto another rank is also a determined by the link they share with their Perfect Link Pokémon, with the only exceptions being the [[Hero]] and /[[Heroine]]'s transformingtransformation to Rank II, which happens automatically in {{DL|List of Pokémon Conquest stories|The Legend of Ransei}}. In some cases, the rank uptransformation can only happen in a specific post-game[[List episodeof Pokémon Conquest stories|story]], such as [[Masamune]] only being able to transform in his own episode, {{DL|List of Pokémon Conquest stories|The Dragon's Dream}}, with a 60% link with either {{p|Rufflet}} or {{p|Braviary}}.
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