Both Pokémon And Warlords Can Evolve In Pokémon Conquest

By Ishaan . May 30, 2012 . 8:30am

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Pokémon Conquest, you probably know that one of the features in the game is the ability to “link” with Pokémon. Warriors in the game each have their own special abilities and Pokémon types that they can link with. Links can be of three grades: Bronze, Silver and Gold.


A medal over a particular Pokémon indicates which link level can be achieved. For example, performing a Gold medal link could potentially result in the formation of a perfect 100% link. The higher a link percentage, the more powerful the Pokémon becomes as a result of the link.


Linking is also tied to Pokémon evolutions. In order to evolve your Pokémon, you need to increase their link percentage with the warriors they’re linked to by using them in battle. As they links grow stronger, the Pokémon evolve into more powerful forms. In the case of certain Pokémon, however, you’ll require stones to evolve them, just like in the Pokémon RPGs. Eevee’s evolution into Jolteon, for instance, can only be achieved with the use of a Thunder Stone.


Warlords can “evolve,” too. Note that there’s a distinction between warlords and warriors here—only warlords can transition into more powerful forms. Like Pokémon, warlords are able to achieve this by battling. Once a warlord has made the transition to a more powerful form, his stats and skills become more powerful and he takes on a new appearance as well (see above image).


Pokémon Conquest uses a password system, too. You can enter passwords that create an outbreak for specific Pokémon for one game turn in a training ground somewhere in your kingdom. This makes certain Pokémon easier to find. Nintendo say to be on the lookout for passwords once the game is released. They also add that they will distribute additional episodes for Pokémon Conquest via Wi-Fi.


Pokémon Conquest is slated for release on June 18th in North America for the Nintendo DS.

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  • SO COOL! This is an awesome extra level of detail that I love in my games.

    Male MC’s “horn” things finally make sense with his helmet once he evolves.

    •  I know right, at first I thought “what’s up with that horn thingy” but after seeing his evolution form it’s now make sense.

  • Code

    You know initially I was really skeptical and baffled by this game. But gradually the idea has grown on me, and now I’m looking really forward to it >w<;; I've always kind of wanted a Pokemon strategy game, I just never guessed it'd have warlords too owo~; 

  • usagi_san

    NoE, where’s that localization confirmation at?

    This game sounds really good: the links, warlord evolution & abilities, etc. After Pokémon Pinball for the GBC, this will be my second spin-off title owned. 

    Oh, Pokémon, how I love thee.  

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      It’s been announced for a while as Pokemon Conquest being the english game, while Nobunaga’s Ambition was on the title in Japan.

      • usagi_san

        I already know all that. I’m just waiting for NoE (Nintendo of Europe) to confirm a localization.

  • boundries_san

    So the Warlords is going to have Warlorution?

    • Renaldi Saputra


  • IshimaruKaito

    just a couple more weeks

  • The Groudon dude and his horn mask with red wig lol ^.^

    • Zenkito

      I think the ‘Takeda Shingen & Groudon’ pairing is quite cool.

      • Actually, I think all the pairing actually is kind of perfect with each other, just like the Shingen and Groudon pairing, also the Articuno and Mitsuhide pairing too, there’s the one on Uesugi and Mewtwo. I don’t if it’s because of the color, or the style, or the hair, it’s just perfect

  • Hinataharem

    I wish my clothes would evolve like that.

    • don’t you? like everyday?

      • AuraGuyChris

        By themselves, of course.

  • Just put five bucks down on this I should have it paid off before release along with The Last Story for Wii.

  • heh

    red guy got more “fabulous”

  • Dylan Anantha

    Evolved Nobunaga has a bigger ego and evolved Date is more hot-blooded.

  • Placido

    Huh. Interesting addition. 

  • AzureNova

    I kinda want this now lol

  • Kitestwinblades

    Kinda like a Fire Emblem class change! This is Great X3

  • Ace.Of Hearts♥

    Tee Hee iiitss time to show my Hanbei!! <3~~~looky heres: he's too cute <3~~ oh  wonder if anyone notcied but the final outfits of the bushou are similar to their signature Pokemon! how awesome!! like Aya is Froslass and Noh is Mismagus! Koei is so smart!! I really like how they Pokemonise the designs as well!!

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