It’s Happy Hour In Japan For Pokémon X And Y Fans

By Eugene . December 30, 2013 . 3:30pm


Japan gets all the cool stuff, and so, too, do visitors to their Pokémon Centers, apparently. As part of a New Year celebration, every Pokémon Center in Japan will be giving away a special version of Inkay for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. While it was previously limited to only the new Tokyo Bay store it’s now available at every one from now till the 26th of January 2014.


What’s so special about this Inkay anyway? Well this special present version of the squiddy thing comes with a unique skill that’s available nowhere else and can’t be taught to anyone else—Happy Time (Or Happy Hour, if we prefer the more English way of saying it).


The skill doubles the amount of prize money paid out at the end of fights if you cast it, which can help those who need a little bit of extra moolah. This skill can’t be found anywhere else except on those Inkay’s picked up as presents so if you somehow get this, don’t lose it or make Inkay forget the skill! It also comes with Foul Play, Hypnosis and Inkay’s signature move Topsy-Turvy.

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  • So stack that with amulet coin and prize power level 3 at the battle chateau and… Interesting…

    • chibidw

      Restaurant Le Wow is more profitable than Battle Chateau. The power lasts through all five encounters and won’t fade until you’re completely done.

      • echokanon

        No, Le Wow is less profitable if factored the time taken. Even with the balm mushrooms, it still takes longer time to finish all battles while Battle Chateau only requires 1v1 of 1~3 pokemons. Given that the enemies are high ranked, Chateau earns money faster even if the opower is time limited

  • Ben Sylvia

    Why does it always seem that Pokemon Company hates the fans that don’t live in Japan? Unless you go to the championship tournaments the rest of the world only ever gets the event legendary Pokemon and the occasional useless com mon.

    Edit: It’s also okay if you make it forget the skill, since they made it possible to relearn event moves at the move tutor this gen. Although I think it only works for Pokemon distributed this gen and future gens.

    • Shinobikens

      It’s actually all Japanese companies

    • chibidw

      Happy Hour can still be distributed outside of Japan if:

      A) You have or trade with a Japanese version that received it
      B) two Inkay that know the move are bred together. (If both parents know a move, it will pass to the offspring even if it’s not an egg move)
      C) Smeargle. (Happy Hour Smeargles have already been circulating since before the Inkay event)

  • Andrés Ortiz Ozeta

    i hope to get mi hands on one of those, to Sketch him with a Smeargle and finally have this very useful kill =p

  • AkiraScare

    Money kinda becomes useless once you’ve beat everyone…. and have reached 999999999999999 (^_^)

    • PreyMantis

      I guess you can buy all the clothes in the store…

      • AkiraScare

        (0_0) ur right!!!! wish it was as easy to get money in real life as it is in an RPG (^_^)

        • ishyg

          Everybody has the same idea I think. Heck, in other games you get money by cutting grass. You can do the same in real life of course, but the pay isn’t that much and in the games, when you go in and out of the house, voila! Grass is fully grown again. Cut, get money, go inside, go outside, rinse and repeat.

    • FlyingPony

      You still can’t buy a bike with that amount of money :-p

      • AkiraScare

        You steal it (^_^) lol Grand Theft Bike

  • DuskSharkEX

    It’s okay if Inkay forgets. All you need to get it back is one Heart Scale.


      How do you get Heart Scales in X / Y? The only time I’ve ever gotten them is from Luvdiscs that I caught in the wild.

      I remember in Diamond / Pearl you can mine for them in that minigame. I don’t think there’s anything like that in X / Y unless I somehow missed it.

      • Pekola

        You can trade PokeMiles for them in the Pokemon Global Link site.

        After synching your account.

      • J_Joestar

        get a pokemon that can use Thief and go fishing for luvdiscs.
        Just remember to remove the Heart Scale from it’s hold slot between battles.

      • DuskSharkEX

        Go to Cyllage City and use the Old Rod to fish out Luvdisc. Make sure to use a Pokemon with Frisk such as Noibat so you can know if it’s holding a Heart Scale.

  • konsama

    I wonder if it can inherit it throught breeding, but i doubt so.

    • J_Joestar

      well move inheritance does seem more lax this gen so it may not be impossible.

      • konsama

        Yeah, i just hope i can also inherit skills only obtainable through 5th gen move tutors, like giga drain volcarona, or it’s going to be so lame and annoying Dx.

  • KanjiLikesBoys

    I was originally writhing in rage over the fact that Japan has real things called Pokemon Centers and we don’t and were getting cute pokemon.

    But….what a lame skill. You have to waste a turn doing no damage or buffing and it’s just for Poke’bucks? That’s what Amulet Coins and O-powers are for

    • konsama

      But it’s basically for that, i don’t see why it’s lame, if you’re using that lvl 100 squid against those battle chateau people you could maybe get 20k-60k money per battle.

      Now i won’t discuss that would become pointless, since there’s nothing where to spend that much money in the game, not even a casino or sorts to spend it on. i have over 3 million money in the first 3 weeks XY was out and hardly spend it on anything other than the occasional pokeball spree for safari hunts.

      • miju

        So I take it you’re playing as the male character?

        • konsama

          Nup, i spent and bought all costumes for female character too lolz. And male clothes were super meh (im male btw >_>).

          • miju

            Could always just blow it off on staying a night at that posh hotel in Lumiose City for fun. But really at least they gave us clothes in this game to spend the money on. Usually it’s worse.

    • Pekola

      You should still be writhing in rage. Pokemon Centers look hella rad from all the pictures I’ve seen.

  • Shane J

    Pretty cool, especially seeing as I like Inkay. Currently using it during my playthrough of Y.

  • Bunzi

    I got a Happy Hour Smeargle and she does the job just fine when I need that little bit of vitamin or clothing cash.

  • Dexward

    Oh well…

  • domonkun

    Interesting tidbit, but according to Serebii, Gen 6 now allows event Pokemon to relearn special moves they’ve forgotten. So I think accidentally having the Inkay forget Happy Time is undo-able… Not like I can try it though… :(

  • If you need money farm at Battle chateux
    I currently make around 1 mil. poke$ every hour

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