I recently made a post on how to gain access to Lumiose City’s Boutique Couture. The method I’m about to share should help increase your style, but most importantly, will help give you the final O-Power you can obtain, which is the Hatching O-Power.
The Hatching O-Power lowers the amount of steps required to hatch an egg you received from the Day Care. NOTE: You MUST have all 16 other O-Powers to get the Hatching O-Power. If you’re not sure what you have, use this guide to help you.
Make sure you have at least 30,000P (I use P for Pokedollars/currency symbol). You’re going to go to the Pokeball Boutique shop and buy Premiere Balls – about 100-150 of them. If you’re trying to save money for anything else and it is available for use, I suggest using the Bargain O-Power to lower the prices. I only had Bargain Lv. 2, but it was enough to save me a few thousad: instead of spending 30,000, I spent 22,500. If you happen to have Bargain Lv. 3 unlocked, go ahead and use that for a better bargain.
All set? Checklist:
- Have at least 30,000 Pokedollars.
- Bargain O-Power Lv. 1, 2, or 3 (Optional)
- Head to Lumiose City’s Pokeball Boutique store.
Location: From Northern Boulevard, enter Autumnal Avenue. Need a visual? This kind person here created a map of Lumiose City with a legend.
- Buy 100-150 Premiere Balls (I bought 150 to be safe) HOWEVER:
Do NOT buy the balls all at once. What I did is repeatedly press A to spam-buy one Premiere ball each sale. Each buy raises your max style.
- Stephan mentioned increasing his style after 100 buys. I tested this, buying 101 Premiere balls and it DOES work! So you can spend less than I did when using this method.
Once I hit 150 Premiere Balls, I went to Cafe Introversion (South Boulevard, refer to url above if still confused), and I saw that Mr. Bonding was there, waiting for me in the back of the Cafe.
I am now a happy breeder. I hope you are, too.
EDIT: Ignore what’s striked out; that was the theory before I tested it on another copy. I left it in case the method were to fail for anyone. This Premiere Ball method should work; all you need are the 17 O-Powers (link to list/locations above). As long as you have the other O-Powers, you’ll be able to receive the Hatching O-Power as well as buy the mega stones for 10,000P each.
All I explored (before realizing I was still missing just one more O-Power) was the hair salon, boutique, one restaurant (battled just once) and the Pokeball, stone, and herb stores. Other than that, no other building was visited; nothing else was bought.
Quick edit, until I get to a computer. For anyone that tried this with no success, read my comments below on why it might’ve not worked for you. But, in short, you must have explored Lumiose City to an extent for this method to work. (Though in most cases, it’s usually not having 16 O-Powers since there is a total of 17; Hatching O-Power being the last.)
However, I will add that using this method will certainly lower the prices for the Blastoisinite/Venasaurote/Charizrdite all the way down to 10,000P. So if you wanted them at the lowest price, this method absolutely works for that, even if you explored little to none of the city.