Support Pokémon can boost a Magikarp's Jump Power 5-25% by cheering. This can allow a Magikarp to win a battle even if it would otherwise have a lower JP.

Can Support Pokémon boost JP by cheering during skipped battles?


When I was tracking JP values between battles, it seems that skipped battles use only your magikarp's JP and never included the support pokemon. Every battle I skipped had the same jump height at a given JP, there was no variation. If you are re-advancing through a league that a previous generation started and you get to a battle where the opponent has more JP than your magikarp, you will need to watch the battle instead of skip it in the hopes that a support pokemon will give you a boost to win. While I do not have hard data or documentation to back me up, I have checked the numbers several times across many different generations, JP amounts, and in different leagues with several support pokemon present in the training pond.

TLDR: Support pokemon do not help with skipped battles.

  • While technically anecdotal, this matches my tests as well. – ZAD-Man Jul 31 '17 at 16:14

Yes, when you skip a battle it just simulates the battle, including the support Pokémon.

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    Do you have a source for that? Dark Absol's answer to a different question claimed otherwise. – Stevoisiak Jul 16 '17 at 17:18
  • Unless the extremely unlikely situation of every single skipped battle not receiving a support boost occurred in my game, this answer is incorrect. – ZAD-Man Jul 31 '17 at 16:09

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