Is Happiness of a pokemon the same as Affection?

  • Is Happiness of a pokemon the same as Affection? Samyam

    OK, I just started playing Pokemon-Y. In PokemonAmie there are ways to increase the affection of your pokemon. Is this the same thing as Pokemon Happiness that is used for happiness evolutions?

    If not, is there a character that tells you how happy your pokemon is?

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