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Everyone, I think I figured out the purpose of tipping!

#1abcDSBTPosted 2/26/2014 11:24:32 AM
Okay, in restaurant Le Wow, I used it A LOT to level grind my guys to get them good moves with Rotation Battles (I highly recommend it, there is even an Audino used there!) and I usually tipped at the end.

Anyway, you may know that the fee is $100,000, but eventually, it dropped down to $90,000 and I KNOW I didn't use the bargain O-Power. Now I don't know if its directly related to tipping or if its like, a discount for being a regular customer, but its a logical guess.

So, in short, I think tipping gives you discounts at places.
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#2smith433Posted 2/26/2014 11:26:15 AM
Actually, tipping helps to increase your style which in turns begins to give you discounts in Lumiose City (such as taxis and such.)
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#3Chaosmaster00Posted 2/26/2014 12:00:28 PM
Raising style would be an obvious advantage.
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#4_SiTro_Posted 2/26/2014 12:02:57 PM
The discount is actually given as a reward for completing a meal perfectly - each battle completed in the specified number of turns.
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#5MogKnightAzurePosted 2/26/2014 12:03:23 PM
Have we even confirmed that tipping raises style? Simply beating the restaurants increases style on its own.
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#6smith433Posted 2/26/2014 12:05:57 PM
MogKnightAzure posted...
Have we even confirmed that tipping raises style? Simply beating the restaurants increases style on its own.


Well, personally I only did one restaurant battle early on and never really did the pokeball method of increasing style (I only bought about 10 balls and got bored with it as it was not seemingly helping.) I tipped the living daylights out of everybody though (including the taxi driver.) That's what ultimately maxed out my style and unlocked hatch power.
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#7ellis123Posted 2/26/2014 12:10:01 PM
smith433 posted...
MogKnightAzure posted...
Have we even confirmed that tipping raises style? Simply beating the restaurants increases style on its own.


Well, personally I only did one restaurant battle early on and never really did the pokeball method of increasing style (I only bought about 10 balls and got bored with it as it was not seemingly helping.) I tipped the living daylights out of everybody though (including the taxi driver.) That's what ultimately maxed out my style and unlocked hatch power.


Using the Taxi and the like already increases style. Tipping them means nothing to them as proof raising style because of that. Presumably all of the other things that you use tipping for also were in the same boat.
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#8tathraPosted 2/26/2014 12:13:10 PM
the only thing tipping does for sure is get you the Gratitude medal on global link. it is likely that it raises style too though.
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#9smith433Posted 2/26/2014 12:17:44 PM
ellis123 posted...
smith433 posted...
MogKnightAzure posted...
Have we even confirmed that tipping raises style? Simply beating the restaurants increases style on its own.


Well, personally I only did one restaurant battle early on and never really did the pokeball method of increasing style (I only bought about 10 balls and got bored with it as it was not seemingly helping.) I tipped the living daylights out of everybody though (including the taxi driver.) That's what ultimately maxed out my style and unlocked hatch power.


Using the Taxi and the like already increases style. Tipping them means nothing to them as proof raising style because of that. Presumably all of the other things that you use tipping for also were in the same boat.


Actually, nobody really knows all of the mechanics that truly increases style either. Nintendo hasn't announced it and I haven't seen references to the released guides that state what does either.

Bottom line though is that nobody really knows what tipping does or all of the style raising mechanics. All we have are anecdotal evidence at this point. Nobody has data mined the game to find out for certain.

Regardless of all of this, tipping most likely does have some effect (why else would they put it in.)
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#10MogKnightAzurePosted 2/26/2014 12:29:41 PM
smith433 posted...
ellis123 posted...
smith433 posted...
MogKnightAzure posted...
Have we even confirmed that tipping raises style? Simply beating the restaurants increases style on its own.


Well, personally I only did one restaurant battle early on and never really did the pokeball method of increasing style (I only bought about 10 balls and got bored with it as it was not seemingly helping.) I tipped the living daylights out of everybody though (including the taxi driver.) That's what ultimately maxed out my style and unlocked hatch power.


Using the Taxi and the like already increases style. Tipping them means nothing to them as proof raising style because of that. Presumably all of the other things that you use tipping for also were in the same boat.


Actually, nobody really knows all of the mechanics that truly increases style either. Nintendo hasn't announced it and I haven't seen references to the released guides that state what does either.

Bottom line though is that nobody really knows what tipping does or all of the style raising mechanics. All we have are anecdotal evidence at this point. Nobody has data mined the game to find out for certain.

Regardless of all of this, tipping most likely does have some effect (why else would they put it in.)


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Tipping is 'working as intended'. You want to know what it does? Nothing. it doesn't do anything. if it actually does something the effect is so miniscule that it doesn't matter.

What's really baffling is you don't believe buying luxury balls increases style, but you believe tipping actually does something when you don't have any proof of that either.

Why does it need to actually do anything to exist? It's a red herring, it's designed to make players like you go 'this is increasing my rate of shinies!' and keep you guessing and leading on even simpler people with all manner of radical theories.
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