Originally Posted by Fat BRShooter
So speaking of Zorua hunting, I'm curious; does Zorua only reveal itself once attacked by Kotaro, or when Kotaro's in the fight, or whenever it's attacked by anyone so long as you've recruited Kotaro?
When you enter a wild battle with Kotaro (it always has to be a wild battle), check what wild Pokemon are supposed to be in that area (so when you hover over the area, you'll see the Warriors/Pokemon that are there at present). Occasionally there will be an extra Pokemon there that didn't show up on the screen (so if you entered a battle expecting to see 3 Pokemon and found 4, one of them is a Zorua). To check which one is a Zorua, when you are moving Kotaro around, the Zorua will have a gold link symbol above it irrespective of the Pokemon it is impersonating. I'm pretty sure that the more wild Pokemon are in the area, the better the chances of a Zorua encounter are; however, if there are six enemy Pokemon in the area, the Zorua won't show up no matter what.
So yeah, Zorua only turns up when Kotaro is in battle, but will reveal itself whenever it attacks or is attacked.
Originally Posted by Fat R_N
So is there some secret awesome way to grind that I'm completely missing
I'm trying in vain to keep my warriors at reasonable link and strength levels and it just takes forever for no real reason. Evolving things in particular can be such a pain.
Guardian Charm + entering an area with 3 warriors using only 1 Pokemon is the best way I have found to increase link levels. In the final Hero mission you can easily get 5%+ each month with this method (but in any other mission you'd need to level up areas to get up to that amount), which is more than you usually get from attacking opposing kingdoms (although, using the Guardian Charm trick when attacking a kingdom can easily net you 10%+ link, give or take, but is a lot more risky).
If you're trying to evolve Warriors or Pokemon for the sake of the Gallery, it's easier to leave a couple of nations untouched where there are three in a triangle, such that you can invade one, thereby leaving another unguarded, and as such milk the final kingdom for link gain by having them repeatedly invade your kingdoms and then taking them back (it helps, of course, to be training the rest of your team at the same time so that the enemy castle does not suddenly overpower you). This isn't much help in the main game or if you're trying to complete an episode, though.
Other than that, Harmony Flute and a tonne of patience is the only way to level up adequately.