Pair Up (ダブル, Double in the Japanese version) is a game mechanic introduced in Fire Emblem: Awakening.
It is similar to the Rescue command as two units become one singular unit. Unlike the Rescue command, Pair Ups do not give negative bonuses to the lead character, instead giving them bonuses to their stats along with other effects. Stat boosts are determined by the supporting character's current class, their actual standard character bonuses, and the support level between the two. Hence a Mage supporting unit will mainly boost Magic while a Knight will provide Defense.
Pair Up units will always engage in a Dual System battle, even if there is units adjacent to the target Pair Up. Pair Up units can freely change who is the leading character between the two by using the Switch command, this allows players to use the character best suited to attack or to change a supporting character's equipped weapon. They also have the Transfer command allowing a Pair Up unit to either transfer their supporting unit to an adjacent non-Pair Up unit or swap supporting units with an adjacent Pair Up unit. The last function they have is the Separate command, allowing the Pair Up to separate from each other and become solo units once more
Having units in a Pair Up can boost Supports Levels when the units engage in battle, and the bonuses are better than adjacent Dual System support battle. This only applies if the two units can support with each other. Pair Up units can also activate another option on an Event Tile, to engage in a short conversation between the two, boosting Support levels by 9 points
Pair Up BonusesEdit
While pairing up, the active unit gains statistical bonuses according to the following formula:
- Pair Up Bonus = Inactive unit's stat bonus + Inactive unit's class bonus + Support level bonus
- When a unit is paired up with their spouse, touching their portrait on the touch screen will show their full portrait blushing on the class information screen.