Like the previous games, PokéAssists make a return. However, this time, the PokéAssists allow for the Pokémon to partake in the assist personally.

When you select the Pokémon from the little menu in the bottom right, you have the ability to drag and drop the Pokémon.

PokéAssist Finish

Due to this change, the Pokémon is susceptable to the attacks of the Pokémon whom you're trying to capture. If the Assisting Pokémon gets damaged by the attacks of the wild Pokémon, the Assisting Pokémon will flee and you won't be able to use it or its PokéAssist again. All the Pokémon Assists are for a short period of time and are capable of.