I never summoned her more than 4 or 5 times, this being after the huge buff to how long they'd stay for prompting me to take one up, but she managed to get herself killed inside of 30 minutes or so every time, and having thrown away my signal pearl our Fellow Bond would be reset to zero. it has to be 5+ to pick their fighting style, which is roughly by summoning+chatting. I didn't mean job level, but whatever esoteric progression was necessary that I couldn't remember off-hand two hours ago.
tl;dr I didn't put up with that sh*t long enough to be able to, nor cared.
Edited, Jan 31st 2013 5:29pm by Raelix
Pro tip(Even though you don't care) it only takes them surviving one call with killing enough enemies for them to leave for them to let you change their style. Go out on your dark switch your sub to blm. Go to a low level area(If style viable go to one of the starting beastmen strongholds*) Train about 30 mobs. Spam level 1 -gas until they all fall over dead. This process should take about 10 minutes. You don't even have to attack(So she won't). And then you can move on with your life with your fellow.(If the desire hits you) Incidentally this is how I use to level up my clothes before you could do that through friend points.
*By Viable I mean if Square adding high level mobs to low level areas hasn't screwed up the area you decide to go to yet.
Your Fellow Doesn't even have to get EXP for it to go up in bond. Just talk to it once after you summon it and kill until they leave. Boom Style change unlocked.
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