Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Familiar Basics - Gaining New Tricks and Command Slots
All familiars can attack and use one pre-determined command. They then have up to 4 other commands that you can allot “tricks” to. Tricks are special attacks and spell-like effects that familiars can use by spending their master’s MP (magic points).
(Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3)