pokemon-go-bannerHave you been spending your entire summer looking for one more Charmander so that you will finally have enough candies to evolve him? With Pokemon Go’s latest update, a new feature was added called the Buddy System and it allows you to just this!

Pokemon’s Buddy System is a great new addition to the app that allows users to pick one of their Pokemon to walk alongside you and to earn extra candy by walking a certain distance. The distance for each of the Pokemon is varied, for example a Pikachu requires 1km per candy where as a Kabuto requires 5km per candy.

Making a Pokemon your Buddy

Users can assign their Pokemon to become their Buddy, by tapping the avatar of our trainer and then pick the Buddy option in the menu screen. Users will then pick which Pokemon they would like to walk aside their trainer and become your buddy.

What is the distance of each Pokemon Go Buddy

Each of the Pokemon  have a different benchmark that will need to be met before you will earn a candy. The more common the Pokemon, the faster you will produce candy because of the shorter distances required. Obviously, the more rare the Pokemon, the longer the distance will be to get your candy.

We have complied a list of each Pokemon and the distance required to walk versus candy needed to evolve.

Pokemon KM per candy Candies Needed to Evolve KM needed to Evolve
Abra 3 25 75
Aerodactyl 5
Alakazam 5
Arbok 3
Arcanine 3
Articuno
Beedrill 1
Bellsprout 3 25 75
Blastoise 3
Bulbasaur 3 25 75
Butterfree 1
Caterpie 1 12 12
Chansey 5
Charizard 3
Charmander 3 25 75
Charmeleon 3 100 300
Clefable 1
Clefairy 1 50 50
Cloyster 3
Cubone 3 50 150
Dewgone 3
Diglett 3 50 150
Ditto
Dodrio 3
Doduo 3 50 150
Dragonair 5 100 500
Dragonite 5
Dratini 5 25 125
Drowzee 3 50 150
Dugtrio 3
Eevee 5 25 125
Ekans 3 50 150
Electrabuzz 5
Electrode 3
Exeggcute 3 50 150
Exeggutor 3
Farfetch’d 3
Fearow 1
Flareon 5
Gastly 3 25 75
Gengar 3
Geodude 1 25 25
Gloom 3 100 300
Golbat 1
Goldeen 3 50 150
Golduck 3
Golem 1
Graveler 1 100 100
Grimer 3 50 150
Growlithe 3 50 150
Gyrados 1
Haunter 3 100 300
Hitmonchan 5
Hitmonlee 5
Horsea 3 50 150
Hypno 3
Ivysaur 3 100 300
Jigglypuff 1 50 50
Jolteon 5
Jynx 5
Kabuto 5 50 50
Kabutops 5
Kadabra 3 100 300
Kakuna 1 50 50
Kangaskan 3
Kingler 3
Koffing 3 50 150
Krabby 3 50 150
Lapras 5
Lickitung 3
Machamp 3
Machoke 3 100 300
Machop 3 25 75
Magikarp 1 400 400
Magmar 5
Magnemite 3 50 150
Magneton 3
Mankey 3 50 150
Marowak 3
Meowth 3 50 150
Metapod 1 50 50
Mew
Mewtwo
Moltres
Mr. Mime 5
Muk 3
Nidoking 3
Nidoqueen 3
Nidoran (male) 3 25 75
Nidoran (female) 3 25 75
Nidorina 3 25 75
Nidorino 3 100 300
Ninetales 3
Oddish 3 25 75
Omanyte 5 50 250
Omastar 5
Onix 5
Paras 3 50 150
Parasect 3
Persian 3
Pidgeot 1
Pidgeotto 1 50 50
Pidgey 1 12 12
Pikachu 1 50 50
Pinsir 5
Poliwag 3 25 75
Poliwhirl 3 100 300
Ponyta 3 50 150
Porygon 3
Primeape 3
Psyduck 3 50 150
Raichu 1
Rapidash 3
Raticate 1
Rattata 1 25 25
Rhydon 3
Rhyhorn 3 50 150
Sandshrew 3 50 150
Sandslash 3
Scyther 5
Seadra 3
Seaking 3
Seel 3 50 150
Shellder 3 50 150
Slowbro 3
Slowpoke 3 50 150
Snorlax 5
Spearow 1 50 50
Squirtle 3 25 150
Starmie 3
Staryu 3 50 150
Tangela 3
Tauro 3
Tentacool 3 50 150
Tentacruel 3
Vaporeon 5
Venomoth 3
Venonat 3 50 150
Venusaur 3
Victreebel 3
Vileplume 3
Voltorb 3 50 150
Vulpix 3 50 150
Wartortle 3 100 300
Weedle 1 12 12
Weepinbell 3 100 300
Weezing 3
Wigglypuff 1
Zapdos
Zubat 1 50 50

 

pokemon-go-buddy-system-600x3382xWhat Buddy should you pick?

The Pokemon Buddy system is a great feature to help users gain more candy, but it is important to note that you can only choose one Pokemon at a time. Be sure to pick a Pokemon that is in need of candy and one that has not been maxed out in power for your level.

It’s also important to note that when you are swapping out a new Buddy, your old Pokemon Buddy will lose any progress on distance that they have made. Even evolving your Buddy when you are half way through meeting your distance goal will reset the distance, so be sure to keep an eye on when your Pokemon are hitting their benchmark and to swap out or evolve them at that time.

How to find your Pokemon Buddy’s Progress

Users can find their Buddy’s progreen screen by tapping on your Buddy on the trainers screen. You will find a reference to your Buddy’s stats and the number of candies by swiping right at the lower half of the screen.

Extra Tips

Be sure to keep your Pokemon Go app open. Just like hatching eggs, the Buddy System will only track the distance that you are walking when the app is active.

 

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