Pokémon

How Do You Play With Your Buddy in Pokémon GO?

How do you play with your buddy in Pokémon Go?
How do you play with your buddy in Pokémon Go? | Photo by Niantic

How do you play with your buddy in Pokémon GO?

Many Pokémon fans are trying to figure out how to play with their Buddy in the latest Pokémon GO update.

Buddy Pokémon is a new feature that Niantic added to Pokémon GO in their most recent update and it has been a huge success amongst fans. This new mechanic will allow you to interact with your Pokémon outside of their ball in ways that trainers could not do in previous Pokémon games.

How Do You Play With Your Buddy in Pokémon Go?

In order to partake in the merriment with your Buddy Pokémon, players will first need to make sure that they have a trainer level of 2 or higher, which basically means you have to have done the tutorial first.

Once you have met that rather basic requirement, touch the trainer icon on your device's screen. This will open up your profile page. Then you will want to select the bottom left icon which will take you to the Buddy section. The icon will look like a small cylinder with two faces inside of it. Once there you can select any one of the Pokémon you have caught to join you on your travels. You'll know that your buddy has been paired with you if you see them standing next to you on your profile screen.

After you have selected your buddy you will be given the option to feed them berries and/or poffins. You will want to do this because when the Pokémon has a full stomach gauge it will appear on your screen alongside your trainer.