Pokémon GO Buddy Candy: How to Get

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Setting Pokémon in Pokémon GO as your buddy can be a helpful tool for farming the candy necessary to evolve and power up your Pokémon. Here is a guide to help you rack up these essential items.

Finding candy for the rare Pokémon in your arsenal can definitely be one of the most challenging parts of the gameplay experience in Pokémon GO. This is why the buddy system can be a way of amending this frustrating feature. When having a Pokémon selected as your buddy, when you walk a certain distance with that Pokémon as your buddy, eventually you will be rewarded with a candy necessary for that Pokémon's growth.

Where the challenge with the buddy feature comes in is that different Pokémon require varying distances to be walked in order to yield just one candy. You can find more information about this below.

Pokémon GO Buddy Candy: How to Get

The different distances that need to be walked in order to receive one candy for that Pokémon will be divided into four tiers: 1km, 3km, 5km and 20km. Luckily enough, there are resources that list out which Pokémon occupy which tier, like The Silph Road's list, which can be found here.

Pokémon which are more common can be found on the lower end of this range, examples of this being the Zubat line, which only require 1km to have the trainer get candy.

However, on the opposite end of this, the 20km tier, players will find mostly legendary Pokémon, like Thunderus. These Pokémon have a very high rarity and are very powerful, so the distance walked seems justified in this sense.

Good luck walking your Pokémon as the weather gets warmer!