The Pokémon GO Buddy system makes you make fantasies come true. Who has not ever wanted to walk around with their favorite Pokémon at their side? While it seems that the biggest hype surrounding Pokémon GO has been put down to rest, the true fans have a surprise waiting for them when updating the game to its latest version.
True fans knew this was coming and since last night it’s finally live! Although I had expected it to promptly appear on my screen when (re)starting the game, after the update. It turned out that this was not the case. That’s why with this article you get to know how to use the Pokemon GO Buddy System and you immediately learn what the best way is to use.
How to properly set up the Pokémon GO Buddy System
With the Pokémon GO Buddy System you basically get to pick a Pokémon that will walk alongside you during your adventures. It also collects Pokémon candy of its own type when a certain distance is walked. So for example; if you add a Dragonair as your buddy; it will collect Dratini candy which you can use to evolve that mighty Dragonair to even more awesome Dragonite!
The buddy system makes the evolution of certain Pokémon a lot easier. You see, overtime you reach a certain distance, as for example the 5K in the image above, the Pokémon will collect Pokémon candy of that specific kind. It turns out that it will sometimes also collect multiply candies.
How to set up the Pokémon GO Buddy System
It’s actually easy;
- Go to your profile in Pokémon GO;
- Press on the three lines in the right corner;
- Press Buddy and select the Pokémon you want to start with:
Chose wisely though because each Pokémon has an unique amount of distance to walk. For example; the entire evolution chain of Dratini al need 5K per checkpoint, but other like Pikachu only need 1K of a distance. The three starter Pokémon all require 3K. So make a good choice in what you goal is and for what Pokémon you really need those candies!
By the way; it also turns out that Pickachu has a special Easter Egg regarding the Buddy System:
What will be your first Pokémon GO Buddy Pokémon?
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