‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Buddy System Glitches Revealed! What Players Should Do?

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Sep 19, 2016 07:04 AM EDT

"Pokemon Go" has continued to be a force to reckon with in the mobile game industry. Although reports are circulating that the popular game has lost millions of players across the globe, Niantic is pretty confident that its new updates will improve the quality of the game. The company behind "Pokemon Go" has recently introduced a new feature dubbed as Buddy System.

According to reports, the new feature makes the game more exciting as it allows "Pokemon Go" players to walk side by side with their Pokemon. Both Android and iOS users can now download the latest update on their devices.

The rule is "Pokemon Go" players are only allowed to walk with one Pokemon at a time. However, they can always swap their buddy Pokemon with a different one any time. Players who walk for a particular distance with their buddy will get a candy as a reward. Although the Buddy System appears to have improved the gaming experience, fans have discovered some flaws in the new feature.

There are reports saying that Pokemon buddy has limited access to gyms. "Pokemon Go" fans have also revealed on Reddit with regard to their discovery that even after training players can still use buddy Pokemon in acquiring candy. Some are also saying that its ability to receive candy will not be eliminated even after it fainted in battle.

It has also been revealed by another Reddit user that changing a Pokemon buddy every once in a while will not affect the total distance "Pokemon Go" players have already accumulated. The main mechanic of the new feature is to give a candy to the Pokemon trainer after a certain amount of distance.

However, another player has posted on Reddit that he has received two pieces of candies as a reward after a travelling with his buddy. Although, Niantic has yet to comment on the issue, some "Pokemon Go" fans are saying that the new update may have some minor glitches.

Fans are hoping that Niantic will soon provide some answers to these issues. Stay tuned for more news and updates about "Pokemon Go."

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