'Pokemon GO' Buddy System Tricks, News & Updates: How Many Kilometers Do You Need To Walk For Each Pokemon?

By V Doctor , Updated Sep 19, 2016 08:22 PM EDT
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Niantic Labs recently introduced the "Pokemon Go" Buddy System which lets players earn candy for selected Pokemon to evolve and power up these quickly. There is also a detailed chart that provides the specifics on how far "Pokemon Go" trainers need to travel to for each creature.

GameSpot reported that to assign a Buddy Pokemon, players have to tap the photo of their trainer avatar and choose the Buddy option in the Menu screen. Select the creature that will become the "Pokemon Go" Buddy and begin walking to earn candy specific to it. "Pokemon Go" players can earn one candy when they reach certain distances.

Pokemon Go Hub stated that "Pokemon Go" Buddy Candy Distance and Size Chart was data mined from the GAME_MASTER file by user elfinlazz on a GitHub Gist page. The information may undergo  changes due to some updates and there may be some deviations in the actual game.

The usual Pokemon like Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise need "Pokemon Go" trainers to travel three kilometers to earn one candy. Also needing three kilometers for one candy are Ekans, Arbok, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoran (male and female), Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidorino and Nidoking. Same with Vulpix, Ninetales, Oddish, Gloom, Vilplume, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Diglett, Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck and Golduck. More common "Pokemon Go" creatures like Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Rattata, Raticate, Spearow and Fearow need only one kilometer for one candy. Pikachu, Raichu, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Zubat, Golbat, Geodude, Clefairy, Graveler, Golem, Magikarp, Gyarados, only require one kilometer of walking to earn one candy.

Other creatures in "Pokemon Go" that require three kilometers of walking for every candy include Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Arcanine, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath. The same can be said about Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Tentacool, Slowbro, Tentacruel, Ponyta, Rapidash and Slowpoke. Magnemite, Magneton, Farfetchd, Doduo, Dodrio, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer, Muk, Shellder, Cloyster, Gastly, Haunter and Gengar also require the same. Some "Pokemon Go" creatures need five kilometers of walking to earn a single candy, including Onix, Hitmonlee, Chansey, Mr. Mime, Scyther, Hitmonchan, Jynx, Electabuzz, Lapras, Eevee, Omanyte, Vaporeon and Jolteon. This same can be said about Flareon, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Mew and Mewtwo.

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