Niantic recently released a new feature for “Pokmon GO” called the Buddy System, which will enable players to earn Candy for a Pokmon by walking a certain distance. This feature could prove to be quite useful to those who are too busy to play as one will only need to walk to get Candy. Those who are keen on collecting Candy to evolve their pocket monsters may want to wear comfortable shoes before heading outdoors, as some Candy for certain Pokmon will take quite a number of steps before one can get them.
To start using the Buddy System, simply tap the photo of the Trainer avatar, then select the Buddy option from the Menu screen. Choose a Pokmon to be one’s Buddy, and then simply start walking.
A player will only need to walk one kilometer to get a Candy for Jigglypuff, Magikarp, Pidgeot, Rattata, Zubat, and Pikachu, while other Pokmon such as Horsea, Charizard, Abra, Alakazam, and Meowth will require a 3-kilometer walk before players get rewarded with one Candy. As for Scyther, Snorlax, Onix, Lapras, and Jynx, gamers will find that they need to go further as these pocket monsters require a 5-kilometer walk to get even a single Candy. For a guide on how many kilometers to walk for each type of Pokmon Candy, go here.
Why is it vital to have lots of Pokmon Candy on hand to play “Pokmon GO?” With this item, players can use it to evolve their Pokmon to the next level, but as experienced players know, it will take a lot of Candy to evolve most of the monsters in the augmented reality game. For instance, it takes 25 Candy for an Abra to evolve. This means that those who don’t have enough Candy can choose to walk a certain distance to help their monsters transform, and one will have to walk 75 kilometers for Abra to evolve. Still, it’s nothing compared to the distance to evolve Dragonair, as players will have to walk a whopping 500 kilometers for the pocket monster to change.
To make sure that all that walking won’t be put to waste, make sure that the “Pokmon GO” app is active while traveling, as it will only track the distance that each player travels when the app is open.