How to Choose a Buddy Pokemon in Pokemon GO (and Why You Should)


If good issues actually do come to those that wait, then the Buddy System replace for Pokemon GO must be oh so good for gamers of this yr’s most notable cell gaming phenomenon. The replace is now stay, bringing with it precisely what was promised. Pokemon GO Trainers can now select one explicit Pokemon from their collections to stroll round with them — each actually, because you want to be energetic to benefit from them, and figuratively, because the chosen one doesn’t truly seem on the sport map.

So how do you decide a Buddy Pokemon and why would you like to try this in the primary place? Those are literally two separate questions, however we’re glad to reply each of them.

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Like so many different issues in Pokemon GO, the best way to go about deciding on a Buddy Pokemon isn’t instantly apparent. I attempted diving into the person Pokemon first to see if it was an possibility from their menus and located it was not.

Instead, what you need to do is faucet on the profile of your Trainer in the bottom-left nook of the principle recreation display screen. From there, you’ll see a hamburger icon in the bottom-right, that now has three choices: Journal, Buddy and Customize.

Tapping ‘Buddy’ brings you to your Pokemon menu, the place you’ll see all of your out there selections. Pick the one you need, faucet on it and also you’ll be handled to an animation that proclaims that she or he is now your BFF (my phrases, not the sport’s).

As famous, the Buddy Pokemon doesn’t truly present up on the sport map, however you will notice it standing proudly beside you any time you test your Trainer profile going ahead. There’s additionally a small head shot of the Buddy Pokemon down in the nook of the map beside your Trainer.

To swap buddies, all you’ve gotten to do is repeat the method. You’ll be warned that any progress you’ve gotten can be worn out if you happen to make the change. What progress, you ask? Well …

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Aside from simply not having your Trainer really feel lonely, there’s a excellent purpose for choosing a Buddy Pokemon, pronto. As you stroll round along with your buddy, she or he will earn additional Pokemon Candy each so many kilometers. It’s the identical course of used to hatch eggs, and might be accomplished on the identical time, so your distance walked will go towards hatching eggs and gathering extra sweet.

Prior to the Buddy System replace, the one methods to purchase Pokemon Candy had been to catch extra Pokemon of the identical sort, hatch them from eggs (which boiled down to pure luck) or switch Pokemon you already caught again to the Professor. A Buddy Pokemon makes for a very helpful complement to these instruments, notably for Pokemon that aren’t readily discovered in your space.

For instance, once I was on trip this summer time, there have been Doduos all over the place. In reality the brand new state motto of New Jersey ought to in all probability be, “The Doduo State.”

At dwelling, not a lot. But if I used to be particularly anxious to evolve my Doduos, I now have the choice of assigning one in all them as my Buddy Pokemon to earn extra sweet, making up for the truth that they’re scarce in my neck of the woods.

How a lot strolling will you’ve gotten to do for every bit of Pokemon Candy? Quite a bit. The distance varies by Pokemon, however regardless of the way you slice it, 5 km is a great distance to go for one piece of sweet. No matter how scrumptious or helpful it could be.

That stated, it’s laborious to think about any Pokemon GO gamers aren’t glad this replace is lastly right here. Make certain you benefit from it by choosing a buddy and treating them kindly. It’s solely proper contemplating they are going to be supplying you with a hand in your endless quest to catch ’em all.