Pokemon GO is certainly very enjoyable in large part thanks to how it adapted several aspects of the original Pokemon anime. Now it is about to get even more similar to the game as the much awaited Pokemon GO Buddy System is now finally live.
With the new Pokemon GO Buddy System already available in the latest update, many are asking just what it is all about. Well, it is actually a new feature that allows a Pokemon GO trainer to select one of his or her Pokemon to be a buddy. The buddy Pokemon will then appear alongside the trainer?s avatar in the game.
This certainly is an ode to Pikachu in the original Pokemon anime since it did not want to go inside the Pokeball. Instead, it traveled alongside Ash Ketchum as they had one adventure after another.
But aside from having a Pokemon character walk alongside your avatar in the game, there is actually a much larger benefit for Pokemon GO players. This is because the Buddy System also rewards you with candy after you have walked a certain distance with your buddy Pokemon.
This is surely a great feature that will help trainers get candy for those rare Pokemon which are very difficult to spot in the wild. Each Pokemon will have different distance requirements. It ranges from 1km, 3km and 5km. Much like hatching eggs, you would need to walk the specified distance before you get candy.
The candy that you get will be specific to your buddy Pokemon. This is going to help players get the necessary candy to help evolve Pokemon faster. Selecting a buddy Pokemon can be tough, which is why you need to determine what you want to accomplish.
If you are eager to earn candy to evolve rare Pokemon then you can choose that particular Pokemon. On the other hand, you can also use the Buddy System to help get candy to power up your Pokemon for gym battles.
Download the Pokemon Buddy System Update now and enjoy this great new feature in the game. Be sure to check back here soon to find out more Pokemon GO tips as well as other news about the massively popular augmented reality game.