Pokémon Go Buddy vs Evolution vs Hatching Distance Guide

Chris Stead 26 September 2016 NEWS

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The new Pokémon Go buddy system gives you a chance to evolve your Pokémon faster by providing easier access to Candy, if you know the distances required.

A recently added feature to the 500 million selling Pokémon Go mobile game is the buddy system. It allows you to nominate any of your captured Pokémon to be your "buddy," travelling by your Trainer's side as you walk through the real world. Each buddy has a different walking milestone and when you reach that distance, you are rewarded with a Candy of that Pokémon type. This is handy, because you need to collect these Candy specific to each Pokémon to evolve them into higher forms, where they become far more powerful.

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In the below chart, we have made deciding which Pokémon to buddy-up with a simple process. You can not only see how many kilometres you have to walk with a specific Pokémon to get one Candy, but how many kilometres you need to walk to earn enough Candy to evolve that Pokémon, and even how many of that type of Pokémon you could potentially hatch during that time. Dive in and enjoy.

Pokemon KM per Candy as Buddy Candies to Evolve Distance to Evolve KM to Hatch Hatch Rate Pokemon Hatched in Time Reaching Evolution Goal
Abra 3 25 75 5 2.30% 0.345
Aerodactyl 5 0 0 10 4.20% 0
Alakazam 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Arbok 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Arcanine 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Beedrill 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Bellsprout 3 25 75 5 3.30% 0.495
Blastoise 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Bulbasaur 3 25 75 2 9.80% 3.675
Butterfree 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Caterpie 1 12 12 2 10.30% 0.618
Chansey 5 0 0 10 3.70% 0
Charizard 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Charmander 3 25 75 2 5.40% 2.025
Charmeleon 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Clefable 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Clefairy 1 50 50 2 1.40% 0.35
Cloyster 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Cubone 3 50 150 5 2.10% 0.63
Dewgong 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Diglett 3 50 150 5 1.10% 0.33
Dodrio 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Doduo 3 50 150 5 1.40% 0.42
Dragonair 5 100 500 0 0.00% 0
Dragonite 5 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Dratini 5 25 125 10 3.50% 0.4375
Drowzee 3 50 150 5 1.90% 0.57
Dugtrio 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Eevee 5 25 125 10 17.70% 2.2125
Ekans 3 50 150 5 3.80% 1.14
Electabuzz 5 0 0 10 7.40% 0
Electrode 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Exeggcute 3 50 150 5 1.70% 0.51
Exeggutor 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Farfetch'd 3 0 0 5 1.90% 0
Fearow 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Flareon 5 0 0 0 0
Gastly 3 25 75 5 1.80% 0.27
Gengar 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Geodude 1 25 25 2 3.90% 0.4875
Gloom 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Golbat 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Goldeen 3 50 150 5 2.60% 0.78
Golduck 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Golem 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Graveler 1 100 100 0 0.00% 0
Grimer 3 50 150 5 0.50% 0.15
Growlithe 3 50 150 5 3.50% 1.05
Gyarados 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Haunter 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Hitmonchan 5 0 0 10 2.80% 0
Hitmonlee 5 0 0 10 3.30% 0
Horsea 3 50 150 5 1.60% 0.48
Hypno 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Ivysaur 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Jigglypuff 1 50 50 2 1.70% 0.425
Jolteon 5 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Jynx 5 0 0 10 7.20% 0
Kabuto 5 50 250 10 3.30% 0.825
Kabutops 5 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Kadabra 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Kakuna 1 50 50 0 0.00% 0
Kangaskhan 3 0 0 5 1.90% 0
Kingler 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Koffing 3 50 150 5 0.30% 0.09
Krabby 3 50 150 5 3.00% 0.9
Lapras 5 0 0 10 4.30% 0
Lickitung 3 0 0 5 0.70% 0
Machamp 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Machoke 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Machop 3 25 75 5 1.80% 0.27
Magikarp 1 400 400 2 8.60% 17.2
Magmar 5 0 0 10 8.80% 0
Magnemite 3 50 150 5 2.20% 0.66
Magneton 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Mankey 3 50 150 5 1.40% 0.42
Marowak 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Meowth 3 50 150 5 3.60% 1.08
Metapod 1 50 50 0 0.00% 0
Mr. Mime 5 0 0 5 1.90% 0
Muk 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Nidoking 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Nidoqueen 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Nidoran (f) 3 25 75 5 3.80% 0.57
Nidoran (m) 3 25 75 5 4.20% 0.63
Nidorina 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Nidorino 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Ninetales 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Oddish 3 25 75 5 4.00% 0.6
Omanyte 5 50 250 10 3.20% 0.8
Omastar 5 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Onix 5 0 0 10 7.00% 0
Paras 3 50 150 5 4.10% 1.23
Parasect 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Persian 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Pidgeot 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Pidgeotto 1 50 50 0 0.00% 0
Pidgey 1 12 12 2 11.40% 0.684
Pikachu 1 50 50 2 4.70% 1.175
Pinsir 5 0 0 10 7.60% 0
Poliwag 3 25 75 5 3.00% 0.45
Poliwhirl 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Poliwrath 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Ponyta 3 50 150 5 4.60% 1.38
Porygon 3 0 0 5 1.00% 0
Primeape 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Psyduck 3 50 150 5 2.40% 0.72
Raichu 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Rapidash 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Raticate 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Rattata 1 25 25 2 10.40% 1.3
Rhydon 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Rhyhorn 3 50 150 5 2.30% 0.69
Sandshrew 3 50 150 5 4.10% 1.23
Sandslash 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Scyther 5 0 0 10 6.40% 0
Seadra 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Seaking 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Seel 3 50 150 5 1.30% 0.39
Shellder 3 50 150 5 1.60% 0.48
Slowbro 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Slowpoke 3 50 150 5 1.80% 0.54
Snorlax 5 0 0 10 5.10% 0
Spearow 1 50 50 2 3.30% 0.825
Squirtle 3 25 75 2 4.80% 1.8
Starmie 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Staryu 3 50 150 5 3.00% 0.9
Tangela 3 0 0 5 1.00% 0
Tauros 3 0 0 5 1.90% 0
Tentacool 3 50 150 5 3.80% 1.14
Tentacruel 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Vaporeon 5 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Venomoth 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Venonat 3 50 150 5 2.00% 0.6
Venusaur 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Victreebel 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Vileplume 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Voltorb 3 50 150 5 2.00% 0.6
Vulpix 3 50 150 5 2.80% 0.84
Wartortle 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Weedle 1 12 12 2 12.30% 0.738
Weepinbell 3 100 300 0 0.00% 0
Weezing 3 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Wigglytuff 1 0 0 0 0.00% 0
Zubat 1 50 50 2 8.30% 2.075

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