Candy

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Artwork of Slowpoke Candy

Candy (Japanese: アメ Candy) is a type of currency introduced Pokémon GO and a type of item in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

In Pokémon GO

Each evolutionary family has its own kind of Candy, usually named after the lowest stage of each evolutionary family, which can only be used to evolve or Power Up members of that family. For example, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur all require Bulbasaur Candy to Power Up. The Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ evolutionary families have separate Candies. Each Candy has its own color scheme based on the Pokémon it is named after. Prior to the addition of Generation II Pokémon, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan had their own Candies, which were later converted into Tyrogue Candy.

In June 2017, the Rare Candy was introduced as a wildcard Candy. It's a rainbow-colored Candy that, when used on a Pokémon, turns into the Candy of that evolutionary family.

Acquisition

There are several ways to earn Candy, each method yielding Candy for the affected Pokémon:

Method Candy
Catching Pokémon
Unevolved Pokémon GO Slowpoke Candy.png3
Second-stage Pokémon GO Slowpoke Candy.png5
Third-stage Pokémon GO Slowpoke Candy.png10
Using a Pinap Berry ×2
Hatching Eggs
Hatch a 2 km Egg GO Slowpoke Candy.png5 - 10
Hatch a 5 km Egg GO Slowpoke Candy.png10 - 21
Hatch a 7 km Egg GO Slowpoke Candy.png10 - 21
Hatch a 10 km Egg GO Slowpoke Candy.png16 - 32
Trading Pokémon
Obtained <10 km apart GO Slowpoke Candy.png1
Obtained ≥10 km and <100 km apart GO Slowpoke Candy.png2
Obtained ≥100 km apart GO Slowpoke Candy.png3
Other
Transfer Pokémon to Professor Willow GO Slowpoke Candy.png1
Transfer Pokémon to Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee! GO Slowpoke Candy.png1
Evolve a Pokémon GO Slowpoke Candy.png1
Walk a Buddy Pokémon a certain distance (1, 3, 5, or 20 km) GO Slowpoke Candy.png1
Feed a Berry to a Gym defender (randomly awarded) GO Slowpoke Candy.png1

Prior to February 16, 2017, all Pokémon gave GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 when captured.

Pokémon that can evolve from Baby Pokémon, except Togetic and Lucario, are considered to be unevolved Pokémon, so only award GO Slowpoke Candy.png3 when caught, and their evolved forms only award GO Slowpoke Candy.png5 when caught.

Evolution

Main article: List of Pokémon by evolution family in Pokémon GO

The cost in candy to evolve a Pokémon is typically based on its number of evolution stages, but with some exceptions:

Generation II evolutions which require a Sun Stone or evolution-inducing held item in the core series games also require that same item in Pokémon GO (in addition to Candy). Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions introduced in Generation IV require a Sinnoh Stone and GO Slowpoke Candy.png100 to evolve. Other evolutionary stones (including the Ice Stone) are not required in Pokémon GO.

In past updates, two-stage Pokémon that cost GO Slowpoke Candy.png50 to evolve have their cost reduced to GO Slowpoke Candy.png25 whenever a cross-generational third-stage is added, like with Zubat and Duskull. Snorunt's evolution cost was increased when Froslass became available, due to it requiring a Sinnoh Stone to evolve into Froslass (and all Sinnoh Stone evolutions cost GO Slowpoke Candy.png100), the cost to evolve into Glalie was increased to match.

Power Up

Main article: Power Up → Levels

Powering Up Pokémon costs both Stardust and candy. The cost to Power Up increases with the Power Up level. If a Pokémon were to be Powered Up from level 1 all the way to the maximum level 40, it would require GO Slowpoke Candy.png304 total (not including those used for any evolutions).

New Attack

Main article: Move → Pokémon GO

The player can spend Stardust and candy to teach a Pokémon a second Charged Attack. The cost varies on the Pokémon species and largely corresponds with the distance needed to walk for a Buddy Pokémon to find a candy, but with some exceptions with starter Pokémon and baby Pokémon. In addition, Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Magikarp, Ditto, Wynaut, Wobbuffet, Smeargle, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Taillow, Feebas, Beldum, Kricketot, and Combee cannot learn a second Charged Attack.

Stardust Candy Pokémon
GO Stardust icon.png10,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png25 Pokémon with 1 km Buddy distance
Starter Pokémon
Baby Pokémon
GO Stardust icon.png50,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png50 Pokémon with 3 km Buddy distance
(except starter and baby Pokémon)
GO Stardust icon.png75,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png75 Pokémon with 5 km Buddy distance
(except starter and baby Pokémon)
GO Stardust icon.png100,000 GO Slowpoke Candy.png100 Pokémon with 20 km Buddy distance

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Candy appears as a type of item stored in the Candy Jar. Candy can be used to increase a Pokémon's awakening values, except the Rare Candy, which instead boosts a Pokémon's level.

Effect

There are three types of Candy: stat-based Candy, species-based Candy, and Rare Candy.

Stat-based candy can be used by any Pokémon to raise the AV of a specific stat, depending on the kind of Candy. They come in three sizes: regular, L and XL. They are more commonly found than species-specific Candy, as multiple of these Candies are often required to raise a single AV point. As a Pokémon's AV increases for a stat, it will require more and larger Candy to further increase the same stat by one AV. Regular-sized Candy can only raise a stat up to 50 AVs. L-sized Candy can go up to 100 AVs, but require the Pokémon to be at least level 30. XL-sized Candy can reach the maximum 200 AVs, but only work for level 60 and up.

Species-based Candy can only be used by Pokémon of its corresponding evolutionary family. Bulbasaur Candy, for example, can only be used by Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur. When one is used, it will increase all stats by one AV point, up until all stats hit the maximum 200 AVs, and has no level requirements. Unlike in Pokémon GO, species-specific Candy do not play a role in evolution. Additionally, unlike Pokémon GO since the introduction of Tyrogue, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan have separate Candy.

For a complete list of costs, see Awakening values → Costs

Rare Candy, like in previous games, raises a Pokémon's level by one.

Acquisition

Candy is most commonly obtained through catching wild Pokémon or transferring Pokémon to Professor Oak. The type of Candy obtained depends on the species caught or transferred. Professor Oak will award the player one stat-based Candy for every Pokémon transferred, based off the Candy it may yield when caught in the wild. For every 50 Pokémon of the same species transferred, Professor Oak will also award a species-specific Candy for that Pokémon.

Catching a wild Pokémon may sometimes award player a random number of Candy. The higher the player's Catch Combo, the more likely that higher quantities and larger Candies will be awarded. A player may start earning regular-sized Candy after catching 30 Pokémon. Candy L can be earned after catching 60 Pokémon, and Candy XL can be earned after catching 90. Players may start earning species-specific candy after catching a total of 120 Pokémon.

The stat-based Candies correspond directly with the species' effort values yield in other core series game. For example, if a Pokémon like Growlithe would yield EVs in Attack in those games, it may award Mighty Candies (of any size) if caught in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Pokémon that would yield EVs for multiple stats, like Seadra which gives both Defense and Special Attack EVs, may award Tough Candies, Smart Candies, or both.

See also: List of Pokémon by effort value yield

Species-based Candy can repeatedly be obtained via the following:

  • Catch compatible Pokémon (chance of obtaining increases with Catch Combo)
  • Transfer 50 compatible Pokémon of the same species to Professor Oak
  • Stroll Pokémon with Poké Ball Plus (up to two Candies per every 5,000 Exp. gained)
    • One Candy for strolling Pokémon and one Candy for walking Pokémon in game, if any

Types of Candy

Generic

Species-based

Candy Japanese Compatible Pokémon Finite methods
Bag Candy Green Sprite.png Bulbasaur Candy フシギダネのアメ BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaur
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Charmander Candy ヒトカゲのアメ CharmanderCharmeleonCharizard
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Squirtle Candy ゼニガメのアメ SquirtleWartortleBlastoise
Bag Candy Green Sprite.png Caterpie Candy キャタピーのアメ CaterpieMetapodButterfree
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Weedle Candy ビードルのアメ WeedleKakunaBeedrill
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Pidgey Candy ポッポのアメ PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeot
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Rattata Candy コラッタのアメ RattataRattataRaticateRaticate
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Spearow Candy オニスズメのアメ SpearowFearow
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Ekans Candy アーボのアメ EkansArbok
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Pikachu Candy ピカチュウのアメ PikachuRaichuRaichu Route 11 (Receive 5 for defeating Coach Trainer Will)P
Pokémon Tower (Receive 5 for defeating Coach Trainer Holly)P
Victory Road (Receive 10 for defeating Coach Trainer Alemana)P
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Sandshrew Candy サンドのアメ SandshrewSandshrewSandslashSandslash
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Nidoran♀ Candy ニドラン♀のアメ Nidoran♀NidorinaNidoqueen
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Nidoran♂ Candy ニドラン♂のアメ Nidoran♂NidorinoNidoking
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Clefairy Candy ピッピのアメ ClefairyClefable
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Vulpix Candy ロコンのアメ VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetales
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Jigglypuff Candy プリンのアメ JigglypuffWigglytuff
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Zubat Candy ズバットのアメ ZubatGolbat
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Oddish Candy ナゾノクサのアメ OddishGloomVileplume
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Paras Candy パラスのアメ ParasParasect
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Venonat Candy コンパンのアメ VenonatVenomoth
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Diglett Candy ディグダのアメ DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrio
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Meowth Candy ニャースのアメ MeowthMeowthPersianPersian
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Psyduck Candy コダックのアメ PsyduckGolduck
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Mankey Candy マンキーのアメ MankeyPrimeape
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Growlithe Candy ガーディのアメ GrowlitheArcanine
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Poliwag Candy ニョロモのアメ PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrath
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Abra Candy ケーシィのアメ AbraKadabraAlakazam
Bag Candy Gray Sprite.png Machop Candy ワンリキーのアメ MachopMachokeMachamp
Bag Candy Green Sprite.png Bellsprout Candy マダツボミのアメ BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Tentacool Candy メノクラゲのアメ TentacoolTentacruel
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Geodude Candy イシツブテのアメ GeodudeGeodudeGravelerGravelerGolemGolem
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Ponyta Candy ポニータのアメ PonytaRapidash
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Slowpoke Candy ヤドンのアメ SlowpokeSlowbro
Bag Candy Gray Sprite.png Magnemite Candy コイルのアメ MagnemiteMagneton
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Farfetch'd Candy カモネギのアメ Farfetch'd
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Doduo Candy ドードーのアメ DoduoDodrio
Bag Candy White Sprite.png Seel Candy パウワウのアメ SeelDewgong
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Grimer Candy ベトベターのアメ GrimerGrimerMukMuk
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Shellder Candy シェルダーのアメ ShellderCloyster
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Gastly Candy ゴースのアメ GastlyHaunterGengar
Bag Candy Gray Sprite.png Onix Candy イワークのアメ Onix
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Drowzee Candy スリープのアメ DrowzeeHypno
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Krabby Candy クラブのアメ KrabbyKingler
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Voltorb Candy ビリリダマのアメ VoltorbElectrode
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Exeggcute Candy タマタマのアメ ExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutor
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Cubone Candy カラカラのアメ CuboneMarowakMarowak
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Hitmonlee Candy サワムラーのアメ Hitmonlee
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Hitmonchan Candy エビワラーのアメ Hitmonchan
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Lickitung Candy ベロリンガのアメ Lickitung
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Koffing Candy ドガースのアメ KoffingWeezing
Bag Candy Gray Sprite.png Rhyhorn Candy サイホーンのアメ RhyhornRhydon
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Chansey Candy ラッキーのアメ Chansey
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Tangela Candy モンジャラのアメ Tangela
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Kangaskhan Candy ガルーラのアメ Kangaskhan
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Horsea Candy タッツーのアメ HorseaSeadra
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Goldeen Candy トサキントのアメ GoldeenSeaking
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Staryu Candy ヒトデマンのアメ StaryuStarmie
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Mr. Mime Candy バリヤードのアメ Mr. Mime
Bag Candy Green Sprite.png Scyther Candy ストライクのアメ Scyther
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Jynx Candy ルージュラのアメ Jynx
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Electabuzz Candy エレブーのアメ Electabuzz
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Magmar Candy ブーバーのアメ Magmar
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Pinsir Candy カイロスのアメ Pinsir
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Tauros Candy ケンタロスのアメ Tauros
Bag Candy Red Sprite.png Magikarp Candy コイキングのアメ MagikarpGyarados
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Lapras Candy ラプラスのアメ Lapras
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Ditto Candy メタモンのアメ Ditto
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Eevee Candy イーブイのアメ EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon Route 11 (Receive 5 for defeating Coach Trainer Will)E
Pokémon Tower (Receive 5 for defeating Coach Trainer Holly)E
Victory Road (Receive 10 for defeating Coach Trainer Alemana)E
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Porygon Candy ポリゴンのアメ Porygon
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Omanyte Candy オムナイトのアメ OmanyteOmastar
Bag Candy Brown Sprite.png Kabuto Candy カブトのアメ KabutoKabutops
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Aerodactyl Candy プテラのアメ Aerodactyl
Bag Candy Black Sprite.png Snorlax Candy カビゴンのアメ Snorlax
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Articuno Candy フリーザーのアメ Articuno
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Zapdos Candy サンダーのアメ Zapdos
Bag Candy Yellow Sprite.png Moltres Candy ファイヤーのアメ Moltres
Bag Candy Blue Sprite.png Dratini Candy ミニリュウのアメ DratiniDragonairDragonite
Bag Candy Purple Sprite.png Mewtwo Candy ミュウツーのアメ Mewtwo
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Mew Candy ミュウのアメ Mew
Bag Candy Gray Sprite.png Meltan Candy メルタンのアメ MeltanMelmetal

Trivia

Evolution Shards
  • In pre-release screenshots of Pokémon GO, Evolution Shards (Japanese: 進化のカケラ Evolution Shards) take the role of Candy, being earned by catching multiple instances of the same Pokémon and being used to evolve Pokémon. They did not have unique names or designs for each evolutionary family.
  • The maximum possible amount of candy that can potentially be used on a single Pokémon in GO is Meltan Candy804 on Melmetal, which include:
    • Meltan Candy304 to Power Up from level 1 to level 40
    • Meltan Candy400 to evolve
    • Meltan Candy100 to teach a second Charged Attack

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 糖果 Tòhnggwó
Mandarin 糖果 Tángguǒ
France Flag.png French Bonbon
Germany Flag.png German Bonbon
Italy Flag.png Italian Caramelle
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사탕 Satang
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Doce
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caramelo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kẹo


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