Buddy Pokémon

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A Buddy Pokémon

A Buddy Pokémon (Japanese: 相棒ポケモン Partner Pokémon) is a walking Pokémon in Pokémon GO. They allow the player to earn Candy for the Buddy Pokémon's family by walking with them. Buddy Pokémon were added to Pokémon GO in version 0.37.0 (labeled 1.7.0 on the iOS App Store), which was released on September 13, 2016.

Mechanics

The player earns Candy after walking a certain distance while the same Pokémon is equipped as their Buddy Pokémon. The distance required (1 km, 3 km or 5 km) depends on the Pokémon's evolutionary family. The player can only have one Buddy Pokémon at a time, and changing the Buddy Pokémon causes the distance until the next Candy is obtained to be reset.

Starting in version 0.49.1 (labelled 1.19.1 on the iOS App Store) of Pokémon GO, which was released on December 8, 2016, the total Candy collected by a particular Pokémon as a Buddy Pokémon is displayed on the buddy information screen, and the total distance walked with a Pokémon as a Buddy Pokémon is listed on that Pokémon's information screen.

Originally, the distance corresponded to half of the Pokémon's family's Egg distance (rounded to the nearest whole number), but Egg distances changed while Buddy distances remained the same.

If Eevee is the current Buddy Pokémon, and has walked at least 10 km with the player and obtained at least two Candies, it will evolve into Espeon in day mode or Umbreon in night mode. This does not override the ability of Eevee's nickname to cause it to evolve into a particular Eeveelution.

Position

Each species of Pokémon has a defined buddy position. Medium Pokémon stand beside to the player, while large Pokémon stand behind the player. Flying Pokémon fly or float next to the player.

Pokémon with a position of "Shoulder" or "Arms" sit on the player's shoulder or ride in their arms, respectively. Pikachu initially stands beside the player, but moves to their arms if it collects a total of 10 Pikachu Candy.

List of properties as Buddy Pokémon

# Pokémon Distance (km) Position
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur 3 Medium
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur 3 Big
003 Venusaur Venusaur 3 Big
004 Charmander Charmander 3 Medium
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon 3 Medium
006 Charizard Charizard 3 Big
007 Squirtle Squirtle 3 Medium
008 Wartortle Wartortle 3 Medium
009 Blastoise Blastoise 3 Big
010 Caterpie Caterpie 1 Shoulder
011 Metapod Metapod 1 Medium
012 Butterfree Butterfree 1 Flying
013 Weedle Weedle 1 Shoulder
014 Kakuna Kakuna 1 Medium
015 Beedrill Beedrill 1 Flying
016 Pidgey Pidgey 1 Shoulder
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto 1 Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot 1 Flying
019 Rattata Rattata 1 Medium
020 Raticate Raticate 1 Medium
021 Spearow Spearow 1 Shoulder
022 Fearow Fearow 1 Flying
023 Ekans Ekans 3 Medium
024 Arbok Arbok 3 Big
025 Pikachu Pikachu 1 Shoulder
026 Raichu Raichu 1 Medium
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew 3 Medium
028 Sandslash Sandslash 3 Medium
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ 3 Medium
030 Nidorina Nidorina 3 Medium
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen 3 Big
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ 3 Medium
033 Nidorino Nidorino 3 Medium
034 Nidoking Nidoking 3 Big
035 Clefairy Clefairy 1 Medium
036 Clefable Clefable 1 Big
037 Vulpix Vulpix 3 Medium
038 Ninetales Ninetales 3 Big
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff 1 Medium
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff 1 Big
041 Zubat Zubat 1 Flying
042 Golbat Golbat 1 Flying
043 Oddish Oddish 3 Medium
044 Gloom Gloom 3 Medium
045 Vileplume Vileplume 3 Big
046 Paras Paras 3 Medium
047 Parasect Parasect 3 Medium
048 Venonat Venonat 3 Medium
049 Venomoth Venomoth 3 Flying
050 Diglett Diglett 3 Medium
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio 3 Big
052 Meowth Meowth 3 Medium
053 Persian Persian 3 Medium
054 Psyduck Psyduck 3 Medium
055 Golduck Golduck 3 Big
056 Mankey Mankey 3 Medium
057 Primeape Primeape 3 Big
058 Growlithe Growlithe 3 Medium
059 Arcanine Arcanine 3 Big
060 Poliwag Poliwag 3 Medium
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl 3 Big
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath 3 Big
063 Abra Abra 3 Medium
064 Kadabra Kadabra 3 Big
065 Alakazam Alakazam 3 Big
066 Machop Machop 3 Medium
067 Machoke Machoke 3 Big
068 Machamp Machamp 3 Big
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout 3 Medium
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell 3 Big
071 Victreebel Victreebel 3 Big
072 Tentacool Tentacool 3 Medium
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel 3 Big
074 Geodude Geodude 1 Medium
075 Graveler Graveler 1 Big
076 Golem Golem 1 Big
077 Ponyta Ponyta 3 Medium
078 Rapidash Rapidash 3 Big
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke 3 Medium
080 Slowbro Slowbro 3 Big
081 Magnemite Magnemite 3 Flying
082 Magneton Magneton 3 Big
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd 3 Medium
084 Doduo Doduo 3 Medium
085 Dodrio Dodrio 3 Big
086 Seel Seel 3 Medium
087 Dewgong Dewgong 3 Medium
088 Grimer Grimer 3 Big
089 Muk Muk 3 Big
090 Shellder Shellder 3 Medium
091 Cloyster Cloyster 3 Big
092 Gastly Gastly 3 Flying
093 Haunter Haunter 3 Flying
094 Gengar Gengar 3 Big
095 Onix Onix 5 Big
096 Drowzee Drowzee 3 Big
097 Hypno Hypno 3 Big
098 Krabby Krabby 3 Medium
099 Kingler Kingler 3 Big
100 Voltorb Voltorb 3 Medium
101 Electrode Electrode 3 Big
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute 3 Medium
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor 3 Big
104 Cubone Cubone 3 Medium
105 Marowak Marowak 3 Medium
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee 5 Big
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan 5 Big
108 Lickitung Lickitung 3 Medium
109 Koffing Koffing 3 Big
110 Weezing Weezing 3 Big
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn 3 Big
112 Rhydon Rhydon 3 Big
113 Chansey Chansey 5 Big
114 Tangela Tangela 3 Medium
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan 3 Big
116 Horsea Horsea 3 Medium
117 Seadra Seadra 3 Big
118 Goldeen Goldeen 3 Medium
119 Seaking Seaking 3 Big
120 Staryu Staryu 3 Medium
121 Starmie Starmie 3 Big
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime 5 Medium
123 Scyther Scyther 5 Big
124 Jynx Jynx 5 Big
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz 5 Medium
126 Magmar Magmar 5 Big
127 Pinsir Pinsir 5 Big
128 Tauros Tauros 3 Big
129 Magikarp Magikarp 1 Medium
130 Gyarados Gyarados 1 Big
131 Lapras Lapras 5 Big
132 Ditto Ditto 3 Medium
133 Eevee Eevee 5 Shoulder
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon 5 Medium
135 Jolteon Jolteon 5 Medium
136 Flareon Flareon 5 Medium
137 Porygon Porygon 3 Big
138 Omanyte Omanyte 5 Medium
139 Omastar Omastar 5 Big
140 Kabuto Kabuto 5 Medium
141 Kabutops Kabutops 5 Big
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl 5 Big
143 Snorlax Snorlax 5 Big
144 Articuno Articuno 20 Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos 20 Flying
146 Moltres Moltres 20 Big
147 Dratini Dratini 5 Medium
148 Dragonair Dragonair 5 Big
149 Dragonite Dragonite 5 Big
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo 20 Big
151 Mew Mew 20 Medium
152 Chikorita Chikorita 3 Medium
153 Bayleef Bayleef 3 Medium
154 Meganium Meganium 3 Big
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil 3 Medium
156 Quilava Quilava 3 Medium
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion 3 Big
158 Totodile Totodile 3 Medium
159 Croconaw Croconaw 3 Medium
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr 3 Big
161 Sentret Sentret 1 Medium
162 Furret Furret 1 Medium
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot 1 Medium
164 Noctowl Noctowl 1 Flying
165 Ledyba Ledyba 1 Flying
166 Ledian Ledian 1 Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak 1 Medium
168 Ariados Ariados 1 Medium
169 Crobat Crobat 1 Flying
170 Chinchou Chinchou 3 Medium
171 Lanturn Lanturn 3 Big
172 Pichu Pichu 1 Arms
173 Cleffa Cleffa 1 Arms
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff 1 Medium
175 Togepi Togepi 3 Arms
176 Togetic Togetic 3 Medium
177 Natu Natu 3 Shoulder
178 Xatu Xatu 3 Flying
179 Mareep Mareep 5 Medium
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy 5 Medium
181 Ampharos Ampharos 5 Big
182 Bellossom Bellossom 1 Medium
183 Marill Marill 3 Medium
184 Azumarill Azumarill 3 Medium
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo 5 Medium
186 Politoed Politoed 3 Medium
187 Hoppip Hoppip 3 Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom 3 Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff 3 Flying
190 Aipom Aipom 3 Medium
191 Sunkern Sunkern 3 Shoulder
192 Sunflora Sunflora 3 Medium
193 Yanma Yanma 3 Medium
194 Wooper Wooper 3 Medium
195 Quagsire Quagsire 3 Big
196 Espeon Espeon 5 Medium
197 Umbreon Umbreon 5 Medium
198 Murkrow Murkrow 3 Shoulder
199 Slowking Slowking 3 Big
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus 3 Flying
201 Unown Unown 5 Medium
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet 3 Big
203 Girafarig Girafarig 3 Big
204 Pineco Pineco 5 Medium
205 Forretress Forretress 5 Big
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce 3 Medium
207 Gligar Gligar 5 Medium
208 Steelix Steelix 5 Big
209 Snubbull Snubbull 3 Medium
210 Granbull Granbull 3 Big
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish 3 Medium
212 Scizor Scizor 5 Big
213 Shuckle Shuckle 3 Medium
214 Heracross Heracross 3 Big
215 Sneasel Sneasel 3 Medium
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa 3 Medium
217 Ursaring Ursaring 3 Big
218 Slugma Slugma 1 Medium
219 Magcargo Magcargo 1 Medium
220 Swinub Swinub 3 Medium
221 Piloswine Piloswine 3 Big
222 Corsola Corsola 3 Medium
223 Remoraid Remoraid 1 Medium
224 Octillery Octillery 1 Medium
225 Delibird Delibird 5 Medium
226 Mantine Mantine 5 Big
227 Skarmory Skarmory 5 Flying
228 Houndour Houndour 3 Medium
229 Houndoom Houndoom 3 Medium
230 Kingdra Kingdra 3 Big
231 Phanpy Phanpy 3 Medium
232 Donphan Donphan 3 Big
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 3 Medium
234 Stantler Stantler 3 Big
235 Smeargle Smeargle 3 Big
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue 5 Medium
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop 5 Medium
238 Smoochum Smoochum 5 Arms
239 Elekid Elekid 5 Arms
240 Magby Magby 5 Arms
241 Miltank Miltank 5 Big
242 Blissey Blissey 5 Big
243 Raikou Raikou 20 Big
244 Entei Entei 20 Big
245 Suicune Suicune 20 Big
246 Larvitar Larvitar 5 Medium
247 Pupitar Pupitar 5 Medium
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar 5 Big
249 Lugia Lugia 20 Big
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh 20 Big
251 Celebi Celebi 20 Medium

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 夥伴寶可夢 Fóbuhn Pokémon
Mandarin 夥伴寶可夢 Huǒbàn Pokémon
France Flag.png French Copain Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Kumpel-Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon compagno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파트너 포켓몬 Partner Pokémon
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Companheiro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Compañero Pokémon

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