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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

Candy can be used to evolve or Power Up Pokémon. Each evolutionary family has their own kind of Candy, usually named after the lowest stage of each evolutionary family, which can only be used to evolve or strengthen members of that family. For example, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur are all powered up by Bulbasaur Candy, and may not use any other kind of Candy. Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ evolutionary families have separate Candy. Each different kind of Candy has its own color scheme, based on the Pokémon it is named after.

Obtaining Candy

There are several ways to earn Candy:

  • Catching a Pokémon gives the player 3, 5, or 10 of that Pokémon's Candy depending on whether it has not evolved, has evolved once, or has evolved twice. (Prior to February 16, 2017, all Pokémon gave 3 Candy.) Pokémon that evolve from Baby Pokémon are not considered evolved, except Togetic.
    • Using a Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy the player receives.
  • Hatching a Pokémon from an Egg gives the player some of that Pokémon's Candy. The number of Candy obtained varies between 5 and 32.
  • The player can permanently transfer a Pokémon to Professor Willow in exchange for 1 piece of its Candy.
  • Evolving a Pokémon gives the player 1 of that Pokémon's Candy.
  • When player walks a certain distance (1, 3, 5 or 20km) with Buddy Pokémon, they are rewarded with 1 Candy of that Pokémon.
  • Feeding a Pokémon in a Gym can sometimes give 1 of that Pokémon's Candy.


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

Typically, a three-stage evolutionary line requires 25 Candy for the first evolution and another 100 Candy for the second evolution, while a two-stage evolutionary line requires 50 Candy for their evolution. The Rattata, Pidgey, Caterpie, Weedle, Eevee, Sentret, Ledyba, Wurmple, and Whismur families all require less than this, while the Magikarp, Wailmer, Swablu, Feebas and Meltan families require more. Baby Pokémon (except Riolu), require 25 Candy to evolve, and their evolutions usually only require 50 Candy to evolve again.

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). Generation IV evolutions which require an evolutionary stone or evolution-inducing held item instead all require a Sinnoh Stone instead of that item (in addition to 100 Candy). Other evolutionary stones (including the Ice Stone) are not required in Pokémon GO.

Power Up

Main article: Power Up → Costs

Powering Up Pokémon costs both Stardust and Candy. The cost varies with the Pokémon's Power Up level, which increases by 1 every time it is Powered Up, and newly caught or hatched Pokémon do not necessarily start with a Power Up level of 1.

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

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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.


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

Stat-based Candy can be used by any Pokémon, regardless of species, 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.

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 it hits the maximum 200 AVs. 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.

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

Types of Candy



Candy Japanese Compatible Pokémon Other locations
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
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
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


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.

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

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