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Artwork of Slowpoke Candy
Candy (Japanese: アメ Candy) is a type of currency in Pokémon GO. It can be used to evolve or Power Up Pokémon.
Each evolutionary family has their own kind of Candy, 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.
There are several ways to earn Candy:
- Catching a Pokémon gives the player 3 of that Pokémon's Candy.
- From February 16, 2017 onward, catching a Pokémon that has evolved once or twice gives the player 5 or 10 of that Pokémon's evolutionary line's Candy, respectively. Pokémon that evolve from Baby Pokémon are not considered evolved, except Togetic.
- 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.
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. Baby Pokémon, except Togepi, require 25 Candy to evolve, and their evolutions only require 50 Candy to evolve again. The Rattata, Pidgey, Caterpie, Weedle, Eevee, Sentret, Ledyba, and Marill families all require less than this, while the Magikarp family requires more.
Evolutions which require a Sun Stone or evolution-inducing held item in the core series games also require that same item in Pokémon GO. Other evolutionary stones are not required in Pokémon GO.
Kanto-based evolution families
Johto-based evolution families
- 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 pre-release screenshots, 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.
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