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If you were looking for the currency in Pokémon GO, see Candy (GO). For the currency in Pokémon Sleep, see Candy (Sleep).

Candy (Japanese: アメ Candy) is a type of item in the Pokémon games. They can be used on a Pokémon outside of battle to permanently increase certain attributes.

Types of Candy

Rare Candy

Main article: Rare Candy

A Rare Candy increases a Pokémon's level by one. It can also be used to evolve level 100 Pokémon that evolve by leveling up.

Exp. Candy

Main article: Exp. Candy

An Exp. Candy increases a Pokémon's experience by a flat amount, which is different depending on the size.

Game-exclusive Candy

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

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, there are three types of Candy: stat-based Candy, species-based Candy, and Rare Candy, which appear as a type of item stored in the Candy Jar. Candy can be used to increase a Pokémon's AVs, except the Rare Candy, which instead boosts a Pokémon's level.

Stat-based 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.

Stat Candy
HP Health Candy Health Candy Health Candy L Health Candy L Health Candy XL Health Candy XL
Attack Mighty Candy Mighty Candy Mighty Candy L Mighty Candy L Mighty Candy XL Mighty Candy XL
Defense Tough Candy Tough Candy Tough Candy L Tough Candy L Tough Candy XL Tough Candy XL
Special Attack Smart Candy Smart Candy Smart Candy L Smart Candy L Smart Candy XL Smart Candy XL
Special Defense Courage Candy Courage Candy Courage Candy L Courage Candy L Courage Candy XL Courage Candy XL
Speed Quick Candy Quick Candy Quick Candy L Quick Candy L Quick Candy XL Quick Candy XL
Min Level Lv 30+ Lv 60+
Max AVs 50 100 200

The following lists how many Candy it takes to incrementally increase a Pokémon's AV to a certain value, depending on the Candy's size.

AVs Regular L XL
1 - 10 1 1 1
11 - 14 2 1 1
15 - 17 3 1 1
18 - 20 4 1 1
21 - 22 5 1 1
23 - 24 6 1 1
25 - 26 7 1 1
27 - 28 8 1 1
29 - 30 9 1 1
31 10 1 1
32 - 33 11 1 1
34 12 1 1
35 - 36 13 1 1
37 14 1 1
38 15 1 1
39 - 40 16 1 1
41 - 42 17 1 1
43 - 45 18 1 1
46 - 47 19 1 1
48 - 50 20 1 1
51 - 57 2 1
58 - 75 3 1
76 - 100 4 1
101 - 153 2
154 - 158 3
159 - 164 4
165 - 169 5
170 - 174 6
175 - 179 7
180 - 183 8
184 - 187 9
188 - 192 10
193 - 196 11
197 - 200 12

Species-based Candy

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.

Candy Japanese Compatible Pokémon
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 PikachuPartner 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 EeveePartner 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

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. The stat-based Candies that can be rewarded 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

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.

For every Pokémon transferred, Professor Oak will award the player one stat-based Candy based on whichever Candy it may yield when caught in the wild. Transferring (releasing) Mew uniquely gives the player with 2 Mew Candy immediately, in addition to the regular 1 Health Candy.[1]

Species-based Candy can repeatedly be obtained by:

  • Catching 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

Several Voltorb Candy can be found daily as hidden items in the Power Plant

Additionally, depending on the game, players can obtain PikachuP/EeveeE Candy once through the following means:

Note that as a result of the various acquisition methods, species-specific Candy for Legendary and Mythical Pokémon can only be obtained through one or more of the following methods:

  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres: Repeatedly catch through wild sky rare encounters, transfer multiple from GO and send to Professor Oak, or stroll with the Poké Ball Plus
  • Mewtwo: Transfer multiple from GO and send to Professor Oak, or stroll with the Poké Ball Plus. With no external devices, the only way to obtain one or more Mewtwo Candy would be to trade over numerous Mewtwo from separate save files before sending all of them to Professor Oak.
  • Meltan: Transfer multiple from GO and send to Professor Oak, or stroll with the Poké Ball Plus
  • Mew: Stroll with the Poké Ball Plus only

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Dynamax Candy
Main article: Dynamax Candy

A Dynamax Candy increases a Pokémon's Dynamax Level by one, which increases the amount of HP it gains upon Dynamaxing. Dynamax Candies can be obtained as rewards for winning Max Raid Battles.

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
Russia Flag.png Russian Конфета Konfeta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caramelo
Thailand Flag.png Thai ลูกอม Lukom


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