Candy

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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.

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.

Candy requirements

Evolution

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

Bulbasaur family
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur 25 Bulbasaur Candy → Ivysaur Ivysaur 100 Bulbasaur Candy → Venusaur Venusaur
Charmander family
Charmander Charmander 25 Charmander Candy → Charmeleon Charmeleon 100 Charmander Candy → Charizard Charizard
Squirtle family
Squirtle Squirtle 25 Squirtle Candy → Wartortle Wartortle 100 Squirtle Candy → Blastoise Blastoise
Caterpie family
Caterpie Caterpie 12 Caterpie Candy → Metapod Metapod 50 Caterpie Candy → Butterfree Butterfree
Weedle family
Weedle Weedle 12 Weedle Candy → Kakuna Kakuna 50 Weedle Candy → Beedrill Beedrill
Pidgey family
Pidgey Pidgey 12 Pidgey Candy → Pidgeotto Pidgeotto 50 Pidgey Candy → Pidgeot Pidgeot
Rattata family
Rattata Rattata 25 Rattata Candy → Raticate Raticate  
Spearow family
Spearow Spearow 50 Spearow Candy → Fearow Fearow  
Ekans family
Ekans Ekans 50 Ekans Candy → Arbok Arbok  
Pikachu family
Pichu Pichu 25 Pikachu Candy → Pikachu Pikachu 50 Pikachu Candy → Raichu Raichu
Sandshrew family
Sandshrew Sandshrew 50 Sandshrew Candy → Sandslash Sandslash  
Nidoran♀ family
Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ 25 Nidoran♀ Candy → Nidorina Nidorina 100 Nidoran♀ Candy → Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Nidoran♂ family
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ 25 Nidoran♂ Candy → Nidorino Nidorino 100 Nidoran♂ Candy → Nidoking Nidoking
Clefairy family
Cleffa Cleffa 25 Clefairy Candy → Clefairy Clefairy 50 Clefairy Candy → Clefable Clefable
Vulpix family
Vulpix Vulpix 50 Vulpix Candy → Ninetales Ninetales  
Jigglypuff family
Igglybuff Igglybuff 25 Jigglypuff Candy → Jigglypuff Jigglypuff 50 Jigglypuff Candy → Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Zubat family
Zubat Zubat 25 Zubat Candy* Golbat Golbat 100 Zubat Candy → Crobat Crobat
Oddish family
Oddish Oddish 25 Oddish Candy → Gloom Gloom 100 Oddish Candy → Vileplume Vileplume
100 Oddish Candy + 1 Sun Stone Bellossom Bellossom
Paras family
Paras Paras 50 Paras Candy → Parasect Parasect  
Venonat family
Venonat Venonat 50 Venonat Candy → Venomoth Venomoth  
Diglett family
Diglett Diglett 50 Diglett Candy → Dugtrio Dugtrio  
Meowth family
Meowth Meowth 50 Meowth Candy → Persian Persian  
Psyduck family
Psyduck Psyduck 50 Psyduck Candy → Golduck Golduck  
Mankey family
Mankey Mankey 50 Mankey Candy → Primeape Primeape  
Growlithe family
Growlithe Growlithe 50 Growlithe Candy → Arcanine Arcanine  
Poliwag family
Poliwag Poliwag 25 Poliwag Candy → Poliwhirl Poliwhirl 100 Poliwag Candy → Poliwrath Poliwrath
100 Poliwag Candy + 1 King's Rock Politoed Politoed
Abra family
Abra Abra 25 Abra Candy → Kadabra Kadabra 100 Abra Candy → Alakazam Alakazam
Machop family
Machop Machop 25 Machop Candy → Machoke Machoke 100 Machop Candy → Machamp Machamp
Bellsprout family
Bellsprout Bellsprout 25 Bellsprout Candy → Weepinbell Weepinbell 100 Bellsprout Candy → Victreebel Victreebel
Tentacool family
Tentacool Tentacool 50 Tentacool Candy → Tentacruel Tentacruel  
Geodude family
Geodude Geodude 25 Geodude Candy → Graveler Graveler 100 Geodude Candy → Golem Golem
Ponyta family
Ponyta Ponyta 50 Ponyta Candy → Rapidash Rapidash  
Slowpoke family
Slowpoke Slowpoke 50 Slowpoke Candy → Slowbro Slowbro  
50 Slowpoke Candy + 1 King's Rock Slowking Slowking  
Magnemite family
Magnemite Magnemite 50 Magnemite Candy → Magneton Magneton  
Farfetch'd family
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd  
Doduo family
Doduo Doduo 50 Doduo Candy → Dodrio Dodrio  
Seel family
Seel Seel 50 Seel Candy → Dewgong Dewgong  
Grimer family
Grimer Grimer 50 Grimer Candy → Muk Muk  
Shellder family
Shellder Shellder 50 Shellder Candy → Cloyster Cloyster  
Gastly family
Gastly Gastly 25 Gastly Candy → Haunter Haunter 100 Gastly Candy → Gengar Gengar
Onix family
Onix Onix 50 Onix Candy + 1 Metal Coat Steelix Steelix  
Drowzee family
Drowzee Drowzee 50 Drowzee Candy → Hypno Hypno  
Krabby family
Krabby Krabby 50 Krabby Candy → Kingler Kingler  
Voltorb family
Voltorb Voltorb 50 Voltorb Candy → Electrode Electrode  
Exeggcute family
Exeggcute Exeggcute 50 Exeggcute Candy → Exeggutor Exeggutor  
Cubone family
Cubone Cubone 50 Cubone Candy → Marowak Marowak  
Hitmon family
Tyrogue Tyrogue 25 Tyrogue Candy
If Attack is its highest IV
Hitmonlee Hitmonlee  
25 Tyrogue Candy
If Defense is its highest IV →
Hitmonchan Hitmonchan  
25 Tyrogue Candy
If HP is its highest IV →
Hitmontop Hitmontop  
Lickitung family
Lickitung Lickitung  
Koffing family
Koffing Koffing 50 Koffing Candy → Weezing Weezing  
Rhyhorn family
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn 50 Rhyhorn Candy → Rhydon Rhydon  
Chansey family
Chansey Chansey 50 Chansey Candy → Blissey Blissey  
Tangela family
Tangela Tangela  
Kangaskhan family
Kangaskhan Kangaskhan  
Horsea family
Horsea Horsea 25 Horsea Candy* Seadra Seadra 100 Horsea Candy + 1 Dragon Scale Kingdra Kingdra
Goldeen family
Goldeen Goldeen 50 Goldeen Candy → Seaking Seaking  
Staryu family
Staryu Staryu 50 Staryu Candy → Starmie Starmie  
Mr. Mime family
Mr. Mime Mr. Mime  
Scyther family
Scyther Scyther 50 Scyther Candy + 1 Metal Coat Scizor Scizor  
Jynx family
Smoochum Smoochum 25 Jynx Candy → Jynx Jynx  
Electabuzz family
Elekid Elekid 25 Electabuzz Candy → Electabuzz Electabuzz  
Magmar family
Magby Magby 25 Magmar Candy → Magmar Magmar  
Pinsir family
Pinsir Pinsir  
Tauros family
Tauros Tauros  
Magikarp family
Magikarp Magikarp 400 Magikarp Candy → Gyarados Gyarados  
Lapras family
Lapras Lapras  
Ditto family
Ditto Ditto  
Eevee family
Eevee Eevee 25 Eevee Candy
Random (unless it qualifies for Espeon or Umbreon)
One time only: if its nickname is "Rainer" →
Vaporeon Vaporeon  
25 Eevee Candy
Random (unless it qualifies for Espeon or Umbreon)
One time only: if its nickname is "Sparky" →
Jolteon Jolteon  
25 Eevee Candy
Random (unless it qualifies for Espeon or Umbreon)
One time only: if its nickname is "Pyro" →
Flareon Flareon  
25 Eevee Candy
During day mode, if it is the current Buddy Pokémon and has collected at least 2 Candy
One time only: if its nickname is "Sakura" →
Espeon Espeon  
25 Eevee Candy
During night mode, if it is the current Buddy Pokémon and has collected at least 2 Candy
One time only: if its nickname is "Tamao" →
Umbreon Umbreon  
Porygon family
Porygon Porygon 50 Porygon Candy + 1 Up-Grade Porygon2 Porygon2  
Omanyte family
Omanyte Omanyte 50 Omanyte Candy → Omastar Omastar  
Kabuto family
Kabuto Kabuto 50 Kabuto Candy → Kabutops Kabutops  
Aerodactyl family
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl  
Snorlax family
Snorlax Snorlax  
Articuno family
Articuno Articuno  
Zapdos family
Zapdos Zapdos  
Moltres family
Moltres Moltres  
Dratini family
Dratini Dratini 25 Dratini Candy → Dragonair Dragonair 100 Dratini Candy → Dragonite Dragonite
Mewtwo family
Mewtwo Mewtwo  
Mew family
Mew Mew  

Johto-based evolution families

Chikorita family
Chikorita Chikorita 25 Chikorita Candy → Bayleef Bayleef 100 Chikorita Candy → Meganium Meganium
Cyndaquil family
Cyndaquil Cyndaquil 25 Cyndaquil Candy → Quilava Quilava 100 Cyndaquil Candy → Typhlosion Typhlosion
Totodile family
Totodile Totodile 25 Totodile Candy → Croconaw Croconaw 100 Totodile Candy → Feraligatr Feraligatr
Sentret family
Sentret Sentret 25 Sentret Candy → Furret Furret  
Hoothoot family
Hoothoot Hoothoot 50 Hoothoot Candy → Noctowl Noctowl  
Ledyba family
Ledyba Ledyba 25 Ledyba Candy → Ledian Ledian  
Spinarak family
Spinarak Spinarak 50 Spinarak Candy → Ariados Ariados  
Chinchou family
Chinchou Chinchou 50 Chinchou Candy → Lanturn Lanturn  
Togepi family
Togepi Togepi 50 Togepi Candy → Togetic Togetic  
Natu family
Natu Natu 50 Natu Candy → Xatu Xatu  
Mareep family
Mareep Mareep 25 Mareep Candy → Flaaffy Flaaffy 100 Mareep Candy → Ampharos Ampharos
Marill family
Marill Marill 25 Marill Candy → Azumarill Azumarill  
Sudowoodo family
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo  
Hoppip family
Hoppip Hoppip 25 Hoppip Candy → Skiploom Skiploom 100 Hoppip Candy → Jumpluff Jumpluff
Aipom family
Aipom Aipom  
Sunkern family
Sunkern Sunkern 50 Sunkern Candy + 1 Sun Stone Sunflora Sunflora  
Yanma family
Yanma Yanma  
Wooper family
Wooper Wooper 50 Wooper Candy → Quagsire Quagsire  
Murkrow family
Murkrow Murkrow  
Misdreavus family
Misdreavus Misdreavus  
Unown
Unown Unown A Unown Unown K Unown Unown U
Unown Unown B Unown Unown L Unown Unown V
Unown Unown C Unown Unown M Unown Unown W
Unown Unown D Unown Unown N Unown Unown X
Unown Unown E Unown Unown O Unown Unown Y
Unown Unown F Unown Unown P Unown Unown Z
Unown Unown G Unown Unown Q Unown Unown !
Unown Unown H Unown Unown R Unown Unown ?
Unown Unown I Unown Unown S
Unown Unown J Unown Unown T
Wobbuffet family
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet  
Girafarig family
Girafarig Girafarig  
Pineco family
Pineco Pineco 50 Pineco Candy → Forretress Forretress  
Dunsparce family
Dunsparce Dunsparce  
Gligar family
Gligar Gligar  
Snubbull family
Snubbull Snubbull 50 Snubbull Candy → Granbull Granbull  
Qwilfish family
Qwilfish Qwilfish  
Shuckle family
Shuckle Shuckle  
Heracross family
Heracross Heracross  
Sneasel family
Sneasel Sneasel  
Teddiursa family
Teddiursa Teddiursa 50 Teddiursa Candy → Ursaring Ursaring  
Slugma family
Slugma Slugma 50 Slugma Candy → Magcargo Magcargo  
Swinub family
Swinub Swinub 50 Swinub Candy → Piloswine Piloswine  
Corsola family
Corsola Corsola  
Remoraid family
Remoraid Remoraid 50 Remoraid Candy → Octillery Octillery  
Delibird family
Delibird Delibird  
Mantine family
Mantine Mantine  
Skarmory family
Skarmory Skarmory  
Houndour family
Houndour Houndour 50 Houndour Candy → Houndoom Houndoom  
Phanpy family
Phanpy Phanpy 50 Phanpy Candy → Donphan Donphan  
Stantler family
Stantler Stantler  
Smeargle family
Smeargle Smeargle  
Miltank family
Miltank Miltank  
Raikou family
Raikou Raikou  
Entei family
Entei Entei  
Suicune family
Suicune Suicune  
Larvitar family
Larvitar Larvitar 25 Larvitar Candy → Pupitar Pupitar 100 Larvitar Candy → Tyranitar Tyranitar
Lugia family
Lugia Lugia  
Ho-Oh family
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh  
Celebi family
Celebi Celebi  

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.

Trivia

Evolution Shards
  • 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.

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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