Pokémon Go Introduces ‘Buddy System’ Giving You A Sidekick




Pokémon Go is giving trainers a new reason to hit the ground walking, and this time, they won’t be alone.

In a post on the Pokémon Go official website Friday, development team Niantic Labs revealed the new “Buddy System.” “You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences,” states the post. The new feature works similarly to the egg hatching system, which earns the player rewards by walking a required distance.

The complete list of rewards available is not known at this time, but the post does cite Candy as a bonus. Previously, Candy was only obtained through catching Pokémon, making rarer Pokémon harder to power-up.