Pokemon Go Buddy System Explained

by Sidney Parfait ~ September 14th, 2016.

Pokemon Go Buddy System

Best Pokemon to Use as Your Buddy – Best Pokemon Go Buddy.

So you have the Pokemon Go buddy update Pokemon Go 0.37.0, but which Pokemon do you choose to go on an adventure with? Who will give you the most bang for your distance walked? If you’re searching for “Pokémon Go best buddies,” “Pokémon Go buddy update,” or “best Pokémon in Pokémon Go as buddy,” search no more!

Pokémon Go Buddy

Pokémon Go Buddy

The most efficient Pokemon to use as buddies are:

  • Charmander (3km)
  • Dratini (5km)
  • Lapras (5km)
  • Snorlax (5km)
  • Clefairy (1km)
  • Abra (3km)
  • Grimer (3km)
  • Pikachu (1km)
  • Squirtle (3km)
  • Machop (3km)
  • Kabuto (5km)
  • Bulbasaur (3km)
  • Gastly (3km)
  • Jigglypuff (1km)
  • Growlithe (3km)

Remember, these are the best choices (in our opinion) based on candy earned, how much candy it takes to evolve them, and how often these pokemon are found in our area. Your choice may differ when deciding which pokemon go buddy is best to use.

As with hatching Eggs, more elusive creatures require longer walking distance in order to get their rewards. This is particularly helpful if you need just a couple more Candy to fill out a Pokedex entry and evolve a Pokémon. It is also helpful for those who want to get XP fast in Pokémon Go. You can use your Pokemon Go Buddy for easy Pidgey, Caterpie, or Weedle Candy for quick and easy evolutions.

Complete List of all Pokemon Buddy rewards at 1km, 3km and 5km

Pokémon Go buddy chart

1km  Pokemon Go Buddy 3km  Pokemon Go Buddy 5km  Pokemon Go Buddy
Clefairy Charmander Dratini
Clefable Charmeleon Dragonair
Pikachu Charizard Dragonite
Raichu Abra Lapras
Jigglypuff Kadabra Snorlax
Wigglytuff Alakazam Kabuto
Magikarp Grimer Kabutops
Gyarados Muk Aerodactyl
Geodude Squirtle Chansey
Graveler Wartortle Hitmonlee
Golem Blastoise Hitmonchan
Caterpie Machop Magmar
Metapod Machoke Electabuzz
Butterfree Machamp Mr. Mime
Weedle Bulbasaur Jynx
Kakuna Ivysaur Eevee
Beedrill Venusaur Vaporeon
Pidgey Gastly Jolteon
Pidgeotto Haunter Flareon
Pidgeot Gengar Omanyte
Rattata Growlithe Omastar
Raticate Arcanine Pinsir
Spearow Bellsprout Onix
Fearow Weepinbell Scyther
Zubat Victreebel Moltres
Golbat Exeggcute Articuno*
Exeggutor Zapdos*
Vulpix Mewtwo*
Ninetails Mew*
Nidoran♀
Nidorina
Nidoqueen
Nidoran♂
Nidorino
Nidoking
Oddish
Gloom
Vileplume
Porygon
Ponyta
Rapidash
Farfetch’d
Poliwag
Poliwhirl
Poliwrath
Kangaskhan
Tauros
Seel
Dewgong
Diglett
Dugtrio
Meowth
Persian
Psyduck
Golduck
Mankey
Primeape
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Magnemite
Magneton
Cubone
Marowak
Lickitung
Koffing
Weezing
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Tangela
Ditto*
Shellder
Cloyster
Sandshrew
Sandslash
Horsea
Seadra
Goldeen
Seaking
Staryu
Starmie
Ekans
Arbok
Poliwrath
Tentacool
Drowzee
Hypno
Krabby
Kingler
Voltorb
Electrode
Paras
Parasect
Venonat
Venomoth
Tentacool
Tentacruel
Doduo
Dodrio

Thanks to the Silph Road subReddit for some of the info contained in this article about the Pokemon Go Buddy System.

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One Response to “Pokemon Go Buddy System Explained”

  1. Ophilia Drogan Says:

    I have a lot of bad pokemon according to this

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