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Pokemon Go Buddy System: Candy Distance & Pokemon Size Info

Pokemon Go Buddy System: Candy Distance & Pokemon Size Info
Pokemon Go trainers everywhere are getting excited for the game’s newest feature. In the forthcoming update, players will be able to select one Pokemon as a “buddy,” and this Pokemon will walk around with you on the map. You will then get rewards for traveling a certain distance with your buddy.

The main reward appears to be candy, which players receive for walking certain distances with their Pokemon. That distance will be measured using the same system that the game uses for hatching eggs. 

In addition, the buddy Pokemon will be displayed on your avatar screen, either sitting next to you, flying next to you, standing behind you, or perched on your shoulder. To get a glimpse at the feature, take a look at some of the official screenshots released by Niantic.

So basically, what we know so far is that:

1. You are limited to one buddy Pokemon at a time.

2. There are four different buddy size categories:
  • Medium
  • Shoulder
  • Big
  • Flying
3. Traveling a set distance rewards candies:
  • 1 KM
  • 2 KM
  • 3 KM
4, Pokemon who are buddies cannot be deployed to gyms

Now ever since this feature was announced, players have been speculating how much candy you will get for each kilometer walked and if that will be Pokemon-specific, as well as how the game will decide how the Pokemon is displayed on the screen. Now, data apparently discovered in the game’s source code may reveal the answers to both of those questions.

As compiled by reddit user elfinlazz, the following chart breaks down how many kilometers you will need to walk in order to achieve a candy and what size the game will classify your buddy as. 

The update is expected to be released next week, so stayed tuned for updates about whether this early information was accurate. 

Pokemon No.
Pokemon
Kilometer
Size
1
Bulbasaur
2
Medium
2
Ivysaur
2
Big
3
Venusaur
2
Big
4
Charmander
2
Medium
5
Charmeleon
2
Medium
6
Charizard
2
Big
7
Squirtle
2
Medium
8
Wartortle
2
Medium
9
Blastoise
2
Big
10
Caterpie
1
Shoulder
11
Metapod
1
Medium
12
Butterfree
1
Flying
13
Weedle
1
Shoulder
14
Kakuna
1
Medium
15
Beedrill
1
Flying
16
Pidgey
1
Shoulder
17
Pidgeotto
1
Flying
18
Pidgeot
1
Flying
19
Rattata
1
Medium
20
Raticate
1
Medium
21
Spearow
1
Shoulder
22
Fearow
1
Flying
23
Ekans
2
Medium
24
Arbok
2
Big
25
Pikachu
1
Shoulder
26
Raichu
1
Medium
27
Sandshrew
2
Medium
28
Sandslash
2
Medium
29
NidoranFemale
2
Medium
30
Nidorina
2
Medium
31
Nidoqueen
2
Big
32
NidoranMale
2
Medium
33
Nidorino
2
Medium
34
Nidoking
2
Big
35
Clefairy
1
Medium
36
Clefable
1
Big
37
Vulpix
2
Medium
38
Ninetales
2
Big
39
Jigglypuff
1
Medium
40
Wigglytuff
1
Big
41
Zubat
1
Flying
42
Golbat
1
Flying
43
Oddish
2
Medium
44
Gloom
2
Medium
45
Vileplume
2
Big
46
Paras
2
Medium
47
Parasect
2
Medium
48
Venonat
2
Medium
49
Venomoth
2
Flying
50
Diglett
2
Medium
51
Dugtrio
2
Big
52
Meowth
2
Medium
53
Persian
2
Medium
54
Psyduck
2
Medium
55
Golduck
2
Big
56
Mankey
2
Medium
57
Primeape
2
Big
58
Growlithe
2
Medium
59
Arcanine
2
Big
60
Poliwag
2
Medium
61
Poliwhirl
2
Big
62
Poliwrath
2
Big
63
Abra
2
Medium
64
Kadabra
2
Big
65
Alakazam
2
Big
66
Machop
2
Medium
67
Machoke
2
Big
68
Machamp
2
Big
69
Bellsprout
2
Medium
70
Weepinbell
2
Big
71
Victreebel
2
Big
72
Tentacool
2
Medium
73
Tentacruel
2
Big
74
Geodude
1
Medium
75
Graveler
1
Big
76
Golem
1
Big
77
Ponyta
2
Medium
78
Rapidash
2
Big
79
Slowpoke
2
Medium
80
Slowbro
2
Big
81
Magnemite
2
Flying
82
Magneton
2
Big
83
Farfetchd
2
Medium
84
Doduo
2
Medium
85
Dodrio
2
Big
86
Seel
2
Medium
87
Dewgong
2
Medium
88
Grimer
2
Medium
89
Muk
2
Big
90
Shellder
2
Medium
91
Cloyster
2
Big
92
Gastly
2
Flying
93
Haunter
2
Flying
94
Gengar
2
Big
95
Onix
3
Big
96
Drowzee
2
Big
97
Hypno
2
Big
98
Krabby
2
Medium
99
Kingler
2
Big
100
Voltorb
2
Medium
101
Electrode
2
Big
102
Exeggcute
2
Medium
103
Exeggutor
2
Big
104
Cubone
2
Medium
105
Marowak
2
Medium
106
Hitmonlee
3
Big
107
Hitmonchan
3
Big
108
Lickitung
2
Medium
109
Koffing
2
Big
110
Weezing
2
Big
111
Rhyhorn
2
Big
112
Rhydon
2
Big
113
Chansey
3
Big
114
Tangela
2
Medium
115
Kangaskhan
2
Big
116
Horsea
2
Medium
117
Seadra
2
Big
118
Goldeen
2
Medium
119
Seaking
2
Big
120
Staryu
2
Medium
121
Starmie
2
Big
122
MrMime
3
Medium
123
Scyther
3
Big
124
Jynx
3
Big
125
Electabuzz
3
Medium
126
Magmar
3
Big
127
Pinsir
3
Big
128
Tauros
2
Big
129
Magikarp
1
Medium
130
Gyarados
1
Big
131
Lapras
3
Big
132
Ditto
2
Medium
133
Eevee
3
Shoulder
134
Vaporeon
3
Medium
135
Jolteon
3
Medium
136
Flareon
3
Medium
137
Porygon
2
Big
138
Omanyte
3
Medium
139
Omastar
3
Big
140
Kabuto
3
Medium
141
Kabutops
3
Big
142
Aerodactyl
3
Big
143
Snorlax
3
Big
144
Articuno
3
Flying
145
Zapdos
3
Flying
146
Moltres
3
Big
147
Dratini
3
Medium
148
Dragonair
3
Big
149
Dragonite
3
Big
150
Mewtwo
3
Big
151
Mew
3
Medium

Evolving with Buddy System

Below is the distance and time requirement for fully evolving a Pokemon using only candies from the Buddy system:

Time (Hours)
Distance Traveled (KM)
Pokemon
25
Rattata
50
Spearow Pikachu Clefairy Jigglypuff Zubat
62
Caterpie Weedle Pidgey
7
75
Eevee
100
Ekans Sandshrew Vulpix Paras Venonat Diglett Meowth Psyduck Mankey Growlithe Tentacool Ponyta Slowpoke Magnemite Doduo Seel Grimer Shellder Drowzee Krabby Voltorb Exeggcute Cubone Koffin Rhyhorn Horsea Goldeen Staryu
11½
125
Geodude
14
150
Omanyte Kabuto
23
250
Bulbasaur Charmander Squirtle Nidoran Nidoran Oddish Poliwag Abra Machop Bellsprout Gastly
35
375
Dratini
37
400
Magikarp