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Pokemon GO: Which Pokemon Buddy Will Give You Candy the Fastest, Plus New Info About Ditto & Legendaries

Pokemon GO: Which Pokemon Buddy Will Give You Candy the Fastest, Plus New Info About Ditto & Legendaries
Niantic has not yet released official numbers on how far you’ll need to walk your Pokemon in order to get candy. However, there are already players who have data-mined the most current update (the one that implemented the Buddy System) and save it on Game Master file on Github that appears to show candy rewarded every 1, 2, or 3 km distances depending on the size and type of Pokemon that you walk. 

Plus there are several thread on reddit that supports this claim and verify it to be true. The only question now is that it’s not clear if you would get just one candy per distance achieved or a packet of candy. But rest assured that we will update this page if we find the data.

Based on the Game Master file and the raw data from trainers, the following Pokemon will yield you candy the fastest at only 1 km traveled. They're listed in alphabetical order. 

NOTE: For those of you who would like to see the full size and distance list, required for Pokemon that you are walking as Buddies, then we suggest that you take a look at the table below.
  • Beedrill
  • Butterfree
  • Caterpie
  • Clefable
  • Clefairy
  • Fearow
  • Geodude
  • Golbat
  • Golem
  • Graveler
  • Gyarados
  • Jigglypuff
  • Kakuna
  • Magikarp
  • Metapod
  • Pidgeot, Pidgeotto, Pidgey
  • Pikachu, Raichu
  • Raticate, Rattata
  • Spearow
  • Weedle
  • Wigglytuff
  • Zubat
Here Are the Distances According to Pokemon Type
POKEMON
KM PER CANDY
SIZE
Abra
3
Medium
Aerodactyl
5
Big
Alakazam
3
Big
Arbok
3
Big
Arcanine
3
Big
Articuno
5
Flying
Beedrill
1
Flying
Bellsprout
3
Medium
Blastoise
3
Big
Bulbasaur (confirmed)
3
Medium
Butterfree
1
Flying
Caterpie
1
Shoulder
Chansey
5
Big
Charizard (confirmed)
3
Big
Charmander (confirmed)
3
Medium
Charmeleon
3
Medium
Clefable
1
Big
Clefairy
1
Medium
Cloyster
3
Big
Cubone
3
Medium
Dewgong
3
Medium
Diglett
3
Medium
Ditto
3
Medium
Dodrio
3
Big
Doduo
3
Medium
Dragonair
5
Big
Dragonite
5
Big
Dratini (confirmed)
5
Medium
Drowzee
3
Big
Dugtrio
3
Big
Eevee (confirmed)
5
Shoulder
Ekans
3
Medium
Electabuzz
5
Medium
Electrode
3
Big
Exeggcute
3
Medium
Exeggutor
3
Big
Farfetchd
3
Medium
Fearow
1
Flying
Flareon
5
Medium
Gastly
3
Flying
Gengar
3
Big
Geodude
1
Medium
Gloom
3
Medium
Golbat
1
Flying
Goldeen
3
Medium
Golduck
3
Big
Golem
1
Big
Graveler
1
Big
Grimer
3
Medium
Growlithe (confirmed)
3
Medium
Gyarados
1
Big
Haunter
3
Flying
Hitmonchan
5
Big
Hitmonlee
5
Big
Horsea
3
Medium
Hypno
3
Big
Ivysaur
3
Big
Jigglypuff
1
Medium
Jolteon
5
Medium
Jynx
5
Big
Kabuto
5
Medium
Kabutops
5
Big
Kadabra
3
Big
Kakuna
1
Medium
Kangaskhan
3
Big
Kingler
3
Big
Koffing
3
Big
Krabby
3
Medium
Lapras (confirmed)
5
Big
Lickitung
3
Medium
Machamp
3
Big
Machoke
3
Big
Machop
3
Medium
Magikarp (confirmed)
1
Medium
Magmar
5
Big
Magnemite
3
Flying
Magneton
3
Big
Mankey
3
Medium
Marowak
3
Medium
Meowth
3
Medium
Metapod
1
Medium
Mew
5
Medium
Mewtwo
5
Big
Moltres
5
Big
MrMime
5
Medium
Muk
3
Big
Nidoking
3
Big
Nidoqueen
3
Big
NidoranFemale
3
Medium
NidoranMale
3
Medium
Nidorina
3
Medium
Nidorino
3
Medium
Ninetales
3
Big
Oddish
3
Medium
Omanyte
5
Medium
Omastar
5
Big
Onix
5
Big
Paras
3
Medium
Parasect
3
Medium
Persian
3
Medium
Pidgeot
1
Flying
Pidgeotto
1
Flying
Pidgey
1
Shoulder
Pikachu
1
Shoulder
Pinsir
5
Big
Poliwag
3
Medium
Poliwhirl
3
Big
Poliwrath
3
Big
Ponyta
3
Medium
Porygon
3
Big
Primeape
3
Big
Psyduck
3
Medium
Raichu
1
Medium
Rapidash
3
Big
Raticate
1
Medium
Rattata
1
Medium
Rhydon
3
Big
Rhyhorn
3
Big
Sandshrew
3
Medium
Sandslash
3
Medium
Scyther
5
Big
Seadra
3
Big
Seaking
3
Big
Seel
3
Medium
Shellder
3
Medium
Slowbro
3
Big
Slowpoke
3
Medium
Snorlax
5
Big
Spearow
1
Shoulder
Squirtle
3
Medium
Starmie
3
Big
Staryu
3
Medium
Tangela
3
Medium
Tauros
3
Big
Tentacool
3
Medium
Tentacruel
3
Big
Vaporeon
5
Medium
Venomoth
3
Flying
Venonat
3
Medium
Venusaur
3
Big
Victreebel
3
Big
Vileplume
3
Big
Voltorb
3
Medium
Vulpix
3
Medium
Wartortle
3
Medium
Weedle
1
Shoulder
Weepinbell
3
Big
Weezing
3
Big
Wigglytuff
1
Big
Zapdos
5
Flying
Zubat
1
Flying

Now let's discuss about the new info about Ditto and Legendary Pokemon.


The Game Master file not only revealed the distance needed for a Pokemon to give trainers some candy, but it also contains interesting information about Ditto and the Legendary Pokemon. Let's take a look at the codes:
Ditto: km_buddy_distance: 3
Articuno: km_buddy_distance: 5
Zapdos: km_buddy_distance: 5
Moltres: km_buddy_distance: 5
Mewtwo: km_buddy_distance: 5
Mew: km_buddy_distance: 5
As you can see, it contains the km requirements for Ditto and Legendaries. But what's really interesting about this is the fact  that Ditto is the only Pokemon to not have a buddy_size line, while all Legendaries do.

When you check out the Game Master file (link below), you can see that all "normal" sized Pokémon don't have a buddy_size! Just checked, Rattata and other Pokémon of a similar size don't have one too. This could hint at Ditto not being implemented in the near future though, but might as well have no importance at all. Well, so much for the Ditto hype!

But that's only our assumption. We'll never know what Niantic has in stored for us in the future. But one things for sure, Niantic has a lot of surprises in the future to make Pokemon GO a more fun game to play.

Source: 0.37 Update Game Master File datamined by apavlinovic