The new Pokemon Go Update has arrived with the Buddy system, this allows you to walk with one of your pokemon in order to receive candy for them. What many people are wondering is if it is stingy with the amount they give. Pokemon Go Buddy System is Here and Stingy with Candy
‘Pokémon GO’s New Buddy System Is Finally Live
The Buddy System uses the same distance system as egg hatching in order for you to walk to acquire candy for one specific Pokémon that you assign as your “buddy.” You take them on a “walk” of a designated distance, and more powerful Pokémon require longer walks in order to produce candy rewards. A Pidgey, for example, is 1 km, while a Ponyta is 3 km and a Snorlax is 5 km. Completing any of the three distances will get you 1 candy. Reports are still coming in, but it seems as if the 2/5/10 km tier of egg hatching corresponds to the amount of distance required to get candy, outside of the three starters, Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle, which all require 3 km walks.
Some players may be disappointed to see that your Pokémon merely pops up next to your character on the XP screen or in a little circle next to your portrait, rather than actually trekking around the map with you, but I can envision the kind of animation challenges that might have posted, depending on the monster in question, so I understand why that decision was made. Also, seeing an Eevee perched on your shoulder is too cute.
Still, the end result is the same, and players finally have a way to “train” specific Pokémon, as walking around will give you base-level candy for your Pokémon that you can use for evolutions and upgrades. This is theoretically useful for evolving Pokémon that take anywhere from 50 to 125 total candies, meaning previously you would have had to catch dozens of them in the wild, or for training existing Pokémon. You may have caught a powerful Lapras once, for instance, but if you’ve never seen another one, no matter how high your character’s level, or how much Stardust you’ve amassed, you could never upgrade it. Now, that changes with the introduction of the Buddy System.
People have been complaining that even if you have already some candy for pokemon its going to take a long time walking to get them to there final evolution. Pokemon Go Buddy System is Here and Stingy with Candy