Niantic Labs just announced the next big feature addition to Pokemon GO, ‘Buddy Pokémon‘. With the ‘Buddy Pokémon’ feature, you would be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection as your ‘buddy’ which enable to you gain in-game rewards and XPs.
Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your Trainer avatar on your profile screen, adding helpful bonuses such as awarding Candy for walking together.
Your chosen Buddy Pokémon will appear next your Trainer avatar screen, but not on the game’s main map. So don’t get weirded out if you can’t see your Buddy Pokémon walking alongside with you.
Too many favorites? Don’t you worry, you can easily change your Buddy Pokémon anytime. Maybe chose a Pokémon which you need more candies for as your buddy. (Magikarp, I choose you!)
Unfortunately, Niantic Labs hasn’t given details to when the new update will be available. We’d like to believe, though, that it won’t be that long a wait, so stay tuned!
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