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New Buddy Feature Coming To Pokémon GO

Still exploring and looking for Pokémon? Well now you can pick your favorite Pokémon to travel with you. Niantic have just revealed an upcoming feature for Pokémon GO‘s next update. Trainers will be able to choose one of their monsters to become their buddy. According to the developers, travelling with a buddy will award certain bonuses to the player. While there is no official release date, the feature is apparently “just around the corner”. What do you think of this feature? Tell us below.

The next addition to Pokémon GO will be Buddy Pokémon. You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your Trainer avatar on your profile screen, adding helpful bonuses such as awarding Candy for walking together. You’ll also have the ability to change your Buddy Pokémon at any time.

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21 comments

  1. I got bored of Pokémon go I don’t like the leveling system. Way too much grinding. Got people with 2500cp Pokémon at the gyms. I don’t got time for all that my best Pokémon is like 1200cp lol maybe wen they get trainer battling and add more Pokémon then I’ll get into it again

      1. Their point isn’t invalid because you say so. In fact, their point still stands since I’m sure the thing you mentioned is totally random & they could easily end up wasting all of those points for what could end up being total shit and utterly useless to them.

      2. Just because I can beat one 2000+ Pokémon with 6 1200 cp level Pokémon does not mean that the game is any less of a grind fest And many gyms don’t just have one 2000+ level Pokémon they have multiple, at least where I live. Point of the comment was that it’s a GRINDFEST there’s no way you can dispute that try as u may.

  2. So this is similar to how Heartgold & Soulsilver allowed you to have the first Pokemon in your party follow behind you? Cool feature. Now if only GameFreak would make that a permanent feature in every main Pokemon entry instead of just being a one off for a remake.

  3. Sounds cool. Now if only they would implement trading already, seeing as it was one of the 3 big selling points of the reveal trailer.

    1. Pokemon Yellow technically doesn’t count since it only allowed Pikachu to follow behind you. It wasn’t til Soul & Heart that you could choose which Pokemon followed behind you on the world map.

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