Pokémon Go How to Choose your Buddy

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When it comes to choosing your first or next buddy Pokémon there will be a few points you will need to consider. Usually trainers will choose the Rare Pokémon in there region or ones they are close to evolving. Also the distance needed to receive candy 1km, 3km and 5km should be considered.

How to select a Pokémon as your Buddy

how to select your buddy pokemon
Selecting your buddy Pokémon is done in 4 easy steps.

  1. Touch the Trainer Profile icon at the bottom left side of the game screen.
  2. Tap the Menu icon on bottom right side of the screen.
  3. Touch the Buddy text.
  4. Select your buddy Pokémon from your Pokémon storage.Your buddy will have a icon and a distance travel meter with your trainer avatar in the bottom left corner of your screen. You will receive a notification when a candy is found at the top of your screen. Buddy Pokémon can’t be assigned to Gyms but they can be used to train and battle.

How to change your buddy Pokémon

how to change your buddy pokemon

Changing your buddy Pokémon is done in 5 easy steps.

  1. Touch the Trainer Profile icon at the bottom left side of the game screen.
  2. Tap your buddy on the screen.
  3. Touch the swap icon at the bottom right side of the screen.
  4. Confirm that you would like to swap your buddy by touching YES.
    You can swap your buddy anytime but any distance already gained will be lost.
    Remember to check how close you are to receiving another candy as it 
    may be better to take a short walk first. 
  5. Select your new buddy from your Pokémon storage.

    Selecting and Changing your Buddy Pokémon VIDEO

    In the video I change my buddy Azumarill to Gyarados.
    Next I have a short compilation of Alakazam, Ditto, Cyndaquil and Diglett finding a candy.
    I have finished this video with a short gym battle starting with three of my Aerodactyl’s.

    Videos A – Z

    The first gym defender is Venosaur which defeats my first Aerodactyl.
    Next the Venosaur is defeated and Jolteon steps in and takes out my other two Aerodactyl’s.
    My forth attacker is Charizard quickly defeating the HP depleted Jolteon and battles Exeggutor.
    Charizard beats Exeggutor and battles against new defender Rhydon.
    Rhydon defeats Charizard and my next attacker is Flareon.
    The over powering Rhydon takes out my Flareon and Pinsir steps in.
    Pinsir wins against the Rhydon and faces a defending Charizard.
    Charizard wins the final battle defeating my Pinsir.