UPDATE: Niantic Inc has confirmed that the Pokémon GO Buddy System will be part of the upcoming version of the popular Pokémon mobile game.
Trainers, the upcoming version of Pokémon GO introduces a new Buddy Pokémon experience. You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon to become your buddy. Having a Buddy Pokémon opens up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your Trainer avatar on your profile screen. A Trainer can earn Candy for their buddy by walking a certain distance. When you want a different experience, you will be able to choose a new buddy at any time. Go out and explore the world with your Buddy Pokémon!
The Pokémon GO mania has only started, with a ton of upgrades and updates expected for the future. Coders have recently dug up a string of phrases in the coding of the popular Pokémon mobile game that could point to a Pokémon GO Buddy System.
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The possibility of a Pokémon GO Buddy System was published on AeonLucid’s PogoProtos Github. The finders of this new features have looked at several data strings that could suggest how this new Pokémon GO Buddy System would work.
It seems pretty straight forward, with Trainers being given the ability to walk certain Pokémon as their buddy. Walking your Pokémon buddy a certain amount of kilometres will earn you Candies for that specific Pokémon.
The potential Pokémon GO Buddy System will work very similar to hatching Pokémon GO Eggs. According to these coders, the Pokémon GO Buddy System will allow you to walk multiple Pokémon buddies, but that there might be a limit to how many Pokémon can be walked at a time.
This new Pokémon GO Buddy System could be an exciting new way to gain Candies to be able to Power Up or Evolve Pokémon.
If this Pokémon GO Buddy System is planned for the future it would be cool to see how Pokémon buddies are animated while walking them. We’d love it if these Pokémon buddies have some animation to them and that different Pokémon types move differently while out on a walk. For instance, a Pidgey would fly along while out on a PokéWalk or a Gyarados will move in a swimming movement.
Pokémon GO has been out for over a month now and continues to have a ton of Trainer attempting to catch as many Pokémon as they can. The mobile game is sure to receive many makeovers in coming months and we’re excited to experience the game in new and exciting ways.
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