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Candy (Japanese: アメ Candy) is a type of item in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the core series games

Typically speaking, a Candy is an item that, when consumed by a Pokémon, permanently increases certain attributes. The Rare Candy, introduced in Generation I, is used to increase a Pokémon's level by one. It was the only Candy up until Generation VII.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, there are three types of Candy: stat-based Candy, species-based Candy, and Rare Candy, which appear as a type of item stored in the Candy Jar. Candy can be used to increase a Pokémon's AVs, except the Rare Candy, which instead boosts a Pokémon's level.

Stat-based Candy

Stat-based candy can be used by any Pokémon to raise the AV of a specific stat, depending on the kind of Candy. They come in three sizes: regular, L and XL. They are more commonly found than species-specific Candy, as multiple of these Candies are often required to raise a single AV point. As a Pokémon's AV increases for a stat, it will require more and larger Candy to further increase the same stat by one AV. Regular-sized Candy can only raise a stat up to 50 AVs. L-sized Candy can go up to 100 AVs, but require the Pokémon to be at least level 30. XL-sized Candy can reach the maximum 200 AVs, but only work for level 60 and up.

Stat Candy
HP   Health Candy   Health Candy L   Health Candy XL
Attack   Mighty Candy   Mighty Candy L   Mighty Candy XL
Defense   Tough Candy   Tough Candy L   Tough Candy XL
Special Attack   Smart Candy   Smart Candy L   Smart Candy XL
Special Defense   Courage Candy   Courage Candy L   Courage Candy XL
Speed   Quick Candy   Quick Candy L   Quick Candy XL
Min Level Lv 30+ Lv 60+
Max AVs 50 100 200


The following lists how many Candy it takes to incrementally increase a Pokémon's AV to a certain value, depending on the Candy's size.

AVs      
1 - 10 1 1 1
11 - 14 2 1 1
15 - 17 3 1 1
18 - 20 4 1 1
21 - 22 5 1 1
23 - 24 6 1 1
25 - 26 7 1 1
27 - 28 8 1 1
29 - 30 9 1 1
31 10 1 1
32 - 33 11 1 1
34 12 1 1
35 - 36 13 1 1
37 14 1 1
38 15 1 1
39 - 40 16 1 1
41 - 42 17 1 1
43 - 45 18 1 1
46 - 47 19 1 1
48 - 50 20 1 1
51 - 57 2 1
58 - 75 3 1
76 - 100 4 1
101 - 153 2
154 - 158 3
159 - 164 4
165 - 169 5
170 - 174 6
175 - 179 7
180 - 183 8
184 - 187 9
188 - 192 10
193 - 196 11
197 - 200 12


Species-based Candy

Species-based Candy can only be used by Pokémon of its corresponding evolutionary family. Bulbasaur Candy, for example, can only be used by Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur. When one is used, it will increase all stats by one AV point, up until all stats hit the maximum 200 AVs, and has no level requirements. Unlike in Pokémon GO, species-specific Candy do not play a role in evolution. Additionally, unlike Pokémon GO since the introduction of Tyrogue, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan have separate Candy.

Candy Japanese Compatible Pokémon
  Bulbasaur Candy フシギダネのアメ    
  Charmander Candy ヒトカゲのアメ    
  Squirtle Candy ゼニガメのアメ    
  Caterpie Candy キャタピーのアメ    
  Weedle Candy ビードルのアメ    
  Pidgey Candy ポッポのアメ    
  Rattata Candy コラッタのアメ     
  Spearow Candy オニスズメのアメ   
  Ekans Candy アーボのアメ   
  Pikachu Candy ピカチュウのアメ     
  Sandshrew Candy サンドのアメ     
  Nidoran♀ Candy ニドラン♀のアメ    
  Nidoran♂ Candy ニドラン♂のアメ    
  Clefairy Candy ピッピのアメ   
  Vulpix Candy ロコンのアメ     
  Jigglypuff Candy プリンのアメ   
  Zubat Candy ズバットのアメ   
  Oddish Candy ナゾノクサのアメ    
  Paras Candy パラスのアメ   
  Venonat Candy コンパンのアメ   
  Diglett Candy ディグダのアメ     
  Meowth Candy ニャースのアメ     
  Psyduck Candy コダックのアメ   
  Mankey Candy マンキーのアメ   
  Growlithe Candy ガーディのアメ   
  Poliwag Candy ニョロモのアメ    
  Abra Candy ケーシィのアメ    
  Machop Candy ワンリキーのアメ    
  Bellsprout Candy マダツボミのアメ    
  Tentacool Candy メノクラゲのアメ   
  Geodude Candy イシツブテのアメ       
  Ponyta Candy ポニータのアメ   
  Slowpoke Candy ヤドンのアメ   
  Magnemite Candy コイルのアメ   
  Farfetch'd Candy カモネギのアメ  
  Doduo Candy ドードーのアメ   
  Seel Candy パウワウのアメ   
  Grimer Candy ベトベターのアメ     
  Shellder Candy シェルダーのアメ   
  Gastly Candy ゴースのアメ    
  Onix Candy イワークのアメ  
  Drowzee Candy スリープのアメ   
  Krabby Candy クラブのアメ   
  Voltorb Candy ビリリダマのアメ   
  Exeggcute Candy タマタマのアメ    
  Cubone Candy カラカラのアメ    
  Hitmonlee Candy サワムラーのアメ  
  Hitmonchan Candy エビワラーのアメ  
  Lickitung Candy ベロリンガのアメ  
  Koffing Candy ドガースのアメ   
  Rhyhorn Candy サイホーンのアメ   
  Chansey Candy ラッキーのアメ  
  Tangela Candy モンジャラのアメ  
  Kangaskhan Candy ガルーラのアメ  
  Horsea Candy タッツーのアメ   
  Goldeen Candy トサキントのアメ   
  Staryu Candy ヒトデマンのアメ   
  Mr. Mime Candy バリヤードのアメ  
  Scyther Candy ストライクのアメ  
  Jynx Candy ルージュラのアメ  
  Electabuzz Candy エレブーのアメ  
  Magmar Candy ブーバーのアメ  
  Pinsir Candy カイロスのアメ  
  Tauros Candy ケンタロスのアメ  
  Magikarp Candy コイキングのアメ   
  Lapras Candy ラプラスのアメ  
  Ditto Candy メタモンのアメ  
  Eevee Candy イーブイのアメ      
  Porygon Candy ポリゴンのアメ  
  Omanyte Candy オムナイトのアメ   
  Kabuto Candy カブトのアメ   
  Aerodactyl Candy プテラのアメ  
  Snorlax Candy カビゴンのアメ  
  Articuno Candy フリーザーのアメ  
  Zapdos Candy サンダーのアメ  
  Moltres Candy ファイヤーのアメ  
  Dratini Candy ミニリュウのアメ    
  Mewtwo Candy ミュウツーのアメ  
  Mew Candy ミュウのアメ  
  Meltan Candy メルタンのアメ   

Acquisition

Candy is most commonly obtained through catching wild Pokémon or transferring Pokémon to Professor Oak. The type of Candy obtained depends on the species caught or transferred. The stat-based Candies that can be rewarded correspond directly with the species' effort values yield in other core series game. For example, if a Pokémon like Growlithe would yield EVs in Attack in those games, it may award Mighty Candies (of any size) if caught in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Pokémon that would yield EVs for multiple stats, like Seadra which gives both Defense and Special Attack EVs, may award Tough Candies, Smart Candies, or both.

See also: List of Pokémon by effort value yield

Catching a wild Pokémon may sometimes award player a random number of Candy. The higher the player's Catch Combo, the more likely that higher quantities and larger Candies will be awarded. A player may start earning regular-sized Candy after catching 30 Pokémon; Candy L can be earned after catching 60 Pokémon, and Candy XL can be earned after catching 90. Players may start earning species-specific candy after catching a total of 120 Pokémon.

For every Pokémon transferred, Professor Oak will award the player one stat-based Candy based off whichever Candy it may yield when caught in the wild.

Species-based Candy can repeatedly be obtained by:

  • Catching compatible Pokémon (chance of obtaining increases with Catch Combo)
  • Transfer 50 compatible Pokémon of the same species to Professor Oak
  • Stroll Pokémon with Poké Ball Plus (up to two Candies per every 5,000 Exp. gained)
    • One Candy for strolling Pokémon and one Candy for walking Pokémon in game, if any

Additionally, depending on the game, players can obtain PikachuP/EeveeE Candy once through the following means:

Note that as a result of the various acquisition methods, species-specific Candy for Legendary and Mythical Pokémon can only be obtained through one or more of the following methods:

  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres: Repeatedly catch through wild sky rare encounters, transfer multiple from GO and send to Professor Oak, or stroll with the Poké Ball Plus
  • Mewtwo: Transfer multiple from GO and send to Professor Oak, or stroll with the Poké Ball Plus. With no external devices, the only way to obtain one or more Mewtwo Candy would be to trade over numerous Mewtwo from separate save files before sending all of them to Professor Oak.
  • Meltan: Transfer multiple from GO and send to Professor Oak, or stroll with the Poké Ball Plus
  • Mew: Stroll with the Poké Ball Plus only

In Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Sword and Shield, along with Rare Candies, two other types of Candy are available: Exp. Candy and Dynamax Candy.

Exp. Candy

An Exp. Candy, depending on its size, increases a Pokémon's experience by a flat amount.

Name Exp. yield
  Exp. Candy XS 100
  Exp. Candy S 800
  Exp. Candy M 3,000
  Exp. Candy L 10,000
  Exp. Candy XL 30,000

For comparison, given the average and most common experience group:

  • An Exp. Candy XS would bring a level 1 Pokémon up to level 4, a level 5 Pokémon up to level 6, and a level 99 Pokémon about 0.3% of the way to level 100.
  • An Exp. Candy S would bring a level 1 Pokémon up to level 9, a level 15 Pokémon up to level 16, and a level 99 Pokémon about 3% of the way to level 100.
  • An Exp. Candy M would bring a level 1 Pokémon up to level 14, a level 31 Pokémon up to level 32, and a level 99 Pokémon about 10% of the way to level 100.
  • An Exp. Candy L would bring a level 1 Pokémon up to level 21, a level 57 Pokémon up to level 58, and a level 99 Pokémon about 34% of the way to level 100.
  • An Exp. Candy XL would bring a level 1 Pokémon up to level 31, and a level 99 Pokémon up to level 100.

The number of Exp. Candies XL needed to bring a level 1 Pokémon to level 100 depends on the experience group the Pokémon is in:

  • Erratic: 20
  • Fast: 27
  • Medium Fast: 34
  • Medium Slow: 36
  • Slow: 42
  • Fluctuating: 55

Dynamax Candy

Main article: Dynamax Candy

A Dynamax Candy increases a Pokémon's Dynamax Level by one, which increases the amount of HP it gains upon Dynamaxing. Dynamax Candies can be obtained as rewards for winning Max Raid Battles.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 糖果 Tòhnggwó
Mandarin 糖果 Tángguǒ
  French Bonbon
  German Bonbon
  Italian Caramelle
  Korean 사탕 Satang
  Brazilian Portuguese Doce
  Russian Конфета Konfeta
  Spanish Caramelo
  Thai ลูกอม Lukom



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