Candy (Sleep)

Candy (Japanese: アメ Candy) is a type of currency in Pokémon Sleep used to level up and evolve Pokémon. Each evolutionary family has its own kind of candy, usually named after the lowest stage of each evolutionary family, which can only be used on members of that family. For example, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur all use Bulbasaur Candy. Each candy has its own color scheme based on the Pokémon it is named after.

Bulbasaur Candy, an example of a candy in Pokémon Sleep

Acquisition

In Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon candies can be obtained by the following methods:

Sleep research

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Reason: 3-star and 4-star sleep candy yields, especially for Mr. Mime; Eeveelution candy yields

Researching a Pokémon's sleep styles will reward the player with candies of that Pokémon. The candy yield is as follows:

No. of candies Sleep style required
3 candies
  • 1-star (★) sleep style: Unevolved Pokémon
4 candies
5 candies
  • 1-star (★) sleep style: First evolution Pokémon and Mr. Mime
  • 2-star (★★) sleep style: Unevolved Pokémon
6 candies
  • 1-star (★) sleep style: Single-stage Pokémon
  • 2-star (★★) sleep style: First evolutions of baby Pokémon, except for Mr. Mime
7 candies
  • 1-star (★) sleep style: Eeveelutions
  • 2-star (★★) sleep style: First evolution Pokémon and Mr. Mime
  • 3-star (★★★) sleep style: Unevolved Pokémon
8 candies
  • 1-star (★) sleep style: Second evolution Pokémon
  • 2-star (★★) sleep style: Single-stage Pokémon
  • 3-star (★★★) sleep style: First evolutions of baby Pokémon
  • 4-star (★★★★) sleep style: Unevolved Pokémon
9 candies
  • 3-star (★★★) sleep style: First evolution Pokémon
  • 4-star (★★★★) sleep style: First evolutions of baby Pokémon
10 candies
  • 2-star (★★) sleep style: Second evolution Pokémon
  • 4-star (★★★★) sleep style: First evolution Pokémon
11 candies
  • 4-star (★★★★) sleep style: Single-stage Pokémon

The following table demonstrates the candy yield by category of Pokémon and sleep style rarity.

Category of Pokémon Example Sleep style rarity
★★ ★★★ ★★★★
Unevolved Pokémon Eevee 3 candies 5 candies 7 candies 8 candies
First evolutions of baby Pokémon Sudowoodo 4 candies 6 candies 8 candies 9 candies
First evolutions of non-baby Pokémon
Mr. Mime
Marowak 5 candies 7 candies 9 candies 10 candies
Single-stage Pokémon Ditto 6 candies 8 candies 11 candies
Eeveelutions Vaporeon 7 candies
Second evolution Pokémon Togekiss 8 candies 10 candies

Research Community

If the player has befriended other users, they will receive 1 candy of the Pokémon that is featured on their friend's sleep research update. As of version 1.0.13, the player may have a chance of receiving 2 candies from their friend's sleep research update instead of 1. The chance of receiving an extra candy in this way is determined by the player and the friend's Closeness level.

Collecting from helper Pokémon

A helper Pokémon may randomly gather 2 candies of its evolutionary family, indicated by the candy icon above them. A Pokémon will not gather any more candies until the player has collected the candies from it.

Sending Pokémon to the professor

The player may send a Pokémon from their box to Professor Neroli in exchange for candies of that Pokémon. Note that this mechanic is equivalent to releasing a Pokémon in the core series games, and cannot be undone. The amount of candies received depends on the Pokémon sent:

  • Unevolved Pokémon: 5 candies
  • First evolution of baby Pokémon: 6 candies
  • First evolution of non-baby Pokémon: 7 candies
  • Second evolution Pokémon: 10 candies

Using the Linking Cord from the Bag

If the player uses the Linking Cord item from the Bag, they will receive 5 candies of a random Pokémon that evolves using the Linking Cord. As of version 1.0.13, the Pokémon selection includes:

Uses

Candies in Pokémon Sleep are used to give EXP to and evolve Pokémon.

Earning EXP

Using candies on Pokémon is one of the two ways to have them gain EXP; the other way is to do sleep research with the Pokémon as the player's helper. Each candy used on a Pokémon normally yields 25 EXP, but as of version 1.0.9, the number may be higher or lower depending on the Pokémon's Nature.

Evolution

Each Pokémon requires a specific amount of candies to evolve into their next stage, as follows:

  • 20 candies: Baby Pokémon (except for Mime Jr. and Riolu, which require 40 and 80 candies, respectively).[note 1]
  • 40 candies: Unevolved Pokémon (not counting baby Pokémon but counting Mime Jr., and not counting Pokémon that evolve using evolutionary items).
  • 80 candies: First evolution Pokémon, Pokémon that evolve using evolutionary items, and Riolu.

Appearance

# Family Candy # Family Candy # Family Candy
0001   Bulbasaur   0004   Charmander   0007   Squirtle  
0010   Caterpie   0019   Rattata   0023   Ekans  
0025   Pikachu   0035   Clefairy   0039   Jigglypuff  
0050   Diglett   0052   Meowth   0054   Psyduck  
0056   Mankey   0058   Growlithe   0069   Bellsprout  
0074   Geodude   0079   Slowpoke   0081   Magnemite  
0084   Doduo   0092   Gastly   0095   Onix  
0104   Cubone   0115   Kangaskhan   0122   Mr. Mime  
0127   Pinsir   0132   Ditto   0133   Eevee  
0147   Dratini   0152   Chikorita   0155   Cyndaquil  
0158   Totodile   0175   Togepi   0179   Mareep  
0185   Sudowoodo   0202   Wobbuffet   0214   Heracross  
0225   Delibird   0228   Houndour   0246   Larvitar  
0280   Ralts   0287   Slakoth   0302   Sableye  
0316   Gulpin   0333   Swablu   0353   Shuppet  
0359   Absol   0363   Spheal   0448   Lucario  
0453   Croagunk   0459   Snover   0759   Stufful  

Handy Candy

Handy Candy (Japanese: ばんのうアメ All-Purpose Candy) is a type of item that can be turned into candies for any species of Pokémon. This mechanic is similar to the Rare Candy from Pokémon GO. Handy Candies come in three sizes: S, M, and L, which can be exchanged for 3 candies, 20 candies, and 100 candies respectively.[1]

Description

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Games Description
Sleep

Handy Candy S: A small but very special candy that can be turned into 3 candies for any species of Pokémon.
Handy Candy M: A very special candy that be turned into 20 candies for any species of Pokémon.
Handy Candy L:

Trivia

  • Unused sprites for Mew Candy previously existed in the game's files, although the Pokémon itself is currently not available. This sprite was removed sometime prior to version 1.0.12. A sprite for Dratini candy was also similarly unused until the Pokémon was added to the game in version 1.1.0.

In other languages

Candy

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 糖果 Tòhnggwó
Mandarin 糖果 Tángguǒ
  French Bonbon
  German Bonbon
  Italian Caramella
  Korean 사탕 Satang
  Spanish Caramelo

Handy Candy

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 萬能糖果 Maahnnàhng Tòhnggwó
Mandarin 萬能糖果 Wànnéng Tángguǒ
  French Bonbon Toubon
  German Universalbonbon
  Italian Jollymella
  Korean 만능사탕 Manneung Satang
  Spanish Multimelo

Notes

  1. Prior to version 1.0.6, baby Pokémon require 40 candies to evolve (except for Riolu, which requires 80).

References

See also


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