→Buddy: Improved readability.
[[File:Buddy Pokémon GO.png|thumb|150px|A Buddy Pokémon]]
By assigning a Buddy Pokémon, the player can
get additional candies for that species of Pokémon as it walks. Depending on the species, one can get candies every 1 km, 3 km or 5 km walked. One can only have one Buddy at a time, and by changing the Buddy the progress made is lost, but the candies earned are kept.