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Buddy Pokémon Officially Confirmed to be Coming to Pokémon GO

September 2, 2016 / 1:12 PM

By: Matthew Gibson

A couple of days ago a couple of data miners were able to find a new feature coming to the phenomenal Pokémon GO, being a new Buddy system. The Pokémon GO Development Team has officially revealed this mechanic, and will be coming in quite soon. See what it has in store below:

The next addition to Pokémon GO will be Buddy Pokémon. You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your Trainer avatar on your profile screen, adding helpful bonuses such as awarding Candy for walking together. You’ll also have the ability to change your Buddy Pokémon at any time.

This is bound to be handy to those struggling to catch more of the same monster in order to gain candies for that evolution line then subsequently evolving them, and you can see some screenshots of the feature on their site. Hopefully Niantic will continue to add more features to make catching them all all the more fun and enjoyable

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Like many other game writers, Matthew was brought into the gaming world from a young age. He aspires to be a games journalist in the future. Oh, and he’s from the UK, so there’s that. He also does Nintendo Podcast System, just in case there isn’t enough Nintendo on this site.

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