For those of you that play Pokémon Go, you may or may not be aware of the buddy system and how it works.

This feature lets you assign a Pokémon to be your “buddy.” When assigned as your buddy, a Pokémon will get a free candy for it after you walk a certain distance.

Assigning a Pokémon to be your buddy is simple once you know how to actually do it, but if you don’t, you might not ever notice it.

In order to make a Pokémon your buddy, you tap on your character’s icon in the lower left corner then tap on the three lines at the bottom right corner when the next menu opens up. A couple options will appear, so you just tap on Buddy and you can assign what ever Pokémon you want.

A fun fact about this system, is that if you make Pikachu your buddy, after you walk 10 Kms, they will appear and ride on your shoulder, just like with Ash in the cartoon and comics.

So, once you have your buddy set, all you have to do now is just get walking and the candies will start coming in.

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