Pokémon Go Buddy Guide to Earn the Most Candy

The latest update for Pokémon Go introduces the Buddy feature where players can highlight their favorite Pokémon to follow them around as a companion. In addition to having an ally escort you on runs, the highlighted Pokémon also helps in earning you Candy.

An important resource that can be consumed to evolve or power up Pokémon, Candy is a pretty good incentive to keep a buddy around all the time. However, the amount of Candy earned is based on two factors: The type of Pokémon you have as your buddy and the distance you have covered walking with the critter.

Thanks to Pokémon Go fan-website, we have a tier list that categorizes all Pokémon in accordance to the Candy they offer by walking certain distances.

1km per Candy

  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Pidgey
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Rattata
  • Raticate
  • Spearow
  • Fearow
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Golem
  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados

3km per Candy

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Ekans
  • Abrok
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Nidron (F)
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran (M)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetales
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Venonat
  • Venomoth
  • Diglett
  • Dugtrio
  • Meowth
  • Persian
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Bellsprout
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebel
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Ponyta
  • Rapidash
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Magnemite
  • Mangeton
  • Farfetch’d
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Goldeen
  • Seaking
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Tauros
  • Porygon

5km per Candy

  • Onyx
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Chansey
  • Mr. Mime
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
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