Pokémon Go: Buddy Candy Distances - How Far Do I Have to Walk For Buddy Pokemon to Drop Items

Pokémon Go: Buddy Candy Distances - How Far Do I Have to Walk For Buddy Pokemon to Drop Items

Here's how many kilometers you must walk to earn one candy for each Pokémon Buddy.

Pokémon Go's Buddy System lets you earn Candy for a favorite Pokémon simply by walking. However, the distance you need to walk to earn just one Candy varies between Pokémon, from one kilometer for a single Candy to five kilometers. In this Pokemon Go Buddy Distances guide we'll give you all the info you need on how far you need to walk.

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Pokemon Go Buddy Item Drop Distance Charts

Here's a list of how many kilometers each Pokemon buddy needs to be walked before it can earn one Candy. Lace up your shoes, put your cap on backwards, and get walking.

Walk one kilometer with these Pokémon to earn one Candy

Gen 1 pokemon:

  • 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

Gen 2 pokemon:

  • Hoothoot
  • Noctowl
  • Ledyba
  • Ledian
  • Remoraid
  • Octillery
  • Sentret
  • Furret
  • Slugma
  • Magcargo
  • Spinarak
  • Ariados
  • Pichu
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff

Gen 3 Pokemon:

  • Cascoon
  • Dustox
  • Taillow
  • Swellow
  • Surskit
  • Poochyena
  • Mightyena
  • Zigzagoon
  • Linoone
  • Wurmple
  • Silcoon
  • Beautifly
  • Aggron
  • Gulpin
  • Swalot
  • Wailmer
  • Wailord
  • Spoink
  • Grumpig
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Masquerain
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Aron
  • Lairon

Walk three kilometers with these Pokémon to earn one Candy

Gen 1 pokemon:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Nidoran (Female)
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran (Male)
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetails
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vilelume
  • 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
  • Magnetmite
  • Magneton
  • Farfetch'd
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Exeggute
  • Exeggutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Tangela
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Goldeen
  • Starmie
  • Tauros
  • Porygon

Gen 2 Pokemon

  • Aipom
  • Chikorita
  • Bayleaf
  • Meganium
  • Chinchou
  • Lanturn
  • Corsola
  • Cyndaquil
  • Quilava
  • Typhlosion
  • Dunsparce
  • Girafarig
  • Heracross
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Hoppip
  • Skiploom
  • Jumpluff
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Misdreavus
  • Murkrow
  • Natu
  • Xatu
  • Phanpy
  • Donphan
  • Qwilfish
  • Shuckle
  • Sneasel
  • Snubbull
  • Granbull
  • Stantler
  • Sunkern
  • Sunflora
  • Swinub
  • Piloswine
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursarin
  • Togepi
  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Wobbuffet
  • Wooper
  • Quagsire
  • Yanma

Gen 3 pokemon

  • Sharpedo
  • Numel
  • Camerupt
  • Torkoal
  • Spinda
  • Cacnea
  • Cacturne
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Corphish
  • Crawdaunt
  • Baltoy
  • Treecko
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Mudkip
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Shiftry
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Shroomish
  • Breloom
  • Claydol
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anorith
  • Armaldo
  • Shuppet
  • Makuhita
  • Hariyama
  • Azurill
  • Nosepass
  • Skitty
  • Delcatty
  • Meditite
  • Medicham
  • Electrike
  • Manectric
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Roselia
  • Carvanha
  • Banette
  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Wynaut
  • Snorunt
  • Glalie
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Clamperl
  • Huntail
  • Gorebyss
  • Luvdisc

Walk five kilometers with these Pokémon to earn one Candy

Gen 1 Pokemon

  • Onix
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Chansey
  • Mr Mime
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Gligar
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Mantine
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Miltank
  • Pineco
  • Forretress
  • Skarmory
  • Sudowoodo
  • Tyrogue

Gen 2 pokemon:

  • Togepi
  • Togetic
  • Smoochum
  • Elkid
  • Magby
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Sudowoodo
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Unown
  • Pineco
  • Forretress
  • Miltank
  • Blissey
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Gligar
  • Steelix
  • Scizor
  • Delibird
  • Mantine
  • Skarmory
  • Farfetch'd
  • Tyrogue
  • Hitmontop

Gen 3 Pokemon:

  • Vibrava
  • Flygon
  • Feebas
  • Milotic
  • Castform
  • Kecleon
  • Tropius
  • Chimecho
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Slakoth
  • Vigoroth
  • Slaking
  • Nincada
  • Ninjask
  • Shedinja
  • Sableye
  • Mawile
  • Trapinch
  • Absol
  • Relicanth
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross

(Special thanks to RankedBoost)

That's everything you need to know about Buddy Pokemon Candy Drops in Pokemon GO. For more on the game, you can check out our Pokemon GO Hatching Guide, you'll find everything you need to know about the different types of eggs, and what pokemon they hatch.

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