With the buddy update arriving for Pokemon GO, eager walkers-turned-trainers can check out this guide to see how many kilometres they’ll need to walk to get candy for each monster.

The latest update for Pokemon GO is a rather substantial one, allowing players to select one of their captured beasts to accompany them as they walk around. Doing so will award users with candy, which they can then use to power up and even evolve the Pokemon they’ve selected to buddy up with. However, it would seem that not all Pocket Monsters are created equal, as different beasts require different amounts of kilometres walked in order to secure those sweet, sweet (and sometimes illusive) bonbons.

At this point in the game’s life, there are three tiers tied to gathering candy that each Pokemon falls into – they are 1KM, 3KM, and 5KM. This is based primarily on the egg categories that they are sorted into (although that’s certainly not the case right across the board), but the rarer the creature, the more distance has to be covered by players in order to secure candies. As a result, levelling up the likes of Snorlax will take a lot longer than a Pidgey, which makes a lot of sense in the grand scheme of things.

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With that said, Pokemon GO fans can catch a glimpse of how many kilometres they’ll have to walk with their various ‘Buddy’ Pokemon below.

1 KM Per Pokemon Candy:

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

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