Buddy Distances - Pokémon GO!

The Buddy System

To assign a new buddy, click on your trainer portrait, then select Buddy from the bottom right soft button.

On the buddy status screen, you can check the how far you have walked with your current buddy, or swap out your buddy with a different Pokemon. After assigning a Pokemon as your buddy, it'll begin appearing with your trainer portrait. Smaller Pokemon could even rest on your shoulders!

Note that buddy Pokemon must be with you at all times, thus cannot be assigned as a gym defender.

Your buddy will also have its own icon on the main screen. It keeps track of how far you traveled together. Every set distance, 1 to 5 km depending on its species (see table below), it'll find one Pokemon candy.

Occasionally, your buddy may find two candy per set distance traveled. The mechanism behind it is still unknown.

Buddies come in four sizes, which affect how they're positioned in your trainer Portrait: Shoulder, Medium, Big, Flying. Buddies have different distance requirements per candy: 1 km, 3km, and 5km.


Distance 1 Km

ID Image Name Max CP Size
129Magikarp220Medium
130Gyarados3281Big
010Caterpie393Shoulder
011Metapod357Medium
012Butterfree1701Flying
013Weedle397Shoulder
014Kakuna392Medium
015Beedrill1777Flying
016Pidgey580Shoulder
017Pidgeotto1085Flying
018Pidgeot1994Flying
019Rattata588Medium
020Raticate1549Medium
021Spearow673Shoulder
022Fearow1814Flying
025Pikachu787Shoulder
026Raichu2025Medium
035Clefairy1085Medium
036Clefable2353Big
039Jigglypuff713Medium
040Wigglytuff1906Big
041Zubat569Flying
042Golbat1830Flying
074Geodude1193Medium
075Graveler1815Big
076Golem2916Big

Distance 3 Km

ID Image Name Max CP Size
120Staryu926Medium
121Starmie2303Big
128Tauros2488Big
132Ditto718Medium
137Porygon1567Big
001Bulbasaur981Medium
002Ivysaur1552Big
003Venusaur2568Big
004Charmander831Medium
005Charmeleon1484Medium
006Charizard2686Big
007Squirtle808Medium
008Wartortle1324Medium
009Blastoise2291Big
023Ekans778Medium
024Arbok1737Big
027Sandshrew1194Medium
028Sandslash2328Medium
029Nidoran♀736Medium
030Nidorina1218Medium
031Nidoqueen2338Big
032Nidoran♂739Medium
033Nidorino1252Medium
034Nidoking2386Big
037Vulpix774Medium
038Ninetales2157Big
043Oddish1069Medium
044Gloom1512Medium
045Vileplume2367Big
046Paras836Medium
047Parasect1657Medium
048Venonat902Medium
049Venomoth1937Flying
050Diglett465Medium
051Dugtrio1333Big
052Meowth638Medium
053Persian1539Medium
054Psyduck966Medium
055Golduck2270Big
056Mankey1002Medium
057Primeape2105Big
058Growlithe1110Medium
059Arcanine2839Big
060Poliwag695Medium
061Poliwhirl1313Big
062Poliwrath2441Big
063Abra1148Medium
064Kadabra1859Big
065Alakazam2887Big
066Machop1199Medium
067Machoke1910Big
068Machamp2889Big
069Bellsprout916Medium
070Weepinbell1475Big
071Victreebel2268Big
072Tentacool956Medium
073Tentacruel2374Big
077Ponyta1502Medium
078Rapidash2252Big
079Slowpoke1204Medium
080Slowbro2482Big
081Magnemite1083Flying
082Magneton2237Big
083Farfetch'd1092Medium
084Doduo1011Medium
085Dodrio2138Big
086Seel899Medium
087Dewgong1894Medium
088Grimer1269Medium
089Muk2709Big
090Shellder958Medium
091Cloyster2475Big
092Gastly1002Flying
093Haunter1716Flying
094Gengar2619Big
096Drowzee992Big
097Hypno2048Big
098Krabby1386Medium
099Kingler2694Big
100Voltorb857Medium
101Electrode1900Big
102Exeggcute1102Medium
103Exeggutor2916Big
104Cubone943Medium
105Marowak1691Medium
108Lickitung1322Medium
109Koffing1091Big
110Weezing2183Big
111Rhyhorn1679Big
112Rhydon3300Big
114Tangela2208Medium
115Kangaskhan2463Big
116Horsea921Medium
117Seadra1979Big
118Goldeen1006Medium
119Seaking2040Big

Distance 5 Km

ID Image Name Max CP Size
151Mew3083Medium
122Mr. Mime1984Medium
123Scyther2464Big
124Jynx2512Big
125Electabuzz2196Medium
126Magmar2254Big
127Pinsir2770Big
131Lapras2980Big
133Eevee969Shoulder
134Vaporeon3157Medium
135Jolteon2730Medium
136Flareon2904Medium
138Omanyte1345Medium
139Omastar2685Big
140Kabuto1172Medium
141Kabutops2517Big
142Aerodactyl2608Big
143Snorlax3355Big
144Articuno2933Flying
145Zapdos3330Flying
146Moltres3272Big
147Dratini860Medium
148Dragonair1609Big
149Dragonite3581Big
150Mewtwo4760Big
095Onix1002Big
106Hitmonlee2406Big
107Hitmonchan2098Big
113Chansey1469Big