Pokemon Go 1km Buddy list: How to earn Candy fast

Ezequiel Leis
Eevee and other buddy Pokemon in Pokemon Go

Here’s a complete list of all the Pokemon that can earn Candy for every 1km walked as a Buddy in Pokemon Go, alongside how to play with your Buddies and more.

Pokemon Go lets you set any of your Pokemon as a Buddy and then walk with them to earn several exciting rewards in the mobile game. Among those, Candies are perhaps the most popular, as they can be used to power up and evolve Pokemon.

Here’s the complete list of Pokemon that only need to walk 1km to earn Candy, including everything you need to play with them.


Pokemon Go 1 km Buddy distance chart

The following Pokemon earn one Candy for every 1km you walk either with the game open or Adventure Sync activated in Pokemon Go:

  • Caterpie, Metapod, and Butterfree
  • Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill
  • Pidgey, Pidgeotto, and Pidgeot
  • Rattata and Raticate
  • Spearow and Fearow
  • Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu
  • Cleffa, Clefairy, and Clefable
  • Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, and Wigglytuff
  • Zubat, Golbat, and Crobat
  • Geodude, Graveler, and Golem
  • Magikarp and Gyarados
  • Sentret and Furret
  • Hoothoot and Noctowl
  • Ledyba and Ledian
  • Spinarak and Ariados
  • Slugma and Magcargo
  • Remoraid and Octillery
  • Poochyena and Mightyena
  • Zigzagoon and Linoone
  • Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Beautifly, and Dustox
  • Taillow and Swallow
  • Surskit and Masquerain
  • Whismur, Loudred, and Exploud
  • Aron, Lairon, and Aggron
  • Gulpin and Swalot
  • Wailmer and Wailord
  • Spoink and Grumpig
  • Swablu and Altaria
  • Barboach and Whiscash
  • Starly, Staravia, and Staraptor
  • Bidoof and Bibarel
  • Kricketot and Kricketune
  • Burmy, Wormadam, and Mothim
  • Cherubi and Cherrim
  • Patrat and Watchog
  • Lillipup, Herdier, and Stoutland
  • Purrloin and Liepard
  • Pidove, Tranquil and Unfezant
  • Woobat and Swoobat
  • Sewaddle, Swadloon, and Leavanny
  • Venipede, Whirlipede, and Scolipede
  • Cottonee and Whimsicott
  • Petilil and Lilligant
  • Basculin
  • Maractus
  • Dwebble and Crustle
  • Emolga
  • Tynamo, Eelektrik, and Eelektross
  • Bunnelby and Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, and Talonflame
  • Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon
  • Pikipek, Trumbeak, and Toucannon
  • Yungoos and Gumshoos
  • Grubbin, Charjabug, and Vikavolt
  • Cutiefly and Ribombee
  • Stufful and Bewear
  • Wimpod and Golisopod
  • Skwovet and Greedent
  • Lechonk and Oinkologne
  • Nymble and Lokix
  • Tadbulb and Bellibolt

As you can see, all Pokemon in the same evolutionary line will need the same walking distance to earn Candy. Pokemon Go players can earn up to 40km worth of Candy per day.

This means that 1km Buddy Pokemon can earn 40 Candy per day. So start walking daily and collect as much Candy as you can.

How to set your Buddy in Pokemon Go

If you’ve never set your Buddy in Pokemon Go, these are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Open the Pokemon Go app.
  2. Tap your avatar face.
  3. On the ‘Me’ tab, press the ‘Buddy’ icon (the one with two smiling faces).
  4. Choose a Pokemon to set as Buddy.

How to change your Buddy in Pokemon Go

If you already have a Buddy in Pokemon Go, its face will show right next to your avatar on the main screen of the game, so you must follow these simple steps to change it:

  1. Open the Pokemon Go app.
  2. Tap your Buddy on the bottom left corner of the main view screen.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap ‘Swap buddies’.
  4. Choose a different Pokemon to join you.

In this case, you can also swap Buddies by finding a Pokemon in your Storage and tapping the ‘Swap Buddies’ button at the bottom of its summary page. You can swap buddies a maximum of 20 times a day.

How to play with your Buddy in Pokemon Go

To play with your Buddy in Pokemon Go, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Tap your Buddy on the bottom left corner of the main view screen.
  2. Tap the ‘Play!‘ button or your Buddy Pokemon.
  3. Rub your Pokemon until a beam of light and a heart appear on screen.

You can play with your Buddy as much as you want, but you can only get one heart per day doing so. If you’re trying to complete the Rediscover Kanto Special Research, you can play with your Buddy three times in a row to clear the simple task fast.

pokemon go buddy slaking featured as an ar snapshot

That’s all you need to know about the Buddy system, the 1km Buddy list, and how to play with them in Pokemon Go! For more Pokemon Go content, we’ve got you covered with many more guides:

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