Pokémon Go is an open-world experience of playing games online in which you can join trainers worldwide and play Pokémon Go together in augmented reality (AR). Pokémon Go is exciting to play and have fun with your best Buddy to overcome challenges by giving treats to your Buddy and catching more of them to pick up rewards on the way.
Let’s explore the Buddy system of Pokemon Go and how it works; also, you will come to know how to influence your Pokemon pal and level up its mood.
First of all, take a glance at What is Buddy adventure?
Niantic unveiled the Buddy Adventure update in late 2019. It allows the Trainers from around the world to be assigned a Pokémon as their Buddy and slowly grow their friendship with them.
To forge a friendship with the Buddy, trainers could feed them their favorite treats in augmented reality (AR), they can play with them, and even explore the world map together. But, of course, it depends on the time spent with the Buddy, and as your friendship grows with them, you can automatically boost their mood to earn rewards in the game.
How to pick your Buddy?
To select a Buddy in Pokémon Go, open your Trainer account by clicking on your portrait option in the bottom left of the screen. You can set your Buddy Pokémon for the first time or swap it out for a new one after selecting your existing Buddy Pokémon.
However, having fun with your Buddy in Pokémon Go is an exciting thing to do. Here’s how it works:
If you are playing the game for the first time, you can select the Pokémon buddy from the trainer’s profile. Then, if you weren’t compatible with the existing one, you could swap it again. You can navigate to the Buddy menu to choose the Buddy of your kind; then, after choosing one, you can walk with them through the basic level of buddy adventure.
How to play with your Buddy?
After selecting your favorite Pokémon Buddy, tap its portrait icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and click on the Play button; now, you are ready to explore the AR mode Buddy Adventure by tapping the screen.
You can interact with your Buddy and feed them their favorite treats, as once they are full, they will power up the level of the game. The game’s motive is to earn rewards by playing with your Buddy. Buddy Pokémon will get candy as you explore the world and can earn it even faster if they are in an “Excited” mood.
How to switch your Buddy?
If you manage to evolve your current Buddy to the highest level, or now you are bored with the one, you can swap your Buddy in the Buddy menu. But you should be aware that when you switch to the new one, the progress you have made with the existing one will be erased. So, it is best to do it after recovering the candies you have earned.
What are different buddy levels?
Buddy level helps you track your Buddy’s mood; playing with them regularly, exploring the world, and treating them is all that is needed to boost their mood.
Here is a brief analysis of several buddy level you can achieve:
- Good Buddy – Your Pokémon will appear on the map while exploring the world, and the Mood indicator will show up on the Buddy menu.
- Great Buddy – It assists with catching the wild Pokémon. It will gain you rewards or presents while exploring the environment.
- Ultra Buddy – Choose Souvenirs and gain a bonus affection heart.
- Best Buddy – Gain a CP Boost when they are set as your Buddy. They will also don an attractive ribbon that indicates their Best Buddy achievement.
To gain the buddy level accordingly, you need to interact with them daily to climb the ranks quickly. Also, you can change your Buddy 20 times a day, and you will find an impressive list of activities for each Buddy. Becoming the Best Budy with your Pokémon isn’t easy; you must keep their mood elevated daily.