Data miners may have discovered the next big feature headed to Pokémon GO in the near future. Based on code from the latest version of the mobile game, they have found that a new “buddy system” may be added to the app in an upcoming update. [Thanks, Pokémon GO Hub.]
According to the data gathered, the buddy system will let you walk with one of your Pokémon at a time, and doing this will reward you with candy. However, the exact amount of candy is not yet known.
Here’s a look at the summary of the information gathered about the buddy system:
-Pokémon Buddy System is using the same server side distance calculation as the one used for Pokémon Eggs
-Walking your Pokémon Buddy will award you with candy. The amount of candy is yet to be determined.
-You can walk the same Pokémon Buddy multiple times, but there is likely a daily limit for obtained candy
-You can walk with only one Buddy Pokémon at a time
-There are various looks of Buddy Pokémon:
- Medium size
- Big size
- Flying next to you
- Rests on your shoulder
As for when we can expect to see this buddy system implemented, it’s possible it will be added to the game in next week’s update.
Pokémon GO is available for iOS and Android devices.