Pokemon Go Buddy System Confirmed? More News

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Pokemon Go Buddy System Confirmed? More News

Pokemon GO system has been data mined from the latest app version. We will be taking our favorite Pokemon for a walk soon.This concept is know as Buddy Pokemon The Buddy system was first seen on AeonLucid’s PogoProtos, the biggest Github repository for analysing Pokemon GO network traffic. The Buddy system was introduced in the code base in 0.35.0 update.

This is a short version of what Buddy Pokemon update holds:-

  • Pokemon Buddy System is using the same server side distance calculation as the one used for Pokemon Eggs
  • Walking your Pokemon Buddy will award you with candy. The amount of candy is yet to be determined.
  • You can walk the same Pokemon Buddy multiple times, but there is likely a daily limit for obtained candy
  • You can walk with only one Buddy Pokemon at a time
  • There are various looks of Buddy Pokemon
    • Medium size
    • Big size
    • Flying next to you
    • Rests on your shoulder

All of these changes are already seen in the base code, and by the look of it, we could be getting the Buddy system in the future updates.

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How your Pokemon Appear will be decided mostly on size, there will 4 different ways you will see your Pokemon GO Buddy Moving.

BUDDY_MEDIUM
This is possibly for Ivysaur, Pinisir and other medium size Mons.

BUDDY_BIG
This is likely reserved for Lapras, Blastoise and of course Snorlax.

BUDDY_SHOULDER
This will likely be for the smallest of Mons, like Caterpie, Weedle and possibly Dratini.

BUDDY_FLYING
Yup, you guessed it correct, Flying get their special own animation.

Players have already thought of interesting Items for walking your Pet/Buddy Pokemon GO. There is an unofficial image floating around on the web of a Leash Item. This image below shows an example of the leash being able to affect your Pets Mood or even increase its CP.

We know that Candies will be awarded from walking your pet, and any items Niantic release in the future could affect this feature. It seems unlikely that if there were a Leash Item, that it would be used to increase the Combat Power (CP) of a Pokemon.

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Full Code Analysis

The following few paragraphs discuss code details and reference the code directly. We will keep the discussion simple. If you are not familiar with software development and coding practice, feel free to ask questions in the comment section below.

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BudyPokemon.protot introduced

message BuddyPokemon {
	fixed64 id = 1;
	double start_km_walked = 2;
	double last_km_awarded = 3;
}

As observed, a new file has been added to the code of Pokemon Go. BuddyPokemon message  tracks the Buddy Id, the start distance and the last awarded distance.

A new mechanic found in Pokemon GO’s Decoded Data from the Newest Update. Pokemon GO Buddy appears to be a way for players to earn extra candies.

Players will have a Pokemon GO Pet/Companion that will follow them around and help them earn extra rewards. It Looks like there is limits that are going to be put in place in regards to your Pet.

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