‘Pokemon Go’ Buddy System: Chart of Candy Distance & Pokemon Size

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A Pokemon Go user plays the mobile game in Japan shortly after its launch. (Getty)

Pokemon Go trainers everywhere are getting excited for the game’s newest feature. In the forthcoming update, players will be able to select one Pokemon as a “buddy,” and this Pokemon will walk around with you on the map. You will then get rewards for traveling a certain distance with your buddy.

The main reward appears to be candy, which players receive for walking certain distances with their Pokemon. That distance will be measured using the same system that the game uses for hatching eggs. In addition, the buddy Pokemon will be displayed on your avatar screen, either sitting next to you, flying next to you, standing behind you, or perched on your shoulder. To get a glimpse at the feature, take a look at some of the official screenshots released by Niantic.

So ever since this feature was announced, players have been speculating how much candy you will get for each kilometer walked and if that will be Pokemon-specific, as well as how the game will decide how the Pokemon is displayed on the screen. Now, data apparently discovered in the game’s source code may reveal the answers to both of those questions.

As compiled by a user on The Silph Road, the following chart breaks down how many kilometers you will need to walk in order to achieve a candy and what size the game will classify your buddy as. The update is expected to be released next week, so stayed tuned for updates about whether this early information was accurate.

Name of Pokemon Km Required for One Candy Size of Pokemon
Bulbasaur 2 Medium
Ivysaur 2 Big
Venusaur 2 Big
Charmander 2 Medium
Charmeleon 2 Medium
Charizard 2 Big
Squirtle 2 Medium
Wartortle 2 Medium
Blastoise 2 Big
Caterpie 1 Shoulder
Metapod 1 Medium
Butterfree 1 Flying
Weedle 1 Shoulder
Kakuna 1 Medium
Beedrill 1 Flying
Pidgey 1 Shoulder
Pidgeotto 1 Flying
Pidgeot 1 Flying
Rattata 1 Medium
Raticate 1 Medium
Spearow 1 Shoulder
Fearow 1 Flying
Ekans 2 Medium
Arbok 2 Big
Pikachu 1 Shoulder
Raichu 1 Medium
Sandshrew 2 Medium
Sandslash 2 Medium
NidoranFemale 2 Medium
Nidorina 2 Medium
Nidoqueen 2 Big
NidoranMale 2 Medium
Nidorino 2 Medium
Nidoking 2 Big
Clefairy 1 Medium
Clefable 1 Big
Vulpix 2 Medium
Ninetales 2 Big
Jigglypuff 1 Medium
Wigglytuff 1 Big
Zubat 1 Flying
Golbat 1 Flying
Oddish 2 Medium
Gloom 2 Medium
Vileplume 2 Big
Paras 2 Medium
Parasect 2 Medium
Venonat 2 Medium
Venomoth 2 Flying
Diglett 2 Medium
Dugtrio 2 Big
Meowth 2 Medium
Persian 2 Medium
Psyduck 2 Medium
Golduck 2 Big
Mankey 2 Medium
Primeape 2 Big
Growlithe 2 Medium
Arcanine 2 Big
Poliwag 2 Medium
Poliwhirl 2 Big
Poliwrath 2 Big
Abra 2 Medium
Kadabra 2 Big
Alakazam 2 Big
Machop 2 Medium
Machoke 2 Big
Machamp 2 Big
Bellsprout 2 Medium
Weepinbell 2 Big
Victreebel 2 Big
Tentacool 2 Medium
Tentacruel 2 Big
Geodude 1 Medium
Graveler 1 Big
Golem 1 Big
Ponyta 2 Medium
Rapidash 2 Big
Slowpoke 2 Medium
Slowbro 2 Big
Magnemite 2 Flying
Magneton 2 Big
Farfetchd 2 Medium
Doduo 2 Medium
Dodrio 2 Big
Seel 2 Medium
Dewgong 2 Medium
Grimer 2 Medium
Muk 2 Big
Shellder 2 Medium
Cloyster 2 Big
Gastly 2 Flying
Haunter 2 Flying
Gengar 2 Big
Onix 3 Big
Drowzee 2 Big
Hypno 2 Big
Krabby 2 Medium
Kingler 2 Big
Voltorb 2 Medium
Electrode 2 Big
Exeggcute 2 Medium
Exeggutor 2 Big
Cubone 2 Medium
Marowak 2 Medium
Hitmonlee 3 Big
Hitmonchan 3 Big
Lickitung 2 Medium
Koffing 2 Big
Weezing 2 Big
Rhyhorn 2 Big
Rhydon 2 Big
Chansey 3 Big
Tangela 2 Medium
Kangaskhan 2 Big
Horsea 2 Medium
Seadra 2 Big
Goldeen 2 Medium
Seaking 2 Big
Staryu 2 Medium
Starmie 2 Big
MrMime 3 Medium
Scyther 3 Big
Jynx 3 Big
Electabuzz 3 Medium
Magmar 3 Big
Pinsir 3 Big
Tauros 2 Big
Magikarp 1 Medium
Gyarados 1 Big
Lapras 3 Big
Ditto 2 Medium
Eevee 3 Shoulder
Vaporeon 3 Medium
Jolteon 3 Medium
Flareon 3 Medium
Porygon 2 Big
Omanyte 3 Medium
Omastar 3 Big
Kabuto 3 Medium
Kabutops 3 Big
Aerodactyl 3 Big
Snorlax 3 Big
Articuno 3 Flying
Zapdos 3 Flying
Moltres 3 Big
Dratini 3 Medium
Dragonair 3 Big
Dragonite 3 Big
Mewtwo 3 Big
Mew 3 Medium