Explore Pokemon GO with your new “buddy” Pokemon

By Marshall Lemon, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 16:11 GMT

Niantic will soon let you travel the world with your own Buddy Pokemon.

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Explore Pokemon GO with your new “buddy” Pokemon

Pokemon GO is an undeniable success on the mobile gaming scene, despite a fairly limited number of features. That said, Niantic is finding ways to make the game even more appealing – such as adding “Buddy” Pokemon which explore the world alongside you.

Just like Ash traveled with Pikachu in the classic Pokemon cartoon, your Buddy Pokemon can join you on the game map. Players may pick a single buddy from your collected Pokemon, whose icon appears beside your avatar and racks up various rewards. Specifically, you’ll earn candy for walking with your Buddy, along with undisclosed in-game experiences. Buddy Pokemon can be changed at anytime.

It’s a minor touch, but one that could be immensely appealing for active Pokemon GO players. The update is expected to be “just around the corner”.

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