With all the new updates that Niantic Labs released recently for Pokemon Go, finding specific Pokemon has become relatively easier. But, there is still something else that has been troubling many players. We all struggle to gain any Pokemon candies for certain Pokemon we're wanting to evolve. What does the developer of Pokemon Go have for us now?

Most Recent Update

We were most recently gifted with the arrival of the Pokemon Go Appraisal System. Before, players had to hunt down the right IV calculator to determine whether to keep Pokemon around.

Niantic Labs rolled out updates that prevented nearly all third-party apps in an attempt to maintain focus on only their developed apps. This new integrated Appraisal System is likely the reason many of those programs no longer work. We can now assess the worthiness of our animals without having to sit at a computer or open a mobile browser.

Three of the possible messages were: 1) "Your Pokemon simply amazes me. It can accomplish anything!", 2) "Your Pokemon's stats indicate that in battle, it'll get the job done.", or 3) "Your Pokemon may not be great in battle, but I still like it!"

I've gotten that last one so many times...

The New Buddy System

Niantic Labs promises to one-up themselves with the new Buddy System.

Players can equip different Buddy Pokemon at any given time, and will appear alongside their in-game avatar. This adds bonuses similar to a lucky egg, only your equipped Buddy will generate candy based on the variety of Pokemon. Each creature requires a specific distance for generating the corresponding candy, similar to the requirements to hatch an egg.

This is a great addition to the game, as it makes it easier for those trying to get all three Eveelutions. My biggest thing is trying to get more candies for Magikarp so I can get a better Gyrados. (I really hope that fish doesn't require a lot of walking).

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I'm excited to try out this new Buddy system to generate candies. I hope it exceeds my expectations. What do you think of it? Have you had a chance to take it for a spin? Let us know in the comments!

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