With the recent release of the Buddy system, players can now earn candy for "walking" their buddy Pokemon.

I have noticed that certain Pokemon require different distances. Has anyone found out how much candy you get for walking them a certain distance? Is the amount based on the distance? Do some get more than others or is it the same no matter the distance?

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From here,

No matter the Pokemon, the required distance will only net you one candy.

The reason behind different distances is due to rarity of the Pokemon, not how much of a reward you will get.


There have been reports of users receiving two candies as a reward, but it is unknown what triggers this at the moment. Though, it does not seem intentional and is likely a bug.

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    Not entirely true, there is a chance to get 2 candies rarely. reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/52po1t
    – Virusbomb
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 16:52
  • @Virusbomb that seems more like a glitch than the intended behavior, but I edited my answer to account for it.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 16:55
  • There's no way to know if it's a glitch or intended random bonus, but as many people have reported it happening with no specific cause or malfunction my guess is it's a random chance. If it's a glitch it quickly will get worked out how and be exploited till it's patched.
    – Virusbomb
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 17:00
  • @Virusbomb that may be. If you find any more information, feel free to update my answer
    – Vemonus
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 17:07
  • I could have sworn that their blog post said you could net two candies but I'm not finding it now. Either way, I don't think it's a bug but I can't find the official reference again either. Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 17:34

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