If I make an Eevee my buddy and after walking 2km I then decide to evolve the Eevee, will the 2km of walking we've done together be retained or will it reset?

  • I want to say yes because it is the same Pokemon, but I will have to look for an official source.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 21:28
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    @Vemonus: I'm of the same mind. Since I couldn't find a source off-hand, I thought I'd ask here.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 21:29

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Apparently there is a bug that actually does reset your progress when you evolve.

According to this site's report:

When you walk your Pokemon and obtain enough Poke Candy to evolve them, your Pokemon’s progress gets reset if you evolve them before receiving the reward. There’s numerous reports on this issue, however we are unsure if this is a flaw, or if this is supposed to be this way.

Photographic evidence:

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It's worth noting that (based on the picture), the total distance does not reset. Only the current progress towards the next reward does.

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    That's... really dumb. Here's hoping it's a bug and it will be fixed.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 21:32
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    @Ellesedil before or after they fix tracking? :P
    – Vemonus
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 21:33
  • Is this still a thing or did they fix it? I'm playing a lot less often nowadays.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 6:11
  • @Ellesedil I'm about to evolve a Grimer, so I'll walk a bit and let you know
    – Vemonus
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 6:33
  • @Ellesedil can confirm it's still this behavior. Muk lost 0.3km.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 23:08

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