The Pokemon Partners are a playable mechanic of Pokémon GO. In our pokemon go guide We tell you everything you need to know about it, including how to maximize friendship:
What are Partner Pokémon in Pokémon GO?
Pokémon Companions are a game mechanic in Pokémon GO that allow us to have a Pokémon of our choice walk with us around the map. To establish a Pokémon as a Partner Pokémon we must carry out the following steps:
- We touch on the icon next to the portrait of our character.
- We choose which Pokémon from among all the ones we have at that moment we want to be our Partner Pokémon.
This establishes a Pokémon of our choice as a Companion, although it is not enough for it to accompany us. For the latter, we must feed him using the Play option; the idea is to fill your hunger bar. These are all the possible foods that we can give themand its effects:
Food that we can give to a Pokémon Partner and its effects
|Type of food||Effect|
|Razz Berry||Fill 2 portions of the hunger bar<|
|Latano Berry||Fill 2 portions of the hunger bar<|
|Pinap Berry||Fill 2 portions of the hunger bar<|
|Silver Pinap Berry||Fill 2 servings of the hunger bar|
|Golden Razz Berry||Fill the hunger bar to the maximum|
|pokocho||Fills the hunger bar to the maximum and allows you to win twice as many Hearts|
Can level up friendship with our partner pokemon getting Hearts with the. Hearts are obtained by carrying out the following activities:
All the actions we can take to win Hearts with our Partner Pokémon
|Homework||what is there to do||Effect|
|Walk together||Walking while the Pokémon accompanies us on the map||1 Heart every 2 km|
|Feed your Companion||Throw food items at the Pokémon from the “Play” option||1 Heart per thrown item|
|Play together||Pet the Pokémon from the “Play” option||1 heart|
|fight together||Having the Partner Pokémon be on the Team in a Gym Battle, Trainer Battle, or Raid Battle||1 Heart per Combat|
|get a snapshot||Take a photo of the Pokémon from the “Play” option||1 heart|
|visit a new place||Turn the Photo Disc of a Poképarada or Gym that we have not visited before while the Pokémon accompanies us on the map||1 heart|
|bonuses||By raising the level of Friendship, sometimes our Pokémon brings us Gifts that we must open||1 heart|
If we feed him a pokocho, the daily limit of Hearts for some activities such as walking together, giving food or playing together will be doubledwhich allows us to get more Hearts that day.
All Friendship levels of our Partner Pokémon in Pokémon GO
|Friendship Level||hearts needed||bonuses|
|Good partner||one||Adventure partner
|Great Companion||70||help catch
|excellent partner||150||find locations
|Best mate||300||pc booster
Best Companion Ribbon
By last, getting Hearts we can raise the Friendship of the Partner Pokémon; each level of Friendship brings with it the following bonuses:
Summarizing: Using a Partner Pokémon has as its main benefit the fact that we gain Candy of that Pokémon’s base form walking with him, which It comes in handy if we want to improve PCs of that particular pokemon or if we want the Candies to make it evolve. Other benefits are to use them in Combat, especially if they have the CP Boost active by being a Best Partner. That extra power can be decisive in certain fights.
Keep in mind that the rarer a Pokémon is (such as a Legendary), the distance it takes to get Candy by walking with it will increaseso the Pokochos can be especially good for us.
Finally, know that we have until twenty partner Pokémon changes per dayand that We can only walk with one Pokémon Partner at a time.
In our Pokémon GO guide we help you with many other aspects of the game, such as how to redeem promotional codes or how to change our nickname.