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Candy

Candy is a consumable, Pokémon family-related resource that can be used to strengthen Pokémon. Candy is acquired by various ways such as capturing Pokémon (3 for first evolution form, 5 for second evolution form, 10 for third evolution form), or hatching Eggs (various amounts). One can double the amount of Candies one gets by giving the Pokémon a Pinap Berry before catching it.

Usage[]

Pokémon power up[]

Main article: Power up

Candies are used to power up Pokémon up to level 40, which may cost from 1 to 15 pieces of Candy, depending on what level certain Pokémon is. Powering up Pokémon above level 40 requires Candy XL. There is no difference in the amount of Candy required to power up a Pokémon regarding its evolution stage form. Shadow Pokémon require 20% more Candy while Purified Pokémon require 10% less Candy to power up.

Pokémon evolution[]

Candies can be also used to evolve Pokémon that are capable of evolving. Evolving a Pokemon can cost 12, 25, 50, 100, 200, or 400 pieces of Candy. Purified Pokémon require 10% less Candy to evolve.

Second Charged Attack unlock[]

Candies can be also used to unlock the second Charged Attack of Pokémon with more than one Charged Attack. Unlock cost can be 25, 50, 75, or 100 pieces of Candy. Shadow Pokémon require 20% more Candy while Purified Pokémon require 20% less Candy to unlock.

Purification[]

Candies are necessary to purify Shadow Pokémon left by Team GO Rocket. Purification cost can be 1, 3, 5, or 20 pieces of Candy.

Form Changing[]

Main article: Form Change

Candy can be used to change the forms of certain Pokémon.

Adventure Effects[]

Main article: Adventure Effects

Candy can be used to activate Adventure Effects.

Sources[]

The type of Candy the player receives is specific to the Pokémon. There are several ways to obtain Candy for each Pokémon:

  • Catching Pokémon – depends on stage of Pokémon evolution:
    • 1st stage form of Pokémon evolution – 3 Candies
    • 2nd stage form of Pokémon evolution – 5 Candies
    • 3rd stage form of Pokémon evolution – 10 Candies
    • double Candy count if the Pokemon was fed with a Pinap Berry
    • Catching a Pokémon which has type(s) boosted by a Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion Pokémon, which increase Candy drops by 1 (Base and High Level) or 2 (Max Level). This bonus is not affected by multipliers from Events or Berries.
  • Hatching Pokémon Egg – depends on type of egg:
    • 2-km Eggs – 5 to 15 Candies
    • 5- and 7-km Eggs – 10 to 21 Candies
    • 10-km and 12-km Eggs – 16 to 32 Candies
  • Transfer of Pokémon – gives back 1 Candy
  • evolving a Pokémon – gives back 1 Candy, even if Pokémon was evolved for no Candy with Trade Discount
  • using Rare Candy – a 1 Candy for a 1 Rare Candy
  • from Buddy Pokémon mechanic
  • feeding Berries to a Pokémon at a Gym – extremely rarely
  • trading Pokémon – depends on distance:
    • Pokémon caught below 10-km apart from each other – 1 Candy
    • Pokémon caught from 10- to 100-km apart from each other – 2 Candies
    • Pokémon caught above 100-km apart from each other – 3 Candies

Types[]

Each evolutionary line has its own Candy type. Each one represents the base form and is identified by its primary and secondary colors.

Candy XL[]

Candy XL was introduced with GO Beyond, as Pokémon can also reach level 50 like Trainer.[1] Candy XL is unlocked after Trainer reaches level 31. It is only visible in Pokémon summary page once Trainer has obtained at least one Candy XL of that Pokémon.

Candy XL is consumed instead of regular Candy to power up Pokémon above level 40. It is also family-specific. 100 regular Candy can be converted into a single Candy XL. There are other ways to obtain Candy XL, but most of them occur randomly.

  • Catching and transferring Pokémon can give 0 to 3 Candy XL. The higher the Pokémon level, the higher chance to receive more Candy XL.
    • Catching a Pokémon which has type(s) boosted by a High Level or Max Level Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion Pokémon, which increase each of the 3 Candy XL droprates by 10% (High Level) or 25% (Max Level).
    • Catching a stage 2 Pokémon guarantees 1 Candy XL, a stage 3 guarantees 2 Candy XL, and catching a Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, or Ultra Beast guarantees 3 Candy XL. These are bonus Candy XL that are applied in addition to the standard 0 to 3 per catch.
  • Hatching Pokémon has a chance to reward Candy XL.
  • Trading Pokémon has a chance to reward Candy XL. The chance increases the greater the distance between Pokémon catch locations are.[2]
    • 0km - 10km: 10%
    • 10km - 100km: 25%
    • >=100km: 100%
  • Walking with Buddy Pokémon has a chance to reward Candy XL.
  • Evolving a Pokémon has a chance to reward Candy XL.[3]
  • Completing a Tier 5 Raid Battle in-person will reward 3 Candy XL for the Raid Boss.

Similarity, each Candy XL shares the same color combination as their regular version. An item called Rare Candy XL functions like Rare Candy.