Don’t pretend that you’re impartial and love all of your Pokémon the same. Sooner or later you’re going to have to make that brutal Sophie’s Choice with your pocket monsters, particularly when Pokémon Go introduces its new buddy feature.
“You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences,” the developers explained. “Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your trainer avatar on your profile screen, adding helpful bonuses such as awarding candy for walking together. You’ll also have the ability to change your buddy Pokémon at any time.”
In other Pokémon Go news, the success of the ARG was cited as one reason that Sony is “aggressively” pursuing mobile game development. Sharp-eyed players also discovered that Google Maps now allows you to pick Pokémon hunting as one of the options for your timeline.