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The new 0.37 and 1.7 updates are out for Android and iOS users, and they include the Buddy System feature. We have already explained how the new Buddy System feature works, but they also come with some tips & tricks. So, here are some awesome secrets that you may not know about:

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1. Limited Gym Access for Buddy Pokémon

Ok, we already know that Buddy Pokémon cannot be placed at gyms, but it also does not mean that they are totally restricted from combat. One Reddit user (jawarren1) has found out that buddies can still find candies after training in battle or fainting. Also, they can be used to attack other gyms too.

2. Swapping Has No Impact On Total Distance Progress

In the latest Pokémon Go update, Buddy Pokémon can be swapped out at will, but it also has no impact on your km walked stat. However, it will reset progress to your next candy. So, keep in mind that all your incoming candies are earned before making the switch.

3. Buddies Can Even Find Two Candies

Usually, a Buddy Pokemon will find one candy after walking some distance, but according to one redditor (AryanFire), a traveling Pokémon, such as his Vulpix (see image below), can find more treats at the same time.

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This may be a glitch, but it also may be that Niantic has left some surprises for Pokémon Go players.

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(Reddit/AryanFire)

(Reddit/AryanFire)

4. Pikachu Easter Egg

Some of you may not have heard about the Easter egg, so you should know this awesome tip. After walking about 10 km with a buddy Pikachu, it will sit on the player’s shoulder, as in the Pokémon anime series. Cool!

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What do you think of these new tips and the Buddy System feature update? Did you like it?

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