Pokemon GO Buddy Guide - All Pokemon Ranked From Best To Worst!

Pokemon GO Buddy Guide - All Pokemon Ranked From Best To Worst!

The latest Pokemon GO update is due any day now, and with it comes the new Buddy System!

With the Buddy system, you’ll be able to choose any of the Pokemon in your collection to appear alongside your avatar, which will reward you with candy so that you can evolve them quicker.

Not only will it be a fun addition to the game, it will also give players a chance to evolve characters that have so far eluded them!

However, with 142 Pokemon currently in the Pokemon GO Pokedex you're spoiled for choice.

To help you narrow it down here's a list of all those Pokemon ranked according to their efficiency as a Buddy.

Factors that have been taken into account include the value of walking a given Pokemon, the potential CP outcome, a Pokemon’s spawn rate and the time it takes to evolve a Pokemon just by walking.    

So, here they are ranked in order of Buddy efficiency:

Pokemon

Evolution

Candy Required

KM for 1 Candy

Raw Value

Spawn Rate

Spawn Adjusted Val

Value

 

Charmeleon 1.96 100 2 1.96 0.01% 16333 163  
Grimer 2.87 50 2 5.74 0.05% 11038 110
Dragonair 2.18 100 3 2.18 0.02% 10900 109
Kadabra 1.93 100 2 1.93 0.03% 7148 71
Wartortle 1.79 100 2 1.79 0.03% 5265 53
Machoke 1.59 100 2 1.59 0.03% 4676 47
Kabuto 2.04 50 3 4.08 0.10% 4080 41
Ivysaur 1.64 100 2 1.64 0.04% 3905 39
Metapod 3.37 50 1 6.74 0.19% 3604 36
Charmander 2.27 25 2 9.08 0.25% 3589 36
Omanyte 2.46 50 3 4.92 0.14% 3514 35
Haunter 1.59 100 2 1.59 0.05% 3058 31
Koffing 2.86 50 2 5.72 0.20% 2860 29
Dratini 2.2 25 3 8.8 0.30% 2933 29
Weepinbell 1.95 100 2 1.95 0.07% 2708 27
Vulpix 2.86 50 2 5.72 0.22% 2600 26
Gloom 1.62 100 2 1.62 0.06% 2531 25
Abra 2.53 25 2 10.12 0.42% 2409 24
Pikachu 2.42 50 1 4.84 0.21% 2305 23
Graveler 1.62 100 1 1.62 0.07% 2282 23
Nidorino 1.72 100 2 1.72 0.08% 2072 21
Nidorina 1.73 100 2 1.73 0.09% 1966 20
Diglett 3.27 50 2 6.54 0.40% 1635 16
Kakuna 3.27 50 1 6.54 0.44% 1486 15
Poliwhirl 1.89 100 2 1.89 0.13% 1454 15
Machop 1.67 25 2 6.68 0.49% 1363 14
Jigglypuff 2.44 50 1 4.88 0.39% 1251 13
Seel 1.83 50 2 3.66 0.28% 1307 13
Squirtle 1.76 25 2 7.04 0.58% 1214 12
Bulbasaur 1.96 25 2 7.84 0.69% 1136 11
Shellder 2.6 50 2 5.2 0.52% 1000 10
Doduo 2.29 50 2 4.58 0.52% 881 9
Gastly 1.87 25 2 7.48 0.79% 947 9
Exeggcute 2.74 50 2 5.48 0.78% 702 7
Tentacool 2.73 50 2 5.46 0.81% 674 7
Geodude 1.78 25 1 7.12 1.19% 598 6
Magnemite 2.2 50 2 4.4 0.71% 619 6
Voltorb 1.96 50 2 3.92 0.65% 603 6
Rhyhorn 1.98 50 2 3.96 0.63% 628 6
Oddish 1.52 25 2 6.08 1.02% 596 6
Bellsprout 1.74 25 2 6.96 1.15% 605 6
Cubone 1.8 50 2 3.6 0.61% 590 6
Ponyta 1.49 50 2 2.98 0.51% 584 6
Meowth 2.25 50 2 4.5 0.86% 523 5
Nidoran F 1.7 25 2 6.8 1.31% 519 5
Nidoran M 1.7 25 2 6.8 1.31% 519 5
Mankey 2.15 50 2 4.3 0.92% 467 5
Growlithe 2.31 50 2 4.62 0.92% 502 5
Clefairy 1.99 50 1 3.98 0.92% 432 4
Pidgeotto 1.85 50 1 3.7 1.02% 362 4
Caterpie 1.3 12 1 10.83 3.03% 357 4
Sandshrew 2.35 50 2 4.7 1.11% 423 4
Slowpoke 2.2 50 2 4.4 1.05% 419 4
Horsea 2.22 50 2 4.44 1.13% 392 4
Eevee -> Vaporeon 2.77 25 3 11.08 2.75% 402 4
Eevee -> Flareon 2.56 25 3 10.24 2.75% 372 4
Poliwag 1.81 25 2 7.24 2.19% 330 3
Eevee -> Jolteon 2.14 25 3 8.56 2.75% 311 3
Staryu 2.39 50 2 4.78 1.95% 245 2
Ekans 2.22 50 2 4.44 2.27% 195 2
Paras 1.94 50 2 3.88 2.36% 164 2
Psyduck 2.26 50 2 4.52 2.54% 177 2
Krabby 2.33 50 2 4.66 2.12% 219 2
Goldeen 2.19 50 2 4.38 2.18% 200 2
Venonat 1.86 50 2 3.72 2.28% 163 2
Magikarp 10.5 400 1 2.625 4.78% 54 1
Spearow 2.64 50 1 5.28 4.73% 111 1
Zubat 3.13 50 1 6.26 6.52% 96 1
Weedle 1.13 12 1 9.42 7.12% 132 1
Pidgey 1.9 12 1 15.83 15.98% 99 1
Rattata 2.62 25 1 10.48 13.05% 80 1
Drowzee 2.06 50 2 4.12 3.21% 128 1

According to the table, Charmeleon, Grimer, Dragonair, Kadabra and Wartortle are the five best characters to pick as your Buddy. 

You probably won’t be surprised to see Pidgey, Rattata, Weedle, Zubat and Magikarp circling the drain at the bottom of the list, but somehow Drowzee managed to beat them all out to be crowned as the absolute worst Pokemon Buddy!


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