pokemon go buddy log

By Achaius

Fitness club all-stars: (1) Arazi the Haxorus @ 811 km, (2) Vincenzo the Noivern @ 693 km, Lord Frith the Tyranitar @ 626 km


June 25, 2022

Lemme tell you what I’m NOT grateful for today: it’s Deino Community Day. Niantic nerfed the Community Day time back to pre-pandemic levels (11 am – 2 pm) and also nerfed incense, and there was a thunderstorm the whole time so I couldn’t go out. I didn’t get a shiny >:| At least I’m not the only ...

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March 8, 2022

Lately, I've been hanging out with my Swoobat duo (Kardion, the lucky one, and Ixochole, the shiny one). But this morning I hatched a Jangmo-o (first 10 km egg of the season!) so he's going to be my buddy for the foreseeable future. New pokemon hype + better walking weather means I'm back into the g...

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Feb. 23, 2022

Best buddy #27: Zwynberk, my shiny Nidoking. Honestly, I've been feeling pretty burned out on Pokemon Go lately. I have plenty of shiny pokemon, I have plenty of high-powered legendaries and meta battlers; it just feels like there's not much to do any more. I mostly enjoy Pokemon Go as a physical ac...

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Jan. 31, 2022

Best buddy #26: Meteion, my shiny shadow Venomoth.

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Jan. 9, 2022

Best buddy #25: Killmonger the shiny Mightyena. The best boy. I tried to get a pic of him in the fresh snow, but my phone threw a fit (it does this in low temperatures) and conked out from low battery at 68%. So instead, here are some pics from before the snowstorm.

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Dec. 16, 2021

In all the excitement over the move, I forgot to mention that my Sirfetch'd hit best buddy a couple days ago. I've moved on to walking Killmonger, my shiny Mightyena. (Other candidates I was considering: Ronan the shiny Umbreon; Diss Track the shiny Cradily; shiny shadow Venomoth; shiny Milotic) Mea...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Update on my alt phone: It fixed itself for around a week, then went back to not working again. There are three problems that seem to be interrelated, since they pop up together: (1) Google Fit does not track distance; (2) AR+ in Pokemon GO does not load; and (3) the screen does not auto-adjust brig...

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Oct. 28, 2021

My alt phone is giving problems. First, Google Fit isn't tracking movement. This is pretty bad because I can't get buddy candy (my Sandile is stuck at 45 out of 124 candy needed to evolve) and I can't hatch gift eggs (for trading with my main for 3 candy each). I also can't get the weekly distance r...

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Oct. 13, 2021

Got to best buddies with my Galarian Slowbro just ahead of the release of Galarian Slowking on Friday. Everything's coming up slow. I just wish I'd saved a better Galarian Slowpoke to evolve (I have only one 3*, and it's not stellar).

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Oct. 1, 2021

Got to best buddies with the OG Sylveon on September 27, and got to best buddies with Jedao two days later. That's a lot of collective Sylveon walking (231 km + 202 km). Also I've given the first Sylveon the name Lyrilyn. Because Sylveon is trans colors, I've decided that bodily transformation in a ...

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Sept. 16, 2021

Been walking a lot of Sylveons lately because they require buddy hearts to evolve. The first one was my buddy back in June when we went on the hiking trip. Then last month we had Eevee community day and I randomly decided to get a shiny Sylveon for each battle league. And then I just kept walking th...

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Sept. 5, 2021

Been a while! On July 19, I reached 400 Noibat candy and finally evolved Vincenzo. I walked him for 693 km, which puts him at #2 in the fitness club rankings. In early August I hatched a Pancham and evolved him a couple weeks later (I gave him a bunch of rare candy, so the limiting factor was catchi...

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June 29, 2021

Another belated entry: Mordecai the Meowstic and my Noibat both became best buddies this month. Still walking that Noibat! He's up to nearly 500 km by now. (The number in the screenshot is lower because it was taken in early June.) I've also been buddying Sylveon, first for evolution purposes (I dec...

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May 11, 2021

Whoops, haven't updated in a while! Raoul the Krookodile became a best buddy yesterday, and Runerigus made it back in April. Meanwhile I'm working on Megaproject Noibat, who requires 400 candies to evolve (at 5 km each). Gonna be treating him to rare candy on a regular basis. That's one thing I have...

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April 1, 2021

FINALLY evolved my Axew! With 811 km, he's now at the head of the fitness club leaderboard. (Though, as I mentioned, I think the game's accounting is somewhat glitched. 124 candy x 5 km should be 620 km. I don't know if I'm getting extra recorded distance, or if I'm getting shorted on candy.)

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Feb. 22, 2021

Axew hit best buddies over the weekend while I was visiting my parents. Still got a lot of walking to do, though! The distance counter appears to be somewhat glitched - it says 334 km, but I've only gotten 54 Axew candy (270 km). 70 more candy to go. I haven't decided if I'm going to walk the whole ...

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Feb. 19, 2021

Belated entry: Two new best buddies for February: Chip the Braviary for my main, and Lodestone the Golurk for my alt. Currently my main is walking Axew, another huge project (124 candy to evolve = 620 km to walk). My alt doesn't have anyone to walk for pokedex purposes because I'm just missing a lot...

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Jan. 4, 2021

First buddy of the new year (Megametra the Bisharp), and last buddy of the old year (Ippo the Hippowdon, on my alt). That makes 20 best buddies in total between my two accounts. Currently walking Chip the Rufflet on my main, and I recently got both Axew and Sandile, so my buddy schedule is pretty mu...

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Dec. 19, 2020

Archeops, best buddy #12. (And I never thought of a good name for him. I also haven't named my Pawniard, or my alt's Klinklang and Fennekin... names are tough)

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Dec. 15, 2020

Crossposting train boye here!

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Dec. 3, 2020

Hopper the Electrike became best buddy #11 over Thanksgiving weekend. Dad traded me a Pawniard (250 km to evolve), so he'll be my buddy for the next month or so, and then I'll get to the new Kalos pokemon. Feels good to have a proper buddy queue again.

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Nov. 3, 2020

big boy Baelsar is now maxed as well. Waiting on Niantic to fix snapshots so I can get a good pic. Hopefully it's fixed by Thanksgiving. Since he's #10, here's an updated list of best buddies:
- Vindaloo the Tepig (March 8, 2020)

- Meracydia the Hydreigon [lucky] (March 28, 2020)

- Eli Ever th...

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Oct. 29, 2020

A couple new best buddies on my alt: lamp champ the Chandelure on October 18, and Klinklang today. (I never came up with a good name for Klinklang, oops)

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Oct. 27, 2020

Today's balcony conditions: gray, frigid, and spiteful. Getting a head start on November. I wanted a buddy picture with the Red Tree, but snapshots are broken on Android 11 right now (it's a known issue, they're working on it). I tried getting a pic on my alt phone, but it unceremoniously shut down...

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Oct. 25, 2020

Hatched this ugly mug yesterday from a 12k Team Rocket egg, so I guess I've got a new buddy for the next couple weeks. Better than a trash bag!

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Oct. 14, 2020

Arkbuster the shiny Sharpedo, best buddy #9. I wanted to get a sweet night shot of him, but AR+ refused to cooperate, so instead here's a fall foliage snapshot I took earlier today. Sharpedo looks good anytime, anywhere.

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Oct. 2, 2020

Belated alt update: mac and bees the Ninjask is my latest best buddy. Also I've started walking Klink which is a megaproject (108 candy to evolve, i.e. 540 km, minus any candy I happen to get from raids). What's a good name for a Klink?

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Sept. 25, 2020

We interrupt our regularly scheduled buddy programming to bring you MEGA BEEDRILL (Niantic is paying me research funds for this post)

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Sept. 20, 2020

Community Day buddy. Overall, the 2020 Community Day roster has been disappointing, featuring a bunch of common spawns (Weedle, Seedot, Magikarp), boring shinies (Seedot, Gastly), and reruns (Charmander next month). I'm not expecting any top-tier pokemon during a pandemic, but Niantic is really scra...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Meanwhile, best buddy #3 on my alt: Polyglot the Hydreigon. He's also best buds with Meracydia. At 326 km walked, he's at the top of my alt's fitness club...for now.

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Sept. 3, 2020

A day later, Cabeswater is best buddy #8. Photogenic boyo, wish I'd taken more pics of him when visiting my parents last month. Instead here's a pic of his little sister checking out Dad's prized peach tree. Haven't decided who to walk next. Some possibilities: Baelsar's Wall the Bastiodon; Midgar ...

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Sept. 2, 2020

Chinatsu the Weavile is best buddy #7! She's named after a Baldr Sky character that I ended up not liking very much, but by the time I realized that fact, the name had stuck and my Weavile wouldn't answer to anything else.

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Aug. 26, 2020

Didn't get lucky with spawns during the Unova event, so I'm walking Swadloon for pokedex completion. 17 km down, 57 to go.

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Aug. 9, 2020

ice kachang is best buddy #6 on my main! Niantic now would be a GREAT time to release Zen Darmanitan tbqqqqqh Full list:
- Vindaloo the Tepig (March 8, 2020)

- Meracydia the Hydreigon [lucky] (March 28, 2020)

- Eli Ever the Luxray [shiny] (May 12, 2020)

- Einkorn the Conkeldurr [100%] (May 26, 20...

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Aug. 6, 2020

Over the weekend, Mr. Ogodobo the Scrafty hit best buddy on my alt! Wonder if it's worth training up a Scrafty for little league pvp. (Though I'd probably want a different one, since Mr. Ogodobo has pretty low IVs...)

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July 29, 2020

On a whim, I decided to make Cabeswater, my shiny Latios, my next buddy project. I like how he never comes down, he just chills out in the sky flying circles around Team Rocket balloons.

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July 21, 2020

Lately I've been switching between a couple buddies:
- ice kachang the Galarian Darumaka [161 km] - I have 80+ candy, more than enough to evolve, but I'm saving up in case Zen Darmanitan gets released.

- Archeops [229 km] - Originally, I was walking this guy to evolve a second Archeops to send to...

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June 20, 2020

Meanwhile, best buddy #1 on my alt: Jackanape the Riolu. Still a Riolu because I evolved one with better IVs. I didn't mean to best buddy two pokemon of the same line; it just kinda happened.

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June 2, 2020

Risotto the Lucario, best buddy #5. My Giovanni killer, wreck 'em and deck 'em.

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May 26, 2020

Einkorn the Conkeldurr finally evolved after walking 408 km. Evolved him yesterday, got best buddy status today. No idea who to make my next buddy, since I don't yet have Rufflet or Axew.

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May 18, 2020

Meracydia the Hydreigon. (Originally I was gonna wait for a Deino Community Day for the special move, but if I did that, what would be the point of walking all those miles? So I just evolved now.)

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May 12, 2020

Eli Ever the Luxray, best buddy #3! (Pictured alongside Victor Vale, his eternal nemesis, who is too cool to be my buddy) I was feeding him berries and he jumped off the bed, and I was like "where you going dude" and then he jumped back up with the best buddy badge.

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May 9, 2020

Einkorn the Timburr, our latest fitness club member. (Fitness club memberships are awarded to all pokemon who have walked 100+ km. Einkorn is at 214 km and counting.) He's got 100% IVs, which honestly makes him a huge white elephant—I can't do a trade evo, I have to farm the full 250 candy. But now ...

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March 28, 2020

Meracydia the Zweilous, best buddy #2 (Vindaloo was #1)

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March 13, 2020

Meracydia the Deino making a new friend on the last day before we started sheltering in place. A perfect day for my last day outside.

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Feb. 14, 2020

Lode$tar the Scraggy/Scrafty on the move, making that ca$h

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Jan. 15, 2020

Vindaloo the Tepig catching the train in the predawn fog. choo choo!

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