The new Buddy Adventure content has dropped in Pokémon Go. In it, you and your buddy have a variety of activities to do together, and they can now follow you around while you travel the world.
While they’re following you around, there are certain things you can do to raise their overall affection toward you. Doing this increases their Buddy Level, and they gain different, useful traits when they do so. How many levels are there?
There are four different Buddy Levels:
- Good Buddy: Your buddy can join you on your map view. You’ll also see how your buddy feels on the buddy profile page.
- Great Buddy: Your buddy may help you out in Pokémon encounters, making it easier to catch Pokémon. It can also bring you items that can help you in your Pokémon GO journey.
- Ultra Buddy: Your buddy will help you explore the world around you by letting you know about interesting places nearby! Your buddy will also bring you Souvenirs, which you can keep track of on the buddy profile page.
- Best Buddy: Become Best Buddies, and your buddy will sport a Best Buddy Ribbon to show off to everyone just how close you two are! Pokémon that you’re Best Buddies with can get a CP boost in combat as long as they’re still assigned as your Buddy Pokémon.
You won’t be able to run through these levels in a single day. You can only complete the list of activities once per day, so there’s a limit. You’ll need to tap on your buddy’s icon in the lower left-hand corner to examine what activities you have left to do that day. You’ll have to feed them, play with them, make them full, and take snapshots with them.
When you want to examine what Buddy Level your Pokémon is, all you have to do is click on your lower icon, and then hit the small hearts underneath their name in the upper right portion. From here, you can see what Buddy Level they are, and what traits they have given that level.