Pokemon Go API – Buddy Candy Distances

This post talks about the newest Pokemon Go API, the Buddy Candy Distances API at pogoapi.net.

Pokemon Buddy Candy Distances

When you make a Pokemon your buddy, after a certain distance walked with them you will get 1 candy from them. This distance depends on the specific Pokemon.

The current buddy distances are currently 1, 3, 5, and 20 kilometres distance.

The rarer the Pokemon, the further you have to walk to get a candy from them. Typically all legendary and mythical Pokemon require 20 kilometres to be walked to get one candy.

Getting the Pokemon Buddy Candy Distance Information

This API groups the Pokemon into their respective buddy candy distances.

GET /api/v1/pokemon_buddy_distances.json

Returns a JSON object where each key is the distance needed to gain a candy and the
value is a list containing multiple objects holding distance, Pokemon ID, Pokemon name
and optionally the form.

Example data

    "1": [
            "distance": 1,
            "pokemon_id": 10,
            "pokemon_name": "Caterpie"
            "distance": 1,
            "pokemon_id": 11,
            "pokemon_name": "Metapod"
            "distance": 1,
            "pokemon_id": 12,
            "pokemon_name": "Butterfree"

The full documentation is available on the PoGoAPI.net documentation page.

If you have any questions about this API or suggestions for other API’s contact me here below or on Twitter!

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