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The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go 

Jacob Shelton
Updated June 3, 2020 43.5k votes 6.8k voters 99.3k views 46 items

Pokemon Go finally released the long-rumored buddy system for their revolutionary augmented reality game and it’s even better than anyone thought it would be. Basically you can choose one Pokemon to be your buddy while you’re walking the streets looking for gyms to take over, and while you’re walking your buddy earns candy that allows them to evolve. Neat! But what’s the best buddy for Pokemon Go? That really depends on what you want to accomplish with your buddy. Do you want to build up one buddy to be the baddest buddy on the block? Or do you want to spread the love and make every Pokemon your best Pokemon Go buddy? Maybe you just love Jigglypuff and will hear no other ideas. As with all things in life, the choice is up to you.

Everyone who plays Pokemon Go has a favorite pocket monster whose evolutions they like to witness time and time again, so obviously you already know which are going to be your best buddies in Pokemon Go. But there is a strategy to choosing something to be your buddy. Thankfully you’re not stuck with one Pokemon as your buddy for the duration of the game and you can switch it up as you see fit. But it still begs the question, which Pokemon should be your buddy?

Vote up the best Pokemon to use as your buddy, and if you don’t see your preferred mon of poke on this list, feel free to add them for others to consider as a PokePal.

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Dratini and Dragonair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Charmander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Squirtle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Bulbasaur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Growlithe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Abra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Snorlax is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Lapras is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Dragonite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Machop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Vulpix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Gastly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Grimer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Geodude is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Wartortle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Eevee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Ivysaur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Mew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Omanyte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Cubone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Exeggcute is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Jigglypuff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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Abra, Kadabra, and Alaka... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
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