Anime Underground The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go  

Jacob Shelton
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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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Whichever Pokemon You Only Nee... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Whichever Pokemon You Only Need 1 More Candy to Evolve

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Dratini and Dragonair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Paul Anderson added Dratini and Dragonair

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Charmander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Squirtle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Bulbasaur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Growlithe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Alex Strahle added Growlithe

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Abra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Lapras is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Winfield Sletten added Lapras

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Snorlax is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Machop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Curtis Bennett added Machop

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Dragonite 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
Curtis Bennett added Grimer

Heartwarming Pokemon Go Stories

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Vulpix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Gastly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Jim Virkus added Gastly

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Geodude is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Wartortle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Ivysaur 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
Dan Green added Omanyte

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Exeggcute is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
William Allen Sherman added Exeggcute

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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Cubone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Grace Thompson-Byrum added Cubone

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Eevee 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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Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Slowpoke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Poliwag is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Sandshrew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down

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Voltorb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Mat Greer added Voltorb

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Magnemite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Mat Greer added Magnemite

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Bellsprout is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Ninetales is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Mr. Mime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Farfetch'd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
Guest_48ecf8d1-9b66-47bf-b2c0-d5840bb68d6e added Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam Teleportation

The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth

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Mew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go
The_Ditto_Master added Mew Shapeshifting

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Tentacool is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Flareon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Ranker Video
Ryann Wickrematunge added Vaporeon

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Nikolas Antohin added Pokémon in Real Life

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Pidgey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Zubat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Metapod is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Weedle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go

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Rattata is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pokemon to Choose as Your Buddy in Pokemon Go