Pokémon Go ‘buddy system’ could let trainers bond with Pokémon
“Players might finally be able to interact with their
favorite Pokémon in a future update, based on a system discovered in the
game’s code. Programming enthusiasts elfinlazz and AeonLucid dug into
the latest version of the mobile hit and found suggestions of a Pokémon “buddy system,” which some think could be Pokémon Go’s next new feature.
Pokémon Go Hub
broke down the data into layman’s terms. The proposed buddy system
appears to let players walk with a single Pokémon at a time, similar to
how Pokémon eggs can be carried around for certain distances.
Doing so rewards the player with a number of candies. That’s crucial
for aspiring Pokémon masters who hope to evolve their rarer finds;
evolution requires a set number of candies that can only be collected by catching several of the same Pokémon.
It’s possible that the buddy Pokémon would appear
on-screen with the player’s avatar as well. There’s code for “medium,”
“big,” “flying” and “shoulder”-bound Pokémon in AeonLucid and
Good. So you may be dense, but you’re not an idiot.’
‘How can you even talk to me like that? Don’t you know I can summon zombies and skeletons and –’
‘Right now you couldn’t summon a wishbone without melting into a puddle of darkness, di Angelo,’ Will said. ‘I told you, no more Underworldy stuff, doctor’s orders. You owe me at least three days of rest in the infirmary. Starting now.’
Nico felt like a hundred skeletal butterflies were resurrecting in his stomach. ‘Three days? I – I suppose that would be okay.