With the new buddy system in Pokemon GO. We are able to level up or become closer friends with our buddy Pokemon, which ever way you would like to look at it. There are 4 levels to being friends with your Pokemon now and each come with a certain reward. After leveling up however, you still get the rewards of previous levels too along with new ones.
Becoming Great buddy’s with your Pokemon unlocks a reward many people have been waiting for, however. It appears it works differently than what many would have wanted. There was an ability in Pokemon series that would allow certain Pokemon to pick up items if they were in your team. After finishing a wild encounter, the any Pokemon with the “Pick up” Ability had a small chance of picking up a random item. It could be anything from a berry or something as rare as a rare candy.
The ability we see right now in Pokemon GO is very similar. Unfortunately, not the same. As there is still data being collected on what your buddy Pokemon can pick up. There isn’t much more Pokemon have been picking up outside of berries. That isn’t the downfall to this new feature, though. The biggest problem is… you can only get one item per day using this new feature.
That almost makes it useless to use. The extra items here and there would be great but once a day? You might as well go spin at a Pokestop once a day. That way you have a chance of getting some Pokeballs or other useful items such as evolution stones. Anyways so far trainer have been reporting getting the following items once a day from their buddy Pokemon they have as great or higher.
- 5-7 Pinap Berries
- 5-7 Nanab Berries
- 5-7 Razzberries
- 2-4 Hyper Potions
- 2-4 Revives