from Sebastian Glanzer
It was already in the air: The buddy system in Pokémon Go gets a revision. The update for this could possibly be forced today. Instead of simply earning sweets by walking, the update focuses on additional tasks and the AR element of Pokémon Go. First pictures and a video show what you can do with your buddy Pokémon in the future.

Signs of the revision of the buddy system in Pokémon Go have long been visible in the game files, now Niantic has officially introduced the new version of the buddy feature. First pictures and a video show what you can do with your buddy Pokémon in the future.

Pokémon GO: First pictures and video to revise the buddy system (1) (Source: Niantic)

Instead of just walking around with your buddy, the new feature focuses more on the augmented reality aspect of the game. In AR mode, you can pet your chosen Pokémon, play with it and give it berries to eat. According to the developers, each Pokémon should have its own character and the way you give your buddy berries is not always the same. A pushchair, for example, can be fed very differently than a coconut egg with three heads.

After you have selected a new partner, he accompanies you and is visible on the map next to your character. Large Pokémon like Lugia fly nearby in the air. According to the official announcement, your buddy will point out Pokéstops that are of interest to you and support you in the encounter with other Pokémon. As you can see from the pictures, you improve the relationship with your Pokémon similar to the friendship system. In addition to walking, fighting and patting, you increase your friendship with the Pokémon by feeding it and taking snapshots. Do you think the leaks, then the update for the revised buddy system could still be pushed today.


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