Pokémon Go Walking Rewards: The Complete Guide

by Aaron Roussey Updated On Oct 26, 2023 Published On Aug 4, 2021 Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO was always meant to get you out and about and with Adventure Sync, now there is a way you can keep track of all the walking you do while playing the game.

More than just keep track of the distances you cover; Adventure Sync offers a number of rewards based on the distances covered. The further you walk, the bigger the reward.

Here, we take a look at this feature in greater detail to help you determine the rewards you can get from this feature as well as how to set it up.

How Does Pokémon GO Collect Your Walking Data?

Adventure Sync is a Pokémon GO feature that connects to Google Fit Android or Apple Health for iOS to help you keep track of your health data. It was launched in 2018 and it is available for free.

It uses the GPS on device and data from fitness apps like Google Fit and Apple Health. You get in-game credit based on the distance you walked, when Pokémon GO was not open on your device.

Adventure Sync has two major components including the following;

Pokémon Go Adventure Sync

A New Weekly Fitness Goal

Even if you choose not to enable Adventure Sync, you will see a new goal in the trainer stats screen. this feature will credit all kilometers walked towards your weekly walking goal.

The reward tiers cover 5KM, 25KM or 50KM covered each week and you accumulate the distance when the Pokémon GO app is open or active in the background or of Adventure Sync is enabled, even when the app is closed.

Rewards are paid out at the end of each week, meaning that even if you hit your goal mid-week, you will still have to wait until the end of the week to get the rewards.

Background Fitness Tracking

When Adventure Sync is enabled on the device you will be able to grant Pokémon GO permission to access fitness data from Android's Google Fit or iOS HealthKit fitness trackers.

Activity from these trackers will be credited towards the distance covered in the game even if Pokémon GO is closed.

Pokémon GO Walking Weekly Rewards

Adventure Sync rewards are based on the distance covered in the past week. Here's what you get for the corresponding distance covered;

Adventure Sync rewards

Distance Covered

Guaranteed Adventure Sync Rewards

Possible Adventure Sync Rewards


20x Poke Balls



20x Poke Balls, 10 Great Balls, 500 Stardust

3x rare Candy or a 5km egg


20x Poke Balls, 10 Great Balls, 1000 Stardust

5 Rare Cany, 5 silver Pinap Berries, 5km Egg or a 10km Egg


20x Poke Balls, 10 Great Balls, and 16000 Stardust


If you want to know more about how to get the walking rewards easily, read the Pokémon GO adventure sync trick tips.

How to Enable Adventure Sync for iOS and Android

The Adventure Sync feature is only available to trainer with a certain level of experience. You will need to be a Trainer Level 5 and above and you will also need to give it permission to work on with Google Fit and Apple Health. Here's how to do that;

On iOS Devices:

  • Step 1: Open the Health App on your device and the press the "Sources" option.
  • Step 2: Tap on "Pokémon GO" and in the sub-menu, then turn on"Adventure Sync".

turn Adventure Sync on for ios

On Android Devices;

  • Step 1: Open Pokémon GO and then go to the Settings menu to tap "Adventure Sync."
  • Step 2: When prompted, choose a Google Account that you will use with Adventure Sync. Allow Pokémon GO to access Google Fit and that's it.

tap Adventure Sync on for Android

Adventure Sync Doen't Count Your Steps?

If Adventure Sync is not working, the following are some of the actions you can take;

Make Sure Adventure Sync is Activated

It is possible that a recent update may have disabled Adventure Sync. Open the settings in Pokémon GO and make sure that Adventure Sync is enabled.

Adventure Sync Fails to Track

If you find that Adventure Sync is not tracking your progress, it is likely that you have not granted the necessary permissions.

The process to grant the necessary permissions is different for iOS and Android devices, but we recommend going back to the device's settings to adjust the permissions that Pokémon GO has.

Adventure Sync Distances Appears Incorrect

If you think the actual distance, you have covered hasn't been credited in Adventure Sync, give the process some time as there can be a delay in crediting the distance to Adventure Sync.

Please note however that some battery saver settings can also affect how Adventure Sync work. Any extra data that you manually enter into a fitness tracker will also not be counted.

 Is your Adventure Sync Pokémon GO still not working properly? Go to this guide to find more solutions.

Final Words

With Adventure Sync, you can get additional rewards meant to help you further progress in the game. Now you know exactly what you will get from Adventure Sync and how to enable it.

Aaron Roussey
Meet Aaron, our tech-savvy team member who has probably touched more grass than all of us combined, simply because he can't afford to miss a Legendary raid in Pokémon GO. When he's not on the quest to 'catch 'em all,' you'll find him at his computer, covering everything you need to know about phones, games, computers, and all things tech!
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