With Raid Battles came a special candy in Pokemon GO called Rare Candy. It is a prized possession, and every trainer’s dream to get as many rare candies as possible. You don’t know how much it matters until you start using rare candies, and then you cannot get enough of it.
Eventually, the candies will start filling up your items bag, meaning you will have to use them frequently to make way for more.
So what is a rare candy — and how can you use it in Pokemon GO? Read on to find all about this interesting new gift.
What’s Rare Candy and How Does It Work?
In Pokemon GO, you use Candy to evolve your Pokemon and increase their CP (combat power) and HP (hit points). Evolved Pokemon perform better in gyms and get you more laurels in battles. Now, some Pokemon are easy to evolve because it costs as little as 12 candies for the process.
On the other hand, Pokemon like Magikarp are expensive to evolve and take as much as 400 candies. So it is not easy to evolve most of your Pokemon until you have a huge stack of candies lying around. The more candies you spend is equal to the power of a Pokemon.
All Pokemon species need a special type of candy to evolve. For example, Dragonite requires Dratini candy, and Venusaur requires Bulbasaur candy to evolve. You cannot use one type of candy to evolve another species, which puts further restrictions on your play.
Recently, candies are also made compulsory with stardust to buy second Charge Moves in battles, raids, or training. In this scenario, candies are related to the rarity of a Pokemon, with numbers ranging from 10 to 100. The game also awards you Rare Candy after battle wins, field research that you can use to power up any Pokemon.
All these factors make candies such an essential part of the game, and you wish to hunt for more. Imagine walking into a fight with an evolved Dragonite or Rhydon and having the ultimate advantage!
How do you use rare candy in Pokemon GO?
As mentioned before, rare candy can be used on any Pokemon in the game at any time. Pokemon GO gives 1 to 3 rare candies upon completing complex field researches or winning battle raids. When you have enough rare candy, you can use it by following the steps mentioned below:
- Tap on the Menu button, which is at the bottom of the screen, shaped like a Pokeball.
- Tap the Items button.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap on Rare Candy.
- Select the Pokemon you wish to transfer the rare candy to.
- You will see – and + buttons to increase or decrease the number of rare candy.
- Confirm by tapping Yes on the screen prompt.
You can also utilize rare candy by picking out the Pokemon first by taking these steps:
- Tap on the Menu button.
- Tap on the Pokemon button on the bottom left.
- Choose the Pokemon you want to transfer the candy to.
- Tap on Menu button > Items button > Rare Candy.
- Increase or decrease the number of candy by tapping on + or –.
- Confirm by tapping on YES
How to Get Rare Candies in Pokemon GO
Rare Candy is an extremely valuable item in Pokémon GO, but how can you get it? The following are the best ways to help you get the most of rare candies in Pokemon GO.
1. Special Research Tasks
Players get the chance to attend many events where rare candy is the prize. Many of these events come with a special research task for your character. The task rewards are not limited to rare candies, so you are always surprised in the end.
As a trainer, you have a lot of time to participate in special events, and you keep getting notifications to participate. The most popular times for these tasks to arrive are holidays, special days, or when a new feature is introduced to the game.
2. Special Bonuses
In the Pokemon GO fest 2020, trainers were surprised when they were able to receive rare candies when opening gifts from friends. So, if a trainer opens one gift every day, they could receive around 30 to 90 candies in a month!
The event also featured a makeup day to give trainers a chance to give something back to their friends. The gifting system became an important part of the game since then, and the rewards went both ways.
However, the pass to take part in this event cost $14.99, so it might not have pleased every trainer. But if you’re still interested, here are the details for the 2021 event.
3. Adventure Sync
Pokemon GO will calculate the number of kilometers a player walked throughout the week. At the beginning of the week, which is typically Monday for people, trainers would get a reward for the distance they walked. You could not cheat your way to the top in this because the distance only involves the length to which you walked. One way to confirm this is that Pokemon GO identifies if you are in a car as a passenger and asks you not to go too fast.
If you walked 5 km, you would get 20 Poke Balls as a gift. If you walked 25 km, you would get the 5 km rewards and 10 Great Balls, 1000 stardust, and a close chance to receive 3 rare candies. For walking 50 km in a week, you get the 5 km reward, 25 km reward, 5 Ultra Balls, 5000 stardust, along with a chance to get 3 rare candies. While the chance to receive rare candies depends solely on luck, you are eligible to get more candies if you walk more.
4. GO Battle League PVP
The Pokemon GO Battle League gives 3 rare candies to players who win 4 out of 5 battles. If you have a premium raid pass, you can get double the amount of gifts. This means that you can get 6 candies instead of 3. The battles are easy to repeat as many times as you like, but the process becomes really complicated. As you elevate your ranks as a trainer, the battles become very hard to master.
5. Raid Battles
The most straightforward way to obtain rare candy in Pokemon GO is by defeating the raid boss. But getting rare candy from a raid battle is still not a confirmed occurrence. You can get from 0 to 12 rare candies in a raid battle, so the answer is always a surprise. The only way to confirm rare candies is by taking part in your nearest raid battle. The highest difficulty raid will earn the best rewards. The game also gives players a free raid pass every day to indulge in raid battles.
How to Easily Get Pokemon GO Candy
Coming to the easiest way of getting rare candies in Pokemon GO, an application called MockGo. MockGo is a tool that helps you change your location to anywhere in the world. You can not only spoof your location but also stimulate movement through this tool.
In Pokemon GO, you can get a walking buddy to travel to distances. This way you walk to a new rare candy. Some rewards take longer to walk and drop candies for your walking buddy. Use MockGo for this purpose:
Step 1. Download the software on your computer and launch it. Click Start to begin.
Step 2. Connect your iOS device to the computer through a USB cable. Authorize the computer on your phone with a passcode.
Step 3. You will now see a map on the software screen. To customize a walking route, click on One-stop mode on the top right corner.
Step 4. Now plan the route on the map and drop a pin where you want to begin. You can customize the speed to walking or cycling speed. Click "Move Here" to proceed to next step.
Step 5. Select the times you want to move around and then click "Start".
When the movement will be completed, you will see a tag on the screen with a tick mark.
This is an easy and ideal method to travel long distances and ensure your rare candies in Pokemon GO.
This was all the information related to rare candies in Pokemon GO. Players can follow the official ways of obtaining rare candies or try a third-party app like MockGo to travel anywhere in the world. It is advised not to cheat to get more rare candies because the game developers are always on the lookout for miscreants. If you get caught cheating, you can get banned or removed from the game.