It’s heee-eeere! The new Buddy system for Pokémon Go has rolled out in various territories, meaning you no longer have to catch endless duplicate Pokémon in order to earn candy. Instead, you can pick your favourite ‘mon and take them for a bit of a walk, earning sweet sweet candy as you go.
The update (1.7.0 on iOS) also adds support for the Pokémon Go Plus device, crushes an annoying Egg issue, tidies up network support and fixes some minor text errors.
If it’s not out in your area just yet (check the App Store of your choice), then sit tight. Don’t be tempted to download unauthorised versions of the software – Niantic has already warned that this is a bannable offence, and you don’t want them taking your pocket monsters away now, do you?