Candies are a new set of items in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Feed a candy to a Pokemon to increase their stats. Candies can be obtained throughout Kanto as prizes, as a reward for capturing Pokemon, and as a reward for sending Pokemon to Professor Oak.

Candy Description
Health Candy Increases the Pokemon’s HP stat.
Mighty Candy Increases the Pokemon’s Attack stat.
Tough Candy Increases the Pokemon’s Defense stat.
Smart Candy Increases the Pokemon’s Special Attack stat.
Courage Candy Increases the Pokemon’s Special Defense stat.
Quick Candy Increases the Pokemon’s Speed stat.

The six candies that increase the six base stats of a Pokemon can be three different sizes: normal, L, and XL. The size determines the level a Pokemon must be to use the candy. For example, a level 5 Charmander can use a Health candy, but it cannot use a Health Candy L. A level 37 Onix can use a Health candy and Health candy L, but not a Health candy XL.

Species-based candies are the best candies in the game. Instead of increasing one stat by one point, it increases all six stats by one point! For example, a Machop candy can be used on either a Machop, Machoke, or Machamp. Species-based candies are rarer than the base candies. Try using Pinap berries or building Catch Combos to find more.

Candy Min Level Max AVs
Base 1 50
L 30 100
XL 60 200
Species 1 200

At first, one candy will increase a Pokemon’s stat by one point; but as the stat builds up, it will take even more candies to increase the stat by one point. The amount of candies needed depends on the individual Pokemon. Eventually, you will need 20 candies just to increase a stat by one level. Once a stat reaches a certain limit in Awakening Values, you will be forced to use a different kind of Candy (L, XL, and Species). A stat can have a max of 200 awakening values.

How to Get Candies Quickly

Candies are the primary way to increase your Pokemon’s stats in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, but they can be hard to come by if you don’t know the right method.

The fastest way to earn candies is to capture a ton of the same species of Pokemon back to back. This is known in the game as a catch combo. The only things that will break the combo is if you capture a different type of Pokemon or if a Pokemon escapes from battle before you can capture it or run away. As you chain Pokemon, you will begin earning candies related to that Pokemon species; Zubat give quick candies, Chansey give health candies.

After capturing a good amount of Pokemon, send all of the ones you don’t want to Professor Oak. He will give you candies based on the species of Pokemon you sent. Send enough Pokemon and you will also receive bonus candies!

The easiest Pokemon to chain, and where they can be found in the wild are listed in the table below.

Stat Candy Pokemon Locations
HP Health Caterpie Viridian Forest, Route 2
Attack Mighty Goldeen Route 6
Attack Mighty Machop, Machoke Rock Tunnel, Victory Road
Defense Tough Geodude, Graveler Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Victory Road
Sp. Attack Smart Ghastly, Haunter Pokemon Tower
Sp. Attack Smart Psyduck Routes 24 and 25
Sp. Defense Courage Tentacool Routes 4, 24, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21 (most routes with water)
Sp. Defense Courage Venonat Routes 24 and 25
Speed Quick Rattata, Pidgey Most routes with tall grass
Speed Quick Zubat, Golbat Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Victory Road