Catch Assist Buddy Pokemon GO – How Does It Work?

The catch assist feature allows your buddy to help you immensely in your Pokemon GO adventures.

Buddy Players Offer More Than Just Companionship

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Have you used a buddy character before? Maybe you haven’t even heard of them. If not, don’t worry. We’ve got the information you need to get started and how to benefit from using them in your gameplay!

It is an excellent time to be a Pokemon GO player, as the high-profile mobile game now allows players to travel with a buddy character who is always adorable and can help them in their adventures. A player’s buddy can even help them when it comes to catching new team members with the catch assist mechanic. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about the catch assist feature covered for you. 

Catch Assist Buddy Pokemon GO – How Does It Work?

Now, this catch assist mechanic allows your companion to reflect a Pokeball that you have thrown at a wild character back at it after your Pokeball is reflected when bouncing off of the enemy Pokemon’s attack animation. This reflection saves players from seeing their thrown Pokeball become wasted. 

 Catch Assist Buddy Pokemon GO

However, you will need to make sure that your companion has a high happiness level with you to help with catching duties. Players can increase the happiness of their companion by playing with them, feeding them, battling with them, walking with them, visiting new places with them, and taking pictures of them. 

Once your buddy’s happiness level is at a satisfactory level to where they reach the Great Buddy status, they will be able to help you in all of your catching efforts with their valuable catch assist mechanic. 

Do you want to learn more about Pokemon GO besides how the buddy catch assist works? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile title or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

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