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Types of Candies

By
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) Standard candy be used on any Pokémon (ignoring Level and AV restrictions).

Standard candy be used on any Pokémon (ignoring Level and AV restrictions). (left), Whereas species candy only work on certain Pokémon species (and their evolved forms). (right)

Candies typically fall under four types: standard candies, L (large) candies, XL (extra-large) candies and species candies. Well, the ones related to AVs anyway–there are also various experience-boosting candies.

For the first three type of candies, they’re also split into 6, one for each key stat. Meanwhile, species candy exist for each evolutionary family of Pokémon. For example, there’s Pikachu candy that’s specific to Pikachu and Raichu.

General Candies

Name Description
Health Candy If enough candies are fed, increases a Pokémon’s HP (AVs) by 1.
Mighty Candy If enough candies are fed, increases a Pokémon’s Attack (AVs) by 1.
Tough Candy If enough candies are fed, increases a Pokémon’s Defense (AVs) by 1.
Smart Candy If enough candies are fed, increases a Pokémon’s Sp. Attack (AVs) by 1.
Courage Candy If enough candies are fed, increases a Pokémon’s Sp. Defense (AVs) by 1.
Quick Candy If enough candies are fed, increases a Pokémon’s Speed (AVs) by 1.
Health Candy L If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 30+ Pokémon’s HP (AVs) by 1.
Mighty Candy L If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 30+ Pokémon’s Attack (AVs) by 1.
Tough Candy L If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 30+ Pokémon’s Defense (AVs) by 1.
Smart Candy L If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 30+ Pokémon’s Sp. Attack (AVs) by 1.
Courage Candy L If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 30+ Pokémon’s Sp. Defense (AVs) by 1.
Quick Candy L If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 30+ Pokémon’s Speed (AVs) by 1.
Health Candy XL If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 60+ Pokémon’s HP (AVs) by 1.
Mighty Candy XL If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 60+ Pokémon’s Attack (AVs) by 1.
Tough Candy XL If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 60+ Pokémon’s Defense (AVs) by 1.
Smart Candy XL If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 60+ Pokémon’s Sp. Attack (AVs) by 1.
Courage Candy XL If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 60+ Pokémon’s Sp. Defense (AVs) by 1.
Quick Candy XL If enough candies are fed, increases a Lv. 60+ Pokémon’s Speed (AVs) by 1.

Species Candies

These candies increase the all of the Pokémon’s AVs (equivalent to raw stats) by 1, regardless of anything. So they’re extremely useful to have.

Note that Alolan Pokémon can be fed the same candies as their native (Kantonian) forms.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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  • Where to find all the Master Trainers and hidden battles after beating the game.
  • A handy mini-Pokédex containing the key details for all 153 obtainable Pokémon and where to find them.

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