Pokemon Go Adventure Sync is an addition to the Pokemon Go app which allows you to earn Buddy Candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokemon Go app is turned off!
Trainers will be all too aware of the frustration of having to have the Pokemon Go app open in order to track the distance you have walked. It prevents you from using other apps and has a significant effect on your device's battery life.
How to turn Adventure Sync on?
Providing you have Apple Health or Google Fit installed with location permissions enabled, you can turn Adventure Sync on within the Pokemon Go app. Niantic list the instructions as the following:
Firstly, tap the Main Menu button.
Then tap the settings button.
Finally, tap on Adventure Sync. You’ll then be asked to grant permissions for Pokemon Go to access either Apple Health or Google Fit.
What rewards can you earn?
Adventure Sync rewards are calculated on a weekly basis, on a Monday morning.
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The minimum distance you need to travel for a reward is 5km with the highest reward coming at 50km. All of these rewards can be earned together, meaning they are stacked. There is also a special reward for walking 50km during a week as part of the 2020 Pokemon Go Hatchathon event.
- 5km: 20 Poke Balls
- 25km: 10 Great Balls + 500 Stardust + 1 Rare Candy or 1 5km Egg
- 50km: 5 Ultra Balls + 1,000 Stardust + 5 Rare Candy, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, 5km egg or a 10km egg
- 100km: 16,000 Stardust
Choose your rewards
A lot of Pokemon Go players might feel a 5km egg isn't worthy reward for walking 25km. After all these can be found by simply spinning a PokeStop.
The way to combat this is to leave no Egg slots open. As a result you'll be rewarded with either the 500 Stardust or 1 Rare Candy. However, these aren't exactly the most enthralling of rewards either.
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Adventure Sync not working
There have been several reported issues with Pokemon Go Adventure Sync not working. Some of those can be found and hopefully resolved below.
Low power/power saving mode
Do not use your phone's low power/power saving mode feature as this may stop your phone from tracking your distance traveled. This appears to be most common resolution for Adventure Sync issues.
Automatic date & time
Other Adventure Sync users have reported issues being fixed when their phone's date and time is set to automatic.
Fancy going for a jog to get closer to those Adventure Sync rewards? Well, unless you're going for a slow jog then your distance traveled won't be recorded. The limit of 10.5 km/h still applies.
Can I use a treadmill?
Yes, if the Pokemon Go app is completely closed then distance traveled on a treadmill will count towards the rewards.