A Pidgey is the easiest type of Pokémon to find in Pokemon Go because they are very common. With only a twelve candy evolution requirement, you’re able to evolve multiple Pidgeys easily to maximize your experience. The aforementioned reasons are what make Pidgeys the most suitable for farming.
Pidgey farming is important because it is the best way to level up quickly without purchasing or wasting any hard-earned resources.
Weedles can also make good candidates for farming because these types of Pokémon require only twelve candies to evolve and are also quite common. Pokémon requiring more than 25 candies to evolve are not good candidates for farming because getting such large amounts require a bit more time.
Combine Your Lucky Egg and Pidgeys
Pidgeys are the best for farming because they do not need a lot of candies to evolve, plus they are the most common Pokémon around. Rattatas are also suitable for farming as they are also easily found however they require 25 candies to evolve, so it is better to stick to evolving Pidgeys and Weedles if you want to level up faster.
A lucky egg will help you get the maximum experience points out of evolving Pidgeys. Usually, one lucky egg is enough because you can evolve many Pokémon within the thirty minutes you get. You can purchase a lucky egg from the in-game store for only 80 Pokecoins.
You also need to stock up on the Pidgeys and candies before beginning evolution to make the most out of your window of opportunity. Once activated, the egg doubles any experience points earned, and this will last for thirty minutes. Normally evolving a Pidgey will earn you 500 experience points but with a lucky egg, you will get 1000 experience points instead. Pile up the Pidgeys and only evolve them after activating a lucky egg.
You can get the candies you need for evolving Pidgeys by transferring them Pokémon back to the professor. However, make sure you have enough Pidgeys left over to evolve for experience points.
Luckily, a website called PidgeyCalc has come up with a way to help you do the math. The site is quite simple to use and the other good thing about is that it’s free. They have a calculator where you only need to fill in the number of Pidgeys and candies. It will help you transfer just enough Pokémon so that you don’t miss out on potential evolutions.
You get one candy for every Pokemon you return to the professor. You can also get the candies you need by catching Pokémon and hatching Pokémon eggs. Catching a Pokémon will earn you three candies in game while hatching eggs may earn you even more candies.
After evolving Pidgeys, you can hand in the Pidgeottos (if you deem them worthless to you) for more candies. So if you don’t have a lot of Pidgeys to evolve, you could hang on to them and transfer Pidgeottos instead. Unlike its lower level former self, it requires 50 candies to evolve so they are not very good for farming. However, they are not the most powerful Pokémon so you have nothing to lose.
The Best Way To Farm Pokemon
If you reside in a rural area or anywhere else where Pokemon and PokeStops are hard to come by, then you should consider doing Pidgey farming by using lures. It is only possible to use a lure at a PokeStop. Although they aren’t as commin in rural areas, finding one or two PokeStops shouldn’t be too hard.
To activate a lure, go to the PokeBall from the map. Lure models can then be found under Items. The effect of the lure lasts for only thirty minutes.
By using a lure you should get a ton of common, low-level evolving Pokemon. From there, just make sure you stock pile them as much as possible.