Niantic recently announced a new feature called Adventure Sync, which will be coming to Pokémon GO at some unspecified point in the near future. This means that activities such as hatching eggs (in the game) and receiving candy from a partner Pokémon - which work based on the distance the user has walked - will now be possible without having to launch the app. Niantic today introduced Adventure Sync, a tool that changes how its games operate.
This feature sounds so simple it's a little mind-boggling to think it's taken Niantic two years to put it into the game.
This is a huge move for Pokemon Go, one that will encourage players to not only keep exercising and stay engaged with the game.
Plus, Adventure Sync will deliver a weekly summary, where you can see your Incubator and Candy progress as well as important activity statistics. If you want to hatch eggs or earn candy by walking with your buddy, the app needs to be active on your display.
Walking is a big part of Pokémon Go; you have to walk not only to find monsters to catch, but also to hatch the eggs that are often the easiest way to get your hands on some of the rarer critters in the game. Each week, the players can earn corresponding rewards for each milestone they cross, according to the blog post.
During its peak, Pokemon GO has been credited for getting people off their butts and on their feet and walking around, sometimes even walking into things, unfortunately.
You don't have to let the Pokemon go, just transfer them out of your inventory.