A Rare Candy is an item that can level up a Pokémon. Rare Candies can be obtained as a tier 1 special drop, as a possible drop from boss Pokémon, or from Max Raid Battles. Using a Rare Candy on a Pokémon owned by the player will use the Rare Candy and increase its level by one. While holding a Rare Candy, nearby wild pokémon will follow the player - and pokemon owned by the player will follow more closely than normal.
Before Reforged, this item could be crafted using the following recipe. It was removed due to many held items being far too easy to make.