I took a break from Ralts to have two different Eevee as my Buddy Pokemon for the Celebi event. I fortunately didn't take that long and I was able to catch a Ralts during that time too.
Thanks to a couple of catches with Pinab berries and transferring a few Pokemon, I have enough candies to evolve my Ralts into a Gardevoir, but I don't want to have to start all over again in order to get a Gallade. I have a male Ralts as my Buddy Pokemon now. It's going to take a long time to get the candies I'll need for a Gardevoir and a Gallade, but there aren't a lot of other Pokemon I need candies for right now. I could have used a Yanma instead, but I'm still waiting on getting wonder Yanma before making it my Buddy Pokemon. Hopefully, I'll be lucky enough to get some Ralt eggs or find more while I'm walking around.