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Read this Pokemon GO guide on info about Special Friendship Weekend. Including Gift and trading bonuses, rewards, event time & duration, and more!

Event Overview & Bonuses

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What Is Friendship Weekend?

Event Focusing On In-Game Friends

Event Focusing On In-Game Friends

The Special Friendship Weekend is a special event that focuses on bonuses for in-game friends. In-game trades cost less, gift giving & opening is encouraged, and more!

Event Duration

Duration Feb. 21, 2020 8:00AM ~
Feb. 24, 2020 10:00PM

Event Rewards & Bonuses

Friendship Levels Increase Faster

Get 2x As Much Friendship Points

During the event, all interactions with your in-game friends will give you double the amount of friendship points. This makes it easier and faster to raise your friendship levels with another trainer!

Check Out What You Can Do With Friends!

How To Raise Friendship Level

Normally, you can increase your friendships levels once a day. So for example, you give your friend a gift then go on a raid with them, it will only account for one of those activities.

Friendship Activities List

  • Friends open gifts you sent
  • You open gifts you receive
  • Battle Gym together
  • Battle Raid together
  • Leader battle together
  • Trade Pokemon
  • Send invite to EX Raid

Required Points / Days To Increase Level

Level Points / Days
Best Friend Best Friend 90
Ultra Friend Ultra Friend 30
Great Friend Great Friend 7
Good Friend Good Friend 1

Get 2x More Candy During Trades

Get Up To 6 Candy In 1 Trade

During the event, trading Pokemon with a friend will give you more Candy as usual. The number of Candy you can receive changes depending on how far your friend has walked the Pokemon.

Candy & Distance Difference Chart

Normal Event Distance
1 Candy 2 Candy 0km ~
2 Candy 4 Candy 10km ~
3 Candy 6 Candy 100km ~

Less Stardust Used In Trading

Easier To Trade Unregistered Pokemon

During Special Friendship Weekend, it'll be easier to trade unregistered Pokemon in your Pokedex as the Stardust cost will be reduced by half! Make sure to do this if you want to complete your Pokedex!

Stardust Required For Normal Pokemon Trades

Friendship Registered Not Registered
Best Friend Best Friend 50
(100)
400
(800)
Ultra Friend Ultra Friend 50
(100)
800
(1,600)
Great Friend Great Friend 50
(100)
8,000
(16,000)
Good Friend Good Friend 50
(100)
10,000
(20,000)

*Nos. in red indicate Stardust needed during event. Nos. in parentheses are normal amount of Stardust.

Stardust Required For Shiny Pokemon Trades

Friendship Registered Not Registered
Best Friend Best Friend 400
(800)
20000
(40,000)
Ultra Friend Ultra Friend 800
(1,600)
40,000
(80,000)
Great Friend Great Friend 8,000
(16,000)
400,000
(800,000)
Good Friend Good Friend 10,000
(20,000)
500,000
(1,000,000)

*Nos. in red indicate Stardust needed during event. Nos. in parentheses are normal amount of Stardust.

Special Trade Can Only Be Done Once A Day

You can only do special trades (trading of unregistered, legendary, or shiny Pokemon) once a day. Make sure to coordinate with your friend if you want to do a Special Trade.

Increased Limits For Gift Opening & Holding

Increased Limits For Gift Giving Opening
Normal Event
Gift Opening Limit 20 Gifts 40 Gifts
Gift Inventory Limit 10 Gifts 20 Gifts

The limits of opening and holding gifts will be increased on Friendship Weekend. You get 7km eggs from friend's gifts so make sure to keep opening them during the event!
>>How To Send & Open Gifts
>>7km Egg Hatch List

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