Learn how to add friends in Pokemon Go with this guide! Also included are what you can do with friends and what are Friendship Levels.
What Can You Do with Friends?
Having friends in Pokemon Go has its benefits. This includes getting bonuses and being able to do a number of activities together, including PVP fights and trading!
You can trade Pokemon with your friends as much as you want as long as you have the Stardust for it. Having a higher friendship level will have discounts to the amount of stardust needed to trade.Check Out How to Trade Pokemon Here
Ultra Friends and higher relationship levels can battle with each other remotely. You can issue your friend a challenge at any time from their profiles.Check Out How to Do PVP Battles Here
Send Gifts to Each Other
You can receive and send gifts to each of your friends once a day. The gifts you receive from them contains a variety of useful items so be sure to keep opening and sending gifts!Check Out How to Send Gifts Here
Get Bonuses During Raids
Entering a Raid Lobby with Great Friends and higher relationship levels will give both of you bonuses. This includes bonuses to your attack and additional Premium Balls to catch the Raid Pokemon!Check Out the Raid Battles Guide Here
How to Add Friends
Add Friends Through the Friends Menu
To add friends, head on to your Profile menu then to the friends tab. From there, you will see the Add Friends button that will take you to the Adding Friends hub.
Use the Trainer Code
The Trainer Code is a unique set of numbers and letters is directly linked to your profile in Pokemon Go. You can give out your Trainer Code to your friend to add you or you can input theirs to add them.
Use the QR Code
The QR Code is a faster way of adding friends since you or your friend will just have to scan either of yours QR Codes. You can find your QR Code in the Adding Friends HUB along with the QR Scanner.
By Connecting to Facebook
Connecting your Pokemon Go to Facebook will give it access to your friendship list. It will automatically create a list of Facebook friends with Pokemon Go accounts that you can add!
Raising Friendship Levels
Get Benefits from Having Higher Friendship Levels
You get more benefits, including Raid Bonuses and Stardust trade discounts, from having friends at higher Friendship Levels! You can check for your Friendship Level in your friend's profile.
Friendship Level & Benefits Table
|Good Friend||Trade all Pokemon except all Mythics|
|Great Friend||Stardust discount every trade|
Gym / Raid Battle attack and extra Premium ball bonus
|Ultra Friend||2x Stardust discount every trade|
2x Gym / Raid Battle attack bonus with extra 2 Premium balls
|Best Friend||3x Stardust discount every trade|
3x Gym / Raid Battle attack bonus with extra 4 Premium balls
How to Raise Friendship Levels
There are multiple ways you can raise the Friendship Levels with your friends. However, you can only do these once a day to count towards your progress.
Send Gifts Regularly
You can send a gift to your friend and open a gift from them once a day. Doing this regularly is a stable way of raising your Friendship Level with your friends.
Join Raids Together
Fighting a raid boss together with your friend will also add to your Friendship Level! Make sure that you are both in the raid lobby for it to raise your Friendship Level.
Trading Pokemon is another good way of raising Friendship Levels. With the Special Trade, you can send a Shiny, Legendary, or any other Pokemon unregistered yet to either Pokedex's except mythical once a day.