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Friend List & Friendship Levels

Play with friends to unlock achievements and bonuses

Connect with your friends and build new friendships with Trainers that you meet along your Pokémon GO journey. As you play together, you’ll increase your Friendship Level and unlock extra bonuses. You’ll also be able to send Gifts and trade Pokémon with your friends.

Once you become friends with another Trainer, you’ll both be able to see each other’s Trainer Profile through the Friend List. This information includes your Avatar, Buddy Pokémon, Team, number of Pokémon caught, most recently caught Pokémon, Trainer level and XP,  Distance Walked, and the number of Battles won. If you decide that you no longer want a friend to see this information about you through their Friend List, you may simply remove them.

Note: this feature is only available to Trainers ages 13 and over.


Adding Friends

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Each Trainer has a unique 12-digit Trainer Code. You can use this code to add others as your friends. Navigate to your Trainer Profile and tap the ‘Friends’ tab to open your Friend List. Tap the Add Friend button to view your Trainer Code. Fellow Trainers can enter your code on their devices to send you a Friend Request.

If you would like to change your Trainer Code, tap on the refresh icon to permanently reset your Trainer Code.

To add a friend:

  1. In Map View, navigate to your Trainer Profile.
  2. Tap the Friends tab at the top of the screen to open your Friend List.
  3. Tap the Add Friend button.
  4. Enter the Trainer Code of the person you’d like to send a Friend Request to.

Trainers can view and accept or deny Friend Requests through their Friend List. If they accept your request, you will become friends with one another and you’ll be able to see their Trainer Profile through your Friend List. If they don’t respond, your Friend Request will expire after 7 days.

You can have up to 200 friends in your Friend List. Once you reach this limit, you'll need to remove some friends before you can add new ones.


Removing Friends

You can remove a friend from your Friend List at any time. Once removed, any bonuses between the two of you will no longer apply. The person that you’ve unfriended will not be notified.

To remove someone from your Friend List:

  1. In Map View, navigate to your Trainer Profile.
  2. Tap the Friends tab at the top of the screen to open your Friend List.
  3. Tap on the friend that you wish to remove.
  4. At the bottom of their profile, tap the Remove Friend button.

After removing a friend, your Friendship Levels can be recovered for a limited period of time. If you re-add a friend during that time period, your Friendship Level will be restored.


Friendship Levels

For every day that you complete certain activities with your friend, you’ll grow your Friendship Level.  There are five Friendship Level milestones: Friends, Good Friends, Great Friends, Ultra Friends, and Best Friends. As you battle, trade, send Gifts, and complete other interactions with a friend, you'll reach Friendship Level milestones and unlock extra bonuses such as a Battle Boost or extra Premier Balls in raids.

Level

Requirements

Bonuses

Friend

None

  • You can trade Pokémon that are already registered in your Pokédex (except for Mythical Pokémon).

Good friend

Play together for 1 day

Great friend

Play together for 7 days

  • There is a small reduction in the trading Stardust requirement.
  • Receive 1 extra Premier Ball when participating in a raid with your friend.
  • Receive a small attack boost when Battling together.

Ultra friend

Play together for 30 days

  • There is a medium reduction in the trading Stardust requirement.
  • Receive 2 extra Premier Balls when participating in a raid with your friend.
  • Receive a medium attack boost when Battling together.

Best friend

Play together for 90 days

  • There is a large reduction in the trading Stardust requirement.
  • Receive 4 extra Premier Balls when participating in a raid with your friend.
  • Receive a large attack boost when Battling together.