Changing Trainer nickname affects some of the Friendship Level bonuses

Resolved
Last Updated: 08/17/2018

 

We’re aware of an issue where some of the Friendship Level bonuses (the extra Premier Ball or the attack boost) are not applied. This issue affects Friendships where one or both Trainers change their nickname after becoming Friends with one another. This issue will be fully resolved in a future release of Pokémon GO.

Update:

Once you send a Gift to your friend and your friend opens the Gift, their Trainer nickname will be updated on your Friend List and the bonuses should be applied.