The Friend's List in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go now has a Friend List that can filled with up to 200 friends.

Adding Friends[edit]

  • Tap on your trainer icon in the bottom left corner of the screen within Pokemon Go.
  • Either tap the top right corner of the trainer screen where you see "Friends" or swipe below your experience bar (about where the medals are).
  • You are now on your friends list.
  • At the very top you will see the option to "Add Friends."
  • You will now be on the screen with your Trainer Number
  • Just above that you will see the field to enter their 12 digit trainer number.
  • You can either their trainer number in this field and then hit "Add friend."

Trading with Friends[edit]

  • Tap on your trainer icon in the bottom left corner of the screen within Pokemon Go.
  • Either tap the top right corner of the trainer screen where you see "Friends" or swipe below your experience bar (about where the medals are).
  • You are now on your friends list.
  • Tap on the person you want to trade with.
  • On the right-hand side, below the trainer and their buddy, you will see the option to trade.
  • This will send a trading invite to that friend.
  • Once there, you can offer a Pokemon up for trade.
  • Proceed along with the prompts to send the Pokemon to your friend.

Trading Stardust Costs[edit]

Friendship Level Regular & Regional New Regular & Regional Caught Shiny & Legendary New Shiny & Legendary Caught
Good 20,000 100 1,000,000 20,000
Great 16,000 80 800,000 16,000
Ultra 1,600 6 80,000 1,600
Best 800 4 40,000 800

Additional Trading Notes[edit]

  • You need to be with a short distance of your friend to trade.
  • The amount of stardust that is needed for the trade depends on what Pokemon.
  • Special Event Pokemon, Legendaries will be very costly (Stardust).
  • The Stardust cost will reduce based on the level of Friendship.
  • Legendary, Shiny, and Pokemon not in your Pokedex count as a special trade.
  • Can only complete 1 special trade per day.
  • To complete a special trade, you must be Great or Best Friend (level 2-3).
  • Trainers will earn a Candy bonus based on the location the Pokemon are caught.
  • The farther apart their caught location (100 km), the more candy earned.
  • When you trade the Pokemon, you can see the range of CP and HP it could have.
  • This range will adjust upward as you improve your friendship level.

Sending Gifts[edit]

  • Tap on your trainer icon in the bottom left corner of the screen within Pokemon Go.
  • Either tap the top right corner of the trainer screen where you see "Friends" or swipe below your experience bar (about where the medals are).
  • You are now on your friends list.
  • Tap on the person you want to send the gift to.
  • Below the Trainer and buddy, on the left-hand side.
  • Tap the Gift icon to send a gift you have acquired to a friend.
  • Remember, you can only send 1 gift to each friend at a time.
    • They must opened the previously sent gift before you can send another.

Removing Friends[edit]

  • Tap on your trainer icon in the bottom left corner of the screen within Pokemon Go.
  • Either tap the top right corner of the trainer screen where you see "Friends" or swipe below your experience bar (about where the medals are).
  • You are now on your friends list.
  • Tap on the person you want to remove from your friends list.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Trainer page, where you will see the remove button to remove a friend.
  • Tap this and then confirm the choice.

Friendship Levels[edit]

  • By doing certain activities with your friends, once a day, you can improve your friendship level.
  • You can increase your friendship level by:
    • Sending and receiving Gifts.
    • Trading Pokemon
    • Raiding in the same group.

0 Hearts - Friend[edit]

  • After exchanging Friend Code
  • Enables basic trading, no special Pokemon (Pokemon not found in their Pokedex, Legendaries)

1 Heart - Good Friend[edit]

  • Having done a Friendship Boosting activity (Raiding, sending or receiving a gift).
  • Get 3,000 XP
  • Gym Battle/Raid Battle Attack Boost of 3%
  • All Pokemon can be traded except mythical (no Zapdos, Articuno, Mew, Mewtwo, etc)


2 Hearts - Great Friend[edit]

  • Complete 7 days worth of Friendship boosting activities.

*Get 10,000 XP

  • Trade Stardust Discount
  • Gym Battle/Raid Battle Attack Boost of 5%
  • +1 Premium Ball at end of raid

3 Hearts - Ultra Friends[edit]

  • Complete 30 more days worth of Friendship boosting activities.
  • Get 50,000 XP
  • Improved Stardust Trade discount.
  • Greater Gym Battle/Raid Battle Attack Boost of 7%.
  • +2 Premium Balls at end of Raid

4 Hearts - Best Friend[edit]

  • Complete 30 more days worth of Friendship boosting activities.
  • Get 100,000 XP
  • Lv. 3 Stardust Trade discount.
  • Lv. 3 Gym Battle/Raid Battle Attack Boost of 10%.
  • +4 Premium Balls at end of Raid

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