In a time like this, we all need friends, whether it is virtual friends or real-life friends. One useful feature in Pokemon GO during this pandemic is the Friends Feature. You are only a Friend Code away from getting a virtual friend.
These codes allow Trainers to have friends, which will invite them to raid together and other game activities that require 2+ Trainers. You can also give each other Gifts, trade Pokemon and engage in battles. If you “keep in touch” with your virtual Friend, there is a heart bar that shows your level of Friendship. By keeping your relationship with your Friend, the bar goes higher and higher. If you manage to reach a high level with your Friend, you will have many bonuses, including increased Pokemon Attack and earning more Premier Balls, but this is only if you are in Raids or battles together.
Each of the Trainers has its unique Friend Code made out of twelve digits. There are three ways in which you can add a Friend:
- Manually type the Friend Code
- Connect via Facebook
- Scanning the QR Code
After successfully adding your Friend, they will appear on your Friends List. On that list, you can see everything, which is the most recent Pokemon they have caught, your Friendship level, whether or not they have gifted you a gift, and many more.
Link with as many Trainers as you can, because who knows, that virtual friendship can grow into a real-life friendship.
For last, those looking to add more friends, we recommend visiting PokemonGoFriends Reddit which has more than 250,000 members.