Pokémon GO – How to make a new friend

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With so many new players joining Pokémon GO Over the past few months, it's no surprise that questions like how to make a new friend have started popping up often. Of course, it's been a big talking point lately due to the recently re-released Jump-Start Special Research story, which contains tasks and rewards for brand-new players. But whether or not you are working on this task, it is good for all players to know how to make a new friend in Pokémon GO.



How to make a new friend in Pokémon GO

As the very first task of the Jump-Start Special Research, making a new friend might seem like a simple task. And yet, so many people struggle with it because of the complexity of the system and the way it forces you to work with other players. It's actually quite easy to accomplish, thanks to the internet. So here are the steps to make a new friend in Pokémon GO, then we will give some tips on how to find those friends.

  • Open Pokémon GO
  • Tap on your image at the bottom left to enter the menu
  • Swipe right to access the Friends menu
  • Tap Add Friend
  • Share your Trainer code or get theirs and enter it here

So that's how to add friends in Pokémon GO, but how do you find other players? There are tons of options, including staying local. There are big subreddits and other social media groups like Silph's Road and Pokémon GO. These also have their own Discord servers that you can join where coaches exchange their friend codes. You should also check Facebook and other social media for any local groups near you. It will be a great source of new friends and also information about local in-game events.



Here's how to make a new friend in Pokémon GO. You'll need to do this at least twice, but the more the merrier, so try to find as many as you can.




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