Pokemon Go Friend Codes: How to make a new friend (2023)

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Pokemon Go places a big focus on community activities, so if you’re looking for new ways to make a buddy or two, we’ve got tips for finding new friends as well as some active friend codes you can add.

While most of Pokemon Go‘s features can be enjoyed while playing solo, certain aspects require friends to bring out the most in the game — for example, you’ll need a big team of players if you want to take down Legendaries in Raid Battles.

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Other reasons for adding Friends include trading Pokemon to evolve them or completing tasks in different events, like the previous Johto Tour where players needed to trade Pokemon to complete a Collection Challenge.

Keep reading for full details on how to find your own Friend Code in Pokemon Go, alongside tips on how to make new friends in 2023 and more.


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Adding Friends is the best way to earn bonuses and win Raids.

Friend Codes list in Pokemon Go

Here are some working Pokemon Go Friend Codes to use:

  • 6371-6539-9785
  • 6970-7305-0959
  • 1707-4001-5282
  • 4136-4256-7808
  • 6644-6263-2844
  • 4517-6974-2493

These codes all belong to members of the Dexerto team, so if you’re looking for more Friends to complete tasks or take advantage of in-game bonuses like extra Gift rewards, feel free to add us!

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Please be aware that due to the high volume of friend requests we’ve received, there may be a delay in accepting requests.

How to make new friends

One way to make new friends in Pokemon Go is to visit a dedicated subreddit like r/PokemonGoFriends. Here, you’ll be able to find plenty of working Friend Codes and share your own with other Trainers.

There are also subreddits for specific activities, such as r/PokemonGoRaids which allows you to find Friend Codes specifically for Raids. Be aware that Trainers will often remove you once a Raid is over. It’s not personal!

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Always use caution when adding Friends in Pokemon Go. Make sure you don’t have any personal information in your username or profile and avoid sharing Gifts with people you don’t know.

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You’ll need to find your Trainer Code to add Friends.

How to find your own Friend Code in Pokemon Go

If you’re looking for your own Friend Code (or Trainer Code) to send to other players, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Pokemon Go app.
  2. Press your Trainer’s face in the bottom left-hand corner.
  3. Scroll to the ‘Friends‘ tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap the ‘Add Friend‘ button.
  5. Your Trainer Code (or Friend Code) should be right here.

Once you’ve found your Trainer Code, you can either tap ‘copy my Trainer Code’ to paste it elsewhere or press ‘share my Trainer Code‘ to directly share it via text message or through various apps.

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You can also locate your Trainer Code in a QR Code format in this menu if you’d prefer to do it that way.

How to add Trainers with Friend Codes in Pokemon Go

Now you’ve found a Friend Code, it’s time to add them to your Friends list. This works in a similar way to finding your own Trainer Code. Navigate to your Friends page in Pokemon Go and press the ‘Add Friend’ button.

Once you’ve done this, there will be a box beneath it where you can enter your chosen Friend Code. Copy the code into the box, and then press ‘send’. Now, it’s just a case of waiting for the Trainer to accept!

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You can also add friends by scanning their QR Code. To do this, simply scroll across to the ‘QR Code’ tab at the top of the screen and scan the QR Code a fellow Trainer has provided to you.

If you’re a returning player or you have a friend who wants to sign up for the first time, take a look at our Pokemon Go referral program guide so you can both earn loads of free rewards.

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So, there you have it — that’s everything you need to know about Friend Codes in Pokemon Go for 2023.

For all of the best tips and tricks to become the very best, make sure to check out our other guides:

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour guide | Current Raid Bosses in Pokemon Go | Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Arlo counters guide | Cliff counters guide | Giovanni counters | Grunt counters guideHow to get Remote Raid Passes | Sierra counters guide | How to catch a Ditto in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go shop: Items list, prices, box changes | Pokemon Go promo codes

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