Without a doubt, Pokemon Go wants its players to interact more and more with each other, but of course for this it is necessary to first add other players within your application. Today there are several tasks and functions that can only be carried out with Pokemon Go friends, such as transferring Pokemon, sending gifts, direct battles, etc.
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Recently Pokemon Go incorporated QR technology, that is, the ability to perform tasks by scanning QR codes. It is precisely this technology that now also allows adding friends to Pokemon Go by scanning the QR code that each Pokemon Go user has on their profile.
Until recently, adding friends in Pokémon Go used the user’s Trainer Code. Each Pokémon Go profile has a trainer code that had to be entered in the profile of the user who wants to add it. It should also be noted that there is the possibility of adding Facebook friends as Pokémon Go friends, but in this case it will be necessary to have the video game linked to the social network.
Now there is a new way to add friends, as we have mentioned, through the QR code of your Pokémon Go profile. If you want to know how to add friends to Pokémon Go, here is a detailed guide on how to do it:
How to add friends in Pokemon Go using QR code (proximity)
Proceed to open the game regardless of whether you have a device
Android or iOS since the process is identical. Once you are on the main screen of the game map, you will have to click on the bust icon of your character located in the lower left corner of the screen. This will automatically open a new screen which you will have to slide from the right to the left in order to access the friends section.
Once here you will find the Add Friends button, on which you must click to access a new screen where you will find all the methods to add friends. In the event that we want to use the QR Code method, you will have to slide this screen from the right to the left. This will reveal the camera that will allow you to scan the QR code of the user you want to add as a friend to Pokemon Go.
That is why said user must access the same screen as you, but in this case they must click on the button My QR Code to display a window with your QR code. When this is shown on the screen you must use your mobile phone to scan this code.
This will automatically send the friend invitation. Now the user who allowed his QR code to be scanned must go to his Friend section to find said invitation on which he will have to click. Line followed you will have to confirm the friendship so that from that moment your friendship is consolidated and you can make use of functions related to Pokemon Go friends.
Note: You can also use the Trainer Code, in this case you will have to copy the code of the user you want to add and enter it in the corresponding box to add it as a friend of Pokemon Go.
How to add friends in Pokemon Go using Trainer Code (remotely)
The above-described method of adding friends in Pokemon Go requires players to be close to each other as the QR code must be manually scanned. However, you can still add friends in Pokemon Go remotely. For this you will have to use the trainer code. To do this, simply access the Friends section and click on the button Add Friend.
This will give you access to the screen where the Pokemon trainer code is displayed. Next to this code you will see the green button that says: Share trainer code. After clicking on this option, a menu will open where you can select the application you want to use to share your Pokemon Go trainer code.
When you send the code to another user, this user will be able to copy your code and enter it in their Pokémon go video game so that from that moment on you become friends and can enjoy various functions and exclusive options for Pokemon Go friends.
How to remove friends from Pokemon Go.
In the event that we want to be friends with a Pokemon Go user, we will have to open the video game app and go to our profile by clicking on the icon that shows our progress. On the next screen you must access the Friends section where you will have to select the friend you want to remove from your profile.
This will display the details of the selected friend. This screen must be scrolled down until you find and select the Delete Friend button that is shown in red.
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