March 30, 2021

Journeys are always better with friends—the Pokémon GO referral program is here!

Journeys are always better with friends—the Pokémon GO referral program is here!


The Pokémon GO referral program is now active worldwide!

We’d like to thank our Trainers in Australia for helping us test and refine this feature. Your participation and input have helped us prepare this feature for launch.

Every journey is better with friends. So why not invite some of your friends to join yours?

Whether it’s your friend’s first time playing or they’re returning after a break, they’ll receive rewards like Pokémon encounters, Rare Candy, Incubators, and more as they hit milestones on their adventure—and so will you! With the Season of Legends still ongoing, it’s the perfect time to invite your friends to join your journey.

How to refer a friend

  1. Go to the Friends screen and tap Invite to get your referral code.
  2. Share that code with a friend who’s new to Pokémon GO or who hasn’t played in at least 90 days.
  3. Once they input your referral code—either during the sign-up process or later on the Friends screen—you’ll both begin receiving rewards.
  4. As your friend reaches milestones on their journey, you’ll both receive more rewards. Make sure to help them out along the way!

Remember what it was like when you first started your Pokémon GO adventure? Were there other Trainers in your life that helped you on your way to becoming the best you can be? We hope the referral program will encourage you to reach out and lend a helpful hand to your friends as well. We’re all here to enjoy Pokémon GO together, and this is the perfect opportunity to welcome (or welcome back) Trainers to our community. Let’s GO on this journey—together!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team