Referral Code (GO)

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The Referral Code (Japanese: リファラルコード Referral code) is a feature in Pokémon GO that unlocks several rewards for new and returning players. This feature was added on March 30, 2021.

Obtaining a code

 
Obtaining a referral code

A referral code can be obtained from another player who already installed Pokémon GO. To get the code, the existing player need to go to their Friend List and tap Invite. The code can be shared with a new player or a player that has not played in at least 90 days.

Redeeming a code

When a player opens up their game, they have the option Have a Referral Code? that allows them to redeem a code. If the option is not available upon the initial login, the option is still available on the Friend List by tapping Invite. When a code is submitted, a friend request will be sent to the existing player. The other player has to accept the friend request in order to get the rewards. The code must be redeemed within 72 hours of creating or logging into their account.

Adding friends

A player can select the option Add Friends from Contacts/Add Facebook Friends to invite friend. When the option is accessed, the following message will appear:

"Hi <player>, I thought you might enjoy playing Pokémon GO together. Would you like to join me?"
"We can both receive bonuses by using my referral code <code> when you sign up. Follow this link if you're interested:"
"<link>"
"I look forward to adventuring together!"

Rewards

Items

The Trainer who summitted the code receives 100 Poké Balls, while the Trainer who shared the code receives the Friend Finder Medal*/has their Friend Finder Medal raises by 1* and they receives 50 Stardust.

Medals

Medal Task  
Bronze
 
Silver
 
Gold
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Platinum
Rewards
Male Female
Friend Finder Refer ___ Trainers. 45px
1
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10
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20
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50

Milestone Rewards

The referrer (player who provides the code) and referred (player who submits the code) Trainer have different set of milestone rewards.

Referrer

These rewards can only be received when the referred Trainer completes these tasks.

Referrer Rewards
Task Potential rewards
   
Log in to Pokémon GO None   ×50
Hatch 3 Eggs    None
Win a Raid    None
Catch 50 Pokémon    None
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts    None
Hatch 20 Eggs    None
Give buddy 50 treats    None
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader None   ×50
Win 3 Raids None   ×1
Catch 1000 Pokémon None   ×3
Trade 5 Pokémon None   ×10
Make 2 New Friends None   ×10
Win 20 Raids None   ×5
Make 100 Nice Throws None   ×2
Earn 50 Candies walking with Buddy None   ×30
Visit a PokéStop 30 days in a Row    None

Bonus tasks

You get this tasks after completing all the others.

Task Potential rewards
   
Earn a Gold Kanto Medal None   ×30
Hatch 100 eggs None   ×20,000
Win 100 raids None   ×15,000
Win 100 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League None   x10

Referred

Referred Tasks
Task Potential rewards
   
Hatch 3 Eggs None   ×10
Win a Raid None   ×1
Catch 50 Pokémon None   ×1
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts    None
Hatch 20 Eggs    None
Give buddy 50 treats None   ×5
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader None   ×50
Win 3 Raids    None
Catch 1000 Pokémon None   ×3
Trade 5 Pokémon None   ×10
Make 2 New Friends None   ×10
Win 20 Raids None   ×3
Make 100 Nice Throws    None
Earn 50 Candies walking with Buddy None   ×5
Visit a PokéStop 30 days in a Row    None

Bonus tasks

You get this tasks after completing all the others.

Task Potential rewards
   
Earn a Gold Kanto Medal None   ×50
Hatch 100 eggs None   ×20,000
Win 100 raids None   ×15,000
Win 100 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League None   x10

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese リファラルコード Referral code
Chinese Cantonese 推薦代碼 Tēuijin Doihmáh
Mandarin 推薦代碼 Tuījiàn Dàimǎ
  French Code de parrainage
  German Empfehlungscode
  Italian Codice d'invito
  Korean 리퍼럴 코드 Referral code
  Brazilian Portuguese Código de indicação
  Russian кодом приглашения Invitation code
код приглашения Invitation code
  Spanish Código de invitación
  Thai โค้ดเชิญ Invitation code
  Turkish Referans kodu


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