How to add friends in Pokémon GO using QR Code

Pokémon GO has received a new update on Android and iOS, and now allows players to add friends using a QR Code. Instead of typing in all the coach code numbers, simply scan the QR Code on the mobile phone to send an invitation. Learn, in this tutorial, how to use the new function:

How to capture the legendary Celebi in Pokémon GO

Step 1. Touch the icon of your character;

Want to buy discount consoles, games and other products? Know the Compare

Open your character's profile on the Pokémon GO

Step 2. Select the "Friends" tab;

Add friends

Step 3. Under "Add Friends", click the small QR icon to open the scanner function;

Touch the QR Code icon to use the GO Pokémon scanner

Step 4. Use the camera phone to scan the code of a trainer. When you identify the QR Code, the invitation will be sent automatically;

Use the camera phone to read the trainer's code on the Pokémon GO

Create a QR Code

Step 5. To share your QR Code with other players, touch the icon that appears underneath your coach photo.

Create a QR Code using the icon that appears below the trainer photo on the Pokémon GO

Remember that players still need to accept the invitations so that coaches are added to their buddy list.

Having trouble playing Pokémon GO? Search Help on our Forum!