How to Become Lucky Friends Pokemon Go, Explained

How to become Lucky Friends in Pokemon Go
How to become Lucky Friends in Pokemon Go /

Knowing how to become Lucky Friends in Pokemon Go can make collecting Lucky Pokémon a much less arduous process. Here’s what you need to know about becoming Lucky Friends in Pokémon Go.

How to Become Lucky Friends Pokemon Go, Explained

Lucky Pokémon were added to Pokémon Go in 2018. These Pokémon are special in that they required 50% less Stardust to power up. They can only be acquired through trades, and the longer a Pokémon has been in storage the more likely it will become Lucky when traded.

Lucky Friends are friends whose next trade will bestow a Lucky Pokémon. To become Lucky Friends with another player, you must already be Best Friends with them. Once per day you and the other player can attempt to become Lucky Friends by either opening a gift, teaming up in a Raid or Gym battle, or fighting a Trainer Battle.

Success will result in a notification from the game alerting you to your Lucky Friends status, giving you the chance to give and receive a Lucky Pokémon.

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