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Niantic Labs Announces Trainer Referral Program in Pokemon GO

Niantic Labs, developer for the hit augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon GO, recently announced plans for a player referral program.
Niantic Labs, developer for the hit augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon GO, recently announced plans for a player referral program. / Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs, developer for the hit augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon GO, recently announced plans for a player referral program.

The company took to Twitter to alert trainers to this upcoming change by publishing a tweet on the game's official Twitter profile. According to the tweet, trainers will earn extra rewards as those they refer hit milestones in their trainer career and adventures in-game—ranging from extra incubators to rare candies and more.

Niantic Labs Announces Trainer Referral Program in Pokemon GO

According to a post on Niantic's Pokemon GO news blog, referrals can be extended to brand new trainers or those returning after some time away. As their journey goes on, both parties will get extra rewards like Pokémon encounters, Rare Candy, Incubators, and more as [the referred trainer] hit[s] milestones on their adventure."

"Like other features we’ve launched in the past, we’ll be tuning the referral program over time in order to make the process as easy and exciting as possible," Niantic wrote.

Its likely trainers will see several iterations of the feature as it expands all over the globe--starting with Australian trainers. Niantic stated that those currently residing in Australia "will be the first to receive referral codes that they can share with friends."

They closed the post by wishing trainers well, reminding them to be aware while out and about, and hoping they enjoy this new way to play Pokemon GO with their friends.