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Want to play Pokemon UNITE with friends and family? Read this guide to learn how to add friends, how to invite and play with friends, how to find your trainer ID for the Nintendo Switch and Mobile, and more! Experience the fun and joy of playing with friends and family!

How to Add Friends on Mobile

Add Friends on Mobile
Using Trainer ID
Use Nearby Share
Send Friend Request After a Match

Add Friends Using Trainer ID

Add Friends Using Trainer ID
1 In the Main Menu, go to the Trainer Menu. Then, select Friends.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends - Select Friends in the Trainer Menu (Mobile)
2 Click Friend Search. Then input the Trainer Code.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends - Input Code (Mobile)
3 Press the Magnifying Glass button and the Trainer you are looking for will pop up. Add the trainer by pressing the purple silhouette icon with a + symbol next to it.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends - Adding Searched Friend (Mobile)
4 A prompt will pop up, confirming that the friend request has been sent.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends - Friend Request Sent (Mobile)

Use Nearby Share

Pokemon UNITE - Nearby Share

Playing with people connected to the same internet connection is also an option on Mobile! You just have to connect via Bluetooth or the local wifi you are using. From there you can initiate a Local Area Network or LAN and play with other trainers connected to the same connection.

Send Friend Request After a Match

Pokemon UNITE - Send Friend Request After a Match

Similar to the Nintendo Switch, you can also send friend requests to other trainers you played within the results screen after a match. Firstly, you need to select the purple menu icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to bring up the match details. Then, on the Overview tab, simply tap on the friend request icon beside the player you want to add.

A message prompt will show up, confirming that you have successfully added the trainer. If it doesn't pop up immediately, perhaps your device has run in some connectivity issues.

New Way to Add Friends After a Match

Pokemon UNITE - Send Friend Request in Victory Screen

You can now also send friend requests to your teammates in the victory screen. Just tap the add friend icon on top of the player to send a request.

How to Add Friends on Nintendo Switch

Add Friends on Nintendo Switch
Using Trainer ID
Add Existing Nintendo Switch Friends
Send Friend Request After a Match

Add Friends Using Trainer ID

Add Friends Using Trainer ID
1 In the Main Menu, Press ZL to access the sidebar. Then, select Friends.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends Using Trainer ID - Select Friends in the Main Menu
2 Go one option down to Friend Search. Then Press X.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends Using Trainer ID - Select Friend Search
3 Enter the Trainer ID of the player you want to add then select OK.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends Using Trainer ID - Enter the Player ID
4 Select the trainer, then click Add Friend.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Friends Using Trainer ID - Select Add Friend

Add Existing Nintendo Switch Friends

Add Nintendo Switch Friends
1 In the Main Menu, Press ZL to access the sidebar. Then, select Friends.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Existing Nintendo Switch Friends - Select Friends in the Main Menu
2 Go one option down to Friend Search. Then Press X.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Existing Nintendo Switch Friends - Select Friend Search
3 Press the - button to bring up all your Nintendo Switch friends who have a Pokemon UNITE account.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Existing Nintendo Switch Friends - Bring up all your Nintendo Switch Friends Who have a Pokemon UNITE Account
4 Select the trainer, then click Add Friend.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Add Existing Nintendo Switch Friends - Choose the Account and Select Add Friend

Send Friend Request After a Match

Pokemon UNITE - Send Friend Request After a Match (Switch)

You can also send friend requests to the trainers you played within the results screen after the match. Simply select the player you wish to add as a friend and select Add Friend to send a request. If you want to keep playing with a trainer, send them a friend request!

New Way to Add Friends After a Match

Pokemon UNITE - Send Friend Request in Victory Screen (Switch)

You can now also send friend requests to your teammates in the victory screen. Just select the add friend icon beside the player to send a request.

How to Find Trainer ID

Pokemon UNITE - Registration Trainer ID

Each player will get a unique 7-character code called the Trainer ID after creating their Pokemon UNITE account. It is used to add trainers in-game.

How to Find Trainer ID in Mobile

Clicking your icon from the Main Menu leads you to the Trainer Menu. From there, on the right side is your trainer profile. On the bottom left is where you can find your Trainer ID! Send this to friends and other Trainers who want to add you.

How to Find Trainer ID in Nintendo Switch

Pokemon UNITE - Trainer ID Profile

To view your Trainer ID, press the L button in the main menu to access your Trainer Information. Your Trainer ID is the combination of numbers and letters above your name.

How to Invite Friends

How to Invite Friends on Mobile

Steps
1 Enter a Lobby.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Mobile - Enter a Lobby
2 Choose a game mode.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Mobile - Choose a Game Mode
3 Click the + icon or the two person symbol on the left.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Mobile - Click the Plus Icon
4 A menu will pop up, showing all you friends. Select a player, then select Invitation. An invitation will be sent to your friend.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Mobile - Select a Friend to Invite

How to Invite Friends on the Nintendo Switch

Steps
1 Go into the lobby.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Nintendo Switch - Enter a Lobby
2 Choose a game mode.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Nintendo Switch - Choose a Game Mode
3 Select any of the plus icons. Then, select Invite Friend.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Nintendo Switch - Select the Plus Icon
4 A menu will show listing all you friends. Select a player, then select Invitation. An invitation will be sent to your friend.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Invite Friends on Nintendo Switch - Choose a Friend to Invite

Everyone Must Unlock the Game Mode

Game Mode Availability
Standard Battle Available from the start.
Ranked Match Unlocked at Trainer Level 6 and above.
Quick Battle Unlocked at Trainer Level 8 and above.

You cannot invite your friends to a Ranked Match nor Quick Battle if they have not unlocked those modes yet. Standard Battle is the only mode that you and your friends can join together immediately. It is best to raise your trainer level fast to unlock all modes.

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Use the Lobby ID

Pokemon UNITE - Ask for Lobby ID

You can join a match even if you are not friends with the host by asking for the 8-digit Lobby ID of their match. Once obtained, you can enter the lobby ID in the Lobby Search on the home screen.

How to Play Online Multiplayer

Visit Our Friend Request Board

Pokemon UNITE - Friend Request Board Banner

If you are looking to play with fellow Trainers who also use our guides, you can check out our Friend Request Board! For all discussions about Pokemon UNITE, feel free to check out all our message boards by clicking the link below.

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How to View All Friends

Pokemon UNITE - Friends List

You can view all the players you added in the Friends menu. You can also see their current level, and if they are online, offline, or currently in a match.

500 Friend Limit

Each player can only add up to 500 trainers to their friends list. It is a high number, so feel free to send friend requests to other trainers you want to play with!

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