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This is a guide on how to add friends in Pokemon Unite. Read on to learn how to add and invite friends, how to find your player ID, and more!

How to Add Friends

Find Your Trainer ID

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Upon creating a Pokemon UNITE account, the player will get a unique Trainer ID, which you can use to add your friends. 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.

Adding Friends Step-by-Step

1 In the Main Menu, Press "X" to access the sidebar.
2 Select "Friends".
3 Go one option down to "Friend Search". Then Press "X".
4 Enter the Trainer ID of the player you want to add then select "OK".
5 Select the trainer, then click "Add Friend".
6 An invite will be sent to the trainer!

Send Friend Request After a Match

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You can also send a friend request from the battle record screen after a match. If you're playing with a player who wants to be a friend, take advantage of this.

How to Send a Friend Request After a Match
1 Hover over the player you want to add as a friend, then select that player.
2 Select Add Friend on the menu that pops-up.

How to Invite Friends

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By pressing the Y button while in the Lobby for a match, you can send an invitation to your friends. Friends who receive an invitation can join you by selecting OK in the pop-up invitation screen.

Must Be Friends In-Game

It is important to note that you can only invite players to matches who are your friends in Pokemon UNITE, not friends of your Nintendo Account.

How to Join a Match Using Lobby ID

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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 View All Friends

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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. Want to invite your friends to a match? Check out our guide on how to play online with friends!

How to Play Online Multiplayer

Is There a Friend Limit?

It is not yet confirmed whether or not there is a limit to the number of friends you can have in your friends list. We will provide information as soon as it is available!

Requirements for Playing With Friends

Complete the Tutorial

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Multiplayer is only unlocked after completing the tutorial. The tutorial is important for knowing the game mechanics of the game.
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Everyone Must Unlock the Game Mode

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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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