From few days players are reporting they are not able to increase friendship level in Pokemon Go in the new social feature after sending gifts or trading. This social feature is the biggest addition in Pokemon Go update and this update is also itself biggest till now. It has a friend feature in which you can make friends in Pokemon Go.
Friends In Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go friends feature full of benefits for the players. You can do the following things in friends feature:
- You can send gifts to friends including 7km hatching egg which also increases friendship level.
- Trade Pokemon with each other
- You can track the progress of your friend from a Trainer to the latest
- pokemon he/she caught.
- With huge friendship level, you will receive a high attack bonus in raids or gym attacks.
- Get discount on Stardust in trading with high friendship level.
How To Increase Friendship Level In Pokemon Go ?
As mentioned above, Players are facing problems as their friendship level in Pokemon Go is not increasing which is a severe concern in social feature of the game. We have a solution for this, but first, let’s talk about the bug or cause of the problem.
Bug In Pokemon Go
According to the latest update in Known issues of Pokemon GO official site, Niantic said that they are well aware of the issue and currently working on this. They also stated the possible reason behind not increasing of friendship level in Pokemon Go.
“We’re aware of an issue where Friendship Levels become out of sync between two Friends and progress may not increase once per day as intended. Trainers affected by this issue may complete an activity with their Friend but their Friendship Levels may not increase for one or both Trainers. This issue is more likely to occur if the Friends are in different time zones from one another.”
They also suggest some workarounds to increase friendship level in Pokemon Go.
Increase Friendship Level In Pokemon Go
According to the site, players can increase Friendship level by merely doing multiple tasks in a day. For example, if sending a Gift to the friend doesn’t increase the level then you can send another one to the friend.
“If you notice that your Friendship Level has not increased for the day after participating in Gym Battles/Raids, trading Pokémon, or sending a Gift to your friend, please complete another one of these activities with them.”