February 22, 2024
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Level Up Fast – How to Gain XP Through Gifts in Pokemon Go

Level Up Fast – How to Gain XP Through Gifts in Pokemon Go

If you’re a passionate Pokemon Go player, you’ve likely come across the concept of “gifts” in the game. Gifts are a way to send and receive items, such as Pokeballs, potions, revives, stickers, to and from other players.

Each player has their own unique friend code, which can be shared with other players to add them as friends. Once added, you can increase your friendship level by interacting with them through various means such as sending gifts, participating in raids or battles, and trading Pokemon.

In addition, opening gifts is also an effective way to increase your friendship level with other players and earn additional XP. As your friendship level increases, so do the XP rewards, with the potential to earn up to 100,000 XP by becoming “Best Friends” with a fellow player.

How To Send Gifts In Pokemon Go

First, let’s talk about how to send gifts. To send a gift, you must be at least level 10 and have a friend in your friend list. To add a friend, simply enter their Trainer Code in the “Add Friend” section of the game. Once they accept your friend request, you can send them gifts.

Gifts can be collected from spinning PokeStops and Gyms. You can only hold up to 20 gifts at once.

To send a gift, click on your Avatar on the bottom left corner and click the Friends tab. You can send unlimited gifts per day but only one to each friend per day. Each gift contains a random assortment of items. Once you’ve selected a friend, choose the gift you want to send it to and hit “send.”

Receiving Gifts in Pokemon Go

Now, let’s move on to receiving gifts. When a friend sends you a gift, you’ll receive a notification. You can also see if you have any unopened gifts by going to your friend list and looking for the gift icon next to your friend’s name.

To open a gift, simply click on the gift when you have selected a friend and select “open.” Inside the gift, you’ll find a random assortment of items, such as Pokeballs, potions, and even eggs. You can receive up to 20 gifts per day from friends, and opening gifts also gives you the chance to receive special items, such as 7km eggs that can hatch into seasonal or rare Pokemon.

It’s important to note that when you open a gift, you also have the option to send a gift back to the friend who sent it to you. This is a great way to maintain your friendship level with other players, which can unlock additional bonuses such as increased attack power when battling in raids or gyms together. You can even unlock the “Lucky Friend” prompt that will guarantee your next trade with that friend to be a lucky trade!

One thing to keep in mind when sending and receiving gifts is that there is a limit to the number of gifts you can hold in your inventory. You can hold up to 20 gifts at a time and you can only open 30 gifts per day.


If you like the postcard that came along with your gift, you can also pin it! Pinning gifts from around the world might even spawn a Scatterbug! Currently, this is the only way you can obtain Scatterbug. There are many different Scatterbugs out there that will evolve into different colored Vivillon, so be sure to collect those postcards!

Items Obtained From Friend’s Gifts

Opening gifts is a great way for you to replenish on useful items that you will often use. If you raid or do plenty of gym takeovers, you will certainly want to open gifts to replenish those Max Revives or Potions.

Replenishing on Pokeballs after a Community Day is certainly also a great option.

Here are some of the items that you can possibly receive from opening gifts from friends.

  • Great Balls
  • Hyper Potion
  • Max Potion
  • Revives
  • Max Revives
  • Pinap Berry
  • Rare Candy
  • Ultra Balls
  • Stardust
  • Super Potion
  • 7km Eggs
  • Poké Balls
  • Evolution Items
  • Stickers

Gaining XP From Friends in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is a game that heavily relies on gaining XP in order to progress and level up. While catching Pokemon and participating in raids are common ways to gain XP, increasing your friendship level with other players is another effective way to earn more XP and one of my personal favorites.

As your friendship level increases, so does the XP you earn. Here are the different friendship levels and their respective XP rewards:

  • Good Friends: 0-2 days of interaction – 3,000 XP
  • Great Friends: 2-7 days of interaction – 10,000 XP
  • Ultra Friends: 30-90 days of interaction – 50,000 XP
  • Best Friends: 90+ days of interaction – 100,000 XP

You do not have to do this on consecutive days for the rewards to stack. For example, if you interact with a friend every other day, it will still count towards your friendship level. However, it is always recommended to keep opening those gifts as well as sending them.

In addition to XP rewards, increasing your friendship level also unlocks various bonuses such as increased damage during raids and reduced Pokemon trading costs.

To increase your friendship level, one of the easiest ways is to send and receive gifts. Gifts can be obtained from Pokestops and Gyms and contain items such as Pokeballs, berries, and potions. They can be sent to friends and opened for various rewards including XP, Stardust, and rare items such as evolution items.

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