Pokemongo friend codes June 21, 2018 1:00 PM   Subscribe

PokemonGo introduced friends today. Starts with level 40. Let us be friends!
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 PM (134 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Me: 5502 3728 4932
posted by k8t at 1:19 PM on June 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Aw, I am only level 32.
posted by Karmakaze at 1:45 PM on June 21, 2018


Two notes:

- The friend system is a staged rollout like raids were when they launched so that the system doesn't break under the weight of it; within the next day or three it should open up to more and more players.
- You can send gifts out to friends from around the world, but the system emphasizes adding local friends; the benefits you gain are most significant when raiding with your friends and you can only trade with nearby players. Because of that, it's probably best to add friends you can meet with physically.
posted by flatluigi at 2:01 PM on June 21, 2018


I’m 0272 2240 4874 and am itching to get out of the office to play this afternoon
posted by lepus at 3:49 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm only 33 and I seem to have access.

I'm 1295 3047 4838
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:02 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yay! I have a poke friend! Thanks for the gift.
It's passed midnight here so I'm going to bed rather than finding a pokestop to get presents.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:10 PM on June 21, 2018


I've got access at level 30 now. I'm 1785 0360 4106.
posted by bassooner at 4:31 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is awesome! You can find me at 4919 6331 6488.
posted by nenequesadilla at 5:03 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I’m a fairly solitary player... haven’t done any real raids yet. But I’d love to have some Poke friends! 6201 0796 9933
posted by kimdog at 5:49 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


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And I already sent someone a gift! But I got it for free, so really, was it that special?

Also I am level 30 and it seems to be on for me, so yay us non-level-40 people
posted by GuyZero at 6:27 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I have it and I’m only level 34! 9379 4984 4658. Pretty sure all my local friends gave up the game long ago though, alas.
posted by ActionPopulated at 7:00 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm 1979 2240 4452, and in London. Gifts for everyone!
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:08 PM on June 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


I am 9360 0913 7517. It’s open to lvl 30 and up.’all your codes come up as invalid for me! Boo.
posted by routergirl at 7:44 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm 4118 9382 3711. I love prezzies!
posted by gingerbeer at 8:03 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I am 0200 7746 2807. Level thirty, and wow, the Pokestops today have been loading me up with gifts, so I'm glad the rollout got down to my level, as I didn't want to have to sit on them for ten levels and have trouble with my backpack size.
posted by Rush-That-Speaks at 11:10 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


How fun!! I'm 3498 0672 2662
posted by soakimbo at 11:56 PM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Level 36 Solo player here. I maybe do a single non solo-raid a month, if I get lucky and meet people. I don't expect many local friends as I more or less never see anyone playing.

So... if you want all my spare Gifts I'm more than happy to do recipricols if I can be organised or I'll just spam them out to random people from them thread if I'm disorganised ;)

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posted by samworm at 12:07 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


It looks like they've set this up pretty well so that you really only benefit significantly from local friends who you are likely to meet in person. But it's still nice to have you all on my friend list and send you presents and occasionally get pop ups about how we're good friends.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 12:31 AM on June 22, 2018

you really only benefit significantly from local friends who you are likely to meet in person
I've got a 7km egg incubating, received from this thread. Not sure how I could have done that, and certainly not on day 1, without "remote" players.

It's possible that some kind of local player-base will organise near me to exchange codes, but I doubt it as that didn't happen with raids as far as I know. And honestly I prefer solo player, I don't actually want to meet people via the game.

So the way I see it - this thread is the ideal way for me to obtain the Alolan forms. The metafilter user-base has a great track record of "fairness", even "selflessness", so I can be reasonably confident I'll be sent Eggs. And I expect to enjoy sending eggs to other users (but I've already lost track of the name mappings so that's a minor issue, I wish you could add notes to the player profiles).

The trading and raid bonuses are unlikely to become a core part of the game for me (in the same way that raids haven't) because of my play style. But I'm pleasantly surprised that things like this thread mean the friend system could still be a very enjoyable addition.

The way I plan on using it is that whenever I hatch an egg I'll check my friend list for gifts. I'll then open gifts (and send gifts back) until I get an egg. I'll then randomly send any remaining gifts I have in my inventory. Then walk until the egg hatches, then repeat. Hopefully this will bring in enough eggs to get those precious Alolan forms. Gotta catch them all!
occasionally get pop ups about how we're good friends
After that 7km egg SandiMcPhee is my new BFF ;)
posted by samworm at 1:50 AM on June 22, 2018


Another mostly solo player here, but happy to spam people with gifts. :)

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posted by Karmeliet at 1:51 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


AHH. Didn't know about 7k eggs. Are they in gifts or are they a different item?
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:39 AM on June 22, 2018


Oh. We probably need it added to the social explorer thing on the metafilter profile
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:43 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


5058 4230 3724 here, London based. I'm mostly a pretty solitary player but very happy to be sharing gifts etc.
posted by *becca* at 3:30 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Hi. I'm in Australia and want to share presents!

EGGS! EGGS! EGGS!

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posted by montaigneisright at 4:01 AM on June 22, 2018 [4 favorites]


Hello, I’m in Japan Osaka.
Level 40 solo player.
I need your help...

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posted by GORO at 4:28 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


I've got so many friends and presents! It's very nice.

I had to throw away a load of low level stuff (potions / pokeballs etc.) because you all sent me so much higher level stuff.
Though I suspect I need a free egg slot to get a 7k egg, so I'm going to need to hoard presents, walk off my eggs and then open them all to see what I get?
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:36 AM on June 22, 2018


Interesting feature, for sure. Little stressed out by some in person players wanting me to enter their friend code NOW RIGHT NOW. It's currently hot as the surface of the sun in Georgia, so how about once I'm back in AC, lol.

Note that you can only get Eggs from gifts if you have an empty egg slot.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:05 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Let's be friends in Pokémon GO! My Trainer Code is 8150 2131 9953!
posted by Karmakaze at 5:54 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


I was [-] this close to just making a google sheet for all these numbers...
posted by Karmakaze at 6:05 AM on June 22, 2018 [4 favorites]


I'm 4k points off level 32. Is there a limit on the # of friends? I'm 1438 9080 0499. I wondered why these gifts suddenly started appearing in Pokestops this morning.
posted by arcticseal at 6:11 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I just walked off an egg and opened a gift and BAM a 7k right there.
Also, you can let gifts sit until you need them and you can also only open so many a day.

So I'm in the nice situation of having about 20 gifts waiting to be opened but having hit my limit for opening for the day (40 I think?). Luckily the last gift of the day I opened after walking off an egg!

I think you can have 200 friends I currently have 71. (70 mefites, 1 person I actually know)
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:39 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm in London (City and south-west) and my code is 7227 2878 7697. I'd be up for sharing gifts and possibly raiding but frankly my spare time is a bit limited!
posted by Stark at 6:40 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Ok now i have 50+ Pokemon go friends which is possibly more than I have in real life.

Now I need a way to organize them and keep track of presents!
posted by GuyZero at 6:48 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


They really should reorganise the UI.

It's dumb to have to open up "Pokemon" and then swipe left or right to get to eggs or teams.
Or have player menu somewhere else and then swipe to friends.

madness. Just make a single central menu with nice big links off of it for everything.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:56 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


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posted by 0xFCAF at 7:00 AM on June 22, 2018


Oh a couple of notes from other sources.

1) Traded pokemon count towards badges. So you can trade XL magikarp or Pikachu or whatever to help get that badge. You can only trade a pokemon once, but if you're out with someone and you catch an XL magikarp you can both trade it to each other.

2) There is a badge for distance trades. This counts the distance between where the two pokemon you're trading were caught. However! the 7k eggs keep the location where they were sent from. So if I hatch a 7k egg from the other side of the world and trade it, it counts as a huge distance.

3) Stardust trading costs:
Shinies: 20,000 if you both already have those shinies, 1,000,000 if one of you doesn't
Legendaries: 20,000 if you both have it, 1,000,000 if one of you doesn't
Regionals: 100 if you both have it, 20,000 if one of you doesn't
Normal: 100 if you both have it, 20,000 if you don't
Different forms count as not having it (like for Unown, if you have an Unown A but are trading a B it's 20k)
This goes down at higher friendship levels.

4) you can only have 5 un-sent gifts in your item storage at one time
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 7:11 AM on June 22, 2018 [6 favorites]


I know it's better to be friends with local players, but maybe I want an egg from Europe or Asia or whatever in my fancy postcards, huh?

This makes the game way more fun again, and I haven't even done a single trade yet.
posted by PearlRose at 8:18 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Oooh, this would be such a good place for long-distance trades even if we'll probably never raid together.

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posted by gladly at 8:20 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Shoot, you have to be nearby for trades too. I'll spam you all with gifts anyway.
posted by gladly at 8:26 AM on June 22, 2018


Ok seriously I know people get Misty eyed about their mefi friends and such but i have 17 gifts queued to open

SEVENTEEN

I'm undeserving of such charity and I guess I better start doing a lot more walking for those 7km eggs.

Also thanks so much! I will do my best to reciprocate!
posted by GuyZero at 8:52 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Solo player in Rome, about to FRIEND.ALL.THE.MEFITES.

😬🇮🇹Il mio codice Allenatore è 4914 9239 1900.🇮🇹😬
posted by romakimmy at 9:49 AM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Or not, dammit. Every one I try to add is giving me a not found error. Can accept friend requests just fine though 🙄
posted by romakimmy at 9:59 AM on June 22, 2018


Oh, so glad I saw this! I'm Wordnerdy, 4569 3656 7042!
posted by leesh at 11:09 AM on June 22, 2018


I just reached the 100 PokeFriend mark. 2 are real-world friends, and I assume the other 98 are MeFites....
posted by bassooner at 11:50 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Hooray! I'm 2360 0585 4147 - I wondered what that new thing was that came in a Pokestop this morning!
posted by ersatzkat at 11:53 AM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


My postcards from MeFi Pokefriends are very cool! Now I feel a little pressure to spin more interesting Pokestops so I can send prettier postcards.
posted by gladly at 12:06 PM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


My number is 7720 3809 2244. And my wife asked me to add hers as well: 2724 0316 1963. Let's all be friends!
posted by erdferkel at 12:27 PM on June 22, 2018


SoCal (SGV) player here, small group and occasional raids: 4239 3036 2083
My lapsed MeFi member partner is: 3623 2302 4825
Friendship is Magic!
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:03 PM on June 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


I'm sorry I have no gifts to send yet! I'm at work and there's no stops near here.
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:25 PM on June 22, 2018


I'm 9004 1447 3946. I will send you all the Liberty Bell, crack and all.
posted by desuetude at 1:41 PM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


I woke up this morning to 49 friend requests. You all are great. As soon as I get out to gather gifts I'll reciprocate on the presents.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:13 PM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


I haven't been on much since Metafilter got me addicted to Love Nikki instead, but I got back on...and discovered that I'm only at level 28 and friending starts at 30. Oh, well.
posted by PussKillian at 2:34 PM on June 22, 2018


I'm in Japan, and most people I used to play with stopped a long time ago, so, uh...

0405 5280 1459

Thanks!
posted by Ghidorah at 2:40 PM on June 22, 2018


I was so pleased about this update! Can't wait to send more gifts out once I saw what was in them.

My friend code is 1230 9791 8513.
posted by Rissa at 2:50 PM on June 22, 2018


I am now qualified to have friends!
1994 2669 4355

I discovered this as i rapidly accumulated gifties (in a cemetery, so apologies for a moderately ghoulish postcard, arbitrary recipient)
posted by Cold Lurkey at 2:57 PM on June 22, 2018


SoCal (San Diego / North County) player here -- 3227 7625 9252
posted by FritoKAL at 2:59 PM on June 22, 2018


So, uh, (gulp)... I got a gift from someone just now (hey, thanks!) and the game full on froze. I quit out of it, and relaunched the app as normal. I ended up getting the ToS, and then a greeting from Professor Willow welcoming me to the game and congratulations on catching my first Pokemon, and by the way, what's your name and what do you look like?

So, sheer terror at the thought of losing a day one (in Japan) level 38 account, I closed the app, reloaded it, same thing. Third try was the charm, but my character's outfit has changed to the opening character.

Don't mind me, I'm just going to hyperventilate into a bag for awhile. All seems okay, but damn, that was an unpleasant moment of panic.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:25 PM on June 22, 2018 [3 favorites]


Thanks to everyone who has been sending gifts! I am planning on running errands where there are some pokestops tomorrow and will get y'all back.
posted by leesh at 4:26 PM on June 22, 2018


I was hoping there'd be a MeTa about this!

I'm 3407 2524 4508

let's trade some dudezzzz
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 4:44 PM on June 22, 2018


FYI, Pusskillian, the features have rolled out to levels 10 and up!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:09 PM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


You can send gifts out to friends from around the world, but the system emphasizes adding local friends;

In addition to the comment above about the distance trading badge, I've also read (but not verified) that you get some candy bonuses based on distances when trading pokemon. So far-away friends are great, and we can all live vicariously through their gift-postcards ;)

So if anyone is interested in sporadic gifts from the watery shores of Canada, please add me:

7649 3437 9205
posted by homotopy at 6:13 PM on June 22, 2018


Hello from Los Angeles! My number is 2806 0336 1283.
posted by mogget at 8:07 PM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


This my number 3597 9749 0464 and I’m in sunny downtown Sydney. Although it’s bloody freezing and Saturday night. Once upon a time we used to do Pokémon go meet ups at Sydney Uni...
posted by taff at 12:39 AM on June 23, 2018


OMG, I now have 92 friends and my bag is full of gifts! Thank you everyone! If you get random postcards from Madrid, that's me saying thank you.
posted by arcticseal at 12:43 AM on June 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


Thank you so much for the gifts! I need to clear my bag out to open them, but I'm out and about today so hopefully I can clear out some space and return the favour.

If any of you would like another friend in the north of England, my boyfriend asked me to add his code: 7295 1189 8486
posted by Rissa at 1:51 AM on June 23, 2018


I’m stuck in the house freezing my arse off watching Mabo on Netflix. (It’s Australian, about our own shamefully recent Jim Crow times.) But tomoz I’ll totes brace the elements and try and get some pressies for you lot! I love youse all!!! Thank you pokefriends!!!!
posted by taff at 3:55 AM on June 23, 2018


Let's be friends in Pokémon GO! My Trainer Code is 2877 4118 8594!

I have one local friend added so lots of room to add all of you :)
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 4:00 AM on June 23, 2018


Wow. It seems there's a daily limit on the number of gifts you can receive, which is both awesome (I got so many gifts from all of you that I hit the limit) and poopy (I have gifts I can't open until tomorrow!).

I wonder if they're going to nerf the gift giving at some point. Getting twenty pinap berries or ten great balls in on gift, I've spent more time today throwing away items than actually playing the game. The gifts are now the only reason to really soon pokestops right now, which sort of breaks the game a bit. I imagine they'll try to balance it at some point soon. I honestly wonder if they weren't expecting groups like Metafilter (or all the discord groups) to make massive friend groups on day one, instead hoping people would just talk to random strangers to be friends.

Last thing: it's awesome to be friends with all of you, but I have no idea who most of my new friends are, since everyone's MeFi names and PoGo names are so different. Any chance we could try to get a who's who going? I mean, I'm Ghidorah5000 (I know, very original), in case anyone wasn't sure.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:31 AM on June 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


Agreed, they're going to nerf it like they nerf everything. (Still regretting the rare candies I spent evolving a f***ing feraligatr, back when rare candies were abundant.) That said, I'm SpinyPig and my code is 3147 4763 5865. If you friend me now, and then delete me once trading takes off, I promise not to be offended.
posted by BibiRose at 5:40 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


I think I spent rare candies on a Snorlax. I feel your pain.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:43 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


I’m just ersatzkat everywhere!
posted by ersatzkat at 6:16 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


You can only open 20 gifts a day and it resets at midnight, every night. I get that they're trying to stop people from abusing the system, but at 12:30am last night I reached my limit and now have 24 unopened gifts, which kinda makes me look like an asshole to some of those friends.

So now I gotta figure out which 20 friends I can open gifts from for tomorrow, to build our friendship, while 50 others get nothing. Do I rotate through the 70? Just pick the 20 I'm closes to or the 20 that Raid with the most or the 20 I like? Oh boy, more social frameworks to stumble through!

Interestingly enough, I could probably stay mostly stocked with supplies by getting gifts, which is cool, but odd in terms of game mechanics, yeah?

I really hope PvP comes out later, so we can use these various Legendarys for something useful and challenging.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:43 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


I've hit the 200 friends limit (all but 2 must have come from here?) and most of those have sent me gifts.
I've trashed all my normal pokeballs because I have so many Ultraballs and Max Revive's and Full Heals.
I will slowly work my way through my hundred or so backlogged gifts.

I think there will be many tweaks to the system.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 7:57 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


Mine is 6886 6383 5113.
posted by Missense Mutation at 8:09 AM on June 23, 2018


I don't think you have to sweat not opening gifts. At least half of my friends have not opened theirs, probably because they are waiting to have room for those 7k eggs. I am a little anxious about people I may be skipping with gifts though. It's possible that some of my friends have received two, and some zero, because of the daily reset.
posted by BibiRose at 8:38 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


My PoGo name is PreciousSponge, and I’m also curious about who all of you are. (I mass-added both a ton of people here and people from a local FB group I’m in and have no idea who’s who).
posted by ActionPopulated at 9:05 AM on June 23, 2018


So now I'm at 102 friends and 102 unopened invitations and I don't know how many unopened gifts. Good growing pains to have I guess. Seems like more people than are on this thread but it's not really a problem I think. No downside to being pokego friends with randos I hope.

I expect they'll turn down the gift quantities and that in the long run the whole gift giving part will naturally die off a bit. Hopefully they won't charge to expand the friends list.
posted by GuyZero at 9:49 AM on June 23, 2018


Yay! Looking forward to having more PoGo pen pals to send postcards to! Add me if you’d like some West Coast Canadian gifts :) I play almost every day and will do my best to gift erryone on my list.

My PoGo name is the same as my MeFi name: 9600 1860 4735
posted by groovesquirrel at 9:54 AM on June 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


Yay, new friends! My code is 0470 7951 0497.
posted by darchildre at 10:25 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


I am just starting back playing again (friends!) - my trainer code is 0141 4913 6783.
posted by needlegrrl at 10:27 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


Lvl 35 player in Wisconsin, USA: 7971 0032 6788 I’m ‘notevenwrong78’

I have 2 shiny magikarp (low iv calc, unfortunately) if anyone would like them; I also have some decent moltres/ articuno/ zapdos. I don’t know a lot of people so I really only do solo/ low-level raiding.

I will happily send presents or trade! Thanks mefi!
posted by queseyo at 2:12 PM on June 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


L32 Instinct, excited to see everyone's goofy user names and buddies! 6669 9854 4641
posted by ausdemfenster at 2:19 PM on June 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


I got a request I can’t accept because the requesters list is full!
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 3:35 PM on June 23, 2018


I’m in a geographic desert when it comes to local friends, so I wouldn’t mind some long-range presents!

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posted by lesser weasel at 5:05 PM on June 23, 2018


(I’m not a very high level but now that my phone doesn’t shut off at 45% battery hopefully it can handle this game again)
posted by lesser weasel at 5:07 PM on June 23, 2018


I had no idea so many of you played.

There's an open ended FanFare thread just for PoGO here: https://fanfare.metafilter.com/10083/Pokemon-GO

There's not particular topic in it, other than PoGO so feel free to drop in anytime there's new features, general questions or what have you!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:25 PM on June 23, 2018 [5 favorites]


8031 7994 4688 mostly pokemonning around the Southeastern US
posted by pointystick at 5:49 PM on June 23, 2018


Mostly play along the West Coast of the US. Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA primarily. I get to travel a bit. Occasional trips overseas, Seole, various stops in Japan, Paris, London, Berlin. Mainly looking for friends to trade gifts with tho folks in SF might find me in a raid there since that's home base for me. You'll never know where the postcards might be from lol.

Trainer: Kithhurrn
Code: 7710 2730 1031
posted by Kithhurrn at 5:58 PM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


and ofc when I feel like getting back into the game, no stores around me carry the wrist accessory :(
posted by lesser weasel at 7:16 PM on June 23, 2018


The only place I've ever seen the wrist accessory is in a flea market.

9968 5575 1531 I play as YourHands
posted by WhackyparseThis at 8:05 PM on June 23, 2018


I just hatched an alola meowth and a Grimer. One was oddly from Evanston, Illinois, a short drive from where my family lives in the states, and the other was from Germany. Make sure to scroll down to see where your hatchlings come from, that's pretty awesome. The twenty gifts a day thing, and the "no way to sort friends" thing aren't great, but with any luck, that'll get fixed.
posted by Ghidorah at 12:35 AM on June 24, 2018 [2 favorites]


Gidorah, that Evanston one was from me! Special Delivery from odd proximity land.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:12 AM on June 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


My alola meowth is from Scotland, and my friends list is full. I don't know if this is the way that Niantic intended friends to work, but I'm loving it. This is the first time that I have a sense of Pokemon Go as a huge worldwide game.
posted by gladly at 7:31 AM on June 24, 2018 [2 favorites]


Hi, all - I am 9756 3443 1525. About to head into a Victorian cemetery in Atlanta, full of pokestops!
posted by catlet at 7:32 AM on June 24, 2018


Thanks, Cold Lurkey! That Grimer was pretty solid, 13/15/14, 93% overall and is now a Muk about to become my favorite gym mon. With the poison/dark typing, it's only weakness is ground. Luckily there aren't any strong ground attac... Oh. Groudon. D'oh.

Still, he's great, thanks!
posted by Ghidorah at 9:16 AM on June 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


9540 6030 9722

Add me, nerds.
posted by Jacqueline at 1:33 PM on June 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


Would that I could take any credit for its IVs, Gidorah, but you're welcome. Regardless, I'll just keep sending you northern chicago gifties for their extra geographical frission and, with the luck, good IVs.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:13 PM on June 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


A little late to the party here but I would love some pokemon friends! I'm in Chicago :) 9537 9952 3561
posted by colbeagle at 7:50 PM on June 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


If anyone wants gifts from Ontario, a friend asked me to share 4855 1850 2253 .
posted by pointystick at 6:20 AM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


I appear to be hatching a 7km egg from Lakewood, Colorado. Thanks to whoever that was, hope it likes tapas.
posted by arcticseal at 6:36 AM on June 25, 2018


Mine is 1918 4134 8512

Recently started again after 1+ year hiatus. Was able to send friend requests at lvl 23. I am in Norway.
posted by Megustalations at 9:46 AM on June 25, 2018


I am MissAlyssaJones, and my sent gifts so far have been from Burbank or Azusa CA. I swear I'm not ignoring anyone, I just live and work in (two different) Poke-less neighborhoods so I only get new stuff when I'm travelling between.

That said, my favorite postcard so far has been the one of Mad Props. Excellent work, there.
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:38 AM on June 25, 2018


I just re downloaded it! I’m 8173 2983 9772
posted by itsamermaid at 10:51 AM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


I just hatched an alola meowth also, but from Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. It might be my best pokemon, period! Thanks, MeFi!
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:54 AM on June 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


I wish that there was an album you could save favorite postcards from. As it is, I'm saving/not opening a few gifts because the postcards are cool.
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:06 AM on June 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


I think they've already nerfed the quantities in gifts.. I'm getting one or two berries or balls, not 10 today.
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:12 AM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


They just nerfed it, yep.

I just saw this thread now, great idea! I'm trying to keep my friends list small enough that I can send everyone fairly regular gifts, but I'll add a few people from the thread who are far away - let me know if anyone has a particular desire to collect Canadian eggs :)
posted by randomnity at 12:01 PM on June 25, 2018


Yay, I was waiting for this to show up!

I'm level 34 but it seems to be working for me. I'm RoundNumbers.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:46 PM on June 25, 2018


Oops: 7436 3692 2003
posted by Room 641-A at 12:47 PM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


dammit i'm gonna have to get back into this game aren't i?
posted by numaner at 9:05 PM on June 25, 2018


Yes, but on team Valor, to correct your earlier mistake.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:02 PM on June 25, 2018


NEVER!

MYSTIC 4 LIFE!

(plus I was at like level 25 when I left)
posted by numaner at 10:55 PM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


That said, my favorite postcard so far has been the one of Mad Props. Excellent work, there.

Hi ApathyGirl, that might have been me! That stop on Granville Island has been one of my favourites for sending out in gifts, I'm glad to hear it was well received.
posted by homotopy at 10:55 PM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


You cam level to 25 in a day or so. Join us! We cake AND cookies!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:33 AM on June 26, 2018


We have...
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:45 AM on June 26, 2018


Now, if you were on team yellow, you would have instinctively caught that typo before posting. Woo instinct rules!

/crickets
posted by Ghidorah at 7:03 AM on June 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Ok, ok, that was a great joke, you get an extra damage ball!

So 8 total :)
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:17 AM on June 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


That typo is rather sad. I scrolled up expecting to see "We hate cake and cookies."

Thanks to everyone who has sent me gifts! All my Asian and European ones must be from here.

I apologize to anyone I've inadvertently missed with gifts; I am having an awful time scrolling through the list and keep opening or sending gifts by accident. Especially while walking, and you sort of have to do it while walking thanks to the 5-gift storage limit. Oh, and Brandon Blatcher, I see what you mean about needing to accept gifts to increase the value of friendships. Mine just weren't increasing-- due to some bug? and I think still are not, to some extent.
posted by BibiRose at 8:46 AM on June 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yes, have heard there's a bug with some friendship growing, not sure of details, check Silph Road.

You can only grown friendship level once a day, so ideally, you can rotate between friends, where one day you send a gift, next day they send you a gift.

Can also increase friendship by Raiding together, though obviously this doesn't apply for most Mefites.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:13 AM on June 26, 2018


I am so late to this party, but my code is 4480 5718 0560
posted by wearyaswater at 10:06 AM on June 26, 2018


Thanks new friends, the far-away eggs are totally making my day! Will do my best to send everyone a gift every day or two when I can... but I can't spin many stops most days, so I may not be as generous as I would like.

(Memail me if you want to know if I'm the rando who added you, or if you want to add me. I'd rather not link my name here)
posted by randomnity at 11:07 AM on June 26, 2018


1684 8102 4607 U.K. midlander here if anyone has any friend slots left...
posted by poseathon at 12:59 PM on June 26, 2018


Me: 4752 8404 7344
posted by sarcasticah at 2:00 PM on June 26, 2018


My friend dadanation would love some pokie friends and will reciprocate with eggs from California. 9700 8923 5707
posted by gingerbeer at 7:15 PM on June 26, 2018


I'm so late to this, but I am expecting to have Pokemon time in downtown San Francisco tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, and hope to send gifts. 8480 9604 7576 (Zenobiey)
posted by Zenobi at 10:42 PM on June 26, 2018


Also a latecomer to this thread but I'm 7268 7268 6692 (Astapants). I'm over in North Carolina.
posted by astapasta24 at 6:41 AM on June 27, 2018


I’m 8937 2413 4344 in Ohio.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 6:25 PM on June 27, 2018


I see one of you (Not sure who) called their buddy "MeFi Friends" which seemed like a great idea. I've copied t hat and called mine MeFi-JTGYK? for ease of identity.

I'm surprised at how many friends and friends requests (currently 200 friends with 170+ outstanding requests) I've gotten and also many many from Japan (which is great for trade distance but surprising how many mefites there are there) and I was wondering if they're all mefites or if this thread showed up in google for Pokemon friend codes or something...
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:33 AM on June 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


I didn't even think to check mefi for friend codes!

Mine is 4476 3369 3283 if anyone still wants to add
posted by gaspode at 6:12 AM on June 28, 2018


Mine is 7110 7741 6056!
posted by peep at 9:34 PM on June 28, 2018


1298 8588 1489 have prezzies to give
posted by shoesfullofdust at 7:53 PM on June 29, 2018


In case anyone has been wondering who SaffronVirago is or now DysphoricNap, there was a bug in the code that reset me to level one, and made me enter a new name (though not pick a new team) and then suddenly realized who I was and reinstated my stuff, except it did not give me NeverNotTired back as my name. Apparently they can't reinstate it, or let me choose it again with a name reset. I'd have stuck with SaffronVirago if I were Instinct, but I'm Mystic and didn't think having a yellow word in my name made sense. So I was going to go with DysphoricOvershoes but it was too long, thus DysphoricNap.

This has been an essay about how Niantic ate my username. Thank you for your attention.

My trainer code is still 8150 2131 9953 and holy cow am I tickled to have friends in London, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and California. We really need to get a player in Antartica just so we can get 7-hour egg hatchlings with amazing catchet!
posted by Karmakaze at 6:23 AM on July 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


My partner wwnmm25 is a n00b and would love to have some friends from around the world. Her trainer code is 5410 1532 5667.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 6:19 PM on July 12, 2018

there was a bug in the code that reset me to level one, and made me enter a new name (though not pick a new team) and then suddenly realized who I was and reinstated my stuff, except it did not give me NeverNotTired back as my name. Apparently they can't reinstate it, or let me choose it again with a name reset.


Ugh that’s still happening? That’s how I lost my nym the first month.
posted by tilde at 7:47 PM on July 20, 2018


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