'Pokémon Go' Referral Program: How to Use and Rewards List

In early March, Niantic announced that Pokémon Go will introduce a referral program to bring in new trainers and help incentivize lapsed players to return to the popular mobile game.

While Australian players were the first to try out the new program, Niantic has confirmed that Pokémon Go referral program is now available worldwide. If you have friends you want to invite or former Raid buddies who have left the mobile game and want them to return, here's everything you need to know about the new Pokémon Go referral program.

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The 'Pokemon Go' referral program incentivizes new and lapsed players to join the popular mobile game. Niantic

HOW TO REFER IN POKÉMON GO

Each player has the ability to get a code to give to other players who have just joined the game, or players who have been away from the game for at least 90 days.

To use the referral program in Pokémon Go, trainers will need to go to the "Friends" tab on their profile. There will be an "Invite" button at the top, press it.

Next, a screen showing a trainer's specific Referral Code will appear. Trainers can share it via social media, email or text or you can copy it to your mobile device's notepad to paste it wherever you want.

Have the new or lapsed player enter the referral code when they enter the app to redeem the progression rewards.

POKÉMON GO REFERRAL PROGRAM REWARDS

Here is the complete list of progression and rewards for both the referrer and the new/returning player.

Referrer Rewards

  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - Charizard
  • Catch 1000 Pokémon - Incense (x3)
  • Earn 50 Candies walking with your buddy - Rare Candy (x30)
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader - Charizard Mega Energy (x50)
  • Give your buddy 50 treats - Gible
  • Win 20 Raids - Super Incubator (x5)
  • Visit PokeStops 30 days in a row - Pokémon encounter
  • Trade Pokémon 5 times - Pidgey Sticker (x10)
  • Catch 50 Pokémon - Darumaka
  • Win 3 Raids - Premium Battle Pass (x1)
  • Make 2 new friends - Pikachu Pal Sticker (x10)
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - Galarian Farfetch'd
  • Make 100 Nice Throws - Super Incubator (x2)
  • Hatch 20 Eggs - Deino
  • Win a raid - Bagon

Returning/New Player Rewards

  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - Charizard
  • Catch 1000 Pokémon - Premium Battle Pass (x3)
  • Earn 50 Candies walking with your buddy - Premium Battle Pass (x5)
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader - Charizard Mega Energy (x50)
  • Give your buddy 50 treats - Rare Candy (x5)
  • Win 20 Raids - Super Incubator (x3)
  • Visit PokeStops 30 days in a row - Pokémon encounter
  • Trade Pokémon 5 times - Pidgey Sticker (x10)
  • Catch 50 Pokémon - Super Incubator (x1)
  • Win 3 Raids - Lapras
  • Make 2 new friends - Pikachu Pal Sticker (x10)
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - Rare Candy (x1)
  • Make 100 Nice Throws - Snorlax
  • Hatch 20 Eggs - Chansey
  • Win a raid - Premium Battle Pass (x1)

Have you referred a player to Pokémon Go yet? Let us know how many players you referred in the comments section.