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Referral System is a game element in Pokémon GO launched in March 30th, 2021. [1] Trainer can refer another Trainer whether if it is a new Trainer or a returning Trainer. A returning Trainer must have been logged out for at least 90 days in order to get referred. Once the Trainer is referred, the referring Trainer gets a friend request from the Trainer who is referred, so they can earn rewards together. The Trainers each get 50 Stardust for getting referred, and the referred Trainer gets 100 Poké Balls. The code does not have to be input immediately upon first logging in, they have up to 72 hours (3 days) from that moment to do so.

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

Milestone Referrer Reward Friend Reward
Catch 50 Pokémon
Catch 1,000 Pokémon
Complete 25 Field Research
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Earn 50 Candies walking with buddy
Evolve 100 Pokémon
Give your buddy 50 treats
Hatch 3 Eggs
Hatch 20 Eggs
Make 2 new friends
Make 100 Nice Throws
Purify 20 Shadow Pokémon
Reach Great Buddy with a Pokémon
Reach Ultra Buddy with a Pokémon
Trade 5 Pokémon
Visit PokéStop 30 days in a row
Win a raid
Win 3 raids
Win 20 raids