How to send and receive Gifts in Pokémon GO

Sending and Receiving Gifts. Send Gifts to your friends to help them earn items.

One of the benefits of connecting with friends in Pokémon GO is gaining the ability to send and receive Gifts. When you visit and spin PokéStops, you may occasionally find a Gift. Gifts contain an assortment of useful items but you cannot open the Gift yourself. Instead, you can only send the Gift to a friend to open.

Each Gift includes a postcard about the PokéStop where it was collected. When you send a Gift to a friend, you’ll also share the PokéStop where you found this item. Note that your friend will be able to see the location you’ve visited when you send a Gift.

You can hold a maximum of 10 Gifts in your Bag at any given time. However, Gifts do not take up any of your inventory space.

Note: this feature is only available to Trainers ages 13 and over.

Sending a Gift

You can send each of your friends up to one Gift per day. If your friend has not yet opened a Gift that you’ve previously sent them, you won’t be able to send them another one until they open the first one.

  1. In Map View, navigate to your Trainer Profile.
  2. Tap the Friends tab at the top of the screen to open your Friend List.
  3. Tap on the Trainer that you wish to send the Gift.
  4. Tap on the Send Gift button.
  5. Select which Gift you would like to send.
  6. Tap on the Send button.

Your Friend will receive a notification that you sent them a Gift. Once they open your Gift, they’ll receive a variety of items, such as Poké Balls, Potions, Berries, and even Pokémon Eggs. Sending Gifts will increase your Friendship Levels and earn you extra bonuses. Try to send them to your friends daily.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page and @PokemonGoApp


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