How do you acquire lucky friends?
What are the perks of having them?
The first interaction you have on a day (trade, gym battle, raid battle, PVP battle) with someone whos already your BEST friend will give you a chance at becoming lucky friends.
Perks: The next trade you do is guaranteed a lucky trade. So its a good idea to do very special trades then like shiny legendarys, or counters you want to have really good stats. Since the floor for a lucky trade is 12/12/12 IV’s.
It also costs only half the dust to power up a Lucky pokemon
But I bet your 51 lucky friends are mostly people who you never seen before from all over the world (I got two of them now) - so the only perk is the fact that the list looks nice (which is cool I do agree) unless some time in the distant future Niantic will decide to add in-game chat and possiblity to make trade without distance limit… (hopefully I would have 200 lucky friends by then )
Currently 13 are local but that doesn’t count the dozen or so that I’ve already traded with. Some were multiple that I didn’t count extra towards the 51.
Thanks all for the info. I assume then that it doesn’t add trades for players miles away?
To make a trade you must be within 10 meters away from each other - regardless of friend status
I have like 20 lucky friends, and about 17 of them are people I will never meet. We really need those international trades
Yes. We do. I’m saving all my international ones in case they let us do it. Can’t really exploit the feature because it’s a one use thing.