Unlock the Secrets of Gifting in Pokémon GO: How to Get Gifts

Pokémon Go offers a feature where players can send and receive Gifts. These Gifts are virtual packages that can contain a variety of items beneficial to gameplay, such as Poké Balls, Berries, and even special Eggs.

They are not only a way to stock up on essential items but also serve as a tool to enhance the social aspect of the game.

To start, you need to understand that Gifts cannot be purchased or found at PokéStops. They are exclusively obtained by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops or Gyms.

Each time you visit a Pok√©Stop or Gym, you have a chance to receive a Gift, although it’s not guaranteed.

The number of Gifts you can carry at any one time is limited, so it’s essential to send them regularly to make room for more.

Maximizing Your Gift Collection

Collecting Gifts efficiently requires a bit of strategy. Here are some tips:

  1. Visit Diverse PokéStops and Gyms: Since Gifts are location-specific, visiting different PokéStops and Gyms can provide a variety of Gifts to send to friends. Each Gift displays the location from where it was collected, adding a personal touch to what you send.
  2. Prioritize Pok√©Stops and Gyms in Your Daily Route: Incorporate Pok√©Stops and Gyms into your daily routine. Whether it’s during your commute or a walk in the park, this ensures a steady flow of Gifts.
  3. Use a Pok√©mon Go Plus or Similar Device: Devices like Pok√©mon Go Plus can spin Pok√©Stops automatically, making it easier to collect Gifts while you’re on the move.

Sending Gifts to Friends

Sending Gifts is just as important as receiving them. To send a Gift:

  1. Add Friends in Pokémon Go: You need to have friends in the game to send Gifts. You can add friends using their Trainer Code.
  2. Select a Friend to Send a Gift to: Go to your Friend List, choose a friend, and tap on ‘Send Gift’. You can then select which Gift you’d like to send.
  3. Personalize Your Gift: Add a sticker to your Gift if you have any. This adds a personal touch and can make the experience more enjoyable for the recipient.

Receiving Gifts from Friends

Receiving Gifts is straightforward. When a friend sends you a Gift, you will see a notification on your Friend List. To open a Gift:

  1. Go to Your Friend List: Find the friend who sent you the Gift.
  2. Open the Gift: You can open up to 20 Gifts per day. Opening a Gift can yield various items and sometimes even Eggs that can hatch into Pokémon.

Building Friendships and Gaining Bonuses

The act of sending and receiving Gifts in Pokémon Go also builds your Friendship Level with other players.

Higher Friendship Levels can lead to bonuses in battles, trades, and more. Therefore, regular exchange of Gifts can be strategically beneficial beyond just the immediate items you receive.

Participating in Events for Special Gifts

Keep an eye out for special Pokémon Go events. During these events, Gifts might contain rare items or Pokémon. These events are often announced through the Pokémon Go app or their official social media channels.


In conclusion, getting and sending Gifts in Pok√©mon Go is a crucial part of the game’s social experience.

It’s a simple yet effective way to maintain friendships, gain useful items, and enjoy the game to its fullest.

Remember to spin those PokéStops, keep your Friend List active, and participate in events to maximize your Gift-giving and receiving experience.

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