It’s taken like two years, but the wait is over. You can now have friends in Pokemon Go. In your trainer menu, there’s a new friends tab that lets you add friends. You’ll see your 12-digit friend code there, and to add anyone you’ll need theirs or to share your own.
Once you’re friends though, you can send each other presents containing useful items like potions and Pokeballs on a daily basis. And what’s more, you just pick up the presents at Pokestops and can exchange them for free.