On the Pokémon Global Link, you can have Game Pals on your profile, made up of Friends and Trade Pals. Trade Pals are pretty straight-forward, but I can't figure out how to add someone as a Friend. It says to add them in your Pal Pad in-game on the system they conect to the internet with, but I did that. My friend still isn't showing up in the roster though. Is there anything else you have to do?

  • Based on Nintendo's history of bass ackwards online friend-code systems... Did your friend(s) follow the same steps? Registering you in their pal-pad and connecting to the global link? (Ignore my previous comment, no idea why I was thinking of the dream world) Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 3:20
  • @Trent Yeah, we both did the same thing. Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 3:28

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If you add a Friend Code manually (that is, entering the code number by number instead of adding a Friend Code using infrared), just adding the code isn't enough: You have to meet at the Wi-Fi Club. It's not necessary to trade or battle; just being online at the same time will do (it happened to me). Maybe it'll also work if you trade/battle using infrared, or something like that, but I don't really know for sure. You can check if you truly have a friend registered by checking your friend roster: if you can see their icon and name in color (blue or red), your friend is registered; if their name is gray, then it doesn't count as registered, since you haven't really connected in any way.

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