I'd like to use a Lucky Egg right before my friendship with another player levels so I double the significant XP boost. How do I time it so that I trigger the level with when the Lucky Egg is active? I'm guessing I would do it this way:

  1. Wait until friendship shows "Play together for 1 more days to be come X Friends"
  2. Wait until friend has sent gift (but don't open yet)
  3. (Optionally) wait until 1 and 2 is true for lots of friends
  4. Use Lucky Egg
  5. Open friend's gift and send them a gift before Lucky Egg timer ends

If I do it this way will it ensure that the friendship levels while the Lucky Egg is active?

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    The short answer is that you need to coordinate with all the relevant people, there's not some magic trick to avoid having to do that. – micseydel Apr 2 at 0:44

If you want to guarantee the timing on when you increase the level, then do the following:

  1. Exchange gifts with your friend until it says "Play together for 2 more days to become X friends"
    • See instructions below on how to find this message
  2. Send your friend one more gift and no more. Once they open it, the counter will change to "1 more day".
  3. Wait for your friend to send you a gift but do not open it! Do not send your friend any more gifts or they may inadvertently trigger the levelling at the wrong time.
  4. (Optional) Repeat 1-3 for several other friends if you want to level several at the same time to save on lucky eggs.
  5. You're ready to level the friendship. Set an exact time and date when you're going to open their next gift and level the friendship.
  6. Be nice! Contact your friend outside of the app (if you can) and let them know exactly when you'll be opening their gift so they can use a lucky egg if they want to get the experience bonus.
  7. Use a lucky egg
  8. Open all the gifts from all your friends that are "1 day" from leveling and enjoy tons of double experience!

Finding Current Friendship Days Counter

  1. Tap on your profile photo in the lower left
  2. Select the "Friends" tab
  3. Tap on your friend
  4. Tap on your friendship level heart meter

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  1. Tap on the next empty friendship level heart

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All you need to do is start the lucky egg before either of you open a gift on that day. Once one person open a gift both people get the experience.

  • I don't always have control over when a friend might open their gift, that's why I thought step 2 might be necessary - it prevents my friend from triggering the level increase before I start the lucky egg. – Cory Klein Apr 1 at 16:34
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    Yes it is required to do that but the other person might try to do the same thing – Styxsksu Apr 1 at 16:36

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