How to Enable or Disable Battle Challenges with Friends in Pokemon Go

This guide is going to show you how to find and change a setting in Pokemon Go that will allow you to enable or disable battle challenges with your friends.

  1. Open Pokemon Go.
  2. Touch the Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Choose the Settings option.
  4. Tap the circle to the right of Enable Battle Challenges with Friends to turn it on or off.

We continue below with more information on this topic, as well as pictures for each of the steps listed above.

Pokemon Go has continued to add features since its release in July of 2016, and one of the more popular additions to the game has been the ability to partake in battle challenges.

Once you have become friends with another Pokemon Go player you are able to “battle” with them. This involves selecting a team of three Pokemon that can then fight your opponent’s Pokemon until one team has been defeated.

But if you are unable to perform one of these battles, or if you would like to stop your current friends from being able to send you battle challenges, then there is an option you can adjust by following the steps below.

How to Turn Battle Challenges On or Off in Pokemon Go

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.3.1, using the most current version of the Pokemon Go app available when this article was written.

Note that you need to be in close physical proximity to your friend to engage in a battle challenge, unless you are ultra or best friends.

Step 1: Open Pokemon Go.

launch Pokemon Go

Step 2: Touch the Pokeball at the bottom of the screen.

touch the Pokeball icon

Step 3: Select Settings at the top-right of the screen.

open Pokemon Go settings

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Enable Battle Challenges with Friends to turn it on or off.

how to enable or disable battle challenges with friends in Pokemon Go

Over the course of playing Pokemon Go you can catch a surprisingly large number of Pokemon. Find out how to see how many you’ve caught, which is also a stat that is visible to your in-game friends.

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