It’s good to have friends in real life, but it might be even more important in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. With enough friends, you can give and receive kudos to knock out some stretch goals, find buyers for your surplus items, and get help for tackling the Shovelstrike Quarry without spending any Leaf Tickets, just to name a few things.
You have the option of linking your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to locate your meatspace friends who are also playing Pocket Camp, but the game gives you a tool to add anyone you want. It’s called a friend code or ID, and it’s the best way to broadcast to the world that you’d like more in-game friends. Not, you know, to sound desperate or anything, just because you’re a friendly person who wants to make the game more social.
To find your friend code, first tap on the hamburger icon on the right-side navigation, then on the friends icon when the bar slides out — it looks like two tiny people. That will bring up your Friends menu.
Tapping on the ‘Add Friend’ bar will then bring up a screen that looks like this:
That top button marked ‘Share Your ID’ is the one you want. You’ll then get your unique friend code, as well as a button that automatically copies it for pasting into a text or email.
Lots of other Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players have been taking screenshots of the friend code screen and tweeting them out, and that’s a very good way to go about things as well. There’s no way to harass people in-game, so you don’t have to worry about any weirdos becoming your friends and then creeping you out, plus you can always drop people from your Friend List at any time.