Quote Originally Posted by Spektor View Post
Do you have to be online for the 3rd friend safari pokemon to show up? Vice versa?
Quote Originally Posted by shadowF View Post
I think so, that is what everyone is telling me.
The way it works is that the other person has to be online at the same time as you for your game to register their character in your in-game friends list. once they're registered fully and you see the third pokemon slot available, they no longer have to be online for you to find the third pokemon. And as for hidden abilities, I have been able to find and catch hidden ability pokemon without the person who's friend safari i'm in being online.