As you May Know Pokemon Go has gotten a new Update whereby you can assign a pokemon as your buddy and will reward you with candy when walking, different pokemon have different distances. Niantic are now looking towards a Battle Mode now after all it is Pokemon. Pokemon Go Battle Mode Teased
Pokemon Go Battle Mode Teased
A trading system was also mentioned in the report, but Ishihara did not comment on this specifically. In July, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke confirmed that a trading system was on the way, but he did not share any information as to when it might be released or how it would work. Similarly, we don’t know much about how a battle system for Pokemon Go might play out or when it would arrive.
Pokemon Go multiplayer has been in the works for a long time, Niantic’s Archit Bhargava told GameSpot in July. Early tests are promising, but there is still much work to be done.
“The multiplayer aspect is still something we’re exploring, we’re still trying to figure out what’s the best way to do that,” Bhargava said. “So far we’ve learned that multiplayer battles are a lot of fun. When two people from different teams show up at a rival gym, if they collaborate and both have their Pokemon deployed to battle at the same time, they can take down a stronger gym faster.”
“But we’re trying our best to rethink what the experience should be; what that real-world Pokemon experience should be like. Obviously we’re learning from Ingress, but it’s going to be a pretty different game. We have a vision for Pokemon, we’re gonna execute on it, but we’re gonna learn based on what the community reaction is.”
Also in the WSJ interview, Ishihara said he hopes to launch Pokemon Go in China and South Korea, but that could be a problem since those countries limit Google Maps.
When Pokemon Go was Release in July 2016 it took the whole world by storm, with an incredible 500 million downloads and amount Niantic never expected. Pokemon Go Battle Mode Teased