When Pokemon Go came out in July almost 2 Months ago it was a huge success and The Niantic Team haven’t been able to rest just yet. There are words that the team are working on Pokemon Events, Trading and Maybe even Battling. Pokemon Go: Events, Trading and Battling Features on the Way
Now the company, formed within Google but spun off as an independent entity last year, has to figure out how to keep players coming back.
As Hanke explained, the Pokémon Go team learned a lot from Niantic’s previous game Ingress, which holds regular in-person “events” for its players to meet up and play together.
“I think we probably will” hold events for Pokémon Go, Hanke said. “We want to make sure that if we do put on an event, we can adequately handle the number of people who would show up.”
When asked on the new podcast, he didn’t say either way whether those events would also see the introduction of rare Pokémon that players have not yet discovered in the wild, such as the legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.
Also in the works is the ability to trade Pokémon you’ve caught in the game with your friends, a signature feature of the Pokémon video games dating back to the original Game Boy titles from 1996. He said player-versus-player battles, another key part of the game series, is “something that we talk a lot about internally.”