Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO trading and PvP battles are still “on the roadmap”

Trading and PvP battles are still on the cards for Pokémon GO. Niantic global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava explained that the team is always considering new features and how to prioritize them. "Trading was mentioned in the initial launch of the game, so that is definitely something that we want to get to at … Continue reading Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO trading and PvP battles are still “on the roadmap”

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Pokémon GO consists of only 10 percent of what Niantic wants to accomplish

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara teased that there are much bigger plans for Pokémon GO, including the ability to trade Pokémon and battle one-on-one - key features seen in all the core Pokémon games. Here's what Ishihara had to say on the matter: “We’ve only accomplished 10 percent … Continue reading Pokémon GO consists of only 10 percent of what Niantic wants to accomplish

Niantic CEO John Hanke reflects on Pokémon GO’s first year and what’s next, including trading and player-versus-player combat

There’s still a considerable amount of content missing from Pokémon GO - most notably player-versus-player combat and the ability to trade pokémon, both features developer Niantic has previously said were in the works. Just ahead of the game’s anniversary, The Verge had a chance to talk to Niantic CEO John Hanke about the status of … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke reflects on Pokémon GO’s first year and what’s next, including trading and player-versus-player combat

Pokémon GO celebrates one year of exploration and discovery with real-world and in-game events

Summer has arrived, and Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International will be unleashing a variety of in-game and real-world activities to celebrate Pokémon GO’s first anniversary. Downloaded more than 750 million times in its first year, Pokémon GO will be bringing Trainers together in new and unique ways this summer through a variety of … Continue reading Pokémon GO celebrates one year of exploration and discovery with real-world and in-game events

Pokémon GO celebrates over 750 million global downloads in multiple ways

Pokémon GO developer Niantic has announced that the immensely-popular mobile game has been downloaded more thant 750 million times across the globe. This massive milestone will be celebrated in multiple ways, including with a new Solstice Event, Pokémon GO Fest events and collaborative group gameplay features. The official update from the Pokémon GO development team … Continue reading Pokémon GO celebrates over 750 million global downloads in multiple ways

New Pokémon GO update adds collaborative group gameplay features soon, Gyms to be temporarily disabled

Pokémon GO developer Niantic has confirmed that an upcoming update will finally add collaborative group gameplay features, which will be implemented following next week's Solstice Event. To prepare for these new features, Gyms will be disabled for a short amount of time. Here's the official update from the Pokémon GO development team: To kick things … Continue reading New Pokémon GO update adds collaborative group gameplay features soon, Gyms to be temporarily disabled

Pokémon GO trading won’t be possible through the Internet

Pokémon GO developer Niantic has confirmed that the mobile game's upcoming trading feature will only be available via local play. “[Trading] won’t be through the internet,” explains senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura. “You shouldn’t be able to exchange your Pokémon with someone who is 100 miles away from you. ... The person needs to be … Continue reading Pokémon GO trading won’t be possible through the Internet