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 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

Third global mission participants can now receive Festival Coins, Rare Candies and Friend Ball in Pokémon Sun and Moon

Everyone who contributed to the “Trade Pokémon at the GTS!” global mission in Pokémon Sun and Moon can now receive 2,000 Festival Coins. Players who registered a Game Sync ID at the Pokémon Global Link (PGL) before the mission ended earned double Festival Coins (4,000). To receive your prize, speak with the global mission receptionist … Continue reading Third global mission participants can now receive Festival Coins, Rare Candies and Friend Ball in Pokémon Sun and Moon

Third global mission wraps up in Pokémon Sun and Moon

The third global mission in Pokémon Sun and Moon has officially wrapped up. Every player who contributed to the “Trade Pokémon at the GTS!” global mission is guaranteed to earn 2,000 Festival Coins. Trainers who register a Game Sync ID at the Pokémon Global Link (PGL) before the mission ended will earn double Festival Coins (4,000). … Continue reading Third global mission wraps up in Pokémon Sun and Moon