Pokémon Go to Get Trading in Future Update

Pokémon Go to Get Trading in Future Update

Pokemon Go – the augmented reality, location-based monster catching game – will be getting monster trading in a future update.

According to an interview with developer Niantic’s CEO John Hanke (via Business Insider), the feature is described as “kind of a core element” to the game. It’s unclear what form the trading mechanic will take – whether it will be location based, online, or person-to-person.

The CEO continued that some of the game’s current core features – like Gyms, and Pokéstops – are in their “very most basic versions.” He added that players will be able to “customise their functions in other ways,” whatever that means. He went on to say that the game will also sport global leaderboards.

What features do you think Pokemon Go needs? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Eurogamer



 

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Comments Comments (10)

 
Posted by MadDudeHorse
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 9:25 AM
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The game does lack a lot of the features that make the normal Pokemon games what they are. But it has enough there to be interesting for now.
My fiancee, who has only played Pokemon on Gameboy once, asked me what the new game was about and downloaded it. Now we are coming home and comparing what Pokemon we encountered during the day and going for extra evening walks to the local Pokestops.
Trading and 1v1 battling would be cool additions to add to the longevity, but still fun enough for now.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 10:29 AM
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Its a no-brainer feature they needed to implement. The game as a whole is pretty nice, but quite basic, its got alot of potential though for further updates...
 
 
 
Kiwi_Gamer
Posted by Kiwi_Gamer
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 11:04 AM
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I wonder how the trading is going to work. I mean, maybe you get extra candy when trading a Pokemon?
 
 
 
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 11:32 AM
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f**ken hooked so bad, i dont want to think to what ends i would hunt down a Legendary Pokemon if i saw it on the radar
 
 
 
Posted by Bunnny
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 2:37 PM
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12 July 2016, 11:04 AM Reply to Kiwi_Gamer
I wonder how the trading is going to work. I mean, maybe you get extra candy when trading a Pokemon?
Liely it'll just serve as a way to get pokemon your locked out of from picking a team.
 
 
 
Posted by koyukon
On Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 11:05 PM
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Top feature should be rural Pokemon and something that gives items like pokestops.
 
 
 
Posted by scotteffone
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 4:12 PM
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12 July 2016, 09:25 AM Reply to MadDudeHorse
The game does lack a lot of the features that make the normal Pokemon games what they are. But it has enough there to be interesting for now.
My fiancee, who has only played Pokemon on Gameboy once, asked me what the new game was about and downloaded it. Now we are coming home and comparing what Pokemon we encountered during the day and going for extra evening walks to the local Pokestops.
Trading and 1v1 battling would be cool additions to add to the longevity, but still fun enough for now.
Same with my wife! She is not a gamer at all but remembers pokemon and she got me into Go! It's fun when you have people to play with IMO. I wouldn't play if it wasn't for her being interested TBH. This is the first mobile game I have installed in like 3 years lol!
 
 
 
Posted by scotteffone
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 4:13 PM
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12 July 2016, 11:05 PM Reply to koyukon
Top feature should be rural Pokemon and something that gives items like pokestops.
Create your own mini gyms at home/work which people can challenge you for.
 
 
 
Posted by Antmannz
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 4:23 PM
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15 July 2016, 04:13 PM Reply to scotteffone
Create your own mini gyms at home/work which people can challenge you for.
Probably won't happen considering gyms are Ingress portals which have been (badly) vetted and approved by Niantic.

Also, there are reportedly 40 million new portals/gyms in the submission queue (which btw has been closed for ages) just waiting to be approved by the 3 person Niantic approval team.

Many Ingress players have been asking Niantic for more than a year for some sort of community approval / vetting system to try and improve portal / gym location quality, but to no avail.

Tbh, Niantic are much like their parent (Google). Things are made to work at the most basic level, and then there's nothing much but graphic updates.

I expect trading will be applied, and then that'll be it.
 
 
 
Posted by scotteffone
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 5:30 PM
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15 July 2016, 04:23 PM Reply to Antmannz
Probably won't happen considering gyms are Ingress portals which have been (badly) vetted and approved by Niantic.

Also, there are reportedly 40 million new portals/gyms in the submission queue (which btw has been closed for ages) just waiting to be approved by the 3 person Niantic approval team.

Many Ingress players have been asking Niantic for more than a year for some sort of community approval / vetting system to try and improve portal / gym location quality, but to no avail.

Tbh, Niantic are much like their parent (Google). Things are made to work at the most basic level, and then there's nothing much but graphic updates.

I expect trading will be applied, and then that'll be it.
I keep forgetting it's based off Ingress, never got into that - I'm just wondering how they will cater for people not near gyms who want to battle? The ability to battle other people IRL would help They could limit the battles to collecting battle tokens or say 5 battles per day or something along those lines.