Niantic's Word on Pokémon Trading - It's a GO!
25 Jul

Niantic's Word on Pokémon Trading - It's a GO!

Pokémon GO Pokémon Trading

Trading, Breeding, and more...

Pokemon players will eventually be able to fill out their collections via trades, which is very good news for people eyeing region-specific Pokemon like Australia’s Kangaskhan from the other side of the world. Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed at a San Diego Comic Con panel that Niantic is indeed working on adding:

  • Pokémon Trading
  • New training features
  • Customizable PokéStops
  • More Pokémon from later generations of the Nintendo franchise (Gen II, Gen III, Gen IV, etc.)
  • He also said Niantic is thinking about adding the ability to breed Pokemon, too.
  • Team Leaders: Team Mystic: Blance, Team Valor: Candela, Team Instinct: Spark

Pokémon GO Team Leaders

One of the most interesting things Hanke discussed that we might see implemented soon are custom PokeStops. The idea, as described by Hanke, is that players could get alternate items that would function like Lures (which you add to PokeStops to attract more Pokemon to the area), but that would change the Stops in different ways.

Hanke suggested, for instance, than an object could turn a PokeStop into a healing location, essentially making it a temporary PokeCenter. You could also imagine items that help a PokeStop attract a certain type of Pokemon, like an all-electric Lure, or something that sets what kind of items the PokeStop provides to trainers that activate it.

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