Pokémon Go is on the way to becoming a very authentic experience for players.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2016 many announcements were made regarding the future of the Pokémon Go app.
One of which was the ability to trade Pokémon with other players; a key feature of the Pokémon franchise ever since its inception back in 1995.
The feature is in development but Niantic hasn’t stated a planned release date.
Niantic’s John Hanke stated: “I’m sorry, I don’t have a date for you. We’re working really hard to keep the servers up and running… It’s at the top of our priority list.”
Fixing Server issues is an understandable priority as the app frequently freezes and is laden with bugs.
One in particular, known to many as the “three step” bug, is one Niantic are aware of.
The bug makes tracking the location of particular Pokémon an impossible task which is not what budding Pokémasters looking to complete their Pokédex want to hear.
Trading and fixing server issues weren’t the only reveals made at Comic-Con.
The leaders of Team Valour, Mystic and Insight were announced in the form of Blanche, Candela, and Spark.
They can be expected to pop up from time to time on your phone screen with handy hints and advice to aid your team’s supremacy.
Hanke also hinted at new features under consideration such as an expanded Pokédex.
More Pokémon will be coming to Pokémon Go as Niantic say they expect to support the app for months and years to come.
At this present time, only the original set of 150 Pokémon from Generation 1 are available to catch but this is set to change as time goes on.
Customisable Pokéstops was the other concept announced e.g. acquiring an item to change the stop’s functionality and maybe even turn it into a Pokémon Centre.
There were no updates on trainer battles or Mewtwo, Niantic are well on the way to making Pokémon Go a very authentic experience for players.