Here's How Pokemon Go's Trading Feature May Work

Ivan Hill
March 5, 2017

If players were able to trade from the comfort of their own home, then it kinda ruins the whole experience, therefore making the location-based gameplay, obsolete; filling up the Pokedex would be way too easy. At some point, Niantic even confirmed trading would eventually come to Pokemon Go, but details on when and how the feature will work haven't been disclosed.

After speaking about the planned gym changes, Hanke went on to talk about the other two major updates planned for Pokemon GO this year: "For the two releases that follow, we are pushing the most diverse features back and forth to define the final goals". After all, it's a great way to not only interact with fellow Pokemon Go players-it's also a chance to get the 'mons that you've always wanted.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs has shared an update on the game's much-anticipated trading feature. The upcoming trading system in Pokemon Go will officially be done by proximity, meaning you'll have to meet up with other people to exchange their Pokemon. Or do you think Hanke is just trying to throw us off the scent so we'll be extra surprised when trading/PvP is added instead?

The Senior Product Manager of Niantic Tatsuo Nomura reveals that the team is now looking on many different angles on how to incorporate Trading Pokemon in the game. This means you can not trade with someone 100 miles away from you. He added, "We don't want to just have that be an online game that you can just exchange virtually". In addition, Niantic revealed that as part of their celebration for the latest breakthrough, they would release a series of major updates throughout the year.

Let's hope this feature will boost the game and not end up ruining the Pokemon-hunting game. Niantic is expected to deploy the said "Pokemon Go" gaming element in the latter part of the year.

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