Pokemon Go Dev CEO Acknowledges Player Battles & Trading


Pokemon Go has become a behemoth of a smartphone app. Practically everyone has downloaded the game to go out and hunt down their favorite Pokemon creatures in hopes to once again, catch them all. However, there are still plenty of gamers who feel like the application is still missing out on some very vital features.

In a recent interview between Pokemon Go’s Niantic CEO John Hanke and Tech Crunch, we know that player battles are something that the development team is planning to bring onto their roadmap soon. Within the interview, John Hanke explains that his ten-year-old son is his go to Pokemon expert and being able to battle other players is something that has been requested by his son quite a bit.

 “I have a 10-year-old son–he’s my Pokemon expert, we play together–he wants to battle his friends in Pokemon Go. Battling is something we talk a lot about. It’s probably something that will make its way onto our roadmap.”

While this battling feature is not something confirmed quite yet for the application, one feature that has been confirmed for a release in the future is trading. In the past, the development team behind Pokemon Go, Niantic, has spoken of trading as a major component within the Pokemon franchise in general.

There have been reports in the past that suggest Pokemon Go’s daily user count has been dwindling down, though if features like these end up on the application then it could once again gain a widespread attention.