Pokemon Go has been a worldwide phenomenon ever since it released on mobile devices over two and a half years ago. The core gameplay was to actually catch as many Pokemon as possible, but battling them with your friends was not available. Soon that will change as players will finally battle each other with the Pokemon you have collected.
Both Niantic and The Pokemon Company International announced via a press release that trainers battles are coming to Pokemon Go in the near future. You can read more details about via Niantic posted down below.
“In Trainer Battles, Trainers will create a custom Battle Party made up of three Pokémon to compete in real-time battles against another Trainer or Pokémon GO’s Team Leaders. Trainers will be able to unlock a new Charge Attack for all Pokémon, adding an exciting new strategic element to the game. In addition, a new Protect Shield mechanic has been introduced to give players an opportunity to defend powerful attacks in a Trainer Battle, if timed right. Trainers that are together in the real world can invite each other to participate in friendly Trainer Battles through a new Battle Code invitation system. Those that have established real-world connections with other Trainers will be able to engage in remote Trainer Battles if their friendships have reached the Ultra Friends level or higher. To encourage fair and fun competition between Trainers, tiered Battle Leagues will put a maximum cap on participating Pokémon’s strength to keep the playing field even. After a Trainer Battle concludes, both Trainers will receive a prize, including a chance of getting rare Evolution items that work on certain species of Pokémon.”
While Trainer Battles does not have a release date, it should be released sometime in 2019. More details are to be posted about it via the official website very soon.