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Many of Pokémon Go trainers’ most requested features, including peer-to-peer battling and a level cap increase, might be coming to the game sooner than expected.

Recently, Doctor PoGo, a well-known and verified max level Pokémon Go player, shared information about several features Niantic is currently working on for the mobile game. While the details are not official, a video appears to confirm that Pogo did meet his purported source for those details, Niantic CEO John Hanke, on an airplane. Check out Doctor PoGo’s surprise meeting with Hanke in the tweet below.

In a series of tweets from Pokémon Go YouTuber Reversal, he revealed what Hanke and Doctor PoGo supposedly discussed on a recent flight. As seen in the tweets below, the development team is allegedly working on an update to the in-game map to showcase raids better, a level cap increase, a PvP system, the next generation of creatures, new items, and more.

While it’s not too surprising to see that Niantic is actively working on the next wave of Pokémon, Generation IV, the other concepts are either new ideas or previously believed to be coming years down the line. For example, the last update Hanke gave players on PvP was that it would hopefully arrive in 2018, which wasn’t a solid confirmation the feature would arrive this year. However, if Niantic is actively working on it, then trainers might see it sooner rather than later.

Alongside the arrival of Generation IV, it’s also believable that the developer is working on new items. A handful of the creatures found in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum require items to evolve them that weren’t seen in the previous Pokémon games.

As for new features, the map update is a curious addition. Currently, trainers can only find raids in-game by physically traveling to different Gyms and hoping a raid is underway. However, several unofficial crowdsourced sites, such as Gym Hunter, allowed players to look at a map of their area and locate any active raids. With the game’s latest update, the raid location algorithm was changed, which disabled the unofficial locators. In turn, it’s likely Niantic is working on a way to keep players in-game when looking for raids, instead of going to outside sources.

While interesting, the final points—PokéStop submissions, another Pokémon Go Fest, and actions against spoofing—have already been confirmed by the developer. Of course, as exciting as it is to hear Niantic might have several projects currently underway, the information is still slightly speculative. Despite Hanke being the source, there could be details that were misunderstood by Doctor PoGo. As always, fans should wait for official confirmation from the developer before taking any of this as fact.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

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Source: Pokémon Go Hub


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

A chance meeting may have revealed tons of future Pokémon Go features

We might have just learned what's next for Pokémon Go in the most insane way possible.

By Evan Slead | 04/30/2018 03:00 PM PT

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Many of Pokémon Go trainers’ most requested features, including peer-to-peer battling and a level cap increase, might be coming to the game sooner than expected.

Recently, Doctor PoGo, a well-known and verified max level Pokémon Go player, shared information about several features Niantic is currently working on for the mobile game. While the details are not official, a video appears to confirm that Pogo did meet his purported source for those details, Niantic CEO John Hanke, on an airplane. Check out Doctor PoGo’s surprise meeting with Hanke in the tweet below.

In a series of tweets from Pokémon Go YouTuber Reversal, he revealed what Hanke and Doctor PoGo supposedly discussed on a recent flight. As seen in the tweets below, the development team is allegedly working on an update to the in-game map to showcase raids better, a level cap increase, a PvP system, the next generation of creatures, new items, and more.

While it’s not too surprising to see that Niantic is actively working on the next wave of Pokémon, Generation IV, the other concepts are either new ideas or previously believed to be coming years down the line. For example, the last update Hanke gave players on PvP was that it would hopefully arrive in 2018, which wasn’t a solid confirmation the feature would arrive this year. However, if Niantic is actively working on it, then trainers might see it sooner rather than later.

Alongside the arrival of Generation IV, it’s also believable that the developer is working on new items. A handful of the creatures found in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum require items to evolve them that weren’t seen in the previous Pokémon games.

As for new features, the map update is a curious addition. Currently, trainers can only find raids in-game by physically traveling to different Gyms and hoping a raid is underway. However, several unofficial crowdsourced sites, such as Gym Hunter, allowed players to look at a map of their area and locate any active raids. With the game’s latest update, the raid location algorithm was changed, which disabled the unofficial locators. In turn, it’s likely Niantic is working on a way to keep players in-game when looking for raids, instead of going to outside sources.

While interesting, the final points—PokéStop submissions, another Pokémon Go Fest, and actions against spoofing—have already been confirmed by the developer. Of course, as exciting as it is to hear Niantic might have several projects currently underway, the information is still slightly speculative. Despite Hanke being the source, there could be details that were misunderstood by Doctor PoGo. As always, fans should wait for official confirmation from the developer before taking any of this as fact.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Read More

Source: Pokémon Go Hub



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.