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Another executive from the world of Pokémon wants to bring PvP battles to Pokémon Go.

“Battling is a category that we do best at Pokémon, after all,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, the chief executive of The Pokémon Company, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

This isn’t the first time a figure close to the mobile game’s development has expressed interest in adding battling. John Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go developer Niantic, recently revealed that battling is something that will probably “make its way onto [Niantic’s] roadmap.”

However, Ishihara has a few reservations.

“It’s important to really carefully consider any feature that may increase the difficulty and raise the barrier to entry for more casual users,” Ishihara explained.

At the moment, the only type of battling present in Pokémon Go occurs at Gyms. Though players can drop their own Pokémon into Gyms to bolster their team, there’s no true one-on-one battling. Hanke has also expressed interest in adding some sort of trading system into the game.

There’s no word on how battling might work or when it would arrive, so a PvP system likely won’t arrive any time soon.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Pokémon Company boss wants to bring PvP battles to Pokémon Go

The signs that player-versus-player battles are coming to Pokémon Go continue to mount.

By Emma Schaefer | 09/20/2016 04:00 PM PT | Updated 09/20/2016 05:12 PM PT

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Another executive from the world of Pokémon wants to bring PvP battles to Pokémon Go.

“Battling is a category that we do best at Pokémon, after all,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, the chief executive of The Pokémon Company, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

This isn’t the first time a figure close to the mobile game’s development has expressed interest in adding battling. John Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go developer Niantic, recently revealed that battling is something that will probably “make its way onto [Niantic’s] roadmap.”

However, Ishihara has a few reservations.

“It’s important to really carefully consider any feature that may increase the difficulty and raise the barrier to entry for more casual users,” Ishihara explained.

At the moment, the only type of battling present in Pokémon Go occurs at Gyms. Though players can drop their own Pokémon into Gyms to bolster their team, there’s no true one-on-one battling. Hanke has also expressed interest in adding some sort of trading system into the game.

There’s no word on how battling might work or when it would arrive, so a PvP system likely won’t arrive any time soon.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM