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