Pokémon Go Will Allow Players to Trade Pokémon

Pokémon Go is now available in the US for iOS and Android and it has jumped to the top of the App Store and Google Play Store in just a matter of days.

But game developer Niantic Labs says it is nowhere near done building on its new hit.

Niantic CEO John Hanke recently shared that the game will eventually allow players to trade their Pokémon with their friends, just like in the old Game Boy days.

Although Hanke wouldn’t go into detail about the feature, he called it a “core element” and said that the feature would help foster interactions between players in the real world, which is what Pokémon Go aims for.

This anticipated development makes sense as trading Pokémon across different versions of the game is one of the franchise’s enduring features, letting players complete their collections on the way to catching ’em all.

Hanke also hinted at enhanced augmented reality features, the likes of which could land on devices like Microsoft’s HoloLens.

Go is already shaping up to be the biggest Pokémon release in a long time. The App Store link can be found here, while the Play Store version is here.