Pokemon GO will be getting a PvP mode soon in the form of trainer battles

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    Ever since Pokemon Go launched on phones back in 2016, players have been requesting that a specific mode be added to the game: player versus player battles. Over two years later, Niantic has listened, and will be adding PvP to Pokemon Go. This feature has been hinted at by the development team since 2017, though nothing had ever been concrete until an announcement today on the official Pokemon Go Twitter account. Not much else was revealed, outside of the mode aptly being named Trainer Battles. More details will likely follow soon, as today, November 30th, kicks off a Pokemon Go Community Day event, which will last until December 2nd.

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  1. Xzi

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    Meh, if they keep the current battle system then it's not really worth implementing PvP. Who cares about which person can tap the screen fastest? Turn-based or bust.
     
  2. Exaltys

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    At that point would it just be like Let's Go?
     
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  3. Xzi

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    Not in any way except combat, but it's also the same combat that's been in every Pokemon game. I guess they'd have to keep the two move limit in PoGo or otherwise add in TMs, however.
     
  4. pokemoner2500

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    No as Let's Go still has (for the most part) the same old battling style as normal games, while Go is really just tapping.
     
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    i see there will be an increasing demand of Revive potion after release of PVP mode!
     
  6. Exaltys

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    Hmm, that gets me thinking. I never really played Pokemon Go that much. How many items and services can be purchased with real money? Can you buy revives or stardust with cash?
     
  7. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    YEP, if u challenge gyms or do raids, u have to cure or revive fallen pokemons, you can get them through people of ur friendlist or purchase them with ingame coins.
     
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  8. Exaltys

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    Oh wow, so with the gyms and things, you can zerg it with purchased revives? And they are making pvp now? Yeah, I don't want to touch the game.
     
  9. leon315

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    the game is the most peculiar and unique game ever! u have literally go outside to catch pokemons and i really like it! i wish it could get Pokemon center where we can cure/KOed pokemons for free like in TV shows! there's a topic here on Gbatemp dude :) add people to ur list and feel the generosity of tempers! u will never run out of potions!!!!

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  10. Xzi

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    There's no need to buy anything in the game ever, especially since they introduced gifting via friends. Between that, level ups, and Pokestops your item box is always full in Pokemon Go.
     
  11. Kinqdra

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    As much as I would love niantic to implement the battle mechanics from the main series games, I doubt gamefreak would be ok with it.

    That being said, I still think PVP battles could work pretty well with the current, go mechanics. To elaborate; being able to switch pokemon at any time, it wouldn't only consist of mindless tapping like it is during raid battles (battling a single pokemon). There would definitely have to be a decent amount of type advantage strategizing, as in, knowing when it's worth losing some attacking time to switch into a more resististive pokemon, or just staying in and taking super effective damage to deliver a final charged attack.

    Either way, I'm pretty excited :)
     
  12. Snugglevixen

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    The feature was actually hinted in 2015 when it appeared in the reveal trailer.
     
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    just make pokemon on switch PVP with randoms.
     
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    They really need to revamp the battle system.

    Tapping isn't a battle system. If 2 identical pokemon battle each other, whoever has the faster phone with a better connection wins. Every time.

    Also, why does the game run like complete shit? We have games such as fortnite and pubg that look closely to their console counterparts and run steadily at 60fps on most high end flagships, while pokemon go lags like a turd in the wind with it's simple ass graphics.
     
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    Took them long enough. I've been waiting for this for years.
    All attacks have the same delay time, so it's not even that simple. Two people with the same attacks would most of the time result in a draw.
     
  16. linuxares

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    about time, but it's a bit to late.
     
  17. raxadian

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    Well, I wish this and Pokemon trading had been added way earlier, like when I still played the game.
     
  18. Hells Malice

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    I'd much rather they implement a mode where two people savagely beat each other with pokeballs until one succumbs to the sweet embraces of death.
     
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  19. RedBlueGreen

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    Oh boy they're finally adding a feature that was supposed to be in the game a long time ago. The only reason I still play Go is to catch Meltan.

    The only way this will be remotely fair is if PvP battles disregard the weather conditions boosting certain move types.
     
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