Despite adding friendships and trading, “Pokemon Go” has always been missing one key element. That changes soon as Niantic is set to add trainer battles to its list of gameplay elements.
It’s been a feature that has been in demand for a long time, and the developers of the popular mobile game have acknowledged it, saying it was in the works. That was in April. The reason it has taken so long is that the team has been iterating on a design that works for the mobile platform and fans of the core franchise.
Players challenge each other by scanning a QR-type battle code. From there, they decide, which league to fight in: Great League, which limits Pokemon to 1,500 CP; Ultra League, which limits Pokemon at 2,500 CP; and Master League, which doesn’t have a CP limiter.
Team composition is vital before a match. Players have to anticipate what an opponent will pick and find counters to that. At the start of the match, players tap to unleash their fast attack and that will fill up the more powerful charge attack. Once that’s filled up players can activate it with a tap of the button.
For those who don’t want to engage in player-vs-player fights, they can challenge the team leaders: Blanche, Candela, and Spark. They each have a different level of difficulty and could possibly be a way to test out different team combinations.
light sleeper, heavy dreamer.